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Corporate Counsel III

Posted Apr 23
Full Time
HybridJacksonville, Florida

Job Description

The world of finance moves fast. At FIS, we’re faster. Our teams are empowered to learn, grow, and make an impact–in their careers and communities. We deliver innovation that advances the way the world pays, banks and invests. If you want to grow personally and professionally, we’d like to know: Are you FIS?

About the role:
In a Corporate Counsel role, you will manage legal business matters to protect the enterprise’s rights in contract negotiations, settlements, litigation and business practices. As part of a legal team with 200 attorneys and paraprofessionals, your focus will be on employment law, corporate compliance, litigation support, intellectual property, financial crime and transaction support.

About the team:
This team is primarily responsible for the development and support of the FIS document product suite, which includes defined contribution, 403(b), 457(b), defined benefit, and cafeteria plan types.  In addition, the team acts as the primary Legal partner for various internal teams that support ongoing external client relationships.

What you will be doing:
• Prepare and negotiate contracts while providing legal advice and counsel to business units in areas that include software licensing, data security, privacy and regulatory matters.
• Performing legal research and analysis on commercial contracts and information technology law issues.
• Advise colleagues on legal issues relating to commercial contracts, product development and compliance. 

• Manages a variety of assigned legal projects.
• Provides a variety of general corporate and commercial legal services to a number of in-house clients.
• Prepares legal drafts, opinions and various documents.
• Negotiates and drafts contracts as requested by legal management personnel.
• Renders opinions and advice regarding the interpretation of contract provisions, and other business law issues. If in litigation group performs legal research and analysis in preparation for litigation or other legal actions. Examines pertinent information, e.g., interview notes, historical precedent etc. to determine advisability of defending or prosecuting litigation.

What you will need:

• Demonstrated experience in general corporate matters including corporate organization, securities compliance, drafting transactional documents, license agreements, employment law, immigration law, intellectual property, regulatory matters, risk management asset-backed financing and/or contract management.
• Typically requires six (6) or more years’ experience as a practicing attorney in a complex regulatory environment.  Preferred to have at least two (2) years’ experience with the FIS legal department.

• Experience drafting information and technology services agreements, software license agreements, and general commercial contracts.
• Ability to review and evaluate multi-faceted issues and counsel business colleagues on complex legal questions relating to various business matters.
• A college degree and a Juris Doctor from an accredited US law school
• Licensed to practice law in at least one U.S. jurisdiction. 

What we offer you:
At FIS, we hire the best. In return, you receive exceptional benefits including:
• Opportunities to innovate in fintech
• Tools for personal and professional growth
• Inclusive and diverse work environment
• Resources to invest in your community
• Competitive salary and benefits

Privacy Statement

FIS is committed to protecting the privacy and security of all personal information that we process in order to provide services to our clients. For specific information on how FIS protects personal information online, please see the Online Privacy Notice.

EEOC Statement

FIS is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, genetic information, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster is available here supplement document available here

For positions located in the US, the following conditions apply. If you are made a conditional offer of employment, you will be required to undergo a drug test. ADA Disclaimer: In developing this job description care was taken to include all competencies needed to successfully perform in this position. However, for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) purposes, the essential functions of the job may or may not have been described for purposes of ADA reasonable accommodation. All reasonable accommodation requests will be reviewed and evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Sourcing Model

Recruitment at FIS works primarily on a direct sourcing model; a relatively small portion of our hiring is through recruitment agencies. FIS does not accept resumes from recruitment agencies which are not on the preferred supplier list and is not responsible for any related fees for resumes submitted to job postings, our employees, or any other part of our company.

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