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Latitude has an exciting opportunity to serve as interim General Counsel for a publicly traded FinTech company. We’re looking for a proven leader who enjoys the challenge of hitting the ground running, collaborating as a critical member of the executive leadership team, supporting the entrepreneurial drive of a fast-growing FinTech company, and building a strong legal department to support the growth.  The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 10 years of experience, with significant experience in-house including as a general counsel or chief legal officer, and must have experience in the financial services industry, preferably with the alternative payment technology industry. This is an immediate need and can be done remotely from anywhere in the United States.

Responsibilities of the Remote Interim General Counsel:

  • Manage all legal and regulatory issues, enterprise risk, governance, contractual matters, and strategy
  • Lead and build the legal department, cultivating a strong team to manage legal and regulatory matters for payments platform business
  • Provide counsel as critical member of the executive leadership team 
  • Coordinate with and monitor work of outside legal counsel

Required Qualifications for the Remote Interim General Counsel:

  • 10+ years of sophisticated legal experience in financial services and lending, including experience in payday and other emerging lending platforms
  • Prior experience as a general counsel leading a legal department; it’s a plus if experience representing a company launching new products in the FinTech industry
  • Proven business approach to solving complex legal issues and the capability to partner directly with business leaders strategically
  • Excellent communication and risk-assessment skills, and ability to prioritize multiple demands efficiently
  • Ability to quickly develop relationships, cultivate and provide strong leadership to legal team
  • High integrity and professional ethics
  • Excellent academic credentials
  • Member in good standing of at least one U.S. state bar
  • Outstanding references

Position Details for the Remote Interim General Counsel:

  • Type of role: Contract Engagement
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Location: Remote

Compensation

The annualized compensation for this position ranges from $200,000 to $240,000 or more. Pay is based on numerous factors including but not limited to work experience, qualifications, credentials, and location. In addition to salary, Latitude Engaged Professionals are W2 employees of Latitude and are eligible for full benefits when working in roles for 20 hours per week, including a Qualified 401k plan. Benefits-eligible Latitude employees receive complimentary Group Life, LTD and AD&D and professional liability insurance. Latitude Attorneys also receive a CLE and Professional expense stipend

Confidentiality

Latitude will not disclose your identity or propose you to prospective clients without your prior consent. Candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

About Latitude

Latitude is a full-service national legal services company that specializes in providing high-end, flexible contract engagements and permanent positions to outstanding attorneys, paralegals, compliance officers and legal operations professionals. We work closely with our candidates to understand their career goals and match them with the substantive engagements they want with our clients, who range from Fortune 500 corporations to small companies and Global 50 law firms to boutiques. With offices coast-to-coast, we employ legal professionals across the country. Latitude’s client service leaders and recruiters are all former practicing attorneys and understand the demands faced by those we serve.

Latitude Engagements

Great attorneys and other legal professionals who are seeking contract engagements or consulting roles choose to work with Latitude because of our competitive compensation and benefits, sophisticated and engaging work, a chance to work with great clients and peers, and a refreshing blend of freedom with self-designed boundaries. Our own experience as practicing attorneys and our client relationships enables us to effectively tailor our candidate proposals to the specific practice strengths and interpersonal attributes that matter most to our clients and to match our candidates with the opportunities that will be most fulfilling to them.

Latitude engaged professionals have the level of skill, experience, and judgment as would be expected of a permanent member of our client’s corporate legal department or law firm and the versatility to step into challenging environments and hit the ground running.

If you have the right skills, personality and experience, Latitude helps you do what you are good at in a more rewarding way. Latitude engaged professionals serve on a full-or part-time engagement basis, and work remotely or on-site at the client office.

While we are able to work only with a select few of the most outstanding candidates, our customized approach results in a high success rate for those candidates we recommend.

For more information about Latitude, please visit us at https://latitudelegal.com.

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