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Senior Vice President, General Counsel

Posted Mar 30
Full Time
Golden Valley, Minnesota

At MidWestOne, our people are number one in everything we do. We are a community bank with a culture based on integrity and customer care. The people on our team are the foundation of our success. If you're ready to work for an organization that values you, develops your talents and helps you grow personally and professionally, then look no further.

This position leads the overall corporate legal function as part of the Company’s Enterprise Risk Management Program in an effort to achieve its strategic goals and objections. Advises directors and officers of MidWest One Financial Group and its affiliates (“MidWest One ”) of various legal rights, obligations, and privileges with respect to the Company’s business and banking matters. Demonstrates stewardship of MidWest One resources and effectively manages and maintains broad-based legal knowledge. Refers and oversees matters requiring specialization at appropriate stages to external legal counsel.

  • Act as an ethical and independent counsel for MidWestOne in accordance with the standards of conduct applicable to the legal profession.
  • Advise the Board of Directors, CEO, and other executive officers on a variety of issues.
  • Develop and lead corporate legal strategy to promote and protect the company’s matters.
  • Partner with Compliance on Regulatory Change Management Program administration.
  • Oversee delivery of legal services and resources to accomplish corporate goals, strategies, and priorities.
  • Maintain proper corporate interactions with relevant local, state, and federal governmental bodies, legislatures, and the community at large.
  • Manage a team of legal counsel.
  • In coordination with MidWestOne management, oversees and handles legal and regulatory bank matters such as
    • Commercial and consumer banking practices, procedures, and matters.
    • Bank mergers and acquisitions including associated management of agreements and regulatory process.
    • Negotiating and managing vendor contracts.
    • Reviewing and writing various internal legal contracts.
    • Consulting with management regarding potential litigation/legal matters related to MidWestOne and coordinates litigation strategies with outside counsel partners.
    • Providing legal assistance related to fraud situations and fraud mitigation efforts.
    • Coordination and/or facilitation of legal research to formulate a MidWestOne position on various matters; monitoring case-law and industry-standards to advise members of management and the board of directors, as appropriate, of emerging risks and trends.
    • Oversight of government information requests and other legal processes, such as subpoena processing and litigation holds, or acting as a liaison to another outside legal firm representing MidWestOne.
  • Maintain knowledge of organization’s operations, legal documents, and real and intellectual property.
  • Manage internal investigations process in coordination with internal audit.
  • Responsible for overseeing the MidWestOne’s Fraud Services group and supervising the Fraud Services Manager.
  • Manage department budget.
  • Plays an active role in the MidWestOne community and financial services and legal industries through various leadership and volunteer roles.
  • Other duties as may be assigned.

The Perks!

  • Competitive base compensation with additional performance-based incentives (incentives vary depending on role)
  • Career development and continuous learning opportunities
  • Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays, Parental/Grandparent Leave, and more
  • 100% vested 401(k) Retirement Plan with company match
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • Flex spending plan & Health savings accounts with employer contribution
  • Student Loan Debt Reduction Program & Tuition Assistance Plan
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • Employer provided group life insurance with option to purchase additional life insurance for you and your family members
  • Employer provided long term and short term disability insurance
  • Additional Insurance options to meet your personal needs Critical Illness and Accident insurance
  • Wellness Program
  • Free banking services and other financial services discounts
  • Take Your Dog to Work Day in June
  • Employee Rally Day- a day of celebration and recognition!
  • Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school or equivalent and 15+ years of experience in financial services, including at least 7 years as an attorney representing the company capacity (law firm or in-house).
  • Experience in dealing with banking regulators is strongly preferred as well as knowledge of bank operations.
  • Experience with general corporate matters including personnel/employment issues and contract management is a plus.
  • A current active license in good standing is also required.
  • Ability to practice law in the State of Iowa and/or State of Minnesota.

We RISE by lifting others. RISE stands for Retention, Innovation, Support, and Empowerment. Through RISE we aspire to create and sustain a culture of diversity, inclusion and belonging at work and in our communities. Our commitment to RISE is reflected in our operating principles, people and culture. We pledge to continuously learn, so we can understand and support the differences of individuals, embrace each other's strengths, and provide opportunities for all of us to work toward and achieve our full potential.

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