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Sr. Counsel / Sr. Manager - Litigation

Job ID R69329 Updated date 07/19/2019 Location Richmond, Virginia
West Creek 7 (12077), United States of America, Richmond, Virginia

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Sr. Counsel / Sr. Manager - Litigation

At Capital One, our attorneys advise diverse lines of business on a broad range of legal issues in a constantly changing and stimulating environment.  Our Legal Department thrives on collaboration and creating an environment in which every person’s voice is heard. Therefore, this exciting role will allow you to use your experience to strategize and influence management as well as the lines of business you support.  You will be part of challenging work that will enhance your skills and broaden your knowledge.

The Role:

Capital One’s Legal Department is seeking an experienced litigation attorney to join our Retail Bank Litigation Team in Richmond, Virginia.  The primary responsibilities of this position include actively overseeing, providing strategy for, and delivering effective resolution of litigation and governmental inquiries related to the Retail Bank, as well as some litigation and governmental inquiries related to Auto Finance.  In addition, this attorney is expected to advise clients on proactive approaches to mitigating legal risk gleaned from these matters. As a result, this position will involve interaction with internal business and legal associates, outside counsel, and customers and their counsel.

This attorney will be based in Capital One’s West Creek facility in Richmond and report to the Director, Assistant General Counsel - Retail Bank Litigation.  The position will require occasional travel throughout the United States for litigation-related events.

Successful candidates will have a thorough understanding of and experience with litigation in federal and state courts, as well as general intellectual curiosity and a desire to learn new areas of law.  This role also requires an attorney possessing strong analytical, problem-solving, organizational, and prioritization skills; outstanding judgment; excellent verbal and written communication; and the ability to interact with and influence associates across departments and job levels.  Candidates must have the ability to handle ambiguity, as well as work effectively in a fast-paced and team-oriented environment, with minimal supervision, while managing large volumes of work, deadlines, and complex legal issues.

Responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to: 

  • Reviewing and analyzing incoming litigation and governmental inquiry matters;

  • Overseeing outside counsel in defending Capital One’s Retail Bank and Auto Finance lines of business throughout the United States;

  • Collaborating with an internal team of legal professionals, a network of outside counsel, and business clients to deliver effective solutions to litigation and complaints;

  • Timely reporting and escalation of existing and emerging litigation and risks for the Retail Bank and Auto Finance; and

  • Partnering with business clients to proactively identify litigation risks for the Retail Bank and Auto Finance and to develop and adopt practices and measures that mitigate these risks.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Capacity to be a contributing, flexible, and energetic member of a dynamic in-house litigation team;

  • Capacity to thrive and collaborate in a team-oriented environment;

  • Ability to handle ambiguity, prioritize tasks effectively and independently, and manage multiple, simultaneous deadlines;

  • Ability to identify risks and issues proactively, and drive creative solutions;

  • Outstanding judgment; and

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to listen to and influence others. 

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Juris Doctorate (JD) degree and a state bar member in good standing

  • At least 4 years of legal experience as an attorney litigating civil claims in state and federal courts OR At least 4 years of legal experience as corporate counsel managing civil litigation OR At least 4 years of combined experience

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • 4+ years of litigation experience in a law firm or in-house legal department

  • 4+ years of experience in litigating or managing consumer financial services litigation

  • Financial services industry knowledge

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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