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Legal Counsel

Posted on: 1 Jun 2019 82 views
: Legal Counsel
: Yamaha Motor Finance Corporation, USA
: JD
: 5

Job Brief

Legal Counsel will assist Managing Counsel in advising management and staff with respect to a wide variety of legal, regulatory, litigation and compliance issues.

Yamaha Motor Finance Corporation, U.S.A is a growing and dynamic organization with superb financial products that supports our customers and dealers in the purchase of Motorsports products that Rev Your Heart.

Yamaha has an excellent opportunity for a Legal Counsel to support our Legal Division in Cypress, CA. Legal Counsel will assist Managing Counsel in advising management and staff with respect to a wide variety of legal, regulatory, litigation and compliance issues.


Specific duties include, but are not limited to:  


  • Advising and consulting with business unit management on legal issues involving all aspects of the Company’s consumer and commercial lending businesses, including: product development, marketing, underwriting, consumer and commercial contracts and other forms, marketing agreements and servicing operations including loss mitigation, dealer matters, collections and bankruptcy.
  • Support the continued development and execution of Company’s Compliance Management System (CMS) to include conducting business process reviews to assess compliance with consumer and commercial credit laws and regulations, and develop practices and procedures designed to ensure compliance with such laws.
  •  Provide legal advice and support, including:  
  • Evaluate and weigh multiple inputs and impacts of any decision or course of action.
  • Anticipate issues and estimate risks strategically.
  • Identify proactive solutions that will eliminate or mitigate risks.
  • Base decision-making process on ethics and integrity.
  • Develop relationships of trust and respect with key stakeholders.
  • Review and assist in negotiating contractual documents such as statements of work, master service agreements, supplier/vendor agreements and non-disclosure agreements.
  • Conduct legal research and stay up to date with statutory and regulatory changes affecting the Company.
  • Assist in obtaining and maintaining the qualifications and licenses required to support the Company’s businesses nationwide.  Support examinations by regulatory agencies.
  • Building collaborative relationships with and managing outside counsel, including the supervision of assigned litigation matters.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • JD degree from an ABA accredited law school
  • License to practice law in California
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in consumer finance, transactions, litigation or other related legal activities.
  • In-house and banking compliance experience a plus.
  • Strong technical knowledge and ability to apply consumer compliance regulatory requirements such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Equal Credit Opportunity Act and Regulation B, Truth in Lending Act and Regulation Z, Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, Telephone Consumer Protection Act, and Servicemembers Civil Relief Act  
  • Excellent oral, written and presentation communication skills, preferably with experience in a multi-cultural environment
  • Hands-on style with the ability to successfully prioritize, organize and manage multiple and often competing tasks
  • Ability to work unsupervised
  • Some domestic and international travel required

Reports To: VP Of Managing Counsel

Yamaha Motor Finance Corporation, USA is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.        

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