Overview

The General Counsel oversees the legal and risk departments, and advises the board of directors, Chief Executive Officer, management and other staff of Southwest Key and its subsidiaries on matters concerning the organization and its subsidiaries with regard to risk as well as the law.

Essential Functions:

Provides advice and counsel on legal and other related matters to the board of directors, Chief Executive Officer, executive management and other staff concerning all legal matters pertaining to the organization and its subsidiaries.

Oversees the review and negotiation of all Southwest Key contracts.

Manages the bidding and maintenance of all business and workers compensation insurance policies.

Creates and implements the safety and risk programs of the organization.

Supervises any pending administrative claims or litigation concerning the organization.

Monitors and reviews any work performed by outside counsel.

Prepares and reviews policies and procedures for the organization.

Reviews and drafts legal and governance documents necessary for the organization¬Ěs operations.

Analyzes complex legal issues and conducts legal research.

Participates in investigations and reports out on findings.

Supervises the staff of the legal and risk departments.

Other Functions:

Periodically reviews and updates the corporate documents of Southwest Key and its subsidiaries, and prepares board policies and resolutions as needed.

Anticipates and protects against risks facing the organization.

Develops and provides relevant training to Southwest Key staff.

Able to react to change productively and handle other essential tasks as assigned.

Qualifications and Requirements:

Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) from an accredited law school; must be licensed to practice law by the Supreme Court of the State of Texas; must be a member in good standing of the State Bar of Texas.

Ten (10) years full-time experience as a licensed attorney.

Excellent written, verbal, interpersonal, analytical and organizational skills.

Stellar research skills.

Must be able to manage multiple priorities.

Proficient word processing and computer skills needed with web-based resources.

Preferred: Bilingual (English/Spanish)

Physical Demands:

Must be able to read, write, and communicate both verbally and in written form to express and exchange ideas. While performing the responsibilities of this job, the employee must be able to access all components of work station and other office equipment. Frequent typing, reading and writing.

Work Environment:

General office environment with moderate noise. This position is mostly sedentary, involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time. A busy environment with many unscheduled interruptions. Frequent computer use at workstation for extended periods of time. Public contact position requiring appropriate business apparel.

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