Raymond James Managing Attorney in Tampa, Florida

  • Job Summary:

Under general direction with a high level of autonomy, uses extensive knowledge and skills obtained through education and experience, to manage litigation and regulatory matters involving the organization and its subsidiaries. May lead major projects, programs or processes with significant business impact involving cross-functional teams. Influences strategic direction, develops tactical plans and completes complex assignments with substantial latitude for unreviewed actions or decisions. Provides comprehensive solutions to complex problems or needs. End results are evaluated for achieving goals and objectives. Extensive contact with internal customers, senior management and outside counsel is required to identify, research, analyze and resolve complex legal issues with significant impact.

*Essential Duties and Responsibilities: *

  • Performs human resource management activities, including identifying performance problems and approving recommendations for remedial action; evaluating performance; and interviewing of legal department staff.

  • Plans, assigns, monitors, reviews, evaluates the work of legal department staff.

  • Coaches and mentors others, including providing guidance and direction to legal department staff and developing a regular program of continuing education and career development opportunities.

  • Interprets, applies and recommends changes to organizational policies and procedures.

  • Reviews progress of assignments with senior and executive management.

  • Balances conflicting resource and priority demands.

  • Provides advice, counsel and recommendations to senior and executive management on complex business issues.

  • Prepares and delivers written and oral presentations to senior and executive management on legal issues.

  • Maintains expertise in corporate and securities regulatory law.

  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Knowledge of:

  • Advanced concepts, principles and practices of corporate and securities law.

  • Advanced investment concepts, practices and procedures used in the financial securities industry.

  • Principles of banking and finance and securities industry operations.

  • Financial markets and products.

Skill in:

  • Managing a heavy volume of complex corporate legal functions.

  • Preparing and delivering written and oral presentations to all associates including senior and executive management on legal issues.

  • Operating standard office equipment and using required software applications, including legal case management software and Microsoft office.

Ability to:

  • Plan, assign, monitor and lead the work of others.

  • Manage, coach and mentor others.

  • Review performance and evaluate results achieved by others

  • Interpret, apply and recommend changes to organizational policies and procedures.

  • Provide legal advice, counsel and recommendations to senior and executive management on significant issues.

  • Balance conflicting resource and priority demands.

  • Partner with other functional areas to accomplish objectives.

  • Facilitate meetings, ensuring that all viewpoints, ideas and problems are addressed.

  • Gather information, identify linkages and trends and apply findings to assignments.

  • Read, interpret, analyze and apply complex legal information.

  • Interpret and apply policies and identify and recommend changes as appropriate.

  • Prioritize and manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced, dynamically changing environment

  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

  • Work independently as well as collaboratively within a team environment.

  • Handle stressful situations, a heavy diverse case load and provide a high level of customer service in a calm and professional manner.

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships at all levels of the organization, including negotiating resources.

Educational/Previous Experience Requirements:

  • Juris Doctorate with excellent academic credentials and a minimum ten (10) years of progressive corporate and/or securities legal experience.

  • Experience in all levels of the judicial court system; or handling inquires and investigation from authorities governing Self Regulating Organization (SRO) entities.


  • Any equivalent combination of experience, education, and/or training approved by Human Resources.


  • Either current membership in the Florida Bar, admission within twelve (12) months of hire or certifies as Florida authorized house counsel.

Job: *Legal

Organization: *Legal

Title: Managing Attorney

Location: FL-Tampa-St. Petersburg

Requisition ID: 1602498