Encore Capital Group is a leading provider of debt management and recovery solutions for consumers and property owners across a broad range of assets. Through its subsidiaries, the company purchases portfolios of consumer receivables from major banks, credit unions, and utility providers, and partners with individuals as they repay their obligations and work toward financial recovery. Through its Propel Financial Services subsidiary, the company assists property owners who are delinquent on their property taxes by structuring affordable monthly payment plans. Encore’s success and future growth are driven by its sophisticated and widespread use of analytics, its broad investments in data and behavioral science, the significant cost advantages provided by its highly-efficient operating model and proven investment strategy, and the company’s demonstrated commitment to conducting business ethically and in ways that support its consumers’ financial recovery.
Headquartered in San Diego, Encore is a publicly traded NASDAQ Global Select company (ticker symbol: ECPG) and a component stock of the Russell 2000, the S&P SmallCap 600, and the Wilshire 4500. More information about the company can be found at http://www.encorecapital.com .
The accelerating maturation of our industry brings exciting opportunities and challenges to our Legal Collections channel. To support our goals in this area, we are seeking in-house counsel to fill Corporate Attorney and Managing Attorney roles to assist with the development and execution of legal activities for a growing in-house litigation collections group. Successful candidates will be responsible for using their knowledge and skills to advocate for the company in legal collections matters, develop and enhance the company’s processes, and help to maintain the company’s ethical and compliance standards. The positions will report to our Vice President of Legal and Business Affairs, and will collaborate with other in-house counsel and outside attorneys in pursuit of company goals and objectives.
Primary responsibilities include :
Pursuing collections in the legal channel on defaulted consumer receivables.
Applying a strong understanding of applicable collections policies as well as federal and state regulatory issues.
Communicating with clients regarding current legal and regulatory issues.
Ensuring compliance with state and federal laws, and adherence to court procedures and processes.
Assisting with enhancements to business-area processes.
Working on special projects as required.
Required Skills and Experience :
JD from an ABA accredited law school and admission to practice law in at least one state
Strong knowledge of the legal and regulatory framework affecting the debt buying and debt collection industries including: FDCPA, FCRA, GLBA and related state statutes.
Staff Counsel - 2 to 5 years of experience as a front-line collection attorney.
Managing Attorney - 5 to 10 years of experience as a front-line collection attorney and successfully managing collections activities of others.
Familiarity with collections software including JST, CLS, Q-Law, Cognet or similar systems.
Strong critical thinking and strategic skills.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Strong organizational skills, the ability to prioritize, and work in a rapidly changing environment.
There's never been a better time to join Encore Capital Group. We are a dynamic company with a strong vision in a growing global market. We are changing the way that the world manages and views consumer debt recovery. That is why you will find a wealth of opportunities for important and rewarding work here.
We offer a competitive compensation and benefit program, company-paid holidays, vacation, personal and sick days, 401(k) Plan, Education/Training Reimbursement, and a strong corporate culture that recognizes the work/life balance that all of us are trying to achieve. And, we are located in one of the most desirable cities in the US - San Diego. If you are looking for a rewarding career in a growing organization, please submit your resume and salary history for consideration to Enrique.firstname.lastname@example.org . Please reference job code SEIL-M3-EC on all correspondence. Encore Capital Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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