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PLS is at an exciting juncture, and the Corporate Counsel will play a critical role in the continued growth and success of the company. The Corporate Counsel will lead legal department efforts on a number of projects to enhance our existing products, launch new products, and expand our digital presence. The Corporate Counsel will provide advice to departments in all areas of the business and will report to the Vice President & Associate General Counsel.
Provide legal guidance to a leading consumer financial services company on projects in areas such as prepaid products, check cashing, money orders, insurance, collections, and government regulation
Advise on a variety of topics related to digital commerce, website development, and mobile application development
Review marketing materials, including social media and digital content
Review, draft and negotiate contracts for a wide variety of purposes
Responsible for general legal work in areas such as corporate policies and procedures, training, real estate, governmental regulation and others, as dictated by business needs.
Support the development and implementation by the legal team of processes, procedures and metrics to increase the overall effectiveness of the legal services provided to the company
Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school and admitted to practice law in Illinois
4-8 years of practical hands-on experience in a law firm or in-house
Experience advising management on a wide variety of legal matters, working with outside counsel, and drafting and negotiating contracts.
Previous experience with consumer financial services or other highly regulated industry is a plus
Previous experience specifically related to marketing and advertising through digital marketing and social media is a plus
Possess sound legal and business judgment and have a history of successful dispute resolution
Must have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
Ability to work well with employees and management at all levels within the company, as well as with outside parties
Must be able to sit and/or stand for long periods of time.
Ability to lift 15 lbs.
About PLS Financial Services
PLS®—which stands for People – Location - Service—is a leading retail provider of alternative financial services. PLS is headquartered in Chicago and is comprised of nearly 230 financial service centers in 12 states. Through our check cashing, lending, and our PLS Auto dealership, we provide consumers with convenient financial products and services to help them manage their day-to-day financial needs. Although many of our customers have banking relationships, we believe that our customers use our financial services because they are more convenient, transparent and frequently more affordable than available traditional alternatives. PLS was founded in 1997 by Bob and Dan Wolfberg, who serve as Co-Presidents.