Legal Counsel

San Francisco, CA
Full Time
01-11-2019
Exp.: 2+ Years
Description:
Funding Circle is seeking a talented, versatile and high-performing attorney to join our US Legal Team (based in San Francisco). This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing, innovative and market-changing global business at a fascinating time in its journey. You will have exposure across the whole organization, including with colleagues overseas, and access to a wide variety of legal work.

Bird’s-eye view of the role
  • Becoming a trusted resource to our business, with a focus on balancing legal and regulatory implications through a lens of desired business outcomes
  • Negotiating and drafting commercial contracts
  • Advising on general corporate, transactional, governance and regulatory matters as our business in the US evolves and we expand our international reach
  • Advising on privacy and other customer-related issues
  • Anticipating and mitigating legal and reputational risks while navigating regulatory challenges posed by innovation and growth
  • Performing general in-house counsel activities for a fintech company
  • Helping Funding Circlers efficiently clear all manner of legal hurdles that arise in their jobs: from PeopleOps and Finance to Marketing and Business Development

Our ideal teammate
  • JD degree and must be a member in good standing of at least one state bar
  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant legal experience (either at a top-tier law firm or in-house)
  • Quick and agile learner
  • Excellent communicator (verbal and written)
  • Organized and efficient with a service orientation
  • Thinks like an owner
  • Collaborative, consummate team player who is also able to work independently and prioritise
  • Resourceful and diligent with a willingness to do what it takes to get the job done right
  • Sound and clear judgement
  • Enthusiasm for a fast-paced, start-up environment
  • Able to understand the finer details of complex legal issues and explain them simply to others

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