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Corporate Counsel, Litigation & Legal Affairs

$122,200- $158,700/ year
Posted May 29
Full Time
On Site
San Diego, California

Starting Compensation

Annual Salary: $122,200.00 - $158,700.00 (Amount based on office location, relevant experience, skills, and competencies)


If you are wondering why you should work for us, here is something to help you decide:

  • Pay and Bonuses: Earn a competitive salary. All employees are eligible for uncapped commission or annual bonus incentives.

  • Career Progression: Grow at MCM with paid training and development programs – including our very own MCM Academy – as well as a promote-from-within philosophy.

  • Reward and Recognition: We are committed to honoring great results – ranging from informal accolades to formal company-wide awards and prizes like all-inclusive vacations.

  • Tuition Assistance: Pursue a degree or coursework related to your current role, or the role you are striving for.

  • Healthcare Insurance: Take advantage of comprehensive healthcare plans and options to ensure your continued health, plus fitness membership reimbursements, weight watchers, our wellness rewards Program and more.

  • Volunteering Opportunities: Enjoy up to eight hours of paid time off each year to volunteer. We also offer volunteer grants and matching financial donations, up to US$ 2,500 per employee annually.

  • Retirement Savings: Build a strong financial foundation and reach your goals for the future. With all the effort you invest in us, we’re proud to invest in you.

  • New Family Support: Celebrate your new arrival with company paid leave, new parent flex time, and child back-up care options.

  • Team-building: Enjoy experiences that inspire bonds with your colleagues through a wide range of company-sponsored team-building events, such as holiday celebrations and department outings.

  • Work-Life Balance: Enjoy paid and floating holidays, as well as generous paid-time-off.

Our compensation and benefits programs were created with an 'Employee-First Approach' focused on supporting, developing, and recognizing YOU.  We offer a wide array of wellness and mental health initiatives, support volunteerism, and environmental efforts, encourage employee education through leadership training, skill-building, and tuition reimbursements, and always strive to provide promotion opportunities from within.

The Corporate Counsel in the Litigation Department leverages knowledge of a legal specialty or area of law to provide advice and recommendations to department leaders on matters within the litigation practice area. The role applies appropriate legal judgment and sound business logic to all caseloads / files and issues. This position provides advice and recommendations for action to more senior attorneys and management regarding matters of intermediate complexity which have or may have a sizable dollar impact on business activities and operations. This position may receive specific direction from management or more senior law professionals as to the outcomes, process and schedules expected.



  • Managing active caseload of files or issues within scope of responsibility. As part of this, perform extensive research of legal principles and precedents, plus consult with outside counsel on legal strategies on particular issues; balancing the allocation of internal and external resources taking into account such factors as, workload, skill base, project schedules, and cost of resources.
  • Advising members of legal or organizational management. May assist more senior members of the department on more complex matters, applying appropriate legal judgment and sound business logic.
  • Management of direct reports
  • Working with and managing outside counsel on legal matters.
  • Other duties as assigned.



Required: Master’s/Advanced; JD from accredited law school


Required: English


Required: 4+ years of relevant legal experience in a variety of legal subjects; prior experience in managing and developing attorneys and staff. Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Strong communication, advocacy, and negotiation skills.

Preferred: Prior experience in both law firms and corporate settings; prior experience in the collections or financial industry. Advanced Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.


About Us

We are more than a specialty finance company providing debt recovery solutions for consumers. We are a global team of over 4,000 employees whose daily mission is to empower consumers to begin their path towards financial recovery and build a better life for themselves and their families. We know that the only way to support this mission is by hiring exceptional people who bring a diversity of ideas, a collaborative spirit, and a passion for attaining breakthrough results.  If you are results-driven, have a passion for helping others, and thrive in an innovative environment, this might be the right place for you!

Encore Capital Group and all of its subsidiaries are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application and/or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation at