Vertical Screen, Inc. has engaged Major, Lindsey & Africa on an exclusive basis to conduct a search for Chief Compliance Officer/Associate General Counsel to be located in its Warminster, PA or Mt. Laurel, NJ offices (with potential travel to either office). Vertical Screen is an equal opportunity employer. Please do not contact Vertical Screen directly.
Overview: The Chief Compliance Officer/Associate General Counsel (“CCO/AGC”) provides oversight and guidance on all compliance issues. In addition, this role identifies key business risks and legal requirements as well as partners with various departments to meet business needs. The CCO/AGC also provides legal advice on a variety of matters related to compliance.
Manage all compliance and regulatory requirements from the legal/business perspective and provides legal oversight of risk management.
Counsel and advise the organization on a variety of compliance issues.
Apply deep understanding and knowledge of consumer reporting, privacy and data protection laws, including but not limited to:
The Fair Credit Reporting Act and states’ equivalents
Drivers Privacy Protection Act
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and similar data protection laws
Recently enacted U.S. privacy laws including in California, Virginia, and Colorado
Review and advise on relevant compliance developments and updates (including new laws, filed complaints, court opinions, agency advisory guidance), summarizing, and discussing with Operations and senior management, when appropriate, to ensure compliance.
Assess and develop proposed compliance updates/process revisions that are necessary based on legal or regulatory changes.
Manage special compliance projects as they arise; work with cross-functional teams, including IT and Operations, on continual product and process improvement and regulatory compliance.
Review and summarize all internal investigations on new litigation matters, including reviewing all case documents, communications, dispute communications, and other information provided by Operations and develop a complete summary of case background.
Communicate with outside counsel on matters related to all litigation, including discussions on legal theories/strategy, coordination of questions from outside counsel to internal staff, and coordination of all discovery requests in litigation matters (including determining what information we have, what information we need to provide, and what information could be relevant to assist in our defense of each matter).
Review all documents and communications related to litigation matters, including all court filings, response filings, memorandum and communications from counsel, and all documents and information being provided as part of discovery responses.
Utilize understanding of technology development and experience to advise engineers and developers on process improvements and automations.
Research and identify legal requirements and risks in key business activities and with litigation activity.
Research any necessary legal or compliance issues based on internal or client questions, and draft responses to such questions.
Draft and review writings or compliance alerts for clients, including News to Note, Legislative Alerts, White Papers, ComplianceAlerts, and responses to individual inquiries from clients.
Company: Since opening in 1989, Vertical Screen has grown into one of the world's leading applicant screening and onboarding service providers. The company’s CEO and founder actively maintains its corporate structure and innovative technologies, allowing each of its companies to continually attract, retain and service the world's largest and most respected organizations, corporations and government entities.
The Vertical Screen family of companies includes Business Information Group (BIG), which serves the financial services industry; Certiphi Screening, which serves the healthcare industry; and Truescreen, which focuses on the general business sector. Vertical Screen’s sister company, Fieldprint, provides Livescan fingerprinting, remote Form I-9 Section 2 completion, and other remote services exclusively through BIG, Certiphi Screening, Truescreen, and directly to federal and state governments.
The Vertical Screen companies utilize technologically advanced resources to provide comprehensive and in-depth background screening; drug testing and occupational health screening; fingerprinting; DOT and other regulatory compliance services; on-boarding services; international screening; student screening; and vendor/contingent parties screening services.
Compensation: Competitive salary, based on years of experience, and comprehensive medical/prescription/vision benefits, dental benefits, life insurance, paid time off/holidays and 401K match.
Location: Warminster, PA, or Mt. Laurel, NJ Locations (with potential travel to either location).
Relocation: No. Local candidates strongly preferred.
Experience: Five or more years of related consumer reporting law experience. Experience with technical competencies a plus.
Bar: Must be licensed and admitted in good standing to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey (one of those jurisdictions can be admission through an in-house corporate counsel license).
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