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Hiring Associate Counsel For GSFS Group

Posted on: 2 Mar 2019 42 views
: Associate Counsel
: Gulf States Financial Services, Inc.
: GSFSGroup 1345 Enclave Parkway Houston, TX 77077
: Juries doctorate degree
: 5
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The GSFSGroup Associate Counsel will provide legal advice to support the vision and strategic objectives of the company and help management build comprehensive and dynamic business plans and programs. The Senior Counsel will assist the Vice President, Legal Affairs, GSFSGroup in (i) providing counsel and legal advice to the management team on legal and regulatory requirements, risks and implications of GSFSGroup's business plans and programs, (ii) negotiating, reviewing and drafting contracts in furtherance of those plans and programs; (iii) assisting in designing consumer products, services, and innovative technology solutions that are competitive and compliant in today's complex regulatory marketplace; and (iv) legal claims, complaints and litigation.


  • Provide legal services to GSFSGroup that effectively meets client needs and minimizes risk associated with business transactions. Work collaboratively with the legal team and clients to provide solutions to all client needs of whatever size and shape.
  • Advise GSFSGroup associates about all pertinent business and legal matters affecting GSFSGroup; determine legal aspects and prudent action for management to take regarding GSFSGroup's business transactions under the specific circumstances.
  • Provide advice to ensure GSFSGroup is aware of the requirements of laws and regulations. Assist in the development, implementation, and monitoring of risk management and prevention policies, processes, practices to ensure GSFSGroup compliance with legal and regulatory requirements, particularly in connection with consumer facing products. Assist with the development of associates to educate and assist in compliance with current federal, state and local laws and regulations applicable to GSFSGroup's business.
  • As assigned, effectively communicate with governmental agency personnel to represent or advocate GSFSGroup's plans and positions and assist with other government relations activities related to GSFSGroup's products and businesses.
  • Negotiate, draft, analyze and review contracts and agreements.
  • Under direction of Vice President, Legal Affairs, participate in the legal department's efforts in connection with the strategic development, implementation and monitoring of new products, services, programs and technology and ecommerce initiatives.
  • Provide advice regarding consumer contracts, proposed transactions, claims and litigation in accordance with GSFSGroup's strategic vision and business goals.
  • Perform other duties and activities as requested in furtherance of GSFSGroup's business plans and programs.


Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from an accredited United States Law School and 5 to 8 years' experience as an attorney in a private law firm or medium to large public or private company. Experience in the insurance, financial services or automobile industries is preferred. Must be a member in good standing of the Texas bar.


  • Effective interpersonal, oral and written communication skills are a must.
  • The capability of providing self-directed client support to meet client's needs without necessity of management oversight.
  • Detail orientation with exceptional planning and organizational skills, including the ability to function effectively in a fast-paced environment.
  • The ability to handle increasing responsibility and complex assignments and render high-level legal analysis and counsel to associates and the management team.
  • Thorough understanding of GSFSGroup's industry, products, business and the responsibilities and objectives of the legal department as a whole.
  • Ability to effectively work through and with other associates, inside and outside the legal department, to accomplish goals and initiatives.


Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from an accredited United States Law School


The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. While performing the duties of the job, the associate is required on a daily basis to analyze and interpret data, communicate, and remain in a stationary position for a significant amount of the work day; and frequently access, input, and retrieve information from the computer and other office productivity devices. The associate is regularly required to move about the office and around the corporate campus. The associate is occasionally required to travel to other sites, including out-of-state, where applicable, for business. The associate must frequently move up to 10 pounds and occasionally move up to 25 pounds.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an associate encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While the job is generally performed in an office environment, the associate is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, areas in which moving mechanical parts, fumes, toxic or caustic chemicals are present, and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the office environment is typically quiet, but the associate may be occasionally exposed to loud noise levels.


Minimal travel is required for this position (up to 20% of the time and on a domestic basis).

Is legally able to work in the United States.

The Friedkin Group and its affiliates are equal opportunity employers and maintain drug-free workplaces by conducting pre-employment drug testing


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