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Assistant General Counsel, Contracts



Jacksonville, FL, USA · San Francisco, CA, USA · cottonwood heights, ut, usa · Claymont, DE, USA · New York, NY, USA · Frisco, TX, USA
Posted on Wednesday, April 10, 2024

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The role:

The Assistant General Counsel, Commercial Contracts will be responsible for providing commercial and contract advice to business units and functions across the enterprise. This individual will provide general commercial contracts support, and counsel on other general legal matters for other parts of the SoFi enterprise as required. This position will report directly to the Vice President, Associate General Counsel.

This position is hybrid.

What you’ll do:

The Assistant General Counsel, Commercial Contracts will:

  • Establish negotiation objectives and schedules to support and meet business requirements
  • Prepare first quality negotiation documents that reflect an advanced knowledge of contract terms and conditions, legal requirements for compliance with applicable laws and regulations, and SoFi’s financial policies and strategies
  • Understand business requirements and SoFi’s risk tolerance
  • Support the business relationship owner to identify risks and negotiate beneficial terms
  • Use highly qualified influencing skills to direct and control the negotiation schedule to meet established milestones for completion
  • Maintain business focus that balances the needs of the business for profitability with ensuring the contractual terms and conditions protect SoFi and minimize risk
  • Drive the negotiation to closure and reach agreement with suppliers on commercial, financial, and legal contractual issues
  • Execute and finalize all documentation required for contract closure
  • Develop proactive tactics and documents (internal negotiation notes, formal responses) to execute those strategies and goals in a way that will maximize profitability
  • Assign, coordinate, and follow-through on the involvement of all areas of the company in a timely manner to execute the plan, such as those required for a successful Deal Committee

What you’ll need:

  • You should be an intellectually curious self-starter with strong written and oral communication skills
  • JD from an accredited law school
  • Active membership and good standing in the New York or California bar required
  • 3+ years of experience in representing issuers and/or underwriters in structured finance ABS transactions, warehouse facilities and whole loan sales from either a top tier law firm or as in-house counsel
  • Excellent writing skills and ability to multitask and work independently
  • Ability to embrace change and thrive in a fast paced environment with conflicting priorities, multiple projects and deadline pressure
Compensation and Benefits
The base pay range for this role is listed below. Final base pay offer will be determined based on individual factors such as the candidate’s experience, skills, and location.
To view all of our comprehensive and competitive benefits, visit our Benefits at SoFi page!
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