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Corporate Counsel

Company: H&R Block
Location: KANSAS CITY
Posted on: September 13, 2021

Job Description:

What you'll do...

H&R Block, the world's leader in tax preparation services, is looking for a Corporate Counsel. You will empower customers through our Fintech startup focused on providing financially vulnerable and coping consumers access to innovative financial services. Financially backed by one of the largest alternative financial services providers in the Americas, this startup is well-positioned to disrupt the US financial services industry for the underserved. The company is currently in pre-launch and is expected to enter the market early-2022.This position is located at our corporate headquarters in downtown Kansas City.

Day to day, you'll...

  • Provide legal advice to H&R Block, Inc. and its subsidiaries on a variety of complex legal issues, including business operations, e-commerce, and sophisticated transactions in support of strategic initiatives, with a focus on financial products and financial technology initiatives
  • Research, analyze and provide practical advice to business units and Company executives related to new and existing financial products and services
  • Work closely with the Vice President/Deputy General Counsel, General Counsel, and other attorneys in the legal department to provide high-level legal support on a variety of initiatives
  • Provide oversight and legal advice related to responses to regulatory and other inquires complaints and disputes
  • Assist with legal review and risk mitigation regarding all aspects of financial products and services including product disclosures and agreements, online terms, client notifications including email and texts, servicing and operations.
  • Monitor new and evolving laws that may impact the business or its products and services and assist with the implementation of compliant solutions
  • Draft, review and negotiate a broad range of contracts in support of strategic initiatives.
  • Manage outside counsel to achieve timely and desired results within budget
  • Travel occasionally, as required for business needs or continuing legal education
  • Periodically assist with diverse high-demand legal projects outside the normal area of focus


About H&R Block...

We're here to live our purpose-to provide help and inspire confidence in our clients and communities everywhere. We take our work personally, because we know what it represents: Families and homes. Livelihoods and lives.

We've been true to that purpose since brothers Henry and Richard Bloch founded our company in 1955. Since then, we've grown to approximately 12,000 tax offices throughout the United States and around the world. When you join our team, you'll add to the momentum of a forward-thinking company-one that defined an industry and is now leading its transformation.

It would be even better if you also had...

  • Significant experience providing legal advice relating to banking, financial technology, and/or payment systems
  • Significant experience providing legal advice relating to consumer protection, marketing, and/or privacy laws relating to banking, financial technology and/or payment systems


What you'll bring to the team...

  • Juris Doctorate degree plus license to practice law in one or more states. A current member of the Missouri Bar or an ability to become a member of the Missouri Bar within six months
  • Five to ten years of corporate legal experience at a large law firm or corporate or financial institution legal department
  • Strong business acumen and an eagerness to partner with internal colleagues to solve legal and business issues
  • Ability to plan and coordinate multiple projects and work initiatives at the same time
  • Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills, including presentation skills
  • Experience dealing with clients and external constituencies
  • Ability to spot issues and recommend effective and creative solutions
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills
  • A positive attitude, a collegial approach, and an instinct to go "above and beyond" in order to achieve the optimal outcome for the Company


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Keywords: H&R Block, Kansas City , Corporate Counsel, Other , KANSAS CITY, Kansas

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