Litigation Counsel

Guaranteed Rate
Posted Nov 13
Full Time
Chicago, Illinois

**Job Description

** **About Guaranteed Rate Companies:

** As a titan in mortgage lending and digital financial solutions, Guaranteed Rate Companies proudly operates with more than 6,400 employees stationed across over 800 branches nationwide, including Washington, D.C. Founded in the year 2000, we've assisted more than 1 million homeowners with their home purchase loans and refinances. In 2022 alone, we managed a total loan volume exceeding $33 billion. But we’re more than just numbers; we’re about innovation, offering competitive rates, and delivering customer service that's second to none. Our accolades include Inside Mortgage Finance's Second Largest Retail Originator for 2023, Chicago Agent’s Lender of the Year for the 7th consecutive year, Scotsman's Guide 2022 ranking for having more top originators than any other lenders, NerdWallet’s Best Lenders for Low and No-Down-Payment Mortgages of 2022, and Forbes' Best Online Lender for First-Time Homebuyers in 2022. For more information, visit

**What’s the Role?

** Litigation Counsel - Guaranteed Rate is building a winning team to reinvent the mortgage experience through innovation, technology and a relentless focus on providing industry-leading mortgage products and superlative customer service. You will embrace and support these efforts by pursuing and defending claims through negotiation, arbitration, or litigation. The ideal candidate will have commercial litigation experience. Preferably, the candidate will experience litigating arbitration matters. Pay range $140,00- $160,000 annual salary + bonus.



  • Serve as first or second chair in arbitrations handled in-house by the company.
  • Manage discovery process, draft pleadings and motions, prepare witnesses for trial, lead factual and legal investigation.
  • Draft demand letters.
  • Negotiate and resolve pre-litigation disputes.
  • Handle other legal matters as assigned by management.



  • At least 4 years of commercial litigation experience.
  • Experience handling arbitrations will be a significant advantage.
  • Prior financial services experience, especially in mortgage and experience litigating commission agreements, will also be a significant advantage.
  • Positive, team-first attitude.
  • Can-do, “roll up your sleeves” mindset.
  • Sound business judgment and ability to strike right balance between legal risks and business goals.
  • Willingness to learn the business and build strong relationships with internal stakeholders.
  • Detail-oriented with excellent organizational skills.
  • Clear, concise and persuasive oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work constructively, collaboratively and cross functionally.

**Minimum Requirements


  • J.D. degree from an ABA-approved law school.
  • Licensed to practice law in Illinois. Bar membership in additional states, especially California, is a plus.

**Guaranteed Rate is an Equal Opportunity Employer that welcomes and encourages all applicants to apply regardless of age, race, sex, religion, color, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital or parental status, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy or other reason protected by law.

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