Senior Vice President of Legal Affairs

Industry: Hospitality & Recreation


15+ years

Posted 36 days ago


  • Lead the day-to-day operations of the legal department ensuring that daily matters and long-term projects are adequately prioritized while taking into account the need to balance risk mitigation with business continuance/development.
  • Draft and negotiate contracts related to all operations of the company and provide contract interpretation and strategy to the leadership team. 
  • Oversee the activities encompassing legislative, regulatory, administrative and policy matters.  Lead on all legal and regulatory compliance-related projects for the company both domestically and internationally including:
    • Telephone Consumer Protection Act compliance
    • Seller of travel laws compliance
    • Call center laws compliance
    • Compliance with website terms and conditions disclosures and requirements
    • Advertising laws and regulations compliance
    • Data privacy regulations compliance
    • General Data Protection Regulation compliance
    • Ensure all state and federal registrations are current 
  • Manage all lawsuits and claims as well as partner inquiries; work with outside counsel to develop litigation and claims strategy; ensure outside counsel conforms to mutually agreed upon budgetary limits.
  • Work with Human Resources to timely address domestic and international employment and labor-related issues and to implement policy and procedures that guide the workforce in their everyday operations and provide for proactive processes that are repeatable, measurable and defensible.
  • Serve as a liaison with outside counsel in connection with international matters; Provide legal advice to leadership regarding international operations


Qualifications/Requirements of the Position:

  • Member in good standing of the Arizona State Bar
  • At least 15 years of experience representing business entities in either private practice or corporate environment
  • Solid judgment and business acumen, particularly in determining the significance of legal matters and effectively measuring and minimizing risks
  • Self-motivated and efficient, able to manage responsibilities with an appropriate sense of urgency and function effectively in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • Strong organizational skills to prioritize and manage multiple time-sensitive projects simultaneously;
  • Mature, forward-thinking and creative, with the confidence to present and advocate for the implementation of ideas
  • Strong verbal and written skills with the ability to explain complex, challenging issues in a clear manner to all levels of the organization, including senior management
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including diplomacy and flexibility, and the ability to interface effectively with customers and other business partners
  • Organized, detailed-oriented and able to multi-task
  • Ability to maintain a high level of integrity of confidential information
  • Experience as in-house counsel a plus
  • Experience in the travel industry a plus
  • Experience with international business law a plus