Principal Corporate Counsel - Financial Operations
Location: Reston , Virginia
Type: Full Time
Salary: Varies by location
Internal Number: REQ215536
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T-Mobile has consistently been recognized as a Best Place to Work thanks to our crew of diverse, multi-talented self-starters who are ready to go go go… And T-Mobile is recognized as a best place to work for LGBTQ employee by the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index five years in a row. A designated Military Friendly Employer by Military Friendly for eleven years running. And with a 100% score on the Disability Equality Index, our diversity across gender, race and ideas drives us forward.
This Principal Corporate Counsel, Financial Operations is a critical member of T-Mobile’s legal organization, working on cutting-edge financial services offerings and supporting key back-office finance and operations functions to advance T-Mobile’s Un-carrier promise. This attorney will work on initiatives including supporting T-Mobile’s financial services offerings, data governance, compliance programs, credit, fraud operations and law enforcement investigations, collections, payments and financial operations, equipment financing and advice and counseling for back-office functions. Because financial services are one of the backbones of the Uncarrier strategy, you’ll also work cross-functionally with a range of departments including finance, product and technology, marketing, government affairs, compliance, litigation, privacy and more. You will be part of a strong, collaborative team to help ensure the business execution and operation is in alignment with legal and regulatory obligations.
What you’ll do in your role.
Represent the organization on legal matters as assigned in the areas of financial services and back-office support including liaising with clients to provide day-to-day advice, managing contracts, performing research, advising on and advising on product development.
Assist in the development of resources, processes, and knowledge management tools for our team.
Serve as a deep subject matter expert in specialty areas.
Develop an understanding of our current product offerings, operational systems and new platforms and services.
Rigorously analyze product structures and advise on strategy, data sharing, use and governance and compliance for our financial services products and services, credit, collections, payments, and fraud operations.
Provide guidance and counsel to the legal team and clients regarding state and federal compliance and regulatory obligations including but not limited to TILA, OFAC, SCRA, UDAAP, ESIGN, AML, BSA, FACTA, GLBA, Reg Z, FACTA, FCRA, Reg M, ADA, State Retail Installment Sales Acts and Truth-In-Billing.
Support the drafting, review, and negotiation of a broad range of contracts to support the business operations for the finance organization.
Advise internal clients on key legal and business risks
The experience you’ll bring.
10+ years of experience practicing in a combination of firm and inside counsel positions, preferably in a role of a technology or fintech company.
Strong understanding of consumer protection and financial services compliance obligations at a state and federal level.
An understanding of the traditional wireless business model and key consumer protection and risk management strategies involved in a consumer business.
Knowledge of, and high degree of aptitude at drafting and negotiating contracts.
Ability to recognize and weigh business and legal risks and help advance innovative solutions.
Ability to identify and diagnose legal problems and articulate creative and practical solutions and alternatives.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and customer-oriented interpersonal skills.
Provide mentoring and leadership to less experienced attorneys and legal professionals (no direct management responsibilities)
Juris Doctorate from an ABA-accredited law school. Admission to a state bar, with the ability to become a licensed attorney or in-house counsel.
The Un-carrier formula is so simple. Love customers. Listen to them. And change the industry to make it better for them. Easy to say, but apparently hard to do, especially if you judge the actions of our competitors. We’re inspired to keep going because of this secret: Customers NOTICE when you put them first. There’s no other explanation for 1.2 million new postpaid account net adds in the last year alone — the highest number reported by any company. 2021 was our best growth year EVER, with 5.5 million new postpaid lines added. This was the most customer growth we’ve EVER delivered and also the most in the wireless industry.We do it with the most capable, empathetic, customer-loving team in the wireless industry. Across Retail, Care, Engineering and more, Team Magenta is the heart, soul, face and voice of this company. T-Mobile thrives because of them. And we’re continuing to grow this team of customer-obsessed heroes. We hired thousands of employees in 2021 and will keep bringing in more diverse talent whose various backgrounds, skillsets and experiences will continue to drive our business.