Rushmore Loan Management Services

  • Associate Counsel

    Job Locations US-TX-Dallas
    Job ID
    2019-2631
    Category
    Legal
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    FLSA Status
    Exempt
  • Company Introduction

    Rushmore Loan Management Services is growing rapidly and expanding our team. We want YOU to be a part of it! If you are a top performer looking for a company that can provide opportunities to grow in your career, Rushmore is the place for you. We offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefit package with medical, dental and vision benefits effective Day 1 of employment.

    As a nationwide mortgage servicer licensed in all 50 states with nearly $50 billion in loans being serviced and growing, we offer a dynamic team environment, collaborative culture, and commitment to customer satisfaction.

    Overview

    POSITION SUMMARY:

    The Associate Counsel position is responsible for providing analysis and counsel for a wide range of legal matters, including advising on risk reduction, regulation interpretation, contract creation, negotiations, and litigation.

    Responsibilities

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Provide strategy as the legal team represents the company in various legal proceedings, prepares legal pleadings, motions, discovery, and stipulations.
    • Manage legal relationships with business units and outside counsel.
    • Analyze and interpret legal documents such as promissory notes, mortgages, assignments, allonges, powers of attorney, and other financial documents (e.g., mortgage payment records) and court document such as complaints, answers, motions, orders and so forth.
    • Assist with management of litigation.
    • Manage tasks with LegalTracker/Serengeti software.
    • Summarize proceedings and identify key factual and legal issues of the cases.
    • Read, understand, and summarize arguments in opponents' pleadings, memoranda, and briefs
    • Answer written discovery and locate, review, and segregate documents to be produced at discovery process of litigation or administrative hearing and provide for production and delivery of the documents.
    • Perform investigatory work, such as locating pertinent business records and correspondence.
    • Assist in preparation for trial or administrative hearings by reviewing, organizing, and indexing documents, and maintaining and updating casefile logs, and other systems of case management recordkeeping.
    • Escalate significant business or legal issues, assuring matters are handled timely.
    • Provide litigation reports.
    • Track litigation disputes to resolution.
    • Provide training and direction to staff.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:

    • Strong oral and written communication skills, with an ability to interact effectively with people in a variety of corporate roles
    • Ability to handle ambiguity, juggle many matters at once and quickly shift from one situation or task to another
    • Excellent time management and organization skills
    • Experience addressing a wide variety of corporate legal issues in an innovative manner
    • Strong work ethic
    • Solid foundation and understanding of legal documents and contracts
    • Ability to work in a high-pressure, fast paced environment
    • Demonstrate sound judgment and decision making

    EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

    • Bachelor's Degree and a JD Degree from a law school required.
    • Admission to a state bar with an active membership in good standing.
    • Minimum 1 years of experience practicing law in related fields.
    • Mortgage company or law firm experience with federal and state financial services laws affecting residential real estate lending and servicing preferred.

    MACHINES, OFFICE EQUIPMENT & SOFTWARE:

    • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications
    • Computer, Fax, email programs
    • Westlaw
    • Fidelity MSP (Mortgage Servicing Platform)
    • LPS (Lender Processing Services)
    • Working knowledge of LegalTracker/Serengeti preferred

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