Overview

DIRECTOR OF LEGAL AND COMPLIANCE OPERATIONS
Jersey City, NJ
 
 
About Us

We are BetMGM. We are revolutionizing sports betting and online gaming in the United States. We are a partnership between two powerhouse organizations—MGM Resorts International and Entain Group. You know our name through our exciting portfolio of brands including BetMGM Sportsbook, Borgata online, Party Casino and Party Poker. We aim to bring our ideas into action and find ways to deliver the best quality in gaming platforms.

We understand that each card in the deck plays a unique role in any given hand, just as our employees each play a unique role in accomplishing our goals as a company. We strive to create a culture of empathy where our employees feel valued, heard, and comfortable bringing their authentic selves to work. We want to build a product and a workplace that reflect the communities we serve so we approach our work fearlessly, take responsibility when we get it wrong, and ante-up again. We play to win, and we are all-in together.

We were recognized as one of Glassdoor’s “Best Places to Work”.

About the Role

Working closely with the Chief Legal Officer, you will lead the Legal & Compliance Department’s efforts to become more efficient and effective. This is an exciting role for a legal and compliance operations professional to work collaboratively with leaders in the department to continuously improve workflows, systems and processes.  This role requires a highly motivated change agent who is excited about developing and leading scalable processes, organizational models, and workflows to increase the quality, efficiency, value, and effectiveness of the department’s operations and service delivery. 
 
Responsibilities
Optimize existing processes and establish workflows for day-to-day operations by addressing complex issues related to large scale projects such as contract management, records retention, litigation support, document management and institutional knowledge management. 
Implement and maintain a Governance, Risk and Compliance (“GRC”) platform to track and organize the voluminous regulatory requirements that apply to our business and related policies, internal controls and regulator inquiries.
Refine and continuously improve the effectiveness of legal and compliance training.
Partner with leaders in the department to create financial tracking, responsible spending practices, support Finance partners with forecasting to optimize spending and impact on business strategies.
Influence all department members to have a financial mindset, optimize spending, ensure transparency of spending best practice and hold teams accountable by tracking, managing and analyzing spend practices. 
Identify, develop, and enforce processes and policies to manage legal operations including outside counsel usage and spend; selection of outside firms, negotiate alternative fee arrangements, develop billing guidelines, and optimize vendor relationships. 
Partner with cross-functional teams to build on established partnerships, drive strategic company-wide initiatives, and collaborate on projects. 
Demonstrate advanced knowledge, proactive planning, and skill by designing and driving legal department large scale transformation strategic projects, to positively impact the legal team’s productivity and effectiveness with on-time and on-budget results leveraging benchmarking and market best practices. Ability to be successful with ever changing priorities, flexibility to adapt to changing priorities, business drivers and organizational needs. 
Create and analyze key legal department metrics and KPI’s through reports and dashboards and implement changes to drive improvement and enhance operational performance.  
Perform other related duties as assigned by the Chief Legal Officer.
Maintain confidentiality of company and personal data.
Travel as required.

Education
A Bachelor’s Degree is required; an advanced degree is preferred.

Qualifications  
8+ years of legal/compliance operations or other relevant experience.
Prior experience developing playbooks, policies, and procedures.
Demonstrated ability to independently move projects forward by gaining support needed from others while working in a cross-functional role.
High proficiency in oral and written communications.
High proficiency in report writing.
Experience with GRC platforms.
Excellent critical thinking and decision-making skills.
Excellent organizational skills.
Ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
Understand the dynamics of competing business priorities.
Attention to detail and an analytical mind.
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
High level of personal initiative and motivation.
Good interpersonal and presentation skills.
Professional, honest and reliable.
Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and MS Outlook.

About Our Culture

Building BetMGM from the ground up takes effort, energy, and teamwork, but that’s what will make leading this industry all the more satisfying. We stay focused on our main goal with the help of these four company pillars:
Believe in Your Game – Take your shot! There’s a freedom to explore ideas usually only start-ups are lucky enough to experience.
Backed by the Best – With our expertise—merged with that of our world-class investors—we have the opportunity to take this business, and ourselves, farther than anyone has ever imagined.
Do What’s Right – We operate with clarity and simplicity, always doing the right thing by our customers and each other, standing shoulder to shoulder every day.
Hustle Hard – Our combined commitment and ambition is what drives us to create some of the most innovative products in the industry.
 
What We Offer

As a valued employee, we’re committed to giving you the resources and support you need. We offer Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Commuter Benefits, Paid Time Off, Holidays, Employee Resource Groups and more!

Gaming Compliance

Candidate must comply with and support the company’s responsible gambling policies, procedures and initiatives.

This job description is not an exclusive or exhaustive list of duties a person in this position may be asked to perform from time to time.
 

BetMGM LLC is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, sex, age, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, citizenship status, veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, compensation, benefits, training, termination, promotions, or any other condition of employment or career development. If your experience looks a little different from what we’ve identified and you think you’ve got what it takes, we’d love to learn more about you.

If you need assistance or accommodation with your application due to a disability, you may contact us at recruitment@betmgm.com.

About BetMGM

We are BetMGM. We are revolutionizing sports betting and online gaming in the United States. We are a partnership between two powerhouse organizations—MGM Resorts International and Entain Group. You know our name through our exciting portfolio of brands including BetMGM Sportsbook, Borgata online, Party Casino and Party Poker. We aim to bring our ideas into action and find ways to deliver the best quality in gaming platforms.
 
We understand that each card in the deck plays a unique role in any given hand, just as our employees each play a unique role in accomplishing our goals as a company. We strive to create a culture of empathy where our employees feel valued, heard, and comfortable bringing their authentic selves to work. We want to build a product and a workplace that reflect the communities we serve so we approach our work fearlessly, take responsibility when we get it wrong, and ante-up again. We play to win, and we are all-in together.
 
We were recognized as one of Glassdoor’s “Best Places to Work”.