In-House Counsel- Litigation & Servicing at Avant

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Avant is dedicated to building premier digital banking solutions for the middle class through a combination of technology, analytics and superior customer service. Since 2012, Avant has connected over one million customers to $6.5 billion in loans and to 200,000 credit cards. A high growth financial technology company, Avant has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, TechCrunch, Fortune, Bloomberg, and has raised over $600 million of equity capital. Visit www.avant.com for more information.
Avant is looking for an attorney to join our growing legal team. This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated attorney to gain valuable experience as a member of an in-house legal team managing defense of consumer disputes. You will also collaborate closely with the Partnership Servicing Team and cross-departmental leadership as an adviser to Avant’s business line providing loan servicing to its strategic partners.

What You’ll Do at Avant:

  • Oversee and support all aspects of Avant’s consumer litigation matters, subpoenas, and other disputes, including pre-litigation counseling, fact investigation, discovery, motions practice, and dispute resolution in numerous jurisdictions 
  • Provide practical and strategic advice and counseling to internal clients to help resolve disputes while balancing risk and business objectives
  • Work cross-departmentally with stakeholders in Compliance, Marketing, Finance, Security, Internal Audit, Data, Analytics, and members of Avant’s leadership team to support Avant’s loan servicing initiatives.
  • Collaborate with internal team members and outside counsel to efficiently manage consumer disputes and all aspects of outside counsel relationships.
  • Develop and implement initiatives for reducing outside counsel spend.
  • Integrate into the day-to-day operations of the Partnership Servicing Team, assisting with the provision of legal, business, and strategic advice.

Required Skills:

  • Effective at working with others in a fast-paced environment, with the ability to multi-task and manage a large volume of concurrent projects
  • Extremely well organized and detail-oriented
  • Positive, personable, strong interpersonal skills, and a “can-do” attitude
  • Ability to interface effectively within all levels of the organization and to gain the trust and confidence of colleagues, business leaders, and executives
  • Ability to respond promptly to a wide range of complex legal requests and coordinate closely with legal department colleagues to ensure the swift delivery of smart, practical advice.

What Are We Looking For:

  • J. D. degree with 1-5 years of legal experience, litigation experience required
  • Familiarity with laws and agencies applicable to consumer finance, including Dodd Frank, UDAAP, TCPA, FCRA, and FDCPA. 
  • Excellent judgement, analytic rigor, clear communication, and business pragmatism.
  • Intellectual curiosity and flexibility.
  • Team-oriented and collaborative.
  • Superior organizational and project management skills.
  • Active and in good standing in one State Bar in the United States.

Why Avant is a fit for you:
At Avant, we believe our values make a difference:
We value, support, and help each other grow
We are committed to active inclusion and diversity
We are transparent and believe the best idea wins
We succeed when our customers succeed
We get sh!t done… responsibly
And we keep it fun!
We believe that ideas are more important than titles, everything is more fun together, everyone drives change, and everyone is an owner. While we believe the perks and benefits that we offer are terrific, nothing excites us more than having the ability to collaborate with intelligent, highly-motivated and talented people on challenging problems as we work to change the face of online lending.

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Location

Located on Chicago's scenic riverwalk, we're surrounded by trendy restaurants, a thriving startup community, and easy access to public transportation.

An Insider's view of Avant

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The vibe is positive and encourages fun, but also strives for growth through hard work and innovation. I would also say Avant is a “come as you are” environment where people are able to bring their whole selves to work, which leads to diverse viewpoints and great ideas.

Liz

Software Engineer

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Because of the nature of my role, I’m constantly collaborating and working with other teams. Program management is like being a traffic cop, at the intersections of every vertical within the business unit; I stop and start traffic, provide estimates on travel time, and route drivers down the right street if they get lost.

Molly

Customer Success Manager

What are some things you learned at the company?

The new projects we launch for our bank partners are really exciting because of all the learning opportunities they present. These projects require a substantial amount of collaboration between teams, so everyone is growing and learning from one another as we go. It's pretty awesome!

Marq

Tech Quality

What does your typical day look like?

70% of my day is working on code. 20% of my day is spent on unblocking other junior engineers or reviewing code. 10% of my day is in meetings. 100% of my day is spent having fun! =)

Hebron

Software Engineer Team Lead

What are Avant Perks + Benefits

Avant Benefits Overview

We offer group Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage, generous parental leave, commuter benefits, and unlimited vacation time. We have a free gym on site at our Chicago office and other great perks like a fully-stocked kitchen with beer on tap, casual dress code, a game room, and company happy hours.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
We love being in Chicago! We'll run donation drives for local schools, pack lunches for city shelters, host events for young people interested in fintech, and whatever else comes up!
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Like the Diversity & Inclusion Committee and the Fun Committee, to name a few.
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
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Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Acme Co. provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Acme Co. hosts company outings Quarterly.
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Acme Co. offers employees professional development opportunities like Onsite training courses, The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Paid industry certifications
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