Corporate Legal Associate

| Chicago
Amount delivers the technology that financial institutions need to create and enhance their digital credit offerings. Built by lending industry veterans, Amount helps partners go digital in months—not years—with a suite of proven product modules for credit decisioning, fraud prevention, account verifications, servicing engines and CRM solutions. Amount partners can optimize performance across product categories by tapping into various service offerings including customer acquisition, funnel and performance assessments, and risk consulting & analytics. Amount clients include financial institutions collectively managing close to $1T in US assets and servicing more than 25 million US customers. Visit www.amount.com for more information.
Job Description
Let’s get to business. Amount is looking for an attorney to join the Amount Legal Team in
Chicago. Our new in-house attorney will be assisting in negotiating vendor contracts with critical fraud and verification vendors of Amount, creating organizational documents, policies and procedures and other corporate governance documents for Amount, and providing support to other members of the Amount Legal Team in negotiating and documenting Amount’s large, commercial technology transactions. Our new in-house attorney will report directly to Amount’s VP of Legal.
You’ll get the best of both worlds here at Amount: you’ll have the in-house counsel lifestyle, but will have the opportunity to work on developing and standing up a corporate governance framework from the ground up and also work on exciting, cutting-edge vendor agreements and commercial transactions.

What you do at Amount:

  • Working closely with the VP of Legal to establish a corporate governance framework
  • from the ground up, including drafting organizational documents and all policies and
  • procedures for Amount
  • Serving as lead attorney in handling all vendor contracts at Amount
  • Providing support on large commercial technology transactions with Amount bank
  • partners
  • Providing legal advice and support to other business teams and functions with respect to
  • such vendor contracts and technology transactions
  • Ensuring ongoing compliance with all vendor contracts

Why you are a fit for Amount:

  • Juris Doctor degree from an ABA accredited law school
  • Membership in a State Bar
  • 3-5 years of law firm and/or in-house experience
  • Law firm experience drafting, negotiating and executing corporate transactions
  • Experience negotiating fraud vendor agreements
  • Experience negotiating technology/software services agreements
  • Membership in Illinois State Bar
  • Business oriented approach to finding unique and cost-effective solutions to legal issues
  • Excellent negotiation and communication skills
  • Analytical ability and strong attention to detail
  • Strong document drafting skills
  • Collaborative nature
  • Ability to work under pressure for a fast-paced growth-stage company

Why Amount is a fit for you:
At Amount, we believe our values make a difference:
We value, support, and help each other grow
We are committed to active inclusion and diversity
We are transparent and believe the best idea wins
We succeed when our customers succeed
We get sh!t done… responsibly
And we keep it fun!
We believe that ideas are more important than titles, everything is more fun together, everyone drives change, and everyone is an owner. While we believe the perks and benefits that we offer are terrific, nothing excites us more than having the ability to collaborate with intelligent, highly-motivated and talented people on challenging problems as we work to change the face of online lending.

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Location

Located on Chicago's scenic riverwalk, we're surrounded by trendy restaurants, a thriving startup community, and easy access to public transportation.

An Insider's view of Avant

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The vibe is positive and encourages fun, but also strives for growth through hard work and innovation. I would also say Avant is a “come as you are” environment where people are able to bring their whole selves to work, which leads to diverse viewpoints and great ideas.

Liz

Software Engineer

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Because of the nature of my role, I’m constantly collaborating and working with other teams. Program management is like being a traffic cop, at the intersections of every vertical within the business unit; I stop and start traffic, provide estimates on travel time, and route drivers down the right street if they get lost.

Molly

Customer Success Manager

What are some things you learned at the company?

The new projects we launch for our bank partners are really exciting because of all the learning opportunities they present. These projects require a substantial amount of collaboration between teams, so everyone is growing and learning from one another as we go. It's pretty awesome!

Marq

Tech Quality

What does your typical day look like?

70% of my day is working on code. 20% of my day is spent on unblocking other junior engineers or reviewing code. 10% of my day is in meetings. 100% of my day is spent having fun! =)

Hebron

Software Engineer Team Lead

What are Avant Perks + Benefits

Avant Benefits Overview

We offer group Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage, as access to a 401(k) plan, generous parental leave, commuter benefits, and unlimited vacation time. We have a free gym on site at our Chicago office and other great perks like daily free lunch, a fully-stocked kitchen with beer on tap, casual dress code, a game room, and company happy hours.

Culture
Volunteer in Local Community
We love being in Chicago! We'll run donation drives for local schools, pack lunches for city shelters, host events for young people interested in fintech, and whatever else comes up!
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Like the Diversity & Inclusion Committee and the Fun Committee, to name a few.
Group brainstorming sessions
Open Office Floor Plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious Bias Training
Diversity manifesto
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote From Within
Mentorship Program
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