Senior Manager, Transactions Counsel - Auto

Plano 7 (31067), United States of America, Plano, Texas

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Senior Manager, Transactions Counsel - Auto

The Role:

This Senior Manager, Senior Counsel will be responsible for executing on a broad range of transactions. This position will be based in Plano, Texas and report to the lead lawyer for all Capital One Consumer Auto Finance lines of business.

Representative responsibilities include:

  • Managing, including drafting and negotiating, a wide range of commercial transactions, including procurement and outsourcing contracts, business line partnerships, marketing alliances and other business agreements.
  • Counseling and advising client groups in Capital One's Auto Finance business including providing crisp and creative legal advice on complex legal issues, liability and dispute avoidance and structuring in transactions.
  • Provide strategic and proactive leadership on legal and regulatory issues affecting the Auto Finance business.
  • Ensure timely identification, mitigation, resolution and reporting/escalation of existing and emerging legal issues and risks.
  • Review internal policies and procedures and advise the Auto Finance business on best practices, policies and procedures.
  • Provide advice and guidance to the Auto Finance business on applicable federal and state laws, rules and regulations relevant to lending and servicing.

  • Support new business initiatives, services, and other innovations in the Auto Finance business.
  • Build and maintain effective working relationships with internal stakeholder groups.
  • Managing and coordinating outside counsel, when necessary.
  • Managing repeatable, controlled processes for transactional work.
  • The ability to manage multiple transactions, take on new responsibilities and handle novel issues is critical.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctorate (J.D.) and a member to a state bar
  • At least 5 years of transactional experience as an attorney in a law firm or in-house legal department or combination of the two


Preferred Qualifications:

  • 7+ years of transactional experience in a major law firm and/or in-house legal department, with a focus on outsourcing transactions, strategic business partnerships, marketing alliances and digital transactions.
  • Experience across a broad range of commercial transactions.
  • Experience providing significant transactional support to clients in the financial services industry.
  • Ability and willingness to work as a team player, with proven skills and comfort interacting with associates across departments and job levels.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with internal constituents to create efficient processes and to get issues resolved across cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision and ability to discern issues that require reporting/escalation.
  • Strong negotiation skills and the ability to identify, lead and manage a negotiation team.
  • Strong organizational skills with impeccable attention to detail and process.
  • Excellent analytical, oral and written communication skills.

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


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