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GENERAL SUMMARY:

The AVP, Associate General Counsel assists in protecting Lendmark Financial Services’  legal interest and maintaining its operations within the scope established by law. Provides hands-on counsel to all levels of leadership and assists General Counsel in managing the operations of legal department. Identifies and analyzes legal issues, presents clear recommendations to senior management, and assures legal compliance for the organization.  Support the Legal Department’s objective of being a trusted advisor to the business units within the company by developing effective relationships with internal clients.  May manage support staff within the Legal Department.

MAJOR DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist General Counsel in reviewing, tracking, and managing defensive litigation matters, including management of external counsel relationships.
  • Conduct legal research and prepare memorandums of law as requested by the General Counsel on various legal topics relating to the company’s consumer finance operations.
  • Provide legal guidance to support new product development and new delivery channels.
  • Monitor, review and advise on developments in applicable state and federal laws and regulations.
  • Review, draft, and negotiate various legal agreements.
  • Manages risk relative to position.
  • Recognize and respond appropriately to levels of urgency.
  • Embrace the Company’s core values and LEND leadership model.
  • Build relationships with internal home office departments and branch network.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • JD degree and admission to state bar required.
  • Licensed to practice law in Georgia (or another U.S. state with the ability to practice in-house in Georgia).
  • 3-5 years of work experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent computer and Microsoft Office skills.

PREFERRED/DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • In-house or mid to large law firm experience desired.
  • Prior experience in consumer financial services is required.
  • Familiarity with applicable consumer lending laws and regulations such as Truth in Lending Act, Equal Credit Opportunity Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Gramm-Leach-Bliley Privacy Act and Unfair, Deceptive and Abusive Acts and Practices (UDAAP).
  • Experience with contract review and development and negotiation of contract terms.
  • Superior ability to analyze complex business and legal issues.
  • Exceptional judgment, outstanding inter-personal skills, and a teamwork-oriented attitude.
  • Strong initiative with  proven ability to manage multiple  priorities and meet deadlines.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Job location:  Lawrenceville, GA
  • Office with limited travel (10%)

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Since its inception in 1996, Lendmark has experienced significant growth by following its original mission of meeting the personal lending needs of clients who cannot be served by traditional banks and their respective products. Today, with 318 branches in 18 states from coast to coast, Lendmark continues to expand as the financial services organization of choice for its customers and retail business partners by providing superior, consistent, and reliable services with every transaction.