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Senior Director/ VP of Legal

Bellevue, WA
Full Time
Practice Areas: Commercial Exp.: 7 - 10 Years
DigniFi is a SaaS-based, global leader in fraud protection and guaranteed e-commerce payment solutions. DigniFi is a platform company that connects consumers with lenders for car repairs, tires, accessories, and other auto-related needs. The automated, contactless process serves up financial products through the point of sale at car dealerships and independent repair shops. DigniFi provides consumers with access to fixed payment plans from 12 to 36 months. The loans are originated through WebBank, an FDIC-regulated bank. To date, DigniFi has provided access to over $120 million in loans in partnership with more than 5,000 auto service centers. For more information, please visit leader is also responsible for the ongoing development of the legal department, ensuring it has the capabilities and outside counsel network necessary to support the Company’s growth plans.

Core Responsibilities:
  • Provide effective counsel to internal clients and Company leadership on a variety of legal topics, facilitating business decisions
  • Work closely with senior management to identify and evaluate legal and compliance risks and develop policies and procedures in relation to the Company’s growth strategy
  • Draft, revise, and negotiate a wide range of commercial agreements, including customer contracts, vendor agreements, licenses, leases, etc., ensuring such documents capture the terms of the transaction while mitigating legal risks to the Company
  • Responsible for general legal matters pertaining to human resources, corporate governance, vendor contracts, intracompany arrangements, insurance programs and obtaining / maintaining required licenses
  • Build a scalable legal framework for customer contracts, including maintenance and enhancement of standard customer contracts and terms and conditions
  • Provide legal support on global compliance, including local laws and regulations, data privacy requirements (GDPR, CCPA), and AML/OFAC
  • Orchestrate product development efforts and delivery between teams, including UX, engineering, customer success, partner management, and marketing.
  • Handle general governance and maintenance of the Company’s corporate entity
  • Manage current and future intellectual property portfolio
  • Maintain an appropriate outside counsel network, engaging and managing the network as required

Education & Experience Required:
  • A Juris Doctor (JD) degree from a credentialed law school
  • Admitted into and in good standing with the bar of a U.S. state
  • 7-10 years of commercial legal experience, with international transactions and fintech experience preferred

Competencies Required:
  • Knowledge and experience with contract negotiation and regulatory compliance in the SaaS and payments industries in the U.S., the E.U., Canada.
  • Direct experience in data privacy and AML/OFAC, including experience developing standards, policies, and programs and implementing them across an organization
  • Ability to explain complicated legal topics in simple business terms to internal stakeholders, the Board of Directors, and others
  • Able to weigh both legal and business risks when making recommendations
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize and manage multiple demanding projects
  • Willingness to ‘roll up the sleeves’ and tackle detailed problems while not losing sight of the big picture
  • Experience developing scalable, repeatable legal processes
  • Effective at managing and developing internal staff and outside counsel
  • Excellent oral and written communication and customer service skills
  • High-level of proficiency with Microsoft Office tools and other legal technologies (e.g., Westlaw, contracts repository, etc.)

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