Director, Assistant General Counsel - Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning

Capital One
McLean, Virginia
Jul 29, 2022
Aug 26, 2022
Full Time
Center 1 (19052), United States of America, McLean, Virginia

Director, Assistant General Counsel - Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning

As a member of Capital One's Enterprise Innovation Business Counsel team you'll apply your legal, strategic, and analytical skills to programs and initiatives driving Capital One's most innovative technology and solutions. You'll dive in to understand the processes, governance, and products that Capital One's Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) teams deliver to the enterprise, and be the legal partner that supports cutting edge innovation and responsible Artificial Intelligence development. You'll be a dedicated legal partner supporting the AI/ML organization and serve as our legal department AI/ML subject matter expert. And you'll do it all in a collaborative, supportive environment that values your insight, promotes continuous learning, and rewards creative thinking.

To succeed in this role, you'll need experience relevant to identifying legal issues associated with the development of machine learning models and algorithms. You'll also need strong business and legal skills. Additionally, written and oral communication and organizational skills are key, as is good judgment and the ability to focus on what really matters to drive business initiatives forward while clearly defining and strategizing on ways to reduce legal risk. You should have a successful track record of thriving in a fast paced, entrepreneurial and dynamic environment.

In this role, you'll be part of a team that:
  • Provides strategic advice : You'll be something of an investigator: you'll work on projects that impact our many lines of business and horizontal teams (Branded & Partnerships Cards, Retail Bank, Commercial Bank, Auto Finance, Enterprise products like Capital One Shopping, and internally developed products for our Technology, HR, Finance, and other supporting organizations), so you'll drill down into how we do what we do, and why we do what we do, so we can build a better way. You'll understand the business' objectives, understand the full legal, policy, and regulatory landscape, and work through uncharted territory as you apply the law to business initiatives.
  • Translates the law for the business, and translates business intent for the lawyers : You'll need to understand the legal and regulatory environment (e.g., AI/ML best practices and responsible use, proposed AI legislation and regulation), understand the business (e.g., consumer credit, consumer budgeting and finance, all those other things related to how we run our business both inside and out), understand the technology (APIs, mobile and web applications, models, SaaS), understand the teams (e.g., business analysts, product, engineering and design professionals), and put them all together as a trusted business advisor. 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, and know how to communicate legal requirements to the business, and business requirements to legal subject matter experts.
  • Partners to foster innovation : You'll collaborate closely with colleagues across the Legal Department (including and especially the Intellectual Property legal team) to fully evaluate and scale risk. You'll work to push responsible innovation in challenging gray areas.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Juris Doctor from an accredited law school
  • Active member in good standing of at least one state bar
  • At least 5 years of law firm or in-house legal experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Personal interest in technology
  • 2+ years of experience in machine learning/artificial intelligence, either in-house or at a law firm
  • 6+ years of law firm or in-house legal experience
  • Experience counseling and negotiating AI/ML research and university agreements.

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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