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Associate General Counsel- Digital

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TIAA
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Company Overview:

TIAA is the leading provider of financial services in the academic, research, medical, cultural and government fields. We offer a wide range of financial solutions, including investing, banking, advice and education, and retirement services.

 
Position Summary:

The Associate General Counsel provides legal advice and services related to assigned specialty and operating area through legal research and interactions with clients. The Associate General Counsel will work alongside our Digital business area as a partner; providing legal guidance and expertise; navigating well across A&O experts for additional legal expertise that may be necessary on behalf of the client base. 

 

Key Responsibilities and duties:

  • Handles client transactions and/or matters to advance key business objectives
  • Monitors and keeps up with industry developments with an eagerness and desire to learn and understand new technology, and is able to translate that to our Digital/IT business partners
  • Research and address legal issues, including providing legal advice on products, service, plans, transaction, regulatory and legislative developments under limited supervision
  • Participates on or leads small project teams for business unit area initiatives
  • Able to assess business risks and advise the business, as well as escalate to management as needed
  • Can assess complex multi-issue matters, generally requiring cross-area coordination with other legal areas
  • Works directly with assigned business area staff and develops ongoing working relationship(s) with key business area associates 
  • Works with and presents, as appropriate, to business area leadership 
  • Works directly with outside counsel on matters pertaining to assigned business area; manages outside counsel fee negotiations on matter by matter basis
 



QUALIFICATIONS:
 
Required
  • JD
  • 3+ years of experience as a licensed attorney with legal experience in technology, digital customer experience and/or digital sales experience
Desired
  • 10+ years of legal experience as a licensed attorney
  • Legal experience in one of the following specialties: technology, digital customer experience and digital sales experience (web/mobile/emerging tech, including Siri, Alexa, Googlehome, virtual reality, robotics etc.), Cloud transactions (AWS, etc.)
  • Experience working at or with a Fin Tech company
  • Experience migrating a regulated financial services company to the cloud (or experience working with AWS or other cloud providers)
  • Takes ownership and personal accountability to advance collective goals
  • Works with other control units within TIAA and regulators outside TIAA to advance the enterprise’s tech strategy
  • Helps develop institutional knowledge and drives results; is transparent and regularly communicate priorities, progress and insights across a broad digital/IT portfolio
 

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We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We will consider all qualified applicants for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, sex, religion, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other legally protected status.

 
 
 

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