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Associate Attorney

Company: WEX, inc.
Location: Fargo
Posted on: January 16, 2020

Job Description:

WEX Inc. (NYSE:WEX) is a leading provider of business-to-business physical, digital and virtual card payment solutions. WEX s fleet, corporate and health payment solutions provide its customers comprising small businesses, large fleets and corporations with unparalleled security and control across a wide spectrum of business sectors. We are executing against a multi-pronged growth strategy that enables us to maintain our leadership position and we hire people who share our passion for continuous innovation, client service and process improvement.

The Associate Attorney will provide legal advice and counsel to all business lines at Discovery Benefits and WEX Health, as directed by his/her manager, the head of Legal for both companies. The Associate Attorney will interact with senior management in various strategic areas, including new product development. Negotiating contracts with prospective customers will be a substantial component of legal work. Responsible to facilitate coordination by other lawyers within WEX Health, Discovery Benefits and WEX Inc.



ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

Negotiate complex contracts, with emphasis on those on the full continuum of the sales process, starting with non-disclosure agreements through services agreements and amendments, professional services statements of work, vendor contracts, and similar agreements.

Advise on legal and regulatory issues affecting new product and software development for the companies.

Collaborate with business clients on risk mitigation and risk management.

Collaborate with business units and other members of the Legal team on strategic corporate initiatives and transactions.

Provide litigation management with oversight and management of outside counsel, budget and insurance claims.

Collaborate with WEX Inc. Legal team members, particularly those advising Procurement, Human Resources, M&A and Compliance.

Perform management of staff within WEX HR parameters

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Expert knowledge level in industry laws and regulations affecting all lines of business offered through WEX Health, Inc. and Discovery Benefits, LLC. On point experience with tax-qualified products, such as health savings accounts, flexible spending accounts and health reimbursement arrangements, Software as a Service (SaaS), corporate transactions, applicable Intellectual Property issues preferred.

Leadership skills, including demonstrated strength in building strong interpersonal relationships that foster open communications to aid in problem solving

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Ability to apply strong problem-solving skills and excellent judgment to develop pragmatic, business-oriented solutions, including the ability to size a legal issue and its attendant risks to the business

Project management skills and experience working on process improvement

Ability to manage multiple, conflicting priorities

Ability to resolve issues/conflicts and negotiate and facilitate internal project groups, with

experience driving such groups to successful completion and desired results

Ability to work independently, yet still be team-oriented

Ability to write reports, business presentations, policies, procedures and operating guidelines

High ethical standards

Intellectual curiosity and ability to maintain a high level of technical expertise and keep abreast of key industry and company developments

Staff management experience preferred

GENERAL DUTIES: All other duties as assigned.

WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: 5-10+ years pragmatic legal experience.

EDUCATION: JD required with Bar admittance in at least one jurisdiction.

LOCATION: Fargo, ND or Minneapolis, MN

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER/VETS/DISABILITY

Keywords: WEX, inc., Fargo , Associate Attorney, Legal , Fargo, North Dakota

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