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POST DATE 9/10/2016
END DATE 11/24/2016

First American Santa Ana, CA

Company
First American
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
34844BR
AJE Ref #
576129860
Location
Santa Ana, CA
Experience
Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
Bachelors Degree

JOB DESCRIPTION

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First American Financial Corporation (NYSE: FAF) operates through its family of companies to help people achieve and protect their dream of homeownership. First American was named one of FORTUNE s 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2016. With experience dating back to 1889, First American is a leading provider of title insurance protection and settlement services to the real estate and mortgage industries. More information about the company can be found at www.firstam.com

Job Description

Our Divisional Operations Counsel provides in-house legal and regulatory advice relative to topics affecting the insurance and financial services industries; provides legal counsel to operational teams; drafts contracts, policies and product forms; occasionally interfaces with regulatory authorities and reports to management on changes in applicable law and regulatory trends in the industry.

*Facilitate the business objectives of the Division(s) supported and Company by providing timely and effective legal support to as well as minimizing potential legal exposure and risk.
*Responsible for providing and rendering practical, timely, and high quality legal counsel and guidance to the Company division(s) and department(s) to which you are assigned, working closely with the independent Corporate Compliance Department to ensure compliance throughout the organization with regard to applicable laws and regulations
*May have responsibility for supervision of paraprofessional and other support staff

Job Qualifications

*Typically has 3-6 years professional experience in area of specialization
*Law Degree Required
*Licensed to practice law, in good standing
*Admitted to practice in state of employment
*Knowledge of Federal and State regulations
*Experience in working with Vendor Contracts is a strong plus
*Well-developed legal research, written and verbal communication skills
*Strong Organizational skills with the ability to multi task, prioritize and work under pressure
*Demonstrated ability to manage workload and balance competing priorities
*Ability to build and maintain rapport with superiors, peers, subordinates and external company contacts
*Microsoft office products
*Experience related to the following is a plus, but not mandatory: Software License Agreements, Vendor Management, Corporate Procurement, and Transactional experience is a plus