Corporate Counsel (Charlotte, US)

Corporate Counsel (Charlotte, US)

About the Role

The Corporate Counsel position will be an integral part of Passport's growing team, joining a fast-paced and exciting environment. The Corporate Counsel will report to the General Counsel and be involved in a wide variety of activities that help drive business growth and improve the operations and maturity of the legal function.  This role will provide the opportunity for meaningful professional development supporting mission-critical activities in a sophisticated, high-growth environment and to interface directly with the company's senior management.

Principally, the legal department negotiates and manages the company’s contracts, in some cases multimillion dollar deals; leads compliance, regulatory, and governance matters; and manages risk.  Given the nature of Passport’s business, the legal department is involved in almost every aspect of the company’s business, including mergers and acquisitions, strategic partnerships, sales, procurement, product development, brand and marketing strategy, and employment matters.  The Corporate Counsel will support all of these activities and -- in so doing -- will collaborate extensively with colleagues across multiple business departments and product lines, including at the executive level.


At the outset, the Corporate Counsel will primarily support Passport’s efforts in integrating the operations of NuPark, a recently acquired company that is a wholly owned subsidiary of Passport. This will involve harmonizing the contracting processes and systems and supporting new sales opportunities that will be enabled from the combined set of products and capabilities, as well as coordinating the legal aspects of consolidation activities like combining shared tools and services.  The Corporate Counsel will also provide legal training to functional business units on Passport policies and procedures, as needed. As Passport continues to evaluate and consummate strategic mergers and acquisitions, this set of responsibilities may continue beyond the initial efforts associated with NuPark.

Time permitting outside of the above responsibilities, the Corporate Counsel will also perform the following responsibilities:

  • Drafting and negotiating complex sales and procurement contracts
  • Supporting the preparation of business development proposals
  • Advising business teams on legal issues relating to product offerings and third party relationships
  • Assisting in the preparation of internal company policies, maintaining the company's policy library, coordinating review and update of policies, and supporting audits for compliance
  • Researching and reporting to the General Counsel and senior leadership regarding matters such as data privacy and information security, payments processing, and accessibility
  • Supporting due diligence in connection with mergers, acquisitions, or other strategic investments, and preparing and negotiating deal paperwork
  • Overseeing the preparation and filing of annual reports and other required filings
  • Performing other corporate, transactional, and governance tasks and ad hoc projects, such as litigation matters, as needed

In sum, this position offers the opportunity for a talented and motivated attorney to touch every facet of Passport’s business that has a legal nexus and to help the Legal department achieve best-in-class status.  The General Counsel has spent years in private practice and in-house, and is committed to running a professional and service-focused department and to supporting the personal and professional development of the person who will occupy this role.

About You

You must be a jack or jill of all trades, yet with specific and deep experience supporting post-closing integration efforts.  You are not content simply to follow directions, but are inquisitive and proactive and seek to improve the work of the legal department and the overall business. You set the bar high with your daily work product and consistently hold yourself to that standard. You do your best work when you have autonomy and ownership of a project or task, but don't hesitate to seek direction when you're at a crossroads or in unfamiliar territory. You exercise good judgment day-in, day-out. You have a knack for continuous improvement and for figuring out the scalable and sustainable solution. You thrive in a constantly changing, fast-paced environment. You balance short- and long-term objectives. You multitask complex, longer-term projects while also firefighting time-sensitive matters. You communicate clearly and concisely. You don't shy away from but embrace a challenge. You are content to work through ambiguity or uncertainty.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor degree from an ABA-accredited institution
  • Active Bar licensure (North Carolina preferred)
  • 6+ years’ experience in private law practice or in-house, preferably a combination of both
  • Experience negotiating and drafting commercial contracts, specifically from a SaaS perspective
  • Proficiency with G Suite, Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Pro, and Mac laptops and operating systems
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Self-starter with strong desire to learn
  • Exceptionally detail-oriented and organized
  • Able to prioritize and multitask
  • Able to support business colleagues with varying degrees of business and legal maturity
  • Able to “own” projects through to completion in a timely manner with minimal supervision
  • Excellent teamwork skills and ability to work collaboratively with a wide variety of individuals at all levels within the company

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2-4 years of experience supporting post-closing integration efforts, preferably in high-growth, venture-backed companies
  • Knowledge of GDPR and other privacy laws relating to personal data

About Us

Passport transforms the way cities manage their operations. The fintech company’s mobile-first platform has been adopted by more than 450 cities, universities, and private operators around the world in cities including Chicago, Toronto, London, and Miami, across more than 5,000 locations. Passport’s product lines – parking, transit and tolling payments, parking enforcement, and permit management – enable organizations in the public and private sectors to streamline their operations, enhance customer service, and make data-driven decisions. Consistently recognized as one of the fastest growing companies and Best Places to Work in Charlotte, North Carolina, Passport has an ingrained practice of putting People First – a guiding principle in its culture.

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