Job Overview

DriveTime Needs a Corporate Counsel


DriveTime is the nation’s second largest used car retailer, focused on helping people find and finance used vehicles (trust us, it’s more exciting than it sounds).  We have single-handedly rebuilt, retooled, redreamed and reconfigured the way people think about driving cars, breaking apart from the industry’s status quo.  For more than 14 years, DriveTime has changed the auto world from the ground up while emphasizing values, morals and growth from the inside-out!


DriveTime’s goal is to take every customer on the full path to ownership. All the way from purchasing vehicles, inspecting and selling; to financing, servicing and warranties – when it comes to owning a vehicle - we know what’s up!  As motivated as we are to take our customer on the path to ownership, we are just as focused on taking our employees on the path to owning their careers.  Across the nation, from our home office and call centers to our 145 retail locations and 26 inspection centers, we are looking for talented individuals like yourself to join our ever-growing team!

Job ID# 26819
Location: Tempe, Arizona
Interest: Corporate
Type: Regular Full-Time
Post Date: 6/19/2019

A Day in the Life of a Corporate Counsel

That’s Nice, But What’s the Job?


In short, as the Corporate Counsel you will work on a dedicated team of legal professionals providing a wide array of legal and contract management services. You will provide transactional support, including reviewing, redlining, drafting, negotiating, formatting and managing obligations for a wide variety of agreement types. Additionally, you will be responsible for delivering high-quality support, tracking and reporting on relevant metrics, and helping to drive results as well as continuous improvements in quality and efficiency. 


In long, our Corporate Counsel is responsible for:


  • Litigation matters, including responding to customer demands and generally advising the business.
  • Labor and employment guidance, counseling and dispute resolution.
  • Consulting with and advising business leaders in all areas.
  • Reviewing, advising, negotiating and drafting contracts.
  • Providing support on marketing and public relations matters.
  • Assisting on corporate governance and Board of Director matters.
  • Providing support on internal and external audit matters.
  • Keeping informed of industry-specific regulations and ensuring that appropriate risk management strategies are in place.
  • Strategically dvising the company on and managing outside counsel for ongoing business and legal issues.


So What Kind of Folks Are We Looking for?


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. The ability to talk and write with confidence, charisma and competence for a wide variety of audiences including management.
  • A mind for the details. Okay we know “detail-oriented” is on about every job description – but we really mean it! 
  • Agile in a fast-past environment. We move, and we move quickly. Thriving in an environment that never stops, is a must.
  • Plays well with others. You will be working in a high-functioning team environment.  We work together in order to win together.
  • Organization and time management skills in spades. You’ll be handling multiple projects and deadlines that will require you to prioritize then re-prioritize… then… re-prioritize again.
  • Constant Learner. You are always willing and looking to expand your knowledge and grow intellectually.
  • Quality decision maker. Good decisions are made based on knowledge.  We’ll need you to gather all the facts and take them all into consideration when making decisions.
  • Rebel with a cause. You are always looking beyond the obvious for continuous improvement.
  • Master of multi-tasking. We are looking for someone that can handle multiple cases at once and feels comfortable juggling the work load.
  • Comfortable being uncomfortable. You will need the ability to get out of your comfort zone to expand your skillset.


The Specifics.


  • 5+ years of commercial legal experience in an in-house legal department or with a law firm.
  • General experience in litigation, labor and employment, and commercial contracts.
  • Client service focused with an excellent track record in client support/customer service engagements.


Nice to have.


  • Experience in highly regulated industries and consumer regulated laws.
  • Experience with consumer finance litigation and regulatory enforcement.
  • Expereince in the automotive and consumer finance industries.
  • Experience in IT contracts.


Anything Else?  Absolutely.


DriveTime was awarded Top Companies to Work for in AZ by for our great culture and one of the Best Places to Work in IT as awarded by PBJ.  Essentially we offer a creative, transparent and fun environment since, well, we work here too.  DriveTime was also voted the Fastest-Growing Private Companies by Inc 5000, and we aren’t slowing down anytime soon!



So What About the Perks?  Perks matter.


  • Medical, Dental and Vision. DriveTime pays a nice chunk of your premiums to keep the cost as low as possible for our employees.
  • 16 days of PTO and 6 paid Holidays. Because who doesn’t love time off?
  • Benefits like 401(k), company paid life insurance, short and long-term disability.
  • Casual Dress. Come dressed in jeans (you’ll fit right in with the rest of us).
  • Game Room. Gimme a break – no, not a Kit Kat ad but we do have a ping-pong table, pool table and Virtual Reality if you ever need a break in your day.
  • Wellness Program and In-House Gym. We want our employees to be the best versions of themselves. That’s why we offer a Wellness Program that includes an in-house gym, B12 shots, teeth cleanings, biometric screenings and much more!

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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.

Matthew S.
Strategic Analyst


Not everyone gets to say that they get to go work with their friends every day, but I do. The culture at Drivetime is created first and foremost by the people you get to work with everyday. It’s what makes it possible for us to collaborate and be as open as we are because we aren’t just co-workers, were friends too. I think this is what allows everyone to have an impact on the organization. Our flat hierarchy and collaborative environment allow everyone to express their voice and drive change.

I love getting the people going. So whether it's getting everyone together for a happy hour, organizing a group trip for a weekend getaway or pulling together a weekend group workout session, I enjoy being constantly surrounded by people.

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