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Staff Counsel II

Posted May 29
Full Time
On Site
Catonsville, Maryland

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 Staff Counsel II drafts, reviews and files legal pleadings.This person also manages and resolves collection litigation, provides legal support for the collections litigation business unit, and interacts with outside counsel as necessary.This person provides legal advice in connection with the company's business operations and supports corporate compliance with laws and regulations governing debt collection and related activities.The Staff Counsel II may also supervise non-legal personnel within the office.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create, review, direct and resolve collection litigation matters cost-effectively by working with business clients and legal support staff.
  • Maintain and enhance company reputation with courts, venders, outside counsel, and consumers. Limit company exposure through effective advocacy on behalf of the Company in hearings, trials, and mediations. Negotiate with opposing counsel, conduct discovery and respond to discovery and prepare and attend hearings and trials.
  • Represent client in highly contested cases, counterclaims, appeals and cross claims.
  • Ensure adherence to Consumer Bill of Rights by enforcing relevant company policies. Determine appropriate settlements with consumers experiencing temporary or permanent hardships and communicate with consumer and counsel to encourage financial recover.
  • Assist with special projects.
  • Provide legal advice to company to support compliance with federal, state, and local laws.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned.

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATION:  Master's or Advanced                          

FIELD OF STUDY:  JD degree from an accredited law school

EXPERIENCE:  3+ years legal work experience.

CERTIFICATION(S): Juris Doctorate

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND OTHER ATTRIBUTES:

  • Strong execution skills; highly accurate in both written and verbal communication
  • Strong strategic thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills
  • Ability to make sound judgment and exercise discretion on legal matters
  • Demonstrates strong attention to detail
  • Strong business acumen

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND OTHER ATTRIBUTES:

  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Excellent with detail and analytical, accuracy and follow-through abilities
  • Experience with legal case management software
  • Experience managing or training paralegals and legal assistants

 

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 Talent@mcmcg.com.