Description:

The Staff Counsel I manages and resolves the company's collection litigation matters. This role supports corporate compliance with laws and regulations governing debt collection and related activities.

Responsibilities:
  • Assist with special projects for Internal Legal or Legal Outsourcing.
  • Ensure adherence to Consumer Bill of Rights by enforcing relevant company policies. Determine appropriate settlements with consumers experiencing temporary or permanent hardships, and communicate with consumers and counsel to encourage financial recovery and appropriate resolution of accounts.
  • Manage, direct and resolve pending litigation matters cost-effectively by working with business clients and support staff to gather information relevant to lawsuits. Negotiate with opposing counsel, conduct discovery and respond to discovery, and prepare and attend hearings and trials.
  • Provide legal advice to company to support compliance with federal, state and local laws.
  • Work with legal operations team to support business goals by ensuring timely review and execution of legal pleadings.

Minimum Requirements:
Education: Master's or Advanced

Field of Study: JD degree from an accredited law school

Experience: No legal work experience required

Certification(s): Juris Doctorate

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Attributes:
  • Good attention to detail, accuracy and follow-through abilities
  • Sound judgment and discretion
  • Good communication, organizational and interpersonal skills

Preferred Qualifications:
Education: Master's or Advanced

Field of Study: JD degree from an ABA accredited law school

Experience: No legal work experience required

Certification(s): Juris Doctorate