1+ months

Vice President, Assistant General Counsel of Direct Banking Products - P202098

Riverwoods, IL 60015
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Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS) is a direct banking and payment services company with one of the most recognized brands in U.S. financial services. Since its inception in 1986, the company has become one of the largest card issuers in the United States. The company issues the Discover card, America's cash rewards pioneer, and offers private student loans, personal loans, home equity loans, checking and savings accounts and certificates of deposit through its direct banking business. It operates the Discover Global Network comprised of Discover Network, with millions of merchant and cash access locations; PULSE, one of the nation's leading ATM/debit networks; and Diners Club International, a global payments network with acceptance around the world. For more information, visit www.discover.com/company

At Discover, be part of a culture where diversity, teamwork and collaboration reign. Join a company that is just as employee-focused as it is focused on its customers, and which is consistently awarded for both. We're all about people and our employees are why Discover is a great place to work. Be the reason we help millions of consumers build a brighter financial future and achieve yours along the way with a rewarding career.

The Position:

Reporting to the General Counsel, the Assistant General Counsel - Direct Banking Products will be a key member of the Law Department leadership team and will manage a large group of attorneys with responsibility for providing advisory support for Discover's consumer products and services.

The successful candidate will be an expert in consumer financial services laws and regulations, with a proven track record of successfully partnering with senior business leaders to achieve business objectives. The successful candidate will also have a demonstrated ability to manage and develop a large team of high performing attorneys and legal professionals.


  • Oversee, manage and develop a team of 15+ attorneys and professionals.
  • Provide strong thought leadership and advice to senior management on the full range of legal and regulatory issues impacting Discover's consumer products and services, including federal and state consumer financial services laws and regulations and supervisory matters.
  • Support achieving business strategies and results through legal advice that reflects an advanced ability to understand and evaluate legal and regulatory matters in the context of business objectives.
  • Support and advise business leaders and other stakeholders on supervisory and examination matters.
  • Assess and communicate changes in laws and regulations and work with colleagues and clients to implement changes.
  • Develop positions and strategies on regulatory policy matters and coordinate with Government Affairs Group on advocacy activities.
  • Work closely with Corporate Risk, Corporate Compliance and Internal Audit on consumer compliance matters.

  • Juris doctor
  • Admission to a state bar
  • 15+ years of experience in consumer financial services law
  • Experience managing a large team of attorneys
  • In-depth understanding of how legal issues affect organizations
  • Ability to set strategic direction and deliver practical business solutions
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a highly collaborative, interdependent environment in which success depends on sharing opportunities, responsibility and credit
  • Excellent communication skills and executive presence


Discover Financial Services is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, among other things, or as a qualified individual with a disability.



  • Banking / Finance
Posted: 2019-08-30 Expires: 2019-10-30

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