Senior Counsel

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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
  • 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

You want your next step to be the right one. You've worked hard to get where you are today. And now you're ready to use your unique skills, talents and personality to achieve great things. RSM is a place where you are valued as an individual, mentored as a future leader, and recognized for your accomplishments and potential. Working directly with clients, key decision makers and business owners across various industries and geographies, you'll move quickly along the learning curve and our clients will benefit from your fresh perspective.

Experience RSM US. Experience the power of being understood.

RSM is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.
Job ID req4078
Line of Business: Internal Client Service
SubFunction: Legal/Regulatory
Job Type: Full Time
Req #: req4078
Location: One South Wacker Dr Ste 800, , Chicago, IL US
Region: National
Job Category: Legal
Employment Type: Experienced
Degree Required: J.D. - Juris Doctor
Travel: Yes
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