Senior Counsel

| Irvine, CA, USA
Employer Provided Salary: 164,000-208,000 Annually
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The Senior Counsel will support Axia and EnFin, the direct-to-consumer entities that provide residential solar financing and residential solar sales and installations. Day-to-day responsibilities will include customer agreements, new market expansion projects, drafting, negotiation, and review of vendor agreements, responses to regulatory requests, dispute resolution and litigation, and counseling on compliance, risk management, and consumer protection. This position reports to the Assistant General Counsel of HQCA who primarily supports Axia and EnFin. This position will be based out of our Irvine or San Francisco office, with an in-office schedule that is set at the direct manager’s discretion in accordance with the company policies and procedures. Remote options could be considered for exceptional cases.


  • Support EnFin and Axia with residential solar financing and residential solar sales and installations;
  • Support EnFin, Axia, and HQCA with their expansion into the TPO space;
  • Assist the Assistant General Counsel in negotiating, drafting, and reviewing various consumer and vendor agreements, including borrower agreements, PPAs and leases, dealer agreements, MSAs, and various commercial finance documents;
  • Support the business, including supervising outside counsel, in various other matters, including:
  • Complaint resolution, compliance, and risk management;
  • Regulatory responses;
  • Research into new statutes and regulations affecting the residential solar industry;
  • Providing guidance on consumer protection laws and regulations, including the TCPA, CCPA, and other telemarketing and data privacy laws;
  • Dispute resolution and litigation;
  • Sales and marketing campaigns.
  • All other duties as assigned by the Assistant General Counsel or other senior management personnel. 

Required Qualifications

  • 5+ years of relevant experience
  • Strong background in commercial contracts and consumer agreements
  • Experience with complaint management, compliance, and risk management strongly preferred
  • Experience with ABS financing, tax equity, or other commercial financing helpful
  • Top law firm training preferred
  • In-house experience preferred
  • Experience in the residential solar industry is strongly preferred
  • Membership in at least one state bar

Hanwha Q CELLS America Inc. (“HQCA”) is headquartered in Irvine, CA, and handles sales for the North American region. It is a subsidiary of Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd., one of the world´s largest and most recognized photovoltaic manufacturers for its high-performance, high-quality solar cells and modules. It is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea (Global Executive HQ), Thalheim, Germany (Technology & Innovation HQ), and San Francisco, USA (Energy Storage/Inverter & Software HQ). Through its growing global business network spanning Europe, North America, Asia, South America, Africa, and the Middle East, the company provides excellent services and long-term partnerships to its customers in the utility, commercial, government, and residential markets. Hanwha Q CELLS is a flagship company of Hanwha Group, a FORTUNE Global 500 firm, and a Top 8 business enterprise in South Korea. HQCA recently acquired Geli, a leading developer of Energy Management System software for energy storage, solar, and other renewable resources.


· Medical, Dental, Vision

· Paid Time Off

· Tuition Reimbursement

· 401K

· Paid Holidays

* All benefits dependent on role and eligibility

Physical, Mental, & Physical Demands

To comply with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the essential physical, mental and environmental requirements for this job are listed below. These are requirements normally expected to perform regular job duties. Incumbent must be able to successfully perform all of the functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. 


Standing: 20% of time

Sitting: 70% of time

Walking: 10% of time


Pulling: up to 10 Pounds

Pushing: up to 10 Pounds

Carrying: up to 10 Pounds

Lifting: up to 10 Pounds

Agility (F = Frequently, O = Occasionally, N = Never)

Turning: F

Twisting: F

Bending: O

Crouching: O

Balancing: N

Climbing: N

Crawling: N

Kneeling: N

Dexterity (F = Frequently, O = Occasionally, N = Never)

Typing: F

Handling: F

Reaching: F

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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Qcells operates in the Energy industry. The company is located in Irvine, CA. It has 552 total employees. To see all jobs at Qcells, click here.
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