VP PACA Enforcement, Workouts and Legal Affairs Jobs in Los Angeles, CA at ProducePay
Title: VP PACA Enforcement, Workouts and Legal Affairs
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Salary: $200K – $250K*
Category: Finance & Insurance
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
PACA Litigation, workouts and collections
Manages PACA litigation brought by Company against Buyers not paying company for Produce Received from our growers
Work with CFO and Chief Risk Officer on work outs of problematic deals
Assist collection process with drafting PACA legal notices for payment defaults or product being received by buyers outside of ProducePay network by growers who are in violation of contract with ProducePay
Help with drafting changes to existing contracts to enhance future ability to collect and enforce our PACA rights
Travel to attend litigation in different federal district courts
Take over open litigation matters from outside PACA litigators
Manage relationships with outside litigators when counsel is needed on new issues
Assist C-Suite on general corporate matters as needed
Assist CFO with equity fundraising initiatives and legal diligence including 2020 series C
Manage relationship with outside corporate counsel (DLA Piper)
Assist HR Manager on potential employment related with assistance of outside counsel
Assist Risk team on optimizing security interest in USA and LATAM
Tracks laws and regulations that might affect organizations policies and proposes necessary changes. Early identification, advice and resolution of legal and compliance risks
Education, Skills, & Experience
Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school and admission in good standing to the bar.
5-7 years of litigation experience
Significant PACA case experience
Demonstrated understanding of the fundamental legal aspects of secured lending.
Aggressive personality willing to help on collection and workout minimizing need for litigation
Effective negotiation, communication and drafting skills.
Ability to understand, interpret, and explain complex contractual terms and legal issues to business clients in a simple, practical manner.
Ability to assist on all facets of challenging financing transactions, from preliminary/conceptual advice through structuring, due diligence, negotiating, drafting, closing, and post-closing integration.
Excellent organizational, communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
Willingness and ability to learn new practice areas and new businesses and financial products.
Professional business image, with strong verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to learn quickly and work independently and as part of a high-performance team.
Willing to travel 15-20% of the time.
Valid through: 5/27/2020