Counsel

Company Name: Banco Popular

Location: San Juan, PR

Overview
Full Time Job Opportunity
General Description

This position is responsible for assisting, supporting, and providing professional legal advice related to assigned matters, mainly related to mergers & acquisitions, treasury, fiduciary services, insurance and securities laws.  The attorney should be familiar with federal and local banking regulatory laws and regulation.   This position is responsible for assisting, supporting, and providing professional legal advice related to assigned matters, mainly related to mergers & acquisitions, treasury, fiduciary services, insurance and securities laws.  The attorney should be familiar with federal and local banking regulatory laws and regulation.   

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Support on M&A transactions within a fast paced and dynamic team.
  • Negotiate, review and draft documentation for business and financial transactions.
  • Creating and maintaining standard contract documentation for transactions.
  • Provide effective risk-based counsel to the business and support units on legal documents under Puerto Rico and federal laws, as applicable, including non-standard transactions.
  • Legal research and analysis related to complex regulations, including banking regulations, broker-dealer services and fiduciary issues involving investment advisers.
Minimum Education
Juris Doctor Degree
Experience

At least 5 years of experience working in a law firm with a focus on corporate, securities or insurance law.  Experience working independently and collaborating with senior level officers preferred.

Certifications / Licenses
Juris Doctor
Other Qualifications
  • Excellent organizational skills to manage multiple projects and ability to work independently in a fast paced-environment and meet aggressive deadlines
  • Able to mantain excellent interpersonal relationships and exhibit teamwork skills
  • Business acumen; apply critical thinking skills to review complex legal and non-legal material for legal implications that may pose a risk to the organization
  • Produces clear and concise written materials appropriate for submissions to senior level internal clients
  • Ability to share information and responsabilities to achieve common division goals
  • Anticipates opportunities and potential solutions to complex, time-sensitive matters
  • Fluent in both English and Spanish (oral and written skills)
  • Analytical; able to effectively identify and define problems and recommend feasible solutions under specific deadlines
  • Intermediate MS Excel skills
  • Strong work ethic with a customer centric focus, yet remain compliant with applicable laws and regulations

 

Competencies
Accountability
Analytical Discipline
Business Excellence
Change Agent
Character
Collaboration & Teamwork
Customer Centric
Self Development

 

Popular Inc., is an Equal Opportunity Employer