Corporate Finance Assistant General Counsel - Commercial Bank

Capital One
New York, New York
Sep 24, 2022
Oct 24, 2022
Full Time
NYC 299 Park Avenue (22957), United States of America, New York, New York

Corporate Finance Assistant General Counsel - Commercial Bank

The Capital One Legal Department is seeking an experienced corporate finance attorney to support its growing Commercial Bank. It is an opportunity to join an outstanding team at a Fortune 100 Company that is consistently voted one of the best places to work in the U.S. This attorney will be the critical and primary subject matter expert supporting our multi-billion-dollar Financial Institutions Group (FIG) business, a segment within the Commercial Bank that provides financing to the financial institutions industry, focusing on non-bank financial institutions (NBFIs).

The successful candidate will be a strategic partner embedded within the FIG business. The attorney must have outstanding legal and communication skills, an ability to anticipate and deliver on the needs of aninnovative, sophisticated, and fast-paced business and the flexibility to simultaneously manage a wide range of transactions and projects. This is an excellent opportunity for a candidate looking to work with an exceptional group of legal and business professionals in a dynamic environment.

Responsibilities Include:
  • Advising the Financial Institutions Group (FIG) lending business on a wide variety of matters
  • Providing legal support to FIG as a trusted advisor and partner to the transaction teams and other internal partners
  • Leading the legal process for structuring, due diligence, documenting, negotiating and closing of FIG transactions
  • Engaging and overseeing outside legal counsel as needed in an effective and efficient manner
  • Partnering collaboratively with other internal counsel and business teams in the Commercial Bank and across the enterprise
  • Representing the Commercial Bank with external parties, including customers, regulators, partners, industry trade groups and outside law firms
  • Providing thought and strategic leadership on relevant industry and regulatory developments
  • Leading projects such as the development of form documents, negotiation guidelines and training sessions
  • Partnering with the Commercial Bank's Risk and Compliance officers to ensure comprehensive support
  • Partnering with the operations team to drive process improvements
  • Collaborating with Special Assets legal and business teams in support of workout and restructuring matters
  • Collaborating with in-house litigation team in support of litigation matters

Our successful candidate will have the following skills and experience:
  • Detailed working knowledge of financing commercial and consumer finance asset managers and companies
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of fund finance, including capital call/subscription lines, net asset value (NAV) facilities and other fund facilities to private equity funds, credit funds, and real estate funds
  • Experience with structured finance products, particularly ABS, CLOs and RMBS
  • Experience leading projects relating to form document development
  • Demonstrated advocacy and oral and written communication skills, including the ability to interact successfully with all functions and levels of associates, including senior management
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly understand the business needs and partner with the business, underwriting team, other members of the Legal Department and other constituents to create solutions and effectively deliver team results
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities and ability to get issues resolved across organizational borders
  • Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Experience managing outside counsel

Basic Qualifications:
  • Juris Doctor from an accredited law school
  • Active member in good standing of at least one state bar
  • At least 6 years of experience in a law firm, in-house legal department, or a combination with a focus on financing transactions for commercial and consumer finance asset managers and companies, fund finance or structured finance products (ABS, CLO and RMBS)

Preferred Qualifications:
  • 7+ years of experience in a law firm, in-house legal department, or a combination with a focus on financing transactions for commercial and consumer finance asset managers and companies, fund finance or structured finance products (ABS, CLO and RMBS)
  • Knowledge of laws and regulations applicable to commercial and consumer lending, including mortgage-related issues
  • Experience with sponsor-backed and leveraged finance transactions
  • Experience with loan syndications

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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