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Associate Counsel-Litigation The candidate will be generally responsible for representing the Company in litigation on consumer accounts and other legal proceedings involving the Company and its affiliates, by preparing and filing legal documents, discovery materials and pleadings, and providing guidance to the Companyâ€™s attorneys in support of such activities. Represent and defend the Company and its affiliates in courts of law; collect facts and evidence, try cases and perform other litigation tasks. Assist in the handling and management of litigation against the company, including investigating merits of claims, negotiating and resolving claims and preparing necessary resolution documents. Complete case preparation by preparing legal briefs, developing strategies and necessary arguments. Conduct relevant legal research, track case law and develop legal theories. Analyze claims and the Companyâ€™s pertinent records to effectively participate in decisions related to strategy of resolving or litigating claims and ensure that errors are corrected and future liability is minimized. Represent the Company at scheduling conferences, mediations, settlement conferences, depositions and hearings/trials. Litigate on behalf of the company as an internal debt collection attorneys with counterclaims filed against the Company. Responsible for ensuring compliance with applicable laws, regulations and company policies across areas of organizational responsibility. Juris Doctor Degree Required and licensed in Virginia. Must be located in the western portion of Virginia (Lynchburg, Roanoke, Charlottesville or Richmond.). 2+ years of related experience and/or training required. Prior litigation experience (including, without limitation, the preparation and drafting of pleadings, participation in all phases of the discovery process and handling of both jury and non-jury trials) is required. Familiarity with federal and state laws and regulations related to consumer credit and collections, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Truth-in-Lending Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, and Equal Credit Opportunity Act required. Ability to provide practical advice in a timely manner, able to discern and analyze the impact of multiple issues on a given situation, ability to work in several areas of the law and balance multiple priorities, and ability to provide sound business judgment required.
Job ID: 16296
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