Senior Corporate Counsel

Job Overview

DriveTime’s traditional core business focuses on used vehicle sales and finance serving customers with less than perfect credit with 6,000 employees, 140 dealership locations and a soon to be $5 Billion loan portfolio.  DriveTime also provides ancillary product administration and a GPS application for our customers.  DriveTime is a privately held company headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.  DriveTime culture emphasizes a collaborative, team oriented, dynamic work environment. 

Job ID# 19597
Location: Tempe, Arizona
Interest: Corporate
Type: Regular Full-Time
Post Date: 4/21/2017

A Day in the Life of a Senior Corporate Counsel

  • Consulting with management in all business areas
  • Reviewing, advising, negotiating and drafting contractual agreements
  • Advising the company on dealer and loan servicing operations matters
  • Advising the company on marketing and public relations matters
  • Advising the company on corporate governance and Board of Director matters
  • Advising the company on internal and external audit matters
  • Keeping informed of industry-specific regulations and ensuring that appropriate risk management strategies are in place
  • Advision the company on ancillary product administration, licensing and legal requirements
  • Advising the company on and managing outside counsel for ongoing business issues as needed; patent and trademark matters; litigation and employment law matters

Cultural Fit


The Senior Corporate Counsel will thrive in our culture if he/she possesses the following characteristics

  • Intellectual curiosity
  • Energetic and positive
  • Creative problem solver
  • Practices strategic agility
  • Focused on “how”
  • Good listener
  • Communicates information and ideas in a manner tailored to the listener
  • Approachable
  • Authentic and open
  • Direct and diplomatic
  • Expert with humility
  • Counselor (not always the expert)
  • Always learning, always growing
  • Acts with a sense of urgency
  • Comfortable with being uncomfortable
  • Thrives in a dynamic environment w/constantly shifting priorities or needs
  • Comfortable giving and receiving feedback
  • Integrity and Trust


  • Well qualified lawyer from a distinguished law school
  • 10+ years legal employment history
  • Previous law firm experience or in-house counsel desired
  • General business experience required
  • Experience in Automotive industries helpful
  • Experience in Consumer Finance helpful
  • Experience in employment law helpful
  • Self-motivated team player with the proven ability to identify legal issues, manage priorities in a fast paced environment and exercise judgment and balance legal and business concerns within acceptable risk parameters
  • Experience successfully managing a legal staff

Hiring is contingent upon successful completion of our background and drug screening process. DriveTime is a tobacco-free workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer


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Meet the DriveTime Crew!

We’re a team of innovators and engineers, movers and shakers, morning people and night owls, dreamers and believers, techies and talkers. But most of all we are a family. At DriveTime we’re fueled by the success of our employees as much as we are by the loyalty of our customers.

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DriveTime provides everyone an opportunity to get involved in business impacting projects, regardless of their level. Employees are held responsible for their work in every aspect, including delivery and presentation to senior management when applicable. DriveTime continuously fosters relationships between all levels of employees, which helps to encourage the collaboration that occurs each and every day.

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