Managing Director and Deputy Chief Counsel - Marketing, Advertising and Brand Protection

Charles SchwabWestlake, TexasFull TimeOn Site

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Schwab is seeking a Managing Director, and Deputy Chief Counsel - Marketing, Advertising and Brand Protection to join its legal department in Westlake, TX.

The Managing Director will serve as a key legal adviser to the Head of Communications and the Head of Investor Services & Marketing. The Managing Director plays a critical role in safeguarding the reputation, goodwill, and integrity of the firm through protection of its brand and trademarks, and legal oversight of communications with the public. This leader and his or her team will work with Marketing and Communications leaders to drive consistent representation of the company brand and ensure fair and accurate communications by third parties in various forms of media.

Importantly, this leader will play a direct role in crisis communications, ensuring that verbal and written product complies with legal and regulatory mandates and guidance. Finally, the Managing Director will devise and implement the firm’s approach to defamatory attacks, defining legal protocols from a general policy perspective as well as addressing acute issues “real time.”

As a thought leader, and a highly visible reporting officer for the firm, The Managing Director will need to manage across enterprise and organizational lines playing an instrumental role in counseling the firm’s executives in matters dealing with regulatory and legal issues which, if not handled appropriately, could result in material, financial, and reputational harm to the company, and degradation of its brand.

As trusted leader and advisor to business partners, and executive management, this role requires seasoned judgment, strategic focus and objective perspective, the ability to see the entire landscape – the company, financial markets, investment, and broader communities, along with regulatory, competitive, reputational, and political dynamics.

What you are good at

  • Interacting with C-Suite executives and functional leaders for Communications, Investor Services, Marketing, and their respective teams.
  • Providing oversight of high-profile media initiatives, promotional offers, and press releases.
  • Demonstrating proactive leadership to help the company ensure engagements with the public account for SEC, FINRA, and FTC rules and guidance.
  • Understanding the firm and demonstrate the ability to “connect the dots” among various lines of business and functional areas to drive a consistent approach in its public facing communications, verbal and written.
  • Initiating legal remedies ranging from cease-and-desist letters to litigation accounting for risks/rewards and business priorities as it relates to matters impacting the firm’s reputation
  • Providing excellent communication and decision-making skills to explain and advise on nuanced legal matters to help facilitate sound business judgment.

What you have

  • 15+ years of relevant law firm and/or in-house experience.
  • Excellent partnering skills – a team player with the ability to lead and collaborate cross-functionally to achieve enterprise-wide results.
  • Strong facilitation skills – an open communicator comfortable gathering and exchanging feedback and the sharing of ideas.Excellent advocacy, influence, oral and written communication skills –effective in representing and advocating on behalf of the company.
  • Critical thinking and analytical skills, and experience with integrating legal theory into business practice.
  • Proven leadership strengths and experience managing diverse, high functioning teams.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills.
  • Financial services industry-specific experience is a plus.

Why work for us?

Own Your Tomorrow embodies everything we do! We are committed to helping our employees ignite their potential and achieve their dreams. Our employees get to play a central role in reinventing a multi-trillion-dollar industry, creating a better, more modern way to build and manage wealth.

Benefits: A competitive and flexible package designed to empower you for today and tomorrow. We offer a competitive and flexible package designed to help you make the most of your life at work and at home—today and in the future. Explore further.

Schwab is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, our policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to any status that is protected by law. Please click here to see the policy.

Schwab is an affirmative action employer, focused on advancing women, racial and ethnic minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities in the workplace. If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodations in the application process, contact Human Resources at or call 800-275-1281.

TD Ameritrade, a subsidiary of Charles Schwab, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. At TD Ameritrade we believe People Matter. We value diversity and believe that it goes beyond all protected classes, thoughts, ideas, and perspectives.

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