Financial Services Legal Team Associate General Counsel

  • Capital One
  • Mar 30, 2022
Full time Finance Legal

Job Description

Capital One’s Financial Services (“FS”) Division is headquartered in Plano, Texas, and is a leader and pioneer in the auto-finance industry that specializes in delivering Ai and tech-enabled auto-finance solutions to dealerships and consumers alike. As the Senior Director, Associate General Counsel leading the Servicing Legal Team, you will lead a team and support the Servicing business across its full range of activities, including onboarding new accounts, payments, accounts in default, credit bureau reporting and complaints. 

In this role, you will help to identify risks and solve problems alongside a team of world-class professionals. You will meaningfully participate in building innovative products and services as embedded legal counsel. You will find that the Legal Team is not a “check the box” function but instead an important voice and partner in all aspects of the business. You will discover a collaborative environment that values your insight, encourages you to take on new responsibility, promotes continuous learning, and rewards innovation and intellectual curiosity.  

In addition to joining the Capital One family, you will embark on a rewarding and exciting career with a leading player in the financial services industry while teaming with a diverse group of individuals at an organization that cares greatly for, and gives back to, the communities that it serves.  

A successful candidate does not need to have expertise in auto finance to join the company – you can learn much of that – but will display:

  • An ownership mentality

  • Great judgment and wisdom exercised in a fast-paced environment

  • Integrated problem solving 

  • Executive presence

  • Excellent communication skills

  • The ability to influence and drive consensus in a collaborative environment

  • A successful track record of thriving in a dynamic environment  

  • The willingness to tackle new challenges and novel legal issues

  • A passion for leading others as you coach and help them to succeed

  • A good sense of humor with and a lot of laughter 

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing strategic legal advice on a variety of complex issues and topics

  • Translating laws, regulations, and legal requirements into clear and actionable  guidance

  • Developing systems and frameworks for evaluating and minimizing risks (legal, compliance, reputational or otherwise) to the business.

  • Recognizing trends externally and issues internally to drive solutions proactively

  • Building relationships and collaborating with business stakeholders in wide-ranging roles

  • Understanding business needs and providing appropriate solutions to reach the desired goals 

  • Working collaboratively with other members of the Legal Department to provide advice in a consistent, well-reasoned manner

  • Inspiring your team 

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Juris Doctor from an accredited law school

  • Active member in good standing of at least one state bar

  • At least 10 years of legal counsel experience in a law firm, in house or in government

  • At least 5 years of litigation experience as a legal counsel or advising on matters of regulatory compliance

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • 3+ years of experience in advising financial services (banking, mortgage, or auto-finance)

  • Ability to work effectively both in teams and independently, make effective and integrated decisions, and collaborate effectively with associates at all levels in the company

  • Ability to deal with ambiguous situations, complex concepts, and details

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to influence others

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

At this time, Capital One will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.