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Trial Associate Responsibilities: Assist in a wide variety of litigation matters, including defending banks and non-depository institutions in consumer protection matters, with a focus on financial investigations and enforcement. Work includes title X of the Dodd-Frank Act, the enumerated consumer statutes enforced by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, prudential regulatorsâ€™ examinations and enforcement work, and state regulatorsâ€™ enforcement matters or examinations. In addition, the work would include consumer class action litigation defense and policy work (involving Congress, rulemaking with agencies, or trade associations). This position would involve significant responsibility over pending cases and active enforcement defense work, including compliance with CIDâ€™s, negotiating requirements in meet-and-confers, drafting NORA responses, and working closely with clients on corporate counseling within the context of an active investigation. Draft position papers, motions and briefs, modification proposal letters, and other significant work product critical to winning a case; Organize and manage complex collections of business information, financial records, witness statements, interviews, and other documents; Prepare for and assist in witness interviews of key fact and corporate designee witnesses in internal investigations, witness declarations, or investigational hearings; Be familiar with and proficient in reading and analyzing consumer complaints, bank data, financial records, Congressional records and policy papers, and CFPB requests; Exercise strategic and analytical skills and good judgment to undertake meaningful attorney assessments of complex legal issues under UDAAP, EFTA, ECOA, MLA, TILA, RESPA, TISA, FCRA, SCRA, and other consumer financial protection laws; Draft pleadings, discovery, case assessments, budgets, and other key materials in litigation or investigations.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: California and/or New York Bar admission. Experience with CFPB or state attorneys general work in consumer protection. Experience with FTC work. 3-6 years of commercial litigation experience. Excellent research and writing skills. Strong verbal and written communication skills, excellent organizational skills. Knowledge of e-discovery software and databases. Proven track record of managing teams of associates or associate attorneys or contract reviewers and ability to serve as a leader in the role required in any given case. Strong academic performance. Familiarity with reviewing regulations and agency guidance as well as Congressional record and political materials.
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