Director, Assistant General Counsel - Digital

Towers Crescent 2 (12067), United States of America, Vienna, Virginia

At Capital One, we're building a leading information-based technology company. Still founder-led by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Richard Fairbank, Capital One is on a mission to help our customers succeed by bringing ingenuity, simplicity, and humanity to banking. We measure our efforts by the success our customers enjoy and the advocacy they exhibit. We are succeeding because they are succeeding.

Guided by our shared values, we thrive in an environment where collaboration and openness are valued. We believe that innovation is powered by perspective and that teamwork and respect for each other lead to superior results. We elevate each other and obsess about doing the right thing. Our associates serve with humility and a deep respect for their responsibility in helping our customers achieve their goals and realize their dreams. Together, we are on a quest to change banking for good.

Director, Assistant General Counsel - Digital

At Capital One, we're building a leading information-based technology company. Still founder-led by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Richard Fairbank, Capital One is on a mission to help our customers succeed by bringing ingenuity, simplicity, and humanity to banking. We measure our efforts by the success our customers enjoy and the advocacy they exhibit. We are succeeding because they are succeeding.

Guided by our shared values, we thrive in an environment where collaboration and openness are valued. We believe that innovation is powered by perspective and that teamwork and respect for each other lead to superior results. We elevate each other and obsess about doing the right thing. Our associates serve with humility and a deep respect for their responsibility in helping our customers achieve their goals and realize their dreams. Together, we are on a quest to change banking for good.

As a Director, Assistant General Counsel, you will apply your strategic and analytical skills to major company challenges and new initiatives. You will partner with the Digital business to identify and solve legal risk alongside a team of world-class professionals to develop and test strategies that ultimately impact the bottom line. And you'll do it all in a collaborative environment that values your insight, encourages you to take on new responsibility, promotes continuous learning, and rewards innovation.

Strong executive communication skills are required. Impeccable written and oral communication credentials, coupled with strategic influencing skills and the ability to drive agreement through intellect, interpersonal and negotiation skills.

The ability to take complex ideas and break them down into simple concepts (think https://www.reddit.com/r/explainlikeimfive/).

Successful track record of thriving in a fast paced, entrepreneurial and dynamic environment.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Strategic advice: Understanding the Digital business, fostering innovation through an understanding of the applicable law, and working around the corners of novelty.

Translating: Understanding the law ( e.g. , privacy, payments, TCPA, IP, Reg Z, Reg B/ECOA), understanding the business ( e.g. , building and commercializing B2B software, customer identity management, anti-fraud detection, consumer budgeting and finance, hardware), understanding the technology (APIs, mobile and web apps, SaaS, AI, machine learning), and putting them all together in your brain. You'll translate between business intent, regulatory requirements, legal guardrails, best practices, etc. You won't need to know everything about everything, but you'll need to know a little about a lot.

Business ownership: Working hand-in-hand with the business to solve problems in-flight. You'll need an ownership mindset and to view yourself as part of the business team.

Partnering to Foster Innovation: Collaborating closely with colleagues across the Legal Department to fully vet and scale risk. You'll work to push responsible innovation in challenging gray areas.

Basic Qualifications:

Juris Doctor Degree

At least 6 years of experience in a law firm environment

At least 3 years of experience in advising technology companies in their use and development of apps, servicing platforms, IoT skills, hardware, and/or SaaS.

Preferred Qualifications:

5+ years of experience in advising technology companies

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


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