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Associate Corporate Counsel

Company name

Commerce Home Mortgage, LLC

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Job Type


Date Last Verified

Jan 18,2020

Valid Through

May 02,2020

Posted on

Sep 03,2019

Years of Experience

3-5 yrs required


Irvine, CA, United States

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Practice Area
Corporate >> Corporate - General
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Associate Corporate Counsel
The candidate should have 1-3 years’experience to provide general legal and compliance support to the Company andits management. As part of the Risk Department, this corporate generalist will be primarily responsible for contract negotiation, review and drafting andmanagement, as well as helping the company comply with a complex and ever-changing body of state and federal regulations affecting the mortgage business. Will serve as a valued businesspartner in providing legal advice and tools to various departments, including retailsales, operations and marketing. This is an excellent opportunity to learnabout all aspects of the Company’s mortgage business, enhance legal and leadershipskills, and develop an industry-wide perspective. This position reports to the General Counsel. Performs a variety of accounting functions, including to the following: Primarily responsible for drafting, negotiating and reviewing a variety of commercial contracts, including agreements with vendors, mortgage brokers, lenders and investors. Manage the contract and vendor management process company-wide. Perform state and federal legal research, including new state entry, new products, state licensing, etc., and draft legal memoranda, state matrices, management presentations and other documents. Provide day-to-day advice to compliance and business partners on a variety of subjects, including loan documentation, disclosures and real estate issues. Draft compliance policies, as well as review, revise and advise business partners on policies, procedures, processes and compliance controls. Monitor and report on proposed legislation, regulations and other legal developments affecting the industry. Assist with state lender licensing and regulatory examinations. Review marketing content and practices, including loan officer advertising, direct mail/email, internet, social media and other marketing channels.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have Juris Doctorate from an ABA-accredited law school and a member in good standing of the California State Bar. Must have 1 - 3 years’ experience as a practicing attorney within a corporate legal department and/or private law firm. Experience with mortgage lending or other consumer financial services is preferred.Experience negotiating, reviewing and drafting commercial contracts. Must have strong legal research, analytic and writing skills. Must be able to apply the law to the business’s operations in a practical, common sense manner, as well as distill complex legal concepts into understandable terms for non-lawyers. Knowledge of state and federal consumer financial protection laws is preferred, such as the Truth-in-Lending Act, Equal Credit Opportunity Act, Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Gramm-Leach-Bliley Privacy Act, CAN-SPAM Act, and Telephone Consumer Protection Act, Unfair, Deceptive, and Abusive Acts and Practices (UDAAP). Experience interacting with state or federal regulators is a plus, e.g., CFPA, California DBO is required. Must have strong verbal and interpersonal skills with the ability to interact comfortably with all levels of management, including executives. Must have intellectual curiosity and a learning mindset, as well as flexibility on the types of projects assigned.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Commerce Home Mortgage, LLC
2030 Main St.,
Suite 500
Irvine, CA 92614

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