Meet Stephen, Associate Counsel since August 13, 2012. It might be said that it was fate that brought Stephen to Flagship. After graduating from law school (only a short 10-minute drive from Flagship’s Chadds Ford headquarters) he was studying for the bar exam and looking for his first opportunity to practice law when his roommate, a Flagship employee, told him about an open position in the Legal department. The timing was just right, and not long after Stephen joined the Flagship family.
Before law school, I worked at Wells Fargo and GMAC Mortgage, but ever since I was young I had always wanted to be a lawyer. So in 2009, I decided to take a chance and enroll in law school. I had a few part-time jobs and internships while in law school, but Flagship was my first legal job after graduating. I had always thought that once I had my law degree, I would work in a firm focusing on corporate law until I gained enough experience to move to an in-house position. Never in a million years did I think I would have the chance to start my career in-house -- it’s just not how the standard career path for most new lawyers works.
As part of Flagship’s legal department, it’s my job to ensure the company is able to meet its business objectives while still protecting its interests and maintaining regulatory compliance. Striking that balance is not always easy, especially in today’s ever changing consumer finance regulatory environment. There are constantly new law and regulatory developments that need to be taken into consideration. With the support of senior management, I’ve been able to tackle challenges that I likely would not have had the opportunity to do elsewhere, and those experiences have helped me to soar ahead in my career.
Watching how our General Counsel, Chris Keiser, finds the perfect balance between pro-business and legal concerns has been an education in itself. He provides opportunities to learn, gain experiences and grow within the company, personally and professionally. He’ll push me to try new things or take on different tasks all in an attempt to conquer the learning curve…there’s always a method to his madness! Put it this way: If Chris is asking one of us to do something, there’s a reason for it. He has everyone’s best interests at heart, and that’s not something you find in every company.
Four years and a ton of learning later, I still feel lucky that fate worked the way it did. Not many companies are able to offer the growth opportunities I’ve been fortunate enough to experience here. I believe it’s rare for a young lawyer to find a company that will allow them to learn, grow, and take on the responsibilities that I’ve been able to do here at Flagship, and for that I am forever grateful.
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A borrower is more than just a credit score. At Flagship, we focus on the story behind the customer …and look beyond the number.
Life happens. Whether low credit scores are a result of past circumstances, one-time events or just bad luck, Flagship offers multi-tiered pricing structures to finance borrowers across the credit spectrum.
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