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Altura Credit Union

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Altura Credit Union - Riverside, CA


Altura Credit Union

$1.3B Assets

Riverside, CA


The General Counsel is responsible for leading corporate strategic and operational legal initiatives and providing legal advice to the credit union regarding a variety of matters including regulatory compliance, contracts, litigation, insurance and risk management, intellectual property, governance, consumer and commercial lending, deposit transactions, loan documentation, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, and general corporate matters.


This position is responsible for ensuring that the activities of the credit union comply with lending, BSA/AML and other consumer protection laws, regulations, and statements of policy as well as internally-developed policies and procedures.  This position also oversees the compliance and risk management functions of Altura and its affiliate companies by directly supervising the Compliance Manager and Enterprise Risk Analyst.


Qualified candidates will develop and administer the credit union’s operational and strategic risk management programs including developing and implementing mitigation strategies.  They will also be responsible for the ERM platform, reporting, and enhancements. Candidates must have a doctorate from an American Bar Association-accredited law school, admission (and active license) to the California State Bar, a minimum of seven (7) years of legal practice or corporate in-house work, and financial services or credit union experience (with strong contracts and contract negotiations background) is preferred.  This position also requires excellent presentation skills with individuals and groups, the ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects under heavy deadlines, excellent organizational skills, and the ability to travel as required. College-level mathematics and an understanding of financial accounting calculations are also required, and a fluency in Spanish is preferred.


Altura - Enriching Lives and Empowering Dreams


Altura bases its business ethics on five core value principles:

  • Respect

  • Integrity

  • Innovation

  • Passion

  • Excellence


Altura Credit Union

Location: Riverside, CA