Senior Legal Specialist - Litigation
Experience Sr. Associate
Primary Address Richmond, Virginia
OverviewWest Creek 7 (12077), United States of America, Richmond, VirginiaSenior Legal Specialist - Litigation
The Legal Department is seeking experienced paralegals (known as “Legal Specialists” at Capital One) to assist in managing defensive litigation. Each Senior Legal Specialist will report to a lawyer on a separate litigation team and manage a portfolio of litigation matters for the Retail Bank Litigation Team, Capital One Auto Finance (“COAF”) Litigation Team, or Credit Card Litigation Team. Each role will involve interaction with internal business associates and with internal and external legal counsel.
Job responsibilities will include:
Reviewing and analyzing defensive litigation matters
Analyzing complaints, significant matters, motions, discovery, disputes, and fraud claims
Performing research to independently gather internal documents and information relevant to cases
Maintaining litigation case files, including pleadings, discovery, and correspondence
Supporting internal and external legal counsel in identifying relevant account information and developing litigation strategies
Managing interactions with external counsel and performing necessary research to respond to complaints, counterclaims and discovery requests
In some matters, interfacing and negotiating with opposing parties or counsel and/or co-defendants or their counsel.
Working a high volume caseload, managing competing priorities, and meeting litigation deadlines
Working cases in an efficient and effective way to mitigate risk for the company
Working with internal legal counsel and/or business clients to improve existing business practices and procedures
Supporting team with monthly reporting responsibilities to internal business associates
The successful candidate will have:
At least 3 years of paralegal experience with an in-house legal department or law firm, with preference to a background in consumer finance or financial services litigation
Knowledge of consumer finance laws, collection laws and regulations
Excellent problem solving, judgment, and decision-making skills
Excellent organizational skills and ability to work independently
Excellent communication and influencing skills, both written and verbal
Capability to anticipate and resolve problems quickly and independently
The ability to work in a fast paced environment, properly prioritize workload, and meet litigation deadlines.
Enthusiasm and willingness to assume increased responsibility
High School Diploma, GED or equivalent certification, or military experience
At least 2 years of paralegal experience with either an in-house legal department or a law firm
3+ years of paralegal experience with either an in-house legal department or law firm, with preference to a background in litigation
1+ years of experience managing external legal counsel
2+ years of experience using either Google Workspace (formerly G Suite – Gmail and Google Docs and Drive) or Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)
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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Capital One Financial is made up of several different entities. Please note that any position posted in Canada is for Capital One Canada, any position posted in the United Kingdom is for Capital One Europe and any position posted in the Philippines is for Capital One Philippines Service Corp. (COPSSC).
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