Regulatory Compliance Attorney 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 for more information.
Do you have experience working in regulatory compliance and want to help enhance and build compliance processes at a FinTech company?
Avant is looking for a motivated self-starter to join its growing Compliance Department in Chicago. As a Regulatory Compliance Attorney, you will be responsible for participating in Avant’s Compliance Program, specifically in the areas of Fair & Responsible Lending, Regulatory Readiness and Oversight, Licensing, and Regulatory Examinations & Audits.
You will help support multiple products that include Unsecured Loans, Credit Cards, Secured Loans, and Point of Sale Loans offered through the Avant platform. Your job will be to provide guidance and ensure regulatory compliance with respect to new laws, rules, regulatory guidance, and regulatory risk trends as well as building processes for seamless relations with state regulators and bank partners.
In this role, you are expected to maintain a high degree of knowledge of consumer lending rules and regulations, including, but not limited to:
-TILA/Reg Z, ECOA/Reg B & Fair Lending, UDAAP/UDAP, FCRA/Reg V, SCRA, MLA, EFTA/Reg E, TCPA, E-SIGN, FDCPA/Reg F & state debt collection laws, GLBA/Reg P and other privacy laws, BSA, OFAC, Red Flags Rule, and other AML related regulations, as well as applicable state laws and regulations.
As a Compliance Associate, you will be expected to promote a culture of corporate compliance by the use of best practices and a compliant work ethic in accordance with Avant’s internal policies.

What you do at Avant:

  • Regulatory Readiness & Oversight: manage the intake, analysis, and change management of changes made to applicable laws, rules, and regulations 
  • Monitoring industry enforcement actions, consent orders, and other applicable litigation to observe risk trends and provide guidance to the business based on such trends.
  • Socializing regulatory changes impacting Avant to applicable stakeholders
  • Assist in implementing regulatory changes that impact Avant and working directly with business stakeholders
  • Have the ability to multitask and complete various tasks related to licensing initiatives, including analysis of applicable state laws and regulations
  • Working with internal and external counsel and compliance management as it relates to analysis of business licenses
  • Prioritize tasks for the Department and schedule meetings, maintain minutes of meetings and create task lists
  • Assisting in building the Fair & Responsible Lending Program
  • Assisting with responding to inquiries from regulators
  • Assisting with regulatory audits which may involve working with bank partners and vendors

What you will own at Avant:

  • Regulatory Readiness, Oversight, & Change Management Program: be responsible for building and owning this program which intakes, analyzes, and drives regulatory changes that impact Avant.
  • Building a database of applicable state laws and regulations
  • Compliance reporting for as it relates to regulatory changes

Why you are a fit for Avant:

  • Juris Doctor from an ABA accredited law school
  • CRCM Preferred
  • 2-4+ years of law firm/ in-house experience or regulatory compliance experience 
  • Bank or FinTech experience preferred
  • Strong background in federal and state consumer finance laws
  • Excellent communication skills and a track record of being able to interface and collaborate effectively with other departments, bank partners, and regulators
  • Ability to handle and execute on complex projects in a fast paced environment with minimal supervision
  • Strong interpersonal, analytical, and problem-solving skills Highly proficient with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word 
  • Experience with SQL is a plus
  • Willingness to learn new skills and monitor aptitude development to optimize accuracy and performance

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.
Avant is an equal opportunity employer and individuals seeking employment are considered without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation or gender identity), age, disability or genetic information or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local law, regulation or ordinance.

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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.


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.


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!


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! =)


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.

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 sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
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) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
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
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Paid industry certifications
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