In-House Counsel

| Chicago
Avant is revolutionizing the world of lending by lowering the costs and barriers of borrowing for everyday people. At our core, we are a technology company that builds advanced platforms and uses custom analytics. Today, we help underserved consumers, the majority of whom get fast funding on our online platform without having to talk anyone. Tomorrow we plan to use our world class technology and underwriting capabilities to launch new products and bank partnerships that improve people’s financial lives.
Job Description
Let’s get to business. Avant is looking for an attorney to join the Legal team in Chicago. Our new in-house attorney will be assisting the Deputy General Counsel in structuring and executing white label online loan origination partnerships with top tier retail banks, where Avant provides the online technology platform to power the retail bank’s unsecured consumer loan origination business.
You’ll get the best of both worlds here at Avant: you’ll have the in-house counsel lifestyle, but will continue to have the opportunity to work on exciting, cutting-edge transactions. Additionally, you will benefit from collaboration and mentorship with the Deputy General Counsel, who’s had 10+ years’ experience (9 years at large law firms) doing transactional work.

Responsibilities:

  • Working closely with Avant’s “Powered By Avant” team to establish and document white label “Powered By Avant” partnerships with retail banks, where Avant provides the technology and expertise to build, host and maintain an online customer lending platform for the retail bank
  • Providing legal advice and support to other business teams and functions with respect to such white label transactions
  • Ensuring ongoing compliance with such transactions

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor degree from an ABA accredited law school 
  • Membership in a State Bar 
  • 4-6 years of law firm/ in-house experience
  • Law firm experience drafting, negotiating and executing corporate transactions (please note: attorneys with no transactional experience will not be considered for this position)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience negotiating technology/software services agreements
  • Membership in Illinois State Bar
  • Business oriented approach to finding unique and cost-effective solutions to legal issues
  • Excellent negotiation and communication skills
  • Analytical ability and strong attention to detail
  • Strong document drafting skills
  • Collaborative nature
  • Ability to work under pressure for a fast-paced growth-stage company

Why Avant is a fit for you: At Avant, we believe our values make a difference:We value, support, and help each other growWe are committed to active inclusion and diversityWe are transparent and believe the best idea winsWe succeed when our customers succeedWe get sh!t done… responsiblyAnd 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. It’s home to nearby trendy restaurants, a thriving startup community, and public transportation.
222 N. LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL 60601

Perks of working here

401(K)
Dental Benefits
Health Benefits
Stocked Kitchen
Unlimited Vacation
Vision Benefits
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