Director, Assistant General Counsel

Capital One
McLean, Virginia, United States
Jan 08, 2023
Feb 07, 2023
Full Time
Center 1 (19052), United States of America, McLean, Virginia

Director, Assistant General Counsel

The Capital One Legal Department is seeking an experienced corporate attorney. 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.

The successful candidate will be a strategic partner embedded within the business. The attorney must have outstanding legal and communication skills, an ability to anticipate and deliver on the needs of an innovative, 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 business on a wide variety of matters
  • Providing legal support as a trusted advisor and partner to internal partners
  • Leading the legal process for structuring, due diligence, documenting, negotiating and closing
  • Engaging and overseeing outside legal counsel as needed in an effective and efficient manner
  • Partnering collaboratively with other internal counsel and business teams across the enterprise
  • Representing 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 Risk and Compliance officers to ensure comprehensive support
  • Partnering with the operations team to drive process improvements
  • Collaborating with in-house litigation team in support of litigation matters

Our successful candidate will have the following skills and experience:
  • Experience leading projects relating to form document development
  • Demonstrated advocacy and verbal 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,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

Preferred Qualifications:
  • 7+ years of experience in a law firm, in-house legal department, or a combination

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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