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Associate General Counsel



Santa Monica, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, May 20, 2022
Who is Autonomy?
We fundamentally believe everyone should have access to mobility that is free from debt and long-term commitment. We have created the quickest and easiest way to get into an electric vehicle. Autonomy was founded by auto retail and finance disruptors, Scott Painter and Georg Bauer, who pioneered the Car-as-a-Service (CaaS) and vehicle subscription categories. Autonomy is enabling vehicle subscriptions to become a mainstream and liberating alternative to traditional car buying or leasing.

What do we offer?

  • Health, vision & dental benefits with fully-covered monthly premiums for you AND your dependents
  • 401k retirement program
  • Unlimited PTO
  • If you come into the office...free lunch

What impact will you have?

  • You will provide pragmatic and proactive legal advice to executives and senior business leads to support complex situations

What will you be responsible for?

  • Provide prompt, proactive, practical and often times complex and/or specialized legal advice to business teams on a range of issues including: consumer finance, data privacy, marketing, intellectual property, and regulatory compliance
  • Partner with business teams to develop and launch products/services
  • Continuously improve processes to meet our customers’ changing needs
  • Draft, review and negotiate commercial and vendor agreements, customer agreements, templates, disclosures, forms, and communications related to the product
  • Monitor pertinent legal and regulatory developments and their implications
  • Advise executives/senior management and other personnel on compliance with relevant federal and state laws and regulations relating to consumer financial products and services
  • Lead with integrity, demonstrate ethical behavior, and build strong relationships with business leads

Who will be successful in this role?

  • J.D. and admitted to practice law, and in good standing, in the State of California (attorney candidates must be in compliance with all relevant licensing requirements prior to commencement of employment)
  • 3+ years legal experience in an in-house legal department or major law firm, preferably in a fintech, consumer finance, or auto finance company
  • Working knowledge of federal/state consumer finance and privacy laws, regulations and rules, such as TCPA, EFTA, GLBA, FCRA, ECOA, FDCPA, UDAAP, and CCPA
  • Ability to handle complex legal issues and tasks with limited supervision
  • Partner with team/manager for input on unusual situations, highly complex issues, and matters that may pose significant legal, financial and/or reputational risk to Autonomy
  • Ability to provide clear actionable guidance to push projects forward
  • Ability to apply empathy and think independently
  • Be mindful of maintaining an appropriate balance between management and mitigation of legal risks and business efficacy
  • Ability to exercise good business judgment, be solution-oriented and problem solve creatively
  • Ability to take a risk-based approach to prioritize workload to meet the needs for a timely decision given business pressures
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive and professional relationships with colleagues in the Legal Department and business partners
NextCar Holding Company, Inc. (“Autonomy”) is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. It's Autonomy's policy to provide equal opportunity in employment to all employees and applicants for employment. No person will be discriminated against in employment because of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sex, medical condition (as defined by California law and which includes pregnancy or childbirth), national origin, age, physical or mental disability, political activity or affiliation, ancestry, marital status, protected veteran status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, genetic information, taking or requesting statutorily protected leave, or any other legally protected status where there is no bona fide occupational qualification or legitimate business reason for the differing treatment. In addition, Autonomy prohibits harassment on any of the bases listed above or any other characteristics protected under federal, state or local laws. Autonomy is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please let us know.
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