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Chief Legal Officer

Company:
International Real Estate Company
Location:
New York, New York, United States
Posted:
October 17, 2018

Description:

Recruiting for an international real estate company that is venturing into rising markets.

Job description: The Chief Legal Office r is the head of the corporate legal department and is responsible for the legal affairs of the entire corporation. This role includes providing legal counsel to the board of directors, chairman of the board, chief executive officer and other senior management. CLOs must possess strong initiative, as well as excellent management and leadership skills and strong business acumen.

Typical duties of a chief legal officer:

- Developing and leading corporate legal strategy to promote and protect the company's matters

- Developing and leading internal audit and corporate compliance programs

- Overseeing delivery of legal services and resources to accomplish corporate goals, strategies and priorities

- Maintaining proper corporate interactions with the relevant local, state and federal governmental bodies, legislatures and the community at large

- Advising the CEO and other senior corporate officers on a variety of issues

- Participating in the formulation of general management policy as a member of the executive management team

- Managing a team of corporate counsel and other members of the legal department

Skills & Abilities:

- Senior executive presence and excellent business partnership skills. It is expected that this individual will actively participate in business strategic discussions beyond just being a legal advisor. • A dynamic people leader, one who is committed to recruiting talent, motivating the team, through coaching and providing a vision, and constantly improving and developing the company’s legal talent base.

- Ability to lead a large, geographically disbursed team, with staff around the world. As a manager of managers, the ability to effectively delegate and supervise a high volume of complex matters.

- Ability to build consensus and achieve desired goals in a complex environment. This individual will help drive PGIM and LCBE priorities, with numerous initiatives that cross functional and business lines. S/he will need to be able to collaborate well with other areas, and communicate with and influence others effectively

- Impeccable integrity and a strong ethical center, with the ability to identify and manage conflicts of interest. Experience & Education

- Juris Doctor Degree from an ABA accredited law school required. • Eligible to practice law as a member of the bar or Registered House Counsel in New Jersey.

- A minimum of 15 years of legal experience from an in-house or law firm setting.

- Experience managing large teams.

- Deep understanding of asset management business and its regulatory framework.

- Must have extensive knowledge on US, UK, and UAE (Dubai) Laws.