Director, Assistant General Counsel, Enterprise Innovation Transactions

  • Capital One
  • Richmond, VA & McLean, VA
  • Nov 15, 2022
Full time Legal

Job Description

As Capital One Enterprise Innovation Transaction Counsel, you’ll use your structuring, negotiation and analytical skills to support Capital One’s newest and coolest digital initiatives. You’ll dive in to understand the technology and services that Capital One’s Enterprise Products & Emerging Payments teams deliver, and work with those teams to formalize strategic relationships with fintechs, e-commerce players and customer-facing technology companies. You’ll be a key player in supporting innovation across the bank, including identity management and fraud prevention, digital wallets and other emerging payment technology tools like Virtual Card Numbers, and our sharing and collection of data to support open banking. And you’ll do it all in a collaborative, supportive environment that values your insight, promotes continuous learning, and rewards creative thinking. 

To be successful in this role, you’ll need excellent critical thinking skills, an ability to distill and simplify complex concepts as part of structuring, drafting and negotiation, a healthy dose of intellectual curiosity and an inclination to probe, and confidence in sharing your advice and opinion. You should have a successful track record of thriving in a fast paced, entrepreneurial and dynamic environment, as well as working in an agile manner. The ability to manage multiple transactions, take on new responsibilities and handle novel issues is critical.   

Responsibilities include:

  • Independently managing, including drafting and negotiating, a wide range of digital transactions, in support of Capital One’s innovation initiatives

  • Counseling and advising client groups on complex legal issues that relate to transactions supporting new and existing products and platforms

  • Collaborating with subject matter experts and stakeholders as part of risk management.

  • Managing and coordinating outside counsel, when necessary

  • Implementing and monitoring repeatable, controlled processes for transactional work 

Our ideal candidate will have the following experience and skills:

  • Exceptional drafting and negotiation skills 

  • Experience providing significant transactional support to clients in the financial services or other regulated industry

  • Ability to work effectively both in teams and independently, manage multiple projects, make effective decisions and collaborate with clients

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision

  • Excellent organizational skills with impeccable attention to detail

  • Excellent analytical, oral and written communication skills 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor from an accredited law school

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

  • At least 6 years of transactional experience in a law firm, in-house legal department, or a combination 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least 2 years of experience working on complex technology transactions

  • Experience with APIs, mobile apps, digital messaging, or software agreements

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

No agencies please. Capital One is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, physical and mental disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/assignment, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, protected veteran status, or any other status prohibited by applicable national, federal, state or local law. Capital One promotes a drug-free workplace. Capital One will consider for employment qualified applicants with a criminal history in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable laws regarding criminal background inquiries, including, to the extent applicable, Article 23-A of the New York Correction Law; San Francisco, California Police Code Article 49, Sections 4901-4920; New York City’s Fair Chance Act; Philadelphia’s Fair Criminal Records Screening Act; and other applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations regarding criminal background inquiries.

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