Description:

Role Purpose:
The Senior Legal Counsel is responsible for providing high quality, timely and cost-effective solutions-orientated legal services to Travelex Insurance Services and Cover-More, Inc. in the United States and Canada. This role serves to protect the interests of the business and ensure corporate governance obligations are met.

What We Ask of You?
Role Responsibilities:
  • Delivers high quality, timely and cost-effective legal services to meet the business' strategic and operational needs
  • Creates, collaborates, negotiates, manages, and stores template and non-template agreements for Travelex Insurance Services
  • Provides practical, solution-based advice to clients while considering the potential legal risks associated
  • Assists with resolution disputes and manages litigation
  • Acts as a liaison with regulators and maintains strong working relationships
  • Coordinates processes for legal review and signs off on offer documents, financial services guides and advertising, sales & marketing material
  • Produces Annual Reports for the business
  • Provides secretarial support and advice to local company Boards
  • Determines, engages, and acts as a liaison with external legal advisors as needed
  • Acts as the key regulatory liaison in the United States and Canada, in conjunction with Cover-More's Group General Counsel / Group Chief Risk and Compliance Officer
  • Builds collaborative and productive working relationships across the organization with key internal and external stakeholders

What You Bring?
Qualifications and Skills:
  • Bachelor's degree with an emphasis Legal Analysis; JD degree encouraged
  • 7 - 10 years' experience in legal work related to the insurance industry with an emphasis in regulatory compliance and contracts
  • Experience in leading/coordinating interdepartmental projects and initiatives
  • Thorough knowledge of insurance industry best practices
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Thorough knowledge of contracts
  • Exceptional understanding of regulatory requirements within the corporate environment
  • Experience with contract drafting and language review
  • Knowledge of OFAC, HIPPA and AML general regulations
  • Advanced knowledge of continuous improvement, business improvement, and compliance systems
  • Results oriented with a demonstrated ability to be initiative-taking, meet deadlines
  • Meticulous with a powerful sense of urgency
  • Strong leadership, collaboration, and negotiation abilities required
  • Demonstrate skills in problem identification, analysis and developing solutions
  • Critical thinking, problem solving and analytical skills
  • Proficient in technical software and applications; proficiency in MS Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to travel as required, including international
  • Ability to exercise tact and good people skills
  • Aligned to the values of Travelex Insurance Services which are Optimism, Determination, Caring, Reliability, and Togetherness
  • Honest with high integrity