• Attorney I

    Job ID
    2018-2808
    Address
    7031 Commerce Circle
    City
    Baton Rouge
    State
    LA
  • Overview and Responsibilities

    We are seeking an entry-level Attorney for our Legal & Compliance Department. This role will work with other attorneys and the Compliance team to develop subject matter expertise in state-specific and federal laws and regulations related to lending, marketing, collections and privacy & data for one or more assigned states of our 8 states (LA, MS, AL, GA, TN, SC, KY, TX). Other focus areas will be contract review/revision, tracking new legislation, creation and revision of internal policies & procedures for compliance, and government relations. Job responsibilities are as follows:

     

    • Analyze and report on consumer finance related regulatory, compliance, and legal issues
    • Develop and maintain subject matter expertise in assigned areas and take a lead role in tracking and reporting on all development in those areas (i.e., state-specific lending laws and regulations, federal and state marketing laws and regulations, federal and state collections laws and regulations, federal and state privacy and data laws and regulations, etc.)
    • Track relevant legislation during various states legislative sessions
    • Draft, review, revise, and implement internal policies and procedures in order to maintain compliance with new and evolving legislation and regulation, and assist in communicating changes to branch team members
    • Coordinate and implement revisions to form documents to maintain compliance with new or amended regulations and legislation
    • Review and revise agreements, contracts, and other legal documents contemplated between the Company and external parties
    • Communicate and negotiate effectively with external parties (regulators, external counsel, vendors, etc.), creating relations of trust
    • Assist with regular communications with executive management, including assisting with formal presentations and proposals, regarding policy and business decisions

    Qualifications

    • Active State Bar membership
    • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
    • Strong attention to detail and accuracy skills
    • Effective organizational, multi-tasking, and prioritizing skills
    • Ability to adapt to rapidly changing priorities
    • Must have initiative and the ability to think independently
    • Ability to work independently and with a team
    • Practical problem-solving skills to resolve legal, compliance and business issues
    • Ability to communicate effectively internally and externally to all levels of knowledge, experience and proficiency
    • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
    • Familiarity with financial and lending laws and regulations (TILA, FCRA, GLBA, FDCPA, TCPA, etc.) is desired
    • An interest in government relations work would be a plus 

    Benefits

    We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package including: 

    • Health/Dental/Vision
    • Paid Vacation
    • 401 (K) and employer match
    • Company provided Life Insurance & Long Term Disability

    Additional benefits with Republic include:

    • Regular drawings for sporting event tickets
    • Employee of the Month Program
    • Philanthropic support for charities such as Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the American Cancer Society
    • Professional offices with a friendly team environment
    • Monthly Incentive Bonus Pay
    • Internal Promotions
     

    Republic Finance, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age disability or veteran status in employment opportunities and benefits. Republic Finance, LLC maintains a Drug-Free Workplace.

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