Senior Legal Specialist - Litigation

Capital One
Richmond, Virginia, United States
Jan 05, 2023
Feb 04, 2023
Full Time
West Creek 7 (12077), United States of America, Richmond, Virginia

Senior Legal Specialist - Litigation

The Legal Department's Card Litigation Team is seeking an experienced paralegal (known as "Legal Specialists" to Capital One) to assist in managing defensive credit card litigation for Capital One. The position will report to a lawyer responsible for managing Capital One's defensive Card litigation portfolio across the United States. This 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 and 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


The successful candidate will have:
  • At least 2 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
  • The ability to work in a fast paced environment, properly prioritize workload, and meet litigation deadlines.
  • Enthusiasm and willingness to assume increased responsibility


Basic Qualifications:
  • 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

Preferred Qualifications:
  • 3+ years of paralegal experience with either an in-house legal department or a law firm, with preference to a background in litigation
  • 1+ years of experience managing external counsel

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

Capital One offers a comprehensive, competitive, and inclusive set of health, financial and other benefits that support your total well-being. Learn more at the Capital One Careers website . Eligibility varies based on full or part-time status, exempt or non-exempt status, and management level.

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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