The Supervising Partner - Attorney is responsible for managing the attorneys and employees of the Florida Division of the firm, whose primary clients are mortgage lenders and servicers, banks, and other mortgage investors throughout the region. Supervisory duties include the compliance with FHA, VA, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and loan servicer/investor guidelines. This person will be responsible for the development, forecasting and managing of the department annual P&L. This person will manage and direct a team of Attorneys, Managers, Supervisors, and legal professionals providing both legal and operational oversight as required with daily business operations for the judicial foreclosure process for the State of Florida. This person will utilize expert legal knowledge and experience as necessary to manage the litigation process on behalf of National Lending Institutions with an emphasis on mortgage foreclosures and the defense of clients in complex civil litigation cases, including the analysis and preparation of case management strategy, the mitigation of client exposure, and compliance. This person will actively manage and develop existing and potential business
Specific Duties, Activities, and Responsibilities:
Must attend mediations, trials, and hearings, and other duties as assigned
Must be accountable for legal, risk mitigation and cost control while remaining compliant with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the Office of Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)
Must manage and oversee Florida portfolio of over 6,000 files
Must collaborate with executive manage, senior leadership, and team members throughout the firm, including Bankruptcy, Litigation, Title, REO, Human Resources, Accounting, and IT Departments, to ensure operational and legal compliance
Must manage Attorneys and Paralegals
Must develop departmental policies, procedures and goals.
Must be willing and able to travel on an as needed basis
Must be able to work well with all members of the group
Must be willing and able to write articles and make presentations to clients, trade associations
Must be willing and able to participate in marketing initiatives / business development
Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects and cases
Assist with other duties and special projects as needed
Bachelor’s Degree with a Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school
Minimum of eight years of litigation/courtroom experience and default management (foreclosure, title, bankruptcy, evictions and REO)
Member of the state Bar while maintaining all necessary licensing and continuing legal education requirements
Subject matter expert in their field
Manage Employees and P&L responsibility
Must be proficient in performing legal research and writing
Must be proficient in taking & defending depositions
Must be proficient in drafting pleadings, briefs, affidavits, discovery, proposed orders, as well as correspondence, memoranda, and opinion letter
Proficiency with Fastcase or Westlaw Must be well-versed in the rules of evidence, introducing evidence, and civil procedure in both state and federal court
General Competency Factors:
Leads the operations including case assignment, hiring, supervision and professional development of the staff
Leads and directs the work of others
Must be proficient in software tools, including but not limited to Word, Excel, Outlook, and the Internet.
Must possess strong written and verbal communications skills.
Must provide excellent customer service to internal and external customers
Identifies and solves issues in a timely manner.
Must be extremely organized and be able to multi-task.
Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
Conscientious with respect to work completion, deadlines, time management and attendance.
Takes initiative in face of obstacles and identifies what needs to be done and takes action.
Demonstrates commitment to Firm’s vision, mission, and core values.
Analytical and detail oriented, while working at a fast pace and capable of multi-tasking.
Develops professional relationships and builds rapport with others.
Overall good work ethic and willingness to adapt to change.