Counsel - Retail Lending

PNC | Pittsburgh, PA

Posted Date 2/14/2020
Description At PNC, our people are our greatest differentiator and competitive advantage. We are all united in delivering the best experience for our customers. As a Counsel within PNC’s Legal organization, you will be a critical member of the team.

We are currently seeking an attorney to support our Retail Lending business, which includes auto loans, student loans, and personal loans and lines of credit, from product inception and marketing through the origination process, servicing, and default. These products are delivered to consumers and small business customers via PNC’s branch network and, increasingly, various digital channels including

Your primary responsibility will be to support all aspects of student lending. Additional responsibilities may include supporting a function, such as marketing, which spans products. You will work directly with PNC business personnel to review and advise on current business practices as well as new initiatives. You will also monitor developments in applicable law and assist with resolution of escalated customer issues. You will collaborate with other PNC lawyers and, as necessary, consult with outside counsel.

You will report to the Senior Managing Counsel for Retail Lending and be based in Pittsburgh or Cleveland.

Job Description

  • Identifies and manages legal risk for the organization.
  • Conducts research, provides substantive and procedural legal advice, and participates in significant legal matters.
  • Manages outside counsel relationships and expense.
  • Reviews and prepares transactional and other legal documentation.

PNC Employees take pride in our reputation and to continue building upon that we expect our employees to be:

  • Customer Focused - Knowledgeable of the values and practices that align customer needs and satisfaction as primary considerations in all business decisions and able to leverage that information in creating customized customer solutions.
  • Managing Risk - Assessing and effectively managing all of the risks associated with their business objectives and activities to ensure they adhere to and support PNC's Enterprise Risk Management Framework.


Business Ethics – Knowledge of practices, behaviors, applicable laws, rules, and regulations governing proper business conduct; ability to demonstrate ethical behavior in diverse situations.Decision Making and Critical Thinking – Understanding of the issues related to the decision-making process; ability to analyze situations fully and accurately, and reach productive decisions.Effective Communications – Understanding of effective communication concepts, tools and techniques; ability to effectively transmit, receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through the application of appropriate communication behaviors.External Resource Management – Ability to effectively manage the utilization of external services (e.g., product or platform vendors, service providers, contractors, consultants, outsourced functions).Influencing – Knowledge of effective influencing tactics and strategies; ability to impact decisions within and outside own organization.Legal Analysis – Knowledge of and ability to read, interpret and draw accurate conclusions from both legal and factual information.Legal Function – Knowledge of the major responsibilities, accountabilities, and organization of the legal function or department; ability to provide legal consulting, advice and assistance.Negotiating – Knowledge of successful negotiation concepts and techniques; ability to negotiate successfully across the organization and with external vendors and clients in a constructive and collaborative manner.

Work Experience

Roles at this level typically require a university / college degree. Higher level education such as a Masters degree, PhD, or certifications is desirable. Industry relevant experience is typically 8+ years. Specific certifications are often required.


JD (Required)

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