Job Description

Exceed the expectations of our residential mortgage borrowers & business partners through superior service, simple processes, and effective communications.


We deliver on this mission by empowering our employees by encouraging and recognizing superior performance and innovative solutions, by promoting teamwork and divisional cooperation.
 

The Associate General Counsel will serve as in-house counsel on certain aspects of mortgage operations. The ideal candidate will have exceptional attention to detail, be able to manage multiple priorities simultaneously, and will have excellent negotiation and legal research and drafting skills.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Report to the Deputy General Counsel.
  • Supervise Counsel, Paralegals and certain other staff positions.
  • Research and analyze both federal and state law in order to provide necessary legal guidance.
  • Counsel business units on the legal, business, and operational issues and risks associated with mortgage and corporate operations in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Guam and USVI.
  • Support business units with routine guidance in the development of policies and procedures, customer-facing documents, and training materials.
  • Manage, or provide substantive guidance related to, litigation and/or contested matters relating to operational practice area.
  • Balance business-driven timelines with necessary attention to risk mitigation.
  • Provide business units with prompt and well-reasoned legal support that positions the business in a competitive and legally sound environment.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Law Degree from an ABA accredited US law school.
  • Admission to the Texas State Bar or the ability to waive into the Texas Bar.
  • 5 plus years of legal experience within a large law firm or in-house legal department.
  • Exceptional communication skills and ability to develop and maintain strong relationships.
  • Ability to function effectively as part of a team while also being self-motivated with respect to deadlines and creative problem-solving.
  • Proficiency with MS Word and Adobe Acrobat, including track changes, OCR, and document comparison functions.
  • In-house legal experience is preferred.
  • Experience representing state licensed non-depository mortgage lenders desired.
  • Understanding of the mortgage lifecycle is beneficial.
  • Excel, PowerPoint and legal database skills desired.

Company Perks:
*     15 Paid Time Off (PTO) days and 18 after 1st anniversary!
*     8 Paid Holidays
*     Casual Workplace
*     Employee Engagement Activities


 Company Benefits:
*     Medical (including Health Savings Account & Flexible Savings Account)
*     Dental - RX - Vision - Life, Disability Insurance - 401(k) Plan with company match! - Employee Assistance Plan

*     Tuition-Assistance Programs

*     Performance-based Incentives
*     Pet Insurance

*     Advancement Opportunities

Newrez NOW:

*     Our Corporate Social Responsibility program, Newrez NOW, empowers employees to become leaders in their communities through a robust program that includes volunteering, philanthropy, nonprofit grants, and more
*     1 Volunteer Time Off (VTO) day, company-paid volunteer day where all eligible employees may participate in a volunteer event with a nonprofit of their choice
*     Employee Matching Gifts Program: We will match monetary employee donations to eligible non-profit organizations, dollar-for-dollar, up to $1,000 per employee

*     Newrez Grants Program: Newrez hosts a giving portal where we provide employees an abundance of resources to search for an opportunity to donate their time or monetary contributions


Equal Employment Opportunity 
We're proud to be an equal opportunity employer- and celebrate our employees' differences, including race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, and Veteran status. Different makes us better.

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