Principal Corporate Counsel – Financial Operations

$194,500 - $263,200 yearly
  • T-Mobile
  • Hybrid (Bellevue, WA or Overland Park, KS)
  • Nov 14, 2023
Full time Legal

Job Description

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T-Mobile is synonymous with innovation–and you could be part of the team that disrupted an entire industry! We reinvented customer service, brought real 5G to the nation, and now we’re shaping the future of technology in wireless and beyond. Our work is as exciting as it is rewarding, so consider the career opportunity below as your invitation to grow with us, make big things happen with us, above all, #BEYOU with us. Together, we won’t stop!

At T-Mobile, we strongly encourage everyone, including people of color, veterans, military spouses, individuals with disabilities, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and non-binary people, and parents to apply. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome everyone to our team. If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation at any point in the application or interview process, please let us know by emailing or calling 1-844-873-9500. Please note, this contact channel is not a means to apply for or inquire about a position and we are unable to respond to non-accommodation related requests.

T-Mobile has consistently been recognized as a Best Place to Work thanks to our crew of diverse, hard-working self-starters who are ready to go go go… And T-Mobile is recognized as a best place to work for LGBTQ employees by the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index five years in a row. A designated Military Friendly Employer by Military Friendly for eleven years running. And with a 100% score on the Disability Equality Index, our diversity across gender, race and ideas drives us forward.

T-Mobile’s Legal Affairs team is hiring a Principal Corporate Counsel to lead and enhance its best-in-class financial operations and compliance programs. Reporting to the Director of Legal Affairs this attorney is a critical member of T-Mobile’s legal organization, working on ground breaking financial services offerings and supporting key back-office finance and operations functions to advance T-Mobile’s Un-carrier promise. This attorney will work on initiatives supporting T-Mobile’s equipment financing programs, payment systems and products, credit and collections operations, fraud operations and provide advice and counseling for back-office functions. The attorney will work cross-functionally with a range of departments including finance, product and technology, marketing, government affairs, compliance, litigation, privacy and more. A successful candidate will be part of a dynamic, fast-paced, strong, collaborative team to help ensure the business execution and operation is in alignment with legal and regulatory obligations.

What you’ll do in your role.

  • Provide counseling and mentorship to improve existing and develop new processes and procedures to meet local, state, and federal laws pertaining to T-Mobiles equipment financing programs.
  • Rigorously analyze product structures and advise on strategy, data sharing, use, governance and compliance for our financial services products and services including in the credit, collections, payments, and fraud operations.
  • Serve as a deep subject matter authority in specialty areas including payments, payment products and compliance, including but not limited to PCI.
  • Develop an understanding of our current and proposed product offerings, operational systems and platforms and services in support of our fraud teams.
  • Work closely with business leaders and legal colleagues to provide practical guidance regarding state and federal compliance and regulatory obligations including but not limited to TILA, OFAC, SCRA, UDAAP, ESIGN, AML, BSA, FACTA, GLBA, Reg Z, FACTA, FCRA, Reg M, ADA, State Retail Installment Sales Acts and Truth In Billing.
  • Assist in the development of resources, processes, and knowledge management tools for use by clients, colleagues and team members.
  • Support the drafting, review, and negotiation of a broad range of contracts to support the business operations for the finance organization.

The experience you’ll bring.

  • 10+ years proven experience practicing in a combination of firm and in-house counsel positions, preferably in a role of a technology or fintech company.
  • Strong understanding of consumer protection and financial services compliance obligations at a state and federal level.
  • An understanding of the traditional wireless business model and key consumer protection and risk management strategies involved in a consumer business.
  • Ability to recognize and weigh business and legal risks and help advance innovative solutions.
  • Experience identifying and diagnosing legal problems and articulating creative and practical solutions and alternatives.
  • Knowledge of, and high degree of proficiency at drafting and negotiating contracts. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and customer focused interpersonal skills.
  • Provide mentoring and sponsorship to attorneys and legal professionals (no direct management responsibilities).
  • Juris Doctorate from an ABA-accredited law school. Admission to a state bar, with the ability to become a licensed attorney or in-house counsel.

• At least 18 years of age
• Legally authorized to work in the United States

Washington Pay Range : $194,500.00 – $263,200.00