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Consumer Litigation Law Clerk

The Hankey Group Los Angeles Full-Time
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The candidate for this position will be responsible for handling all phases of pursuing deficiency
balances on charged off accounts through litigation, including civil lawsuits, small claims, and
referral to outside attorney firms for such litigation. This role may involve some travel for witness
appearances at trials, settlement conferences, and hearings. The ideal candidate for this position
will have experience working in a fast-paced, high-volume litigation environment in the legal field
of consumer debt collection.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Prepares legal documents, including, but not limited to, complaints, default judgment
packages, writs of execution, wage garnishments, and bank levies.
• Maintains and updates small claims and civil litigation court calendar.
• Works closely with attorneys, their firms, and court personnel.
• Working knowledge of electronic filing procedures for state courts.
• Acts as liaison between Westlake and its affiliates, including Consumer Litigation
vendors.
• Demonstrated ability to influence and negotiate with internal and external contacts.


ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILL & LICENSES:
• Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
• Possess a strong attention to detail with excellent organizational skills.
• Ability to prioritize, multitask, and work under pressure.
• Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Able to work independently and in a team environment.
• Familiarity with basic state and federal collection laws, including the FDCPA.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
• Bachelor’s degree preferred.

MACHINES, OFFICE EQUIPMENT & SOFTWARE:
• Personal computer: Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Essential Forms.
Copier, Faxing & other general office supplies.

 

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In 1958, the Hankey Family owned 25% of Midway Ford; Don Hankey acquired full ownership of the Ford franchise dealership in 1972. Midway Ford is the originating company of the Hankey Group. Midway Car Rental and Westlake Financial Services began as complimentary business extensions of Midway Ford, providing rental car service and financing to Midway Ford customers who couldn’t get financing elsewhere. Each Hankey Group company holds a symbiotic relationship to the other. HFC Acceptance, a fleet finance and leasing company, focused on commercial financing to rental agencies that purchased vehicles from Midway Ford. Nowcom’s DealerCenter provides a multi-lender and DMS platform for used car dealerships, featuring Westlake Financial Services as a preferred lender. Additionally, Nowcom provides IT support for all Hankey Group companies. Hankey Investment Company is a private real estate investment firm that procures real estate for Hankey Group and manages around $1.7B in assets, comprised of real properties ($743M) and commercial loans ($972M). Since 1985, Knight Insurance Company, a Cayman Islands company, together with its domestic affiliates KnightBrook Insurance Company and Knight Specialty Insurance Company, have partnered with North Hollywood Toyota, Westlake Financial and Midway Auto Group to provide consumers with various auto-related insurance products and services.

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