Senior Corporate Counsel, Contracts

Greenville, South Carolina
Legal /
Full-Time /
Why GLS?

Purpose: Access to affordable, reliable transportation is essential to leading productive work and personal lives, caring well for oneself, one’s family, and the needs of others. Through advanced analytics and technology, we can more accurately predict credit risk and provide more people with an affordable auto financing option for their next vehicle. That’s what GLS has done for over 10 years, helping more than half a million families meet and improve their transportation needs. 

People: Join a culture of over 1,000 employees who Care Deeply and Think Boldly, driving innovation in an adaptive and positive culture that celebrates successes. We empower and reward individuals and teams who make direct, positive impacts to the business and each other, who take pride in their work and are ever-raising the bar. 

Growth: Recognized by Inc 5000 as one of the fastest-growing private companies in America. Join GLS to grow with us!

Benefits: GLS offers the below great benefits for your amazing work!
o   Competitive base pay and performance bonuses, dependent on role
o   Medical, dental, vision, telemedicine, supplemental insurance benefits, long-term and short-term disability
o   401K with employer match and 100% immediate vesting
o   Paid Time Off (PTO) and paid company holidays to help you balance work and personal life
o   Paid Volunteer Time Off (VTO) Annually
o   Tuition Reimbursement
o   Parental Leave
o   Business casual work environment

What does it mean to be a Senior Corporate Counsel, Contracts at GLS?
The Senior Corporate Counsel will provide counsel on legal matters as well as advise on the legal implications of all matters. In addition, this position will be responsible for ensuring the company conducts its business in compliance with applicable federal and state laws and regulations and maintains a robust compliance management system that enables the company to develop and adopt best practices quickly within the rapidly changing consumer and auto finance industry. The role will report to the Sr. VP, General Counsel & Compliance Officer and operate from our Greenville, SC office.

How will you drive value within the organization as a Senior Corporate Counsel, Contracts?

    • Act as legal resource and offer counsel on all legal matters impacting the company
    • Oversee legal review of all contracts with third party vendors, including but not limited to:
    • Preparing, reviewing, revising, and negotiating relevant portions thereof
    • Maintaining Legal Department records related to contracts
    • Continually develop and improve policies and procedures around contracting processes, including developing standardized forms and clause libraries where appropriate
    • Advise on regulatory, legal, and compliance issues related to all areas of consumer and auto financing, including licensing, contract origination, documentation requirements, fair lending, loan servicing, repossession, debt collection and information security
    • Provide legal support related to the initiation and maintenance of new product lines
    • Provide legal support to Compliance-related initiatives
    • Research unique legal issues impacting the organization and develop solutions to complex legal questions
    • Provide legal support to operational units
    • Maintain electronic records and files that support work performed, results and outcomes
    • Foster a collaborative culture that facilitates the achievement of business plan objectives by working closely with other associates and members of management
    • Participate in special projects as needed
    • Perform additional assignments as required by the needs of the company or as directed by management

What should you already know to be successful as a Senior Corporate Counsel, Contracts?

    • Minimum of bachelor’s degree and Juris Doctorate from an accredited Law School required
    • Admitted to practice and active member in good standing of the bar
    • Minimum of four (4) years’ experience as a practicing attorney required
    • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in the financial industry preferred
    • Unimpeachable ethics and integrity, as well as independent judgment
    • Strong knowledge of state and federal laws addressing all aspects of consumer and auto finance
    • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of contacts, including outside counsel, executive and senior management, industry counterparts and business associates
    • Experience with cost-effective management of outside legal resources
    • Intrinsically motivated with demonstrated ability to take initiative, identify needs, make recommendations for improvement, see recommendations through implementation, and evaluate improvements for effectiveness 
    • Exceptional interpersonal skills: friendly and tactful with the ability to influence others, effectively manage conflict, exercise sound judgment, effectively manage highly sensitive and confidential information, interact at all levels within the organization, and build cross-functional partnerships across the business
    • Exceptional oral and written communication skills
    • Team player that can adapt in a fast-paced and changing environment
    • Proficient computer skills with working knowledge of internet and standard business applications such as Microsoft Office; ability to quickly learn new computer applications as required 
    • Commitment to exemplifying the organizational core values and key competencies
    • Excellent organizational skills with high attention to detail and demonstrated ability to effectively set and manage multiple conflicting priorities
    • Ability to think strategically and deliver tactically

Employment Requirements:

    • Must be able to pass a criminal background check
    • This position is full-time
    • The position does require travel, up to 10%
    • While performing the essential duties of this job, the associate is regularly required to:
    • Remain in a stationary position up to 100% of the workday
    • Constantly operate a computer and other standard office equipment 
    • Talk and hear to exchange accurate information
    • Have close visual acuity to perform activities such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading
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