Director, Legal (Consumer Finance)

Expertise:

Location:

Expertise:

Location:

Finance

Bay Area or Austin, TX or Remote (U.S.)

Finance

Bay Area or Austin, TX or Remote (U.S.)

Our client, a billion+ dollar publicly traded renewable energy company, seeks to add a highly engaged and business-minded attorney with substantial experience with consumer financial services. This role will report directly to the Chief Legal Officer and will play a significant role in supporting and developing the company’s consumer finance function.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide legal and business support to the company’s growing consumer financial services business teams
  • Collaborate with cross functional teams to develop and operationalize consumer financial product offerings, including primary, hands-on responsibility for structuring, drafting and negotiating a range of commercial, consumer and servicing agreements relating to consumer financial product offerings
  • Provide strategic, legal and compliance advice to cross-functional teams in connection with the ongoing business
  • Working with compliance teams, enhance and improve the consumer finance compliance program, including developing processes, templates and training, including analyzing state level laws to enable expansion into new states
  • Be the resident expert in legal and regulatory developments impacting consumer finance, including identifying trends and potential impacts on business activities, and provide counsel to the business
  • Research and advise on licensing and corporate registration requirements for multi-state financial products and services
  • Work with consumer finance compliance team to ensure state and federal compliance with regulatory issues, including UDAAP, TILA, RESPA, FCRA, ECOA GLBA, FDCP, EFTA, TCPA and other applicable laws and regulations
  • Monitor state and federal legal and regulatory changes and work with the business to operationalize programs and policies in response to legal/regulatory changes 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • JD and current member in good standing of at least one State bar.
  • 9+ years of relevant experience with the legal and regulatory aspects of consumer finance/consumer lending fields, such experience having been gained at a law firm or in-house.
  • Experience must include extensive, hands-on experience with structuring and drafting the suite of agreements required to launch and sell financial products, negotiating the agreements on behalf of the company, and continually updating the suite of agreement to comply with state and federal regulations.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Substantial knowledge of and experience interpreting and advising on the appropriate legal and compliance measures relating to state and federal consumer protection laws and regulations, including but not limited to, UDAAP, TILA, RESPA, FCRA, ECOA, GLBA, FDCP, EFTA, TCPA, and any state-level statutory and regulatory counterparts
  • Ability to work with minimal direction and exercise independent judgment, anticipate and mitigate friction points, and take the initiative to promptly resolve and learn from challenges, while communicating frequently and appropriately with the Executive Leadership and Legal Leadership teams to ensure alignment
  • Ability to assess risks, provide thoughtful, pragmatic advice and take the appropriate actions in a fast-paced environment
  • Clear and concise communication skills to effectively collaborate and negotiate with both internal and external business and legal teams
  • Excellent project management skills with the ability to coordinate, prioritize, and remain collected under pressure
  • A great teammate, pitching in wherever needed, whether or not it fits squarely into your role or expertise
  • A passion for the renewable energy mission and for improving the lives of consumers through the company’s products and services

Solutus Legal Search is proud to have been exclusively retained to assist our client with this special engagement.  Interested candidates must submit their resumes to our firm at search@solutuslegal.com. Any candidate contacting our client directly will be redirected to Solutus for consideration.

Ref. #726-SLS

 

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