IT Corporate Counsel
Who we are
Shellpoint Mortgage Servicing (SMS) is one of America’s top-five non-bank mortgage-servicing companies. What is mortgage servicing? Our clients are businesses that own mortgage loans (such as banks and real estate investment firms). On their behalf, we manage (or "service") their loan portfolios, which means that we collect homeowners’ mortgage payments, pay their tax and insurance bills, and help homeowners in default to get current.
This Corporate Counsel role is an integral part of the Legal Team and will support the company’s compliance with Information Technology ("IT") legal and regulatory requirements for the company’s servicing division. The role will include significant collaboration with the Compliance, IT, Information Security, Data & Analytics, and Operations teams.
Greenville, South Carolina, Tempe, AZ and Ft. Washington, PA
Engage with Operational, IT, Compliance, and Legal teams to provide legal guidance and subject matter expertise on privacy, analytics, and data security. Draft, review, and interpret legal requirements relating to technology programs, cybersecurity, privacy, IT contracts, and technology development. Provide counsel on cybersecurity and privacy laws, risk assessment and management, as relevant for various projects as assigned. Remaining up to date on relevant privacy, data security, and consumer protection laws and regulations. Help develop, enhance, scale, and run the existing IT security policies and protocols, working to ensure the program’s ongoing operation. Provide Legal support in responding to privacy and cybersecurity related incidents and investigations. Plan and execute legal requirement reviews for system requirements, security, and privacy. Provide advice and counsel in IT controls and vendor contracts. Complete audits as assigned by the Legal team management.
- A Juris Doctor from an accredited law school.
- Active member in good standing in the bar of at least one U.S. state/jurisdiction.
- Minimum 3-5 years firm or in-house experience with a focus on technology, privacy, and/or cybersecurity.
- Strong analytical, organizational, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.
- Ability to work independently, with limited required direction and guidance.
- Knowledge of incident response frameworks and handling procedures, data protection, and privacy and security laws.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to interact and relate to personnel at all levels within the organization and to effectively support and defend unbiased findings and legal opinions to management.
- Capable of leading or facilitating meetings with Director level (and higher) attendees.
- Ability to work and assist in the development of a collaborative team environment.
- Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Excel, Word, etc.).
* Three weeks’ PTO (paid time off) for vacation and sick days.
* Paid holidays.
* Medical, dental, vision, life, and pet insurance.
* Short- and long-term disability insurance.
* Adoption- and tuition-assistance programs.
* 401k matching program.
* Performance-based annual bonuses.
* Advancement opportunities
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.
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: R548