Description:

What You’ll Do
Coverage attorney within Payments Legal team with responsibility for advisory and transactional matters for Discover’s network businesses. Under the direction of a Director, this role involves handling moderately complex legal matters, including providing advice, direction and support to internal business clients, including risk, compliance, risk and operations, governance, government relations, and/or provides legal advice, as applicable to role, on new initiatives, business processes, contract review and analysis, training, corrective actions, compliance with laws, regulations, policies and procedures, litigation risk and issues raised in governance committees. Typically, the role is that of an individual contributor, but in some circumstances, it may functionally lead work group(s) or small teams to deliver desired work output in a direct or indirect manner. The role provides coaching as necessary to increase the effectiveness of others.

How You’ll Do It
  • Exercises prudent discretion and decision-making capabilities to provide advice, direction and support to internal business clients, including risk, compliance, governance, government relations, and/or legal advice, as applicable to role, on new initiatives, business processes, contract review and analysis, training, corrective actions, compliance with laws, regulations, policies and procedures, litigation risk and issues raised in governance committees.
  • Identifies, assesses, communicates information to business clients related to emerging regulatory topics and best practices, and provides oversight and strategic guidance on new or proposed legal and regulatory requirements, emerging legal and regulatory risks and trends. Communicates effectively with clients, customers, leadership, committees, regulators and counterparties as applicable.
  • Manages resources, if assigned, including overhead, outside counsel and other budgets to achieve Law’s financial goals. Develops and supports others by communicating, fostering respect, providing coaching and feedback, recognizing achievements, and effectively managing employee concerns.
  • Continuously improves and adheres to required standards and processes to promote a risk aware culture and ensure efficient and effective risk management.
  • Provides advice, counseling, and training on moderately complex legal topics which may include one or more of the following coverage areas: Regulatory, Consumer Finance Advisory, Transactional, Anti-Trust, Privacy/Security, Technology, Employment/Benefits, Litigation, Collections, Public Company, Payments, and Intellectual Property.

Qualifications You’ll Need
The Basics
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 3+ years Legal experience supporting consumer financial services products and services, or job related?
  • Active law license in good standing

Bonus Points If You Have
  • 5+ years Legal experience supporting consumer financial services products and services, or job related?
  • Experience in a law firm or corporate legal department
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to build and foster relationships at all levels
  • Experience advising banking organizations on credit card matters