Associate General Counsel 2 - Columbus, OH

  • 08 Jan 2020 3:47 PM
    Message # 8519215
    Kim Fantaci (Administrator)


    Huntington National Bank has an exceptional opportunity for a talented lawyer to join its dynamic and growing Legal Department in Columbus, Ohio. By leveraging good judgment and business sense, you will partner closely with the Business Segment and Corporate Procurement to draft, review, and negotiate a wide variety of commercial contracts in support of Huntington’s strategic goals. The ideal candidate will efficiently get to “yes” while also protecting Huntington’s interest. We are seeking a seasoned contracts lawyer who appreciates which issues matter the most and delivers timely customer service in a fast-paced and quickly evolving business environment.  

    Job Description:

    • Provide effective and pragmatic legal support managing commercial transactions, deals, and disputes.
    • Display sound judgment in the review, drafting, and negotiation of a large volume of contracts that are complex, business critical, and high-dollar value, in a fast-paced environment.
    • Contribute to the holistic negotiation of agreements with suppliers to achieve the optimal combination of service, cost, quality, and risk mitigation in a timely manner.
    • Advise on a variety of agreements related to the operation of a large bank with a significant focus on technology contracting, including: custom development agreements, off-the-shelf licensing arrangements, ASP and cloud arrangements (SaaS, IaaS, PaaS), network connectivity and communications, professional services, consulting, hardware, infrastructure, technology, test and license agreements, non-disclosure agreements, back-office banking platforms for commercial loans, residential loans, securities trading platforms, digital products and services, data aggregators, and fintechs, etc. 
    • Engage with subject matter experts, segment lawyers, compliance, and risk partners to effectively identify and mitigate risks in third party relationships and advise on complex issues related to data, privacy, information security, consumer laws, third party risk, and intellectual property.  
    • Provide prompt and responsive counsel while handling multiple issues in a deadline-intensive environment;
    • Provide interpretation and application of laws, regulations, and other regulatory guidance and best practices related to commercial transactions in a highly regulated banking environment; 
    • Identify and escalate legal and business issues that arise in the contracting process;

    Basic Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s Degree and JD required  
    • 8+ years of experience negotiating commercial and/or technology contracts at leading law firm or in-house (strongly preferred).
    • Licensed attorney who is eligible to be licensed as Corporate Counsel in Ohio or otherwise admitted to the Ohio Bar

    Preferred Additional Qualifications:

    • Strong interpersonal skills and collegial attitude
    • A collaborative team player who likes to work with others to get the job done
    • Ability to resolve issues, to get to “yes” efficiently and drive performance
    • Excellent time management and organizational skills
    • Demonstrated success managing multiple projects and competing priorities under pressure
    • Highly motivated self-starter with demonstrated growth mindset and passion for learning
    • Ability to break down complex legal concepts to internal clients in a practical, understandable way that balances legal risk and business objectives
    • Rigorous attention to detail with the ability to think creatively about unique issues
    • Experience in banking or financial services industry preferred
    • Ability to balance business considerations with legal risk and maintain effective business relationships
    • Enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks and projects
    • Communicates clearly and succinctly to internal and external parties in a variety of communication settings and styles

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