TrueAccord seeks a Chief Legal Officer to join our Executive Leadership Team
Debt collection is broken. Every year, 77 Million Americans have experiences with the collections process, and they deserve a better approach - one that is more relevant, more digital, and less abrasive. That’s why banks, lenders, and industry leaders are coming to TrueAccord for innovative solutions recovering outstanding receivables.
TrueAccord is a category-defining company. We deploy technology, machine learning, and data science to innovate and optimize how debt is collected. Come join our team and disrupt a multi-billion dollar industry that’s been waiting for change.
The Chief Legal Officer (CLO) is responsible for advising TrueAccord’s executive team, Board, and management on a variety of business aspects including but not limited to: the interpretation of regulations governing the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (FDCPA), and the implementation of a compliance strategy to ensure conformity with all laws, regulations, and policies that govern the company. This position reports directly to the CEO.
Essential Job Functions:
Possess adept knowledge of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (FDCPA)
Provide practical advice and counsel regarding TrueAccord’s obligations as a an employer, including, but not limited to, policy review and creation, employment issues, taxes, and licensing
Must possess demonstrated negotiation, problem-solving, decision-making, and executive leadership skills
Develop and manage an in-house legal team
Develop and implement corrective action plans for resolution of problematic issues, and provide general guidance on how to avoid similar situations in the future
Identify, analyze and report on important legislative and regulatory developments
Provide legal counsel on issues arising from actual or anticipated lawsuits
Represent TrueAccord, as appropriate, in various legal proceedings
Write, review, and edit reports, opinions, correspondence, contracts, and other legal documents
Respond to government investigations, audits and queries as the principal point of contact
Manage General Counsel, external counsel, and general litigation
7-10 years of relevant experience required
Masters in one of the following or related fields: Law and Legal Studies required or equivalent combination of education and work experience
Must currently be a member in good standing of the bar of the US, California
This job requires US Citizenship
This job will require a comprehensive criminal background check