Overview

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead the legal function supporting Lending Club’s borrower programs, working closely with the Company’s President, the head of the borrower experience
  • Manage and mentor our borrower side legal team;
  • Partnering closely with advising the business on streamlining processes and applying consumer finance regulations;
  • Partnering with issuing banks for ongoing monitoring and refinement;
  • Delivering legal counsel and expertise on the development of new products and services, consumer finance laws and regulations, marketing, account servicing and other business matters;
  • Providing strong understanding of our investor business to properly coordinate and oversee the interaction of our borrower and investor businesses.
  • Providing leadership on the development and implementation of operational and risk management processes and procedures;
  • Partnering collaboratively to identify issues and share potential concerns and ideas with team members;
  • Working closely with issuing bank partners on marketing review, partner contracts and new product launches;
  • Providing strategic support for compliance, risk and internal audit groups;
  • Managing the successful delivery of services by outside counsel; and
  • Driving and executing special projects in support of key objectives of the Legal and Compliance teams.

Qualifications:

  • J.D. with excellent academic credentials;
  • State bar member in good standing;
  • At least 15-20 years of legal experience, including foundational training in a national law firm and in-house legal department experience, demonstrating increasing levels of responsibility;
  • Deep expertise in consumer finance laws and regulations applicable to loans made through Lending Club’s platform, including Fair Lending, TILA/Regulation Z, ECOA/Regulation B, FCRA, FDCPA, SCRA, BSA/AML, EFTA and/or GLBA
  • Experience in a relevant federal regulator’s legal department is a plus;
  • A business and solution-oriented approach to resolving issues;
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, analytical and influencing skills;
  • Proven ability to develop collaborative relationships with internal partners and external customers, with comfort interacting with associates across departments and job levels;
  • Ability and desire to develop expertise in new or unfamiliar areas of law;
  • Desire to pitch in and to learn new areas of the business and legal practice; and
  • Propensity to thrive in a fast-paced environment and successfully manage aggressive deadlines with minimal supervision;
  • Comfort in a innovative, disruptive, test and learn culture; and
  • Impeccable integrity.

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