Carvana is hiring an

Associate Counsel, Compliance

Phoenix, United States



At Carvana, we sell cars, but we’re not salespeople. Since 2013, we’ve been making it our mission to change the way people buy cars. We saw a huge problem with how much it can suck to buy a car the traditional way, so we committed ourselves to tackling one of the largest, yet-to-be-disrupted markets in the world – the $1T per year U.S. car market (yes, that’s $Trillion with a “T”). We provide a seamless, online car buying experience from consumers from A-to-Z. From acquiring, inspecting, and certifying high quality cars, to providing 360° high-resolution photography inside and outside of the vehicle, to generating real-time financing and warranty options, to providing consumers with the option to have cares delivered to their driveway in as little as 24 hours or pick-up from one of our state-of-the-art Car Vending Machines (yes, you read that right) all with a 7-day Money Back Guarantee, we’ve made it our mission to redefine the car buying status quo. With no dealerships or commissioned sales people, we also save thousands of dollars per car in expenses that we pass on to our customers.

Recently named Forbes’ 5th Most Promising Company in the U.S., we offer the excitement, culture and opportunity of a start-up, with the capitalization and infrastructure of a much more established business. 

For more information on Carvana, take a look at our company introduction video.


You'll need to be a great communicator, a brand ambassador, and possess the know how to get the job done. We expect bright people, willing to roll up their sleeves, take on new assignments, and juggle many things at once.

In return for your hard work, you'll have an opportunity to work at one of the fastest growing and creative technology companies around, as well as help us promote a life-changing product and develop a world-class team every day.

In our down time we have ping pong and corn hole (or “bags,” depending on where you’re from) tournaments. However, the pace is pretty quick around here, so you'll need to be prepared to keep up.



Carvana is looking for an enthusiastic and talented attorney to join Carvana’s Compliance Team, a key part of Carvana’s Legal Department, responsible for the efficient and effective management of Carvana’s regulatory and legal compliance obligations.  As a member of Carvana’s Compliance Team, you’ll be responsible for the definition, direction and completion of projects and assignments related to the development, maintenance and execution of Carvana’s Compliance Management System (“CMS”) and for leading, mentoring and serving as a role model to Compliance Team members. 



  • Develop a mastery of Carvana business processes and systems and provide counsel to Carvana stakeholders on technical compliance requirements related to the sale of automobiles, consumer protection and consumer lending services. 
  • Responsible for strategic direction, management and creation/revision of compliance documentation, delivery and maintenance of compliance training to stakeholders at all levels of the organization, policies, operating procedures, assessments, audits and remediation projects.  
  • Conduct comprehensive research, analysis and synthesizing that information into a clear interpretation of local, state and federal laws, regulations and business licensing requirements.
  • Staying up to date on new and changing developments in applicable legal and regulatory requirements and leading the communication of relevant changes to the Compliance Team and Carvana stakeholders.  
  • Present guidance in a digestible format to all levels of business partners/stakeholders related to ongoing organizational compliance requirements and in response to specific inquiries posed by business partners.
  • Lead implementation of new or revised compliance controls or procedures in response to compliance audit remediation recommendations or internal/external audit findings.
  • Direct and manage documentation of key compliance decisions, remediation projects and new/revised legal and regulatory obligations.
  • Identify process inefficiencies and lead implementation of solutions to eliminate or minimize identified inefficiencies and improve customer service to business partners, while maintaining compliance with all regulatory requirements.
  • Manage and execute on projects and other deliverables as assigned by Legal or Compliance Team leadership.
  • Establish and maintain excellent communication and positive relationships with business partners to ensure successful outcomes concerning compliance obligations and strategic business objectives.
  • Other duties as assigned.



The successful Associate Counsel, Compliance is team oriented and highly attentive to detail, focused on customer service, a problem solver and comfortable with ambiguity while managing multiple high-priority projects at once.  This position requires an understanding of Carvana’s organizational goals and an appreciation of how the Compliance Team’s efforts can support those goals, while simultaneously leading the management of compliance risks related to Carvana’s complex regulatory and legal requirements.  This position requires frequent interaction with Carvana’s business teams and requires clear communication that presents complex information in a concise and easy-to-understand manner.   


We also require:


  • A JD and membership in good standing with a United States State Bar.
  • 3+ years of relevant legal, regulatory or business experience, preferably in a highly regulated industry.
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills.
  • Consistent good judgment and ability to apply legal knowledge to help create practical business solutions.
  • Enthusiasm and commitment to leadership within the Compliance Team and collaboration across stakeholder relationships.
  • Experience influencing others to take action.
  • Experience interacting with and working directly with/for internal/external business partners.



  • Substantive experience with state/federal auto dealer, consumer protection and/or privacy/cybersecurity regulations and best practices.
  • General Automotive and/or Financial Services industry experience.
  • Experience leading people.
  • Project management experience.
  • Experience defining and implementing process improvements.



  • Full-Time Position
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits
  • 401K with company match
  • Access to opportunities to expand your skill set and share your knowledge with others across the organization
  • Company culture of promotions from within, with a start-up atmosphere allowing for varied and rapid career development


Carvana is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Hiring is contingent on passing a complete background check. 


This role is not eligible for visa sponsorship.

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