Oportun. Inc

Legal Counsel

Req No.
2021-10668
Department
Legal
Type
Regular Full-Time
Remote / WFH
Yes
Job Locations
IN-TN-Chennai

Company Overview

ABOUT OPORTUN

Oportun (Nasdaq: OPRT) is a financial services company and digital platform that provides responsible consumer credit to hardworking people. Using A.I.-driven models that are built on years of proprietary customer insights and billions of unique data points, we have extended millions of loans and billions in affordable credit, providing our customers with alternatives to payday and auto title loans. In recognition of our responsibly designed products which help consumers build their credit history, we have been certified as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) since 2009.

 

OPORTUN’S IMPACT

Since extending our first loan in 2006, Oportun has made over 4 million loans, totaling over $10 billion to hardworking low- and moderate-income individuals. In turn, Oportun has helped more than 905,000 people begin establishing the credit history required to enter the financial mainstream. At the same time, Oportun’s customers have saved an estimated $1.9 billion in interest and fees compared to the alternatives typically available to them.

 

 

Overview

Oportun is seeking a motivated Legal Counsel to join our fast-paced and innovative Global Legal team.  Based in our Chennai technology development center in India, this role will require a high degree of self-sufficiency, but also someone who enjoys being part of a supportive and friendly team dedicated to providing top legal service to our internal clients so Oportun can continue to make a significant difference in the lives of our customers.  Reporting to our Vice President of Global Legal, you will lead the company’s corporate compliance and closely work with Finance and Tax to ensure that Oportun is compliant with its statutory obligations at all times. You will also provide legal support to our India operations in the drafting, review, and negotiation of inbound commercial agreements and advising the business on relevant legal and compliance matters.

Responsibilities

  • Organize and administer meetings and activities of the Board of Directors to ensure that such activities are in compliance with the applicable statutory guidelines and laws, including on-time notifications, agenda preparation, preparing resolutions, preparing the minutes of the meetings, etc.
  • Organize and administer the Annual General Meeting and related compliance filings, ensuring that the company holds the AGM and submits related compliances within the time limits specified.
  • Draft, review, and negotiate inbound commercial agreements and advise internal business clients on matters related to commercial/contract law with regards to the negotiation and interpretation of these agreements.
  • Maintain corporate registrations, prepare, archive, and track all required statutory filings to ensure that all are made in a timely manner and company records are appropriately maintained.
  • Review changes to Indian law and regulations and advise Global Legal.
  • Engage and coordinate with outside counsel as well as the Global Legal Department
  • Effectively use and support the use of department software and technology.
  • Support other legal activities and projects on an as-needed basis.
  • Other duties, projects, and initiatives as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in law or LLB degree from a recognized university in India.
  • Qualified Company Secretary (ICSI Member).
  • At least 4 years of post-qualification experience in a reputable firm, or in-house experience with the legal department preferably in a multi-national company.
  • Extensive knowledge of compliances relating to Companies Act and Secretarial Standards.
  • Experience drafting and negotiating commercial agreements, in particular service agreements and technology or SAAS licensing arrangements.
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to exercise sound business judgment.
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills.
  • Detail-oriented, organized, and efficient with solid project management and follow-through skills.
  • Understands technology and its development and is comfortable using technology.
  • Experience in any of the following areas is considered a plus: privacy, data security, labor/employment, intellectual property, and internal investigations.

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