vp general counsel chief compliance officer resume example with 13+ years of experience

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Professional Summary

Dynamic and high-performing Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer with 20+ years of corporate legal experience. Responsible for all aspects of legal, compliance, and licensing affairs impacting PlanSource Benefits Administration, Inc., a global technology company with 750+ employees that provides software and technology-enabled services for benefits administration to nearly 5.5 million consumers. Chief legal advisor and business partner to senior and executive management, while also working with stakeholders at a variety of management levels throughout the company. Highly experienced and skilled in drafting and negotiating complex service and commercial contracts and ensuring compliance and enforcement of terms. Seasoned compliance professional well-versed in risk management, policy development, reporting and strategic planning. Advanced knowledge of regulatory compliance with proven track record of partnering with executives and business leaders to identify vulnerabilities and create corrective actions. Accomplished in project management, leadership and team collaboration. Innovative in creatively solving problems while adhering to company values, policies, and procedures.

  • Corporate and business legal issues
  • Employment and labor law
  • Data privacy and security
  • Licensing and regulatory compliance
  • Intellectual property law
  • Corporate transactions
  • Business law
  • Contract drafting, reviewing, and negotiation
  • Legal research and writing
  • Investigation skills
  • Corporate compliance and ethics
  • Conflict resolution and settlement negotiation
  • Persuasive communicator
  • Presentations
  • Policy and Procedure Development
  • Relationship building
St. Thomas University School of Law Miami, FL, Expected in 2000 Juris Doctorate : - GPA :
Florida International University Miami, FL Expected in 1993 Bachelor of Science : - GPA :
Work History
Pacific Medical Centers - SVP, General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer
Agoura Hills, CA, 05/2011 - Current
  • As chief legal advisor to executive management, provide ongoing counsel on all legal and compliance matters impacting various PlanSource companies. Lead and handle complex and pivotal legal work in a fast-paced environment by using sound judgment, integrity, business acumen, and decisiveness.
  • Handle corporate legal matters through in-depth knowledge of laws and regulations relating to company business practices, policies, and procedures.
  • Assess known and anticipated risks to companies. Create and implement company legal and business strategies to respond to and mitigate and minimize such risks.
  • Handle complex commercial transactions, including service agreements, software license agreements, vendor agreements, real estate leases, technology agreements, and employment agreements.
  • Increase company growth through effective collaboration with sales, operations, product, and marketing departments.
  • Conduct internal investigations, draft position statements, and communicate directly with state and federal government agencies, including the EEOC and DOL.
  • Direct, draft, and implement company policies and procedures relating to legal, compliance, HR matters, and Code of Conduct.
  • Assist with the delivery of corporate-level functions and activities related to Human Resources. Oversee reduction-in-force procedures to ensure both company and employee compliance with contracts and applicable federal and state laws and regulations.
  • Identify potential areas of compliance vulnerability and risk to develop and implement corrective action plans. Counsel committees and department heads regarding compliance risks and standards.
  • Led merger and acquisition due diligence investigations and handle integration legal aspects, including the2019 acquisition of PlanSource by Vista Equity Partners Management, LLC, a leading investment firm focused on enterprise software, data, and technology-enabled businesses.
  • Serve as Corporate Secretary and manage all ongoing regulatory and licensing activities.
  • Oversee registration and management of trademarks, copyrights, and all other IP-related matters.
  • Increase legal department efficiency by analyzing data and maximizing opportunities for improved business process flows and overall departmental productivity.
  • Select and direct outside counsel to assist with cost-effective strategy and risk management of litigation and other legal matters.
  • Represent the company at various legal and legislative conferences, seminars, and functions, and speak at multiple events.
  • Supervise and mentor legal department staff, setting policies and coordinating daily operations. Develop close business relationships with managers, employees, and stakeholders.
  • Reduce costs by continuously streamlining contract lifecycle management processes, including procurement and implementation of specialized legal operations software such as Apttus, DocuSign, and Salesforce.
Patricia S. Barnard - Attorney & Legal/HR/Compliance Consultant
City, STATE, 05/2009 - 05/2011
  • Provided general legal consulting services to companies relating to corporate and business matters, regulatory compliance, privacy and security, labor and employment law, human resources, intellectual property, and software technology.
  • Coordinate with clients and their HR teams to create and deliver comprehensive HR solutions.
  • Drafted, reviewed, and negotiated commercial contracts and agreements.
  • Investigated and prepared responses to administrative charges and complaints filed with state and local civil rights agencies.
  • Designed and implemented compliance and privacy programs, policies, and procedures for various organizations.
PlanSource Holdings, Inc - Associate General Counsel
City, STATE, 10/2007 - 05/2009
  • Served as Associate Counsel for a multi-national professional employer organization (PEO) specializing in employer outsourcing management services.
  • Provided day-to-day counsel, guidance, and representation to the company on complex legal, compliance, human resources, and operational issues.
  • Developed, reviewed, and revised employee policies, procedures, and training and seminar materials.
  • Conceived, developed, and introduced a series of innovative HR and compliance training policies and programs for middle and upper management, including HIPAA and privacy policies and training programs.
  • Drafted, reviewed, and negotiated commercial contracts and agreements.
  • Assisted General Counsel with various other legal and compliance matters as assigned.

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • St. Thomas University School of Law
  • Florida International University

Job Titles Held:

  • SVP, General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer
  • Attorney & Legal/HR/Compliance Consultant
  • Associate General Counsel


  • Juris Doctorate
  • Bachelor of Science

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