USAA has retained Major, Lindsey & Africa (“MLA”) on an exclusive basis to conduct a search for a Senior Vice President & General Counsel supporting its Enterprise Shared Services department (ESS) to be located in San Antonio, Texas. USAA is an equal opportunity employer. Interested candidates, please respond to the MLA search consultant who contacted you or directly to USAASVP@mlaglobal.com. Please do not contact USAA directly as all resumes sent to USAA will be routed to MLA for handling and will delay consideration of your candidacy.
Overview: The Senior Vice President and General Counsel (SVP/GC) of the Enterprise Shares Services (ESS) group will report to USAA’s Chief Legal Officer and will work very closely with the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of USAA. The SVP/GC will coordinate all legal functions for the Chief Operating Office, IT, Digital Experience, Design, Corporate Services, Supply Chain, Enterprise Strategy & Marketing, Licensing and Real Estate, as well as legal work for Labor & Employment, and Intellectual Property, and will work across all key lines of business within USAA. This is a leadership position and will partner with senior executives reporting to the CEO, while serving as a key point of contact for the Chief Legal Officer on management and strategic matters. This role proactively participates with members of the USAA senior management team in the development and execution of all aspects of the strategic and operational plans for the business, and will lead four distinct teams of lawyers, paralegals, analysts and admins that provide counsel to manage legal, compliance and regulatory risk on all matters affecting the ESS businesses. The person in this role must have deep knowledge of bank and/or bank holding company regulation including Home Owners Loan Act, Bank Holding Company Act, FFIEC guidance, and CFPB consumer regulations.
Company: The USAA family of companies provides insurance, banking, investments, retirement products and advice to 12 million current and former members of the U.S. military and their families. Known for its legendary commitment to its members, USAA is consistently recognized for outstanding service, employee well-being and financial strength. USAA membership is open to all who are serving the nation in the U.S. military or have received a discharge type of Honorable – and their eligible family members. Founded in 1922, USAA is headquartered in San Antonio. USAA offers a range of personal property and casualty (P&C) insurance, including automobile insurance, homeowner insurance, renters' insurance, as well as umbrella and personal property insurance. In addition to P&C insurance, USAA provides whole life insurance, term life insurance, and annuities. USAA is a mutual insurance company, owned by its policyholders.
USAA was recently recognized by Forbes® as one of the Best Employers in the U.S. and was highlighted by FORTUNE® magazine as one of the World's Most Admired Companies®. USAA is proud to consistently receive outstanding awards and ratings for member service, employee well-being and financial strength. Everything that happens at USAA is based on four core values: Service, Loyalty, Honesty, and Integrity.
Experience: A minimum of 15 years of experience practicing law, ideally, in a law firm as well as in-house. A minimum of 10 years of leadership experience in building, managing, and or/developing high performing teams. Must have experience with federal and/or state regulatory agencies including applications and requests for approval of proposed transactions, informing agencies of regulatory and other legal issues, responding to agency requests for information and managing all regulatory examinations. Ideal candidate will have experience collaborating with key resources and stakeholders, influencing decisions, and managing work to achieve strategic goals.
Compensation: Competitive base, bonus, LTI and benefits
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