Overview

Financial Services Attorney – Securities & Retail Franchising Job at Virginia State Corporation Commission – 3.1 in Richmond, VA

Financial Services Attorney – Securities & Retail Franchising

Anticipated Starting Salary Range: $75,723 – $100,000

Starting Salary Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience

The State Corporation Commission’s (“SCC” or “Commission”) Office of General Counsel (“OGC”) seeks a staff attorney to join its Financial Services section. Attorneys in this section handle cases for the SCC’s Bureau of Financial Institutions, Division of Securities and Retail Franchising, Bureau of Insurance, as well as the Clerk’s Office. The Financial Services Attorney will provide legal counsel primarily to the Division of Securities and Retail Franchising (“SRF”) by supporting all sections of SRF, which include Registration, Examination, Audit, and Enforcement. This attorney will support other attorneys in OGC, as well as work with SRF Division staff concerning all matters within the SRF Division’s regulatory jurisdiction. The selected attorney for this position will provide legal advice concerning issues and laws governing securities, retail franchising, and trademarks; prepare draft Commission orders, opinions, regulations, administrative procedures, memoranda, and correspondence concerning SRF matters; and appear as needed before the Commission as staff counsel in formal proceedings concerning SRF matters and related hearings.

Minimum Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred qualifications for this position include some experience in regulatory and administrative law. At a minimum, candidates must have graduated from an accredited law school and i) be a member of the Virginia State Bar (or have passed the July 2021 Virginia Bar Exam and be eligible for membership in the Virginia State Bar), or ii) be eligible for membership by motion. Ideal candidates for this position will have the ability to: research questions of law and interpret rulings; analyze difficult and novel legal questions; draft legal memoranda, opinions, and pleadings; and participate in formal proceedings before the Commission. Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential. Time management skills, the ability to handle multiple projects, and the ability to meet deadlines are also critical to these positions. Any experience in the financial services industry, especially with financial institutions, securities, and/or investments, is considered a plus.

Special Requirements

How to Apply

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply on the Commission’s Career Center website at https://careercenter.scc.virginia.gov. Please note that the SCC does not accept applications directly through the Virginia Jobs website.

This position will remain open until filled; however, interested candidates are strongly encouraged to apply by October 28, 2021.

Special Instructions to Applicants

How to Apply

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply on the Commission’s Career Center website at https://careercenter.scc.virginia.gov. Please note that the SCC does not accept applications directly through the Virginia Jobs website.

This position will remain open until filled; however, interested candidates are strongly encouraged to apply by October 28, 2021.

Name Whitney Mays

Phone 804-371-9000

Fax

Email [email protected]

Address

About the Company

Company: Virginia State Corporation Commission – 3.1

Company Location:  Richmond, VA

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