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R126772 Posted 11/03/2021

Sr. Counsel - Business Counsel - Commercial Bank & Strategic Programs

McLean, Virginia | Richmond, Virginia | Bethesda, Maryland
  • Category Legal
  • Experience Sr. Manager
  • Primary Address McLean, Virginia


Center 1 (19052), United States of America, McLean, Virginia

Sr. Counsel - Business Counsel - Commercial Bank & Strategic Programs

An amazing opportunity exists for an experienced professional to join the legal team for Capital One’s Commercial Bank supporting our Strategic Investments Group (SIG). SIG is a strategically forward thinking and growing team focused on creating and managing various risk sharing partnerships and programs (joint ventures, insurance programs, sourcing arrangements) with institutional capital (lenders, insurance companies, private debt and equity funds, real estate investment companies) that make Capital One’s Commercial Bank more relevant to its customers.  You’ll be a key player in supporting this highly regarded team by counseling on the creation and maintenance of these novel and exciting partnerships and business arrangements. You will work closely with key business partners to develop legal solutions to complex business problems.   And you’ll do it all in a collaborative, supportive environment that values your insight, promotes continuous learning, and rewards creative thinking.

Representative responsibilities include:

  • Work side-by-side with business partners to structure, develop and manage various complex and innovative programs with institutional investors, such as strategic partnerships, joint ventures, structured vehicles, non-payment/credit insurance programs, minority equity investments and other alternative investment structures

  • Review, negotiate, and advise on various commercial program agreements, including non-payment/credit insurance policies, limited liability company agreements, joint venture agreements, shareholder agreements, sourcing agreements, and confidentiality agreements 

  • Advise the SIG team on a wide variety of complex legal matters and closely collaborate with subject matter experts and other stakeholders in many disciplines, including, regulatory, tax, securities, real estate, etc.

  • Manage and coordinate outside counsel in an effective and efficient manner

  • Support the internal approval & new product introduction processes by preparing or reviewing internal presentations covering legal risks/mitigants 

  • Review external marketing materials for building strategic relationships with institutional investors

  • Assist with the preparation of internal program roll-out training presentations

  • Ensure corporate formalities (signature delegations, resolutions, adherence to procedures) observed across all aspects of the programs

  • Escalate issues, as appropriate, and partner collaboratively to identify issues and share potential concerns and ideas with other legal teams across the enterprise

  • Review and streamline policies and procedures  

Our ideal candidate will have the following experience and skills:

  • Flexibility to work effectively both in teams and independently, simultaneously manage multiple complex matters, make effective decisions and collaborate with and influence clients

  • Excellent negotiation and drafting skills 

  • Strong organizational skills with impeccable attention to detail

  • Exceptional analytical, oral and written communication skills

  • Willingness to take on new responsibilities, and handle novel issues

  • Ability to build collegial and effective relationships with business colleagues, attorneys, paralegals, and administrative assistants at all levels of the company

  • Ability and desire to understand, explore and solve very complex legal and business issues  

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Juris Doctor from an accredited law school

  • Active member in good standing of at least one state bar

  • At least 4 years of experience in a law firm, government or an in-house legal department, or a combination, with a focus on drafting and negotiating, and providing advice and counsel on, complex transactions to clients in the financial services industry

Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least 6 years of experience drafting and negotiating, and providing advice and counsel on, complex transactions to clients in the commercial financial services or commercial banking industry 

  • Significant experience with corporate and strategic transactions, structured finance transactions or risk sharing arrangements (i.e., mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, partnerships, non-payment/credit insurance policies, synthetic securitizations) and/or minority equity fund investments

  • Strong understanding of the commercial debt capital markets across multiple asset classes

  • Experience with commercial corporate or real estate finance 

  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to work as a team player, interacting with associates across departments and job levels to work collaboratively to resolve issues across organizational boundaries

  • Proven ability to operate effectively in a complex, highly regulated, and evolving environment

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

No agencies please. Capital One is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, physical and mental disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/assignment, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, protected veteran status, or any other status prohibited by applicable national, federal, state or local law. Capital One promotes a drug-free workplace. Capital One will consider for employment qualified applicants with a criminal history in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable laws regarding criminal background inquiries, including, to the extent applicable, Article 23-A of the New York Correction Law; San Francisco, California Police Code Article 49, Sections 4901-4920; New York City’s Fair Chance Act; Philadelphia’s Fair Criminal Records Screening Act; and other applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations regarding criminal background inquiries.

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