VP Legal Digital Finance Strategic Partnerships

April 7, 2021
Wilmington, DE
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The Legal Division's mission is to advance and protect the interests of the firm by providing the highest quality legal advice. Central to our mission is the identification and provision of advice with respect to the resolution of legal, regulatory and reputational risks. As part of the firm’s second line of defense, Legal helps ensure that the firm’s activities are conducted within the boundaries of the law and consistent with preserving and enhancing the firm’s reputation.

Consumer & Digital Finance

Provides legal, regulatory, reputational and transactional advice to our Consumer and Digital Finance businesses


The Legal Department is looking for an attorney to be part of a small team tasked with developing the firm’s digital finance capabilities. This position offers the opportunity to work closely with the digital finance business development team and colleagues throughout the firm’s legal, compliance, credit and technology functions to develop new partnerships, products, services and capabilities.


  • Provide strategic legal support to the Digital Finance business development team
  • Draft and negotiate multi-year partnership agreements in support of new business ventures and product expansion, with a focus on digital consumer finance products
  • Work closely with business clients and other members of the Legal and Compliance teams in dealing with and responding to various structural questions and inquiries
  • Coordinate and collaborate with a diverse set of stakeholders to identify and help mitigate legal, regulatory and reputational risks
  • Instruct/work with/manage external counsel


  • 5+ years’ post qualification mergers and acquisitions experience at a leading law firm, with experience with digital and mobile products and/or consumer finance desirable in-house experience a plus
  • J.D. required; Active member of one State Bar in good standing
  • Excellent drafting skills
  • Excellent communications skills, in particular the ability to communicate complex concepts clearly and simply, and to present clear choices
  • Team player with inherent commercial judgment and strong analytical skills
  • Highly motivated and energetic personality
  • Ability and desire to take on a demanding workload and to effectively prioritize
  • High attention to detail with strong organizational skills
  • Flexible, creative, able to manage ambiguity well, strategic thinker
  • Results-oriented
  • Self-starter, strong work ethic and personal accountability
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