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Associate General Counsel

Job ID 18010365 Date posted 03/12/2018 Primary Location Dallas-Texas-United States of America

Job Summary

This position will be responsible for advising the Company on corporate and securities matters and assist with the day to day management of the Corporate Secretary’s office. Will assist with corporate transactions related to the Company’s capital structure including stock offerings and stock-related transactions, and credit facilities. Assists the Human Resources group related to executive compensation matters. Works closely with General Counsel and as required, provides legal support to other Executive Committee members and the Board of Directors. Provides general advice regarding corporate governance, transactional matters and other corporate matters. Will oversee the legal function in mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures, as required.

Primary Responsibilities

· Assist with supporting MoneyGram International and its subsidiaries with corporate governance, corporate secretarial and Board matters, including the public company, regulated entities and non-profit entities. Serving as secretary at Board committee meetings, will assist in developing Board agendas and materials for MGI and its subsidiaries and coordinate the process for materials development, collection and distribution for such meetings and developing governance documentation including minutes of meetings. Assist and support with day to day management of the Corporate Secretary’s office.

· Assists in development and implementation of policies and procedures for securities law. Provide advice to the Company’s senior management team regarding securities laws and corporate matters. Ensures SEC compliance, participating in, completing and submitting SEC forms 10K, 10Q, 8K, and other necessary SEC filings and drafting. Work with the senior management team to review quarterly earnings releases, and manages the annual proxy statement process, legal review of press releases and other public disclosure.

· Effectively instruct and manage outside counsel in multiple jurisdictions on mergers and acquisitions. Supervise due diligence projects, and oversees the drafting of sale and purchase agreements and ancillary documentation. Oversee and review service and performance provided by outside counsel providing feedback as appropriate, and negotiates rates and project costs.

· Provide support in managing corporate transactions involving the Company’s capital structure, including recapitalization, stock offering and credit transactions. Work with members in the Accounting, Finance and Treasury groups related to these transactions.

· Provide advice to the Human Resources group related to executives, including compensation, benefits and retention and severance issues. Coordinate with accounting on such matters and advise the Company regarding disclosure and related issues on these topics and managing approvals for such compensation with the MGI Board.

· Provide advice to the Company’s Treasury group in interpreting credit and debt agreements and managing the Company’s investment portfolio. Assist with bank agreements and provide interpretive advice regarding credit agreement provisions impacting the Company’s business. Assist with corporate approvals related to banking and Treasury matters.

· Provide advice regarding general corporate matters, corporate governance matters, transactional matters, contract and other general matters as required by the business. Ensures that all legal issues are communicated to the group and General Counsel as appropriate.

· Develop, implement and manage a multi-million-dollar budget. Ensure departmental activities are performed within budget guidelines, and appropriate financial information is communicated to Finance teams to facilitate timely and accurate financial reporting.


  • J.D. from an accredited law school required


  • Minimum 10 years’ experience at a large law firm and/or in-house corporate department in the substantive areas described above.
  • Broad-based legal experience, including transactional, commercial, product development and providing legal advice to senior management
  • Significant international commercial and corporate legal experience in all aspects of financial services regulation
  • Demonstrated ability to create and supervise a strong legal team, including supervising attorneys and other legal staff
  • Proven ability to translate high-level corporate goals and strategies into functional objectives and direction to staff
  • Ability to collaborate with and influence internal executive management and external stakeholders
  • Ability to tailor communications to the size and nature of the audience, including business and senior management, and other internal and external business contacts regarding difficult and complex issues
  • Strong negotiation skills, proven ability to promote ideas and decisions professionally and persuasively, even when faced with resistance
  • Proven ability to make sound and timely decisions in the face of uncertainty and ambiguity
  • Ability to quickly and effectively assess potential financial and legal risks and make well-reasoned decisions
  • Experience in financial services industry, preferred
  • Experience working with and understanding of laws and regulations that impact Money Services Businesses or banks, preferred
  • Experience providing legal advice and support on legislative, regulatory and public policy matters, preferred

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