Senior Counsel

RSM US   •  

Chicago, IL

Industry: Accounting, Finance & Insurance

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5 - 7 years

Posted 123 days ago

As a member of RSM’s General Counsel’s Office, you will assist a team of attorneys supporting RSM’s business.

  • Assist with managing all aspects of litigation for RSM, including professional/accountant’s liability, regulatory matters, and labor and employment matters
  • Select, manage, supervise and coordinate with outside counsel handling litigation for the Firm
  • With the assistance of outside counsel, supervise and coordinate all aspects of case assessment, discovery, substantive motions and briefing, trial preparation and settlement
  • Assist with complex or significant subpoenas related to professional services
  • Coordinate all aspects of regulatory and professional licensing board matters
  • Advise business leaders with respect to legal issues and risks on various matters including but not limited to: tax, audit and consulting professional services, investment advisory services, employment matters, privacy matters, data protection, corporate merger/acquisition/transactional matters and various other legal matters
  • Assist and coordinate with risk management and other internal stakeholders in identifying risk areas and advising on process improvements, training and remediation
  • Evaluate and advise on laws and regulations relating to the Firm’s business

Skills and Knowledge Requirements:

  • Six or more years of relevant law firm or in-house experience
  • Experience in all aspects of litigation
  • Experience with professional liability defense preferred
  • Experience with SEC, PCAOB, other regulatory agencies or state licensing agencies a plus
  • Superior work ethic and high-energy individual
  • Excellent communication skills, must be articulate and possess critical thinking and writing skills
  • Ability to work effectively with internal clients, senior executives and Firm personnel in multiple
    departments
  • Strong attention to detail, well organized and able to manage numerous projects and deadlines simultaneously
  • Demonstrate ability to learn business requirements quickly, analyze legal risks and propose strategic solutions
  • Positive attitude and willing to tackle wide range of routine to complex projects in a high-volume environment
  • Degree from a top national law school and/or top 5% of graduating law school class
  • Member of any state bar in good standing

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