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Senior Counsel

Verra Mobility
Posted May 15
Full Time
Mesa, Arizona

Who we are...

Verra Mobility is a global leader in smart mobility. We develop technology-enabled solutions that help the world move safely and easily. We are fostering the development of safe cities, working with police departments and municipalities to install over 4,000 red-light, speed, and school bus stop arm safety cameras across North America. We are also creating smart roadways, serving the world's largest commercial fleets and rental car companies to manage tolling transactions and violations for over 8.5 million vehicles. And we are a leading provider of connected systems, processing nearly 165 million transactions each year across 50+ individual tolling authorities.


Verra Mobility Corporation is a rapidly-growing, entrepreneurial company that operates with a people-first philosophy and approach. The company lives by its core values—Do What's Right, Lead with Grace, Win Together, and Own It—in everything it does for its customers and team members. The company seeks to grow aggressively, both organically and through acquisition, to continue to be the undisputed market leader with these five core competencies: bias for action, customer focus, teamwork, drive for results, and commitment to excellence.

Position Overview: Verra Mobility is seeking to hire a Deputy General Counsel to serve as a senior lawyer supporting corporate shared services and legal department operations, reporting to the Chief Legal Officer.

This position is a skilled generalist role, and among other things, will be responsible for legal support to corporate functions, risk mitigation and dispute resolution, intellectual property, and department operations. The position reports to the Chief Legal Officer and collaborates with other high-functioning lawyers and professionals in the law department to support Verra Mobility legal, government relations, and compliance matters. Local candidates (greater Phoenix metro area) preferred.

Responsibilities :

The key responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Preparing, reviewing and negotiating corporate commercial contracts.
  • Leading litigation matter management, managing outside counsel, and strategic leadership regarding dispute resolution.
  • Working with outside counsel and internal and external subject matter experts to mitigate risk and maximize business outcomes.
  • Providing legal advice related to corporate services matters and surge support for various business units.
  • Leading department operations.
  • Oversight and support for internal investigations.
  • Keeping informed of industry-specific regulations and ensuring that appropriate risk management strategies are developed, communicated, and followed.
  • Providing support to IP, licensing, corporate governance, compliance, government relations, and supporting M&A transactions, as required.
  • Developing and/or assisting in the development of legal-related budget recommendations for the organization.
  • Ability to work productively and professionally with legal counsel representing the company's customers, prospective customers, vendors and other business partners to advance the Company's objectives while building and maintaining important relationships.
  • A hands-on leader, managing and inspiring professionals (lawyers and non-lawyers) in the Legal Department.

Qualifications :

  • Must be a member in good standing of one state bar and have 9+ years of experience (in-house experience preferred).
  • Detail-oriented and executive presence.
  • Significant experience related to commercial contracts and litigation and dispute resolution.
  • A can-do attitude and demonstrated leadership capability, with a desire to lead and inspire.
  • The ability to successfully navigate complex organizations, and comfort with ambiguity, risk, and uncertainty.
  • Curiosity coupled with a high degree of integrity and forethought in making decisions.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to communicate complex legal issues in a simple, understandable manner with colleagues of varying legal knowledge across the company and to senior leaders.
  • Strong collaborative skills, able to build partnerships and alliances internally and with external partners at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to effectively manage external parties.
  • Desire to develop, mentor, challenge, inspire, and lead a team.
  • Occasional travel may be required (less than 10% expected).

Verra Mobility Values

An ideal candidate for this role naturally works in alignment with the Verra Mobility Core Values:

  • Own It. We focus on high performance and drive toward breakthrough outcomes. Our employees ensure accountability, optimize and align work, focus on the customer, and cultivate innovation.
  • Do What's Right. We champion integrity and good character. Our team members model ethical behavior, demonstrate good judgment and are courageous.
  • Lead with Grace. We express humility and compassion, and we are authentic and candid. Our employees demonstrate self-awareness, care for others, instill trust, and communicate effectively.
  • Win Together. We believe in growing and inspiring people together. We seek people who collaborate, value differences, think and act globally, foster an engaging work environment, and recognize and develop others.

_With your explicit consent which you provided as part of the application process, we will retain candidate personal data solely for the business purpose for which it was collected. In no event will we retain such data more than two (2) years following the closure of the recruitment process relating to the role for which you applied or in the event other related job opportunities arise within the company. Verra Mobility Applicant Privacy Notice

_ Verra Mobility is an Equal Opportunity Employer, qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.