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Corporate Counsel Job Description

Job Category Legal & Compliance Job Location San Diego, California
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Starting Compensation

Annual Salary: $119,200.00 - $154,799.00 (Amount based on office location, relevant experience, skills, and competencies)

If you are wondering why you should work for us, here is something to help you decide:

  • Pay and Bonuses: Earn a competitive salary. All employees are eligible for uncapped commission or annual bonus incentives.

  • Career Progression: Grow at MCM with paid training and development programs – including our very own MCM Academy – as well as a promote-from-within philosophy.

  • Reward and Recognition: We are committed to honoring great results – ranging from informal accolades to formal company-wide awards and prizes like all-inclusive vacations.

  • Tuition Assistance: Pursue a degree or coursework related to your current role, or the role you are striving for.

  • Healthcare Insurance: Take advantage of comprehensive healthcare plans and options to ensure your continued health, plus fitness membership reimbursements, weight watchers, our wellness rewards Program and more.

  • Volunteering Opportunities: Enjoy up to eight hours of paid time off each year to volunteer. We also offer volunteer grants and matching financial donations, up to US$ 2,500 per employee annually.

  • Retirement Savings: Build a strong financial foundation and reach your goals for the future. With all the effort you invest in us, we’re proud to invest in you.

  • New Family Support: Celebrate your new arrival with company paid leave, new parent flex time, and child back-up care options.

  • Team-building: Enjoy experiences that inspire bonds with your colleagues through a wide range of company-sponsored team-building events, such as holiday celebrations and department outings.

  • Work-Life Balance: Enjoy paid and floating holidays, as well as generous paid-time-off.

Our compensation and benefits programs were created with an 'Employee-First Approach' focused on supporting, developing, and recognizing YOU.  We offer a wide array of wellness and mental health initiatives, support volunteerism, and environmental efforts, encourage employee education through leadership training, skill-building, and tuition reimbursements, and always strive to provide promotion opportunities from within.

Midland Credit Management is seeking an experienced attorney to act as Corporate Counsel, serving as a legal partner to the business in the drafting and negotiation of various commercial contracts. The Corporate Counsel will provide legal support and advice to internal clients on a broad range of issues, including general corporate matters, risk management, data protection and privacy, and intellectual property.  The successful candidate will demonstrate sound judgment in complex situations, excellent attention to detail, and the ability to communicate confidently and clearly with business clients.


· Draft, review, and negotiate commercial agreements, including vendor contracts, software licenses, data protection agreements, equipment leases and real estate property leases

·Provide advice to the business on legal matters, including contract interpretation and enforcement, risk assessment, legal and regulatory compliance and corporate policies

·Provide advice to the business on data privacy law matters

·Assist with corporate governance matters

·Assist with the creation and maintenance of policies and procedures for the legal department

·Cooperate with outside counsel on various legal matters

·Maintain current knowledge of the law in matters of interest to the company

·Perform selected assignments and other responsibilities as assigned


JD degree from an accredited law school    

Required: English


·Juris Doctor and membership in good standing in at least one state bar is required

·3- 6 years of experience as a corporate attorney handling commercial contracts (with at least two years at a law firm)

·Ability to review, understand, analyze, and interpret complex legal agreements

·Contract drafting and negotiating experience required

·Excellent oral and written communication skills required

·Excellent organizational and analytical skills required

·Ability to work collaboratively and independently

·Ability to manage multiple, concurrent projects in a fast-paced environment

·Experience with a contracts management system is a plus


About Us

We are more than a specialty finance company providing debt recovery solutions for consumers. We are a global team of over 4,000 employees whose daily mission is to empower consumers to begin their path towards financial recovery and build a better life for themselves and their families. We know that the only way to support this mission is by hiring exceptional people who bring a diversity of ideas, a collaborative spirit, and a passion for attaining breakthrough results.  If you are results-driven, have a passion for helping others, and thrive in an innovative environment, this might be the right place for you!

Encore Capital Group and all of its subsidiaries are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application and/or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation at

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