Avant is an online lending platform that is the leading provider of credit alternatives to middle income consumers in the US & UK. Avant offers unsecured personal loans ranging from $1,000-$35,000 with funding as soon as the next business day, and has served more than 500,000 customers worldwide. Avant offers its technology solutions to bank and non-bank partners via its Powered By Avant product to provide an innovative digital lending experience to their customers. Avant, founded in late 2012, has raised over $600 million of equity capital and originated over $4 billion of loans on the platform.

Junior In-house Corporate Counsel, Transactions at Avant
Job Description

We only have so many hands so for this search Avant has exclusively partnered with LaSalle Network, the leading provider of professional staffing and recruiting services. LaSalle has worked with more than 10,000 companies, ranging from Fortune 500s to start ups. With units specializing in accounting and finance, administrative, marketing, executive search, technology, supply chain, healthcare revenue cycle, call center, and human resources, LaSalle serves companies of all sizes and across all industries.

What Avant does

We are revolutionizing the world of lending by lowering the costs and barriers of borrowing for everyday people. At our core, we are a tech company that builds advanced technology platforms and uses custom analytics to expand access to credit. Today, our platform helps underserved consumers find fair and fast installment loans. Tomorrow we plan to use our world class technology and underwriting capabilities to launch new products and services that help people improve their financial lives.

We think we are great, but you don’t have to take our word for it. Avant has been featured in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, TechCrunch, Fortune, Bloomberg and Crain's Chicago Business. We have also been named one of Forbes America's Most Promising Companies and we’ve been featured on Forbes’ list of Next Billion Dollar Startups. Find out more at www.avant.com.

Who Avant is

We are nerds, passionate consumer advocates, hungry to make an impact, financial wizards who actually understand the fine print, and data junkies. Avant is a place where you can wear a baseball hat, a suit or both at the same time.

At Avant, 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.

Whoever you are, you are welcome here; come join us.

Job Description

Let’s get to business. Avant is looking for a new Junior In-House Corporate Counsel to join the Legal team in Chicago. As an Junior In-House Corporate Counsel, you will be assisting the General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel in structuring and executing sophisticated debt capital markets and finance transactions while also providing a wide range of legal advice to senior management and other teams within the company.

You’ll get the best of both worlds here at Avant: you’ll have the in-house counsel lifestyle, but will continue to have the opportunity to work on exciting transactions with major investment banks, bond investors, hedge funds and other leading participants in the industry. Additionally, you will benefit from daily collaboration and mentorship with the Deputy General Counsel, who’s had 10+ years’ experience (9 years at large law firms) doing transactional work.

You will be responsible for:

  • Working closely with the Deputy General Counsel and Avant’s Capital Markets team to structure and document debt facilities, securitization transactions and whole loan sale transactions, and ensure ongoing compliance with the deal documentation
  • Providing legal advice and support to other business teams and functions with respect to such transactions
  • Overseeing and managing outside counsel where appropriate
  • Advising with respect to and coordinating SEC filings where necessary

Minimum Qualification

  • Juris Doctor Degree from an ABA accredited law school
  • Membership in a State Bar
  • 1-4 years of law firm or deal-based in-house experience, with a strong foundation in corporate, transactional and/or securities law matters

Preferred Qualifications

  • 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
  • Specific experience with debt finance transactions is considered a plus

If you are interested in this position and meet the requirements, please apply today!

Thank you,

Stephanie Vargo
HR Associate
LaSalle Network

Avant provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Avant complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

LaSalle Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer, m/f/d/v.

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Company Reviews

"The Avant team focuses on using the latest technology and data science to deliver a better lending experience to the every day consumer. It feels good to be part of the solution."
Robert Krzyzanowski
Director of Data Engineering
at Avant
"It's great to work in an environment so full of talented, driven and fun people. Avant will help you become the best version of yourself."
Matt Gilk
Software Engineer
at Avant
"At Avant, I work alongside some of the smartest, most innovative people I know. I feel empowered to make decisions that have a real impact on our customers and our business."
Nupur Patel
Compliance Manager
at Avant
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