Spring 2016 OCR Session O Application Open Until May 8 at 11:59 p.m.

The next opportunity to apply for Spring 2016 OCR opportunities, Spring 2016 – Session O, is open and applicants can apply, and modify applications, for employers in this Session until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, May 8, 2016.

Participating employers. Employers participating in this Session include:

Avesta (1Ls and 2Ls for Compliance Summer Associate positions in its Tampa, FL office).  The employer has provided the following information:
We are looking for a talented individual to join our team! The Compliance Summer Associate will assist with litigation, insurance matters, contract negotiation, consulting, risk management, and aiding in other corporate legal and compliance matters. This individual will also assist in the maintenance of Avesta’s database of contract templates and company guidelines.

Boss, Arrighi & Hoag, P.L. (2Ls for Summer Law Clerk positions in its St. Petersburg, FL office).  The employer has provided the following information:
Boss Law, serving the Tampa Bay area and the Treasure Coast, seeks a qualified applicant interested in real estate litigation, creditor related litigation, foreclosure and consumer protection litigation for a law clerk position in our St. Petersburg office.  Applicant qualifications are as follows: currently enrolled in their 2nd year, ability to utilize law library resources and working knowledge of research tools, excellent legal writing skills, strong interpersonal communication skills, self motivated with an ability to work well alone or in a team environment, and should be proficient in Microsoft Word.  Applicants should be prepared to perform complex legal research, assist in the drafting of legal documents, assist in the preparation, communication and review of client files and assist attorneys with all phases of litigation.

State of Illinois, Governor’s Office of Constituent Affairs (3Ls and Recent Graduates for Constituent Affairs Fellowship positions in its Chicago, IL office).  The employer has provided the following information:
The fellowship program within the Governor’s Office of Constituent Affairs provides bright, highly motivated college graduates an opportunity to experience the operations of state government firsthand for one year. GOCA fellows are recruited from public and private colleges and universities throughout the country. Qualified applicants must have demonstrated a commitment to excellence through academic honors, leadership ability, extracurricular activities, and community/public service involvement. Fellows will be placed in a position within the Governor’s Office of Constituent Affairs, giving them the opportunity to explore their own unique interests within state government. Program participants will connect constituents to crucial state services and promote civic engagement across Illinois, while developing an expertise in state government programs and functions. GOCA fellowships are based in Springfield, Illinois. GOCA fellows are paid $31,332 annually and receive full state benefits. Two fellowship placements are currently offered each year within the Governor’s Office of Constituent Affairs.

Fidelity Information Services (1Ls and 2Ls for Contract Analyst Intern positions and 3Ls and Recent Graduates for Contract Analyst positions in its St. Petersburg, FL office).  The employer has provided the following information:
Note: this opportunity is continued from Session N; if you applied during Session N do not apply again.  FIS RISC is currently seeking qualified law school graduates to fill entry level compliance analyst contractor positions in the Tampa area. Bar admission is preferred, but not required. Selected applicants will join a team of experienced compliance consultants in the Tampa area who are engaged in ongoing compliance projects. FIS aims to identify all contractor candidates and fill all positions by 06/01/2016.  FIS is an industry leading service provider to the financial industry. FIS RISC is our regulatory compliance software and consulting services arm that serves over 5,000 financial institutions in the United States, including seven of the Top Ten U.S. Banks plus all federal and state banking regulators (FDIC, OCC, FRB, CSBS, CFPB and NCUA). We provide risk assessment software, e-learning, compliance tools and expert consulting services. What distinguishes FIS RISC Solutions is our competency with both software and consulting services, which stems from our deep talent pool formed through recent acquisitions of Compliance Coach, Metavante Regulatory Advisory Services, and CAPCO, three premier regulatory compliance consulting companies. Our staff of nationally recognized regulatory compliance experts is on the cutting edge of the profession – our experts have authored laws and regulations, written books, testified in front of Congress, examined or audited financial institutions, or served as Chief Compliance Officers or Legal Counsel for some of the nation’s premier financial institutions. Furthermore, our subject matter experts are at the forefront of industry education. Along with the regulators, who are the primary authors of new regulations, we are first in the nation to jointly speak to the financial services industry as soon as new regulations are issued. It’s this foundation of deep compliance expertise that translates into innovative, highly effective products and services. We designed our 360-degree “solution set” to enhance our clients’ overall compliance programs, and instill a best practices-based model that ensures regulatory compliance proficiencies now and in the future. In addition to proactively mitigating emerging risks for our clients, we are also the trusted partner when institutions need to enhance their compliance program due to a regulatory enforcement action or order. Our large team of compliance experts, former regulators, compliance attorneys and other subject matter experts currently handles several high profile regulatory enforcement action remediation projects to resolve consent orders from the Fed, OCC, NCUA, FDIC, SEC, NCUA and state Attorneys General.

All applications for OCR are via Symplicity and the “OCR” tab (except as provided above). Employers participating in OCR can be viewed in the Spring 2016 OCR Participating Employer Guide (located in the Symplicity Document Library), which also provides detailed information on the application materials required by each employer. Step-by-step instructions for how to apply to OCR opportunities via Symplicity are available in the Spring 2016 OCR Instructions (located in the Symplicity Document Library). Applicants can apply, and modify applications, until the deadline, as no candidate materials are sent to an employer until after the close of the application period.

Stetson Law and this Career Development staff takes enormous pride in the fact that we consistently receive positive feedback from employers on our candidates’ preparedness. Accordingly:

(1) Each document submitted for an OCR opportunity will be reviewed to ensure that it meets the proper formatting standards. If a candidate submits documents in an improper format, the candidate’s materials will not be given to the employer.

(2) Each candidate must submit all documents requested by the employer, and if all documents are not submitted, the candidate’s materials will not be given to the employer.

Please email Korey Henson (khenson@law.stetson.edu) with any questions.