Staff Counsel Legal Collections

Encore Capital Group in Kansas City, MO

  • Industry: Legal - Attorney - Corporate
  • Type: Full Time
  • Compensation: $115,520.00 - 203,160.00 / Year*
position filled
Here at MCM we are powered by a shared belief that exceptional people achieve more together. We are natural, instinctive and inclusive innovators. We achieve the best outcomes through a diversity of ideas, a collaborative spirit and a passion for attaining breakthrough results. Every moment is an opportunity to make a difference: to a consumer, to a colleague, to the wider company. We think what s in it for all? , never what s in it for me? . We aim for the exceptional and aspire to achieve more in every moment. We know that by creating great moments for others, we provide better career opportunities and better lives for ourselves. Be empowered to empower others and join us at MCM!The Staff Counsel manages / resolves collection litigation; provides legal support for the collections litigation business unit; oversees or interacts with outside collections / defense counsel; provides legal advice in connection with the company's business operations; supports corporate compliance with laws and regulations governing debt collection and related activities; conducts legal research; and, assists with special projects as required. Staff counsel reports to the Managing Attorney for the states of KS and MO.Responsibilities:Assist with special projects for Internal Legal or Legal Outsourcing.Create, review, direct and resolve collection litigation matters cost-effectively by working with business clients and legal support staff.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. 5%Maintain and enhance company reputation with courts, vendors, outside counsel, and consumers. Limit company exposure through effective advocacy on behalf of the Company in hearings, trials, and mediation. Negotiate with opposing counsel, conduct discovery and respond to discovery and prepare and attend hearings and trials.Provide legal advice to company to support compliance with federal, state and local laws.Qualifications:Required: 0-3 years of experience. Must be licensed to practice law in both Kansas and Missouri (dual-licensed). Juris Doctor for an ABA approved school.Preferred: Experience in debt collection law practice.Position StatusFull timeEstablished in 1953, Midland Credit Management, Inc. (MCM), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Encore Capital Group, Inc., is a specialty finance company providing debt recovery solutions for consumers across a broad range of assets. We are the market leader in portfolio purchasing and recovery in the United States, and we lead the industry with consumer-centric practices that drive results. We have operations in India, Costa Rica, and 35 US Sites.Full time
Associated topics: business, company, compliance department, compliance office, counsel, court, internal, lawyer, legal, legal affairs

* Estimated salary

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