Corporate Counsel (Salt Lake City, UT)

| Salt Lake City, UT
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Who we are:

Welcoming, collaborative and having the opportunity to make an impact - is how our employees describe working here.  Galileo is a financial technology company that provides innovative and revolutionary software products and services that power some of the world's largest Fintechs. We are the only payments innovator that applies tech and engineering capabilities to empower Fintechs and financial institutions to unleash their full creativity to achieve their most inspired goals. Galileo leads its industry with superior fraud detection, security, decision-making analytics and regulatory compliance functionality combined with customized, responsive and flexible programs to accelerate the success of all payments companies and solve tomorrow's payments challenges today. We hire energetic and creative employees while providing them the opportunity to excel in their careers and make a difference for our clients. Learn more about us and why we work here at https://www.galileo-ft.com/working-at-galileo.

The role: 

The Corporate Counsel will report directly to the General Counsel and will perform many and varied legal tasks related to a growing company in the financial sector.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Advising senior management, business managers, business development personnel and other personnel on all aspects of commercial transactions, as well as various laws and regulations affecting the company’s businesses
  • Negotiating and drafting of contracts, including service agreement, bank agreements, marketing agreements intellectual property licenses, consulting agreements, non-disclosure agreements
  • Coordinating all legal aspects of transactions, including counseling on deal structure, drafting letters of intent/term sheets, conducting or supervising due diligence, drafting and/or reviewing transaction documents and briefing senior management prior to final approval
  • Managing various projects and deadlines
  • Strengthening and maintaining the compliance function including conducting internal compliance reviews
  • Advising executives on contract status, legal risks and business terms of various deals
  • Providing assistance with joint ventures, strategic partnership deals, and mergers and acquisitions
  • Researching unique legal issues impacting the organization by identifying applicable statutes, judicial decisions, and codes
  • Keeping abreast of legislative changes that may affect the company and its affiliates
  • Performing pre-litigation work to minimize risks and maximize legal rights
  • Reviewing advertising and marketing materials to ensure compliance with legal requirements
  • Developing solutions to complex legal questions
  • Providing training to the company and its affiliates on substantive legal topics
  • Developing the organization’s policies on industry-specific issues, corporate governance or regulatory affairs
  • Analyzing and summarizing complicated legal documents including contracts; making suggestions for alterations of those documents
  • Anticipating and mitigating potential legal problems within the organization and developing strategies to avoid costly litigation and reduce potential areas of risk
  • Developing forms and templates for business initiatives
  • Other assignments on an ad hoc basis

Qualifications:

  • Graduation from an accredited law school; current registration in the Utah bar
  • 2 to 5 years experience in the practice of law after admittance to the bar
  • Experience and expertise in one or more particular fields of legal specialization including anti-money laundering, prepaid card rules and regulations, credit card rules and regulations, and other payment related fields is preferred but not required
  • Knowledge concerning legal issues involving financial entities
  • Ability to learn and gain expertise in new areas
  • Ability to conduct accurate, high-quality legal research
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to use good judgment and discretion
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Understanding of legal ethics
  • Strong experience in structuring, negotiating and drafting complex contracts independently

Additional Desirable Qualifications Skills and Knowledge:

  • Business savvy and ability to partner with business teams to facilitate achievement of business objectives
  • Ability to work effectively with business personnel at all levels
  • Ability to work independently, but also to accept direction from General Counsel
  • Collegial style, team player
  • Excellent communication skills

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Why you’ll love working here:

  • Competitive salary packages and bonuses
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits
  • Generous vacation and holidays
  • Paid parental leave for eligible employees
  • 401(k) and education on retirement planning Retirement plans and planning
  • Tuition reimbursement on approved programs
  • Monthly contribution up to $200 to help you pay off your student loans
  • Great health & well-being benefits including: telehealth parental support, subsidized gym program
  • Fully stocked kitchen (snacks and drinks)
Galileo Financial Technologies provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, breastfeeding, and conditions related to breastfeeding), gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, age (40 or over), physical or medical disability, medical condition, marital status, registered domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information, military and/or veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable state or federal law.

Due to local law, all employees who will be working from, traveling to, or attending work related meetings in our New York City office must be fully vaccinated and boosted (when eligible).

The company will make reasonable accommodations when possible for employees who are unable to be vaccinated because of a disability, pregnancy, sincerely held religious belief, or for other legally required reasons.Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.New York applicants: Notice of Employee RightsGalileo is committed to embracing diversity. As part of this commitment, Galileo offers reasonable accommodations to candidates with physical or mental disabilities. If you need accommodations to participate in the job application or interview process, please let your recruiter know or email [email protected]Due to insurance coverage issues, we are unable to accommodate remote work from Hawaii or Alaska at this time.
More Information on Galileo Financial Technologies
Galileo Financial Technologies operates in the Financial Services industry. The company is located in Salt Lake City, UT. Galileo Financial Technologies was founded in 2000. It has 419 total employees. To see all 10 open jobs at Galileo Financial Technologies, click here.
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