Posted Jan 06

Litigation Attorney

Richmond, VA Full Time


The Litigation Management and Subpoena Response team supporting SunTrust Bank, SunTrust Mortgage, Inc. and related entities is seeking an experienced and enthusiastic attorney to manage a diverse litigation docket in a strategic, cost-effective manner. The types of litigation matters that may be assigned range from retail banking/deposit matters to financial services defense (including matters relating to deposit accounts, retail banking, commercial disputes, FDCPA, ECOA, RESPA, TILA, UDAP, and other federal and state consumer protection laws). This position is full-time and is located in Richmond, Virginia.

The attorney’s primary responsibilities will include the following:

  • Managing and overseeing litigation matters
  • Coordinate internal fact investigations and advise business partners on legal and litigation risks
  • Develop legal strategy for the cost-effective, efficient resolution of litigation matters
  • Select, support and closely manage outside counsel, including control of legal expense
  • Gather and evaluate discovery, including from time to time eDiscovery
  • Evaluate drivers of litigation to provide legal advice and lessons learned to business units
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Minimum Qualifications:

  • J.D. from accredited law school
  • 6+ years of experience practicing litigation or handling disputes or investigations at either a law firm and/or in-house
  • Litigation experience including alternative dispute resolution experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including with executive management
  • Ability to prioritize a significant volume of litigation matters and to manage multiple, simultaneous deadlines
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work effectively in teams and independently and make effective decisions consistent with role and responsibilities
  • Exceptional work ethic and passion to win
  • Initiative to solve problems, not merely spot them
  • Ability to exhibit SunTrust’s purpose of lighting the way to financial well-being in all work product and interactions
  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • 10 or more years of experience in handling and/or managing litigation matters
  • Knowledge of financial services industry and issues, including retail deposit banking and applicable law, consumer protection, commercial disputes and mortgage servicing
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