The Director, Corporate Counsel provides a wide range of supportive legal counsel and advice to the Company, including its affiliated operating companies. The position is primarily responsible for providing direct and indirect legal support on the full spectrum of the Company’s corporate securities, SEC filings and SEC compliance matters, including 1933 and 1934 Act filings, financing and reinsurance arrangements. The position would also provide legal and compliance support to the Company’s mortgage insurance operations, product development and sales groups, including drafting, reviewing and preparing contracts and customer agreements, and performing required legal research. This position works collaboratively with the General Counsel/Chief Legal Officer, other lawyers and members of the law department, outside counsel, senior management and employees at all levels, to provide a wide range of legal services and advice to the Company.
JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Oversee and ensure compliance with obligations under federal securities laws, including preparation and filing of 10-Ks, 10-Qs, 8-Ks, proxy statements, Section 16 reports and 1934 Act filings, including leading and filing all securities documentation.
Assist with corporate governance matters.
Ensure compliance with NASDAQ rules and regulations.
Assist on stock administration matters arising under the Company’s equity compensation plans.
Oversee and provide legal support on debt, equity and reinsurance offerings as necessary.
Review and negotiate third party contracts, advise on general commercial and litigation matters, work with outside counsel on a wide array of issues. Research and prepare memoranda on legal issues, and provide advice on compliance, regulatory, and general securities and business matters.
Work collaboratively with other attorneys in the legal department and management to help solve complex problems. Assist with the continued development of processes and procedures to support the Company’s maturing operations.
Support and work collaboratively with the finance, investor relations and accounting departments on public company, legal and compliance matters as they arise.
Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational conferences and seminars; review professional publications; establish personal networks; benchmark state-of-the-art practices; participates in professional societies.
Perform ad hoc responsibilities as needed.
SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE
Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from an accredited law school; license to practice law in one or more states and/or the District of Columbia. If not licensed in California, then eligible to be admitted as a Corporate Counsel.
Minimum of three years of professional corporate and securities legal experience in a business environment in a top law firm. Experience in mortgage or insurance a plus.
Expertise in drafting and negotiating a wide range of legal documents and contracts.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office products, Outlook, Nitro Pro, Diligent OneClick, Workiva, Echosign and Adaptive Insights.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Ability to work independently under general direction with latitude for initiative and independent judgment.
Thinks strategically and provides direction in order to meet department and Company initiatives.
Ability to work effectively at all levels within the organization.
Works ethically and with integrity supporting organizational goals and values.
Displays commitment to excellence and fosters collaboration toward a common vision and shared goals.
Completes work in a timely manner, prioritizes competing demands appropriately and meets deadlines.
Collaborative, resourceful, and willing to engage in a wide variety of tasks and responsibilities.
Relocation – local candidate preferred but relocation will be considered
National MI is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. We value and actively seek to recruit, develop, and retain individuals with varied backgrounds and experiences reflecting the full diversity of the communities that we serve. It is the policy of the National MI to comply with all applicable laws concerning the employment of persons with disabilities.
About National Mortgage Insurance Corporation
National MI is the leader in restoring trust in the mortgage insurance industry. We take a straightforward approach to both our products and practices to ensure lenders’ confidence in the loans they place with us. We move MI forward through innovation, and help more people get into homes by enabling low down payment borrowers to realize homeownership.
National MI began with a promise to restore trust in the mortgage insurance industry, and we deliver on that promise:
• Pioneering 12 month rescission relief
• Offering the best terms of coverage
• Moving the industry towards transparent pricing
• Pledging a sensible and fair underwriting approach
• Putting customers first, always
National MI. Innovation that moves MI forward.