Atlantic City, New Jersey
This position is with Roar Digital, MGM-GVC's joint venture and is located in New Jersey. This joint venture unites the UK's biggest retail betting operator with one of the world's biggest casino groups in a joint bid to build a world-class sports betting and on-line gamin platform.
It is the primary responsibility of the Vice President and Legal Counsel to serve as ROAR's chief legal officer. The Vice President and Legal Counsel will provide senior management with effective advice on company strategies and their implementation, manage the company's legal function, obtain and oversee the work of outside counsel, and ensure that Roar operates with the highest standards of integrity to maintain compliance with the various laws and requirements applicable to Roar's business. The VP & LC will have an in depth understanding of the legal and regulatory framework for online gaming and sports betting in the United States.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Proactively support ROAR business and regulatory activities and other related initiatives.
Present a proactive management style that looks beyond problems and current practices to develop solutions to maximize the effectiveness of operations.
Draft, reviews, negotiates, and administers a broad variety of agreements including non-disclosure agreements, management agreements, service contracts, affiliate agreements, access agreements, payment processing agreements, goods/services agreements and marketing agreements.
Respond to general legal questions regarding operations, including compliance with applicable regulatory agencies.
Oversee human resource law compliance and provides advice and counsel on human resource related issues.
Administer ROAR protocol agreed upon by MGM and GVC in certain areas (legal, compliance, government affairs, etc.)
Oversee ROAR government affairs issues and processes including i) reviews and comments upon draft laws and regulations in both established and emerging jurisdictions; and ii) retains and manages ROAR lobbyists.
Prepare gaming license applications in relevant jurisdictions for ROAR, coordinates related filings by MGM and GVC, and establishes and maintains excellent rapport/relationships with gaming regulators in jurisdictions in which ROAR is licensed or seeks licensure.
Ensure that ROAR obtains and maintains any applicable business licenses in jurisdictions in which ROAR conducts business.
Oversees ROAR's anti-money laundering compliance program
Perform legal research regarding legal matters; provides guidance on compliance with, and interpretation of, applicable local, state and federal laws and regulations.
Attend operations and other meetings to provide legal support.
Oversee risk management, including litigation avoidance and litigation management.
Oversee compliance with ROAR internal policies.
Provide sound, well-reasoned legal advice to the Company's various groups.
Develop and maintains strong business relationships among the various internal business groups requiring legal support and outside counsel
Manage Legal Department financial, operational, and staff-related matters
Perform traditional corporate secretary duties including but not limited to organizing and attending ROAR board meetings, maintaining minutes and other corporate books and records.
Perform other job-related duties as requested.
Juris Doctor Degree.
Minimum of ten (10) years of gaming law practice or relevant regulatory compliance, including anti-money laundering compliance which includes significant experience drafting and negotiating various commercial agreements.
Effectively communicate in English, both oral and written forms.
Ability to demonstrate and adhere to highest standards of ethics and integrity
Substantive knowledge and understanding of legal strategies and principles; ability to analyze and apply legal principles and precedents to legal issues; ability to perform legal research, evaluate alternatives and make sound recommendations.
Excellent research and writing skills; ability to prepare clear, concise and complete legal documents, reports, correspondence and other communications materials on complex legal issues; ability to communicate effectively in English, in both written and oral forms; ability to make effective public presentations. Candidates may be required to provide a writing sample.
Ability to exercise initiative, independent judgment, and work with discretion
Ability to deal effectively with all business contacts, including government agencies, and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, internal clients, and external business partners.
Sound judgment and superior decision-making, multi-tasking and problem-solving skills; ability to meet prescribed deadlines.
Basic proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and MS Outlook.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
Self motivated and self directed and able to work without direct supervision on assigned projects and tasks.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
Professional appearance and demeanor.
Previous general corporate and business experience.
Previous experience in supervising and coordinating outside counsel and other advisors.
Previous experience with a top law firm or a government regulatory agency.
Previous in-house counsel experience.