Posted Jan 06

Counsel, Financial Services and Litigation

San Francisco, CA Full Time

We believe everyone should be able to participate and thrive in the economy. So we’re building tools that make commerce easier and more accessible to all. We started with a little white credit card reader but haven’t stopped there. Our new reader helps our sellers accept chip cards and NFC payments, and our Cash app lets people pay each other back instantly. We’re empowering the independent electrician to send invoices, setting up the favorite food truck with a delivery option, helping the ice cream shop pay its employees, and giving the burgeoning coffee chain capital for a second, third, and fourth location. Let’s shorten the distance between having an idea and making a living from it. And make it easier for customers to shop and pay at their favorite businesses. We’re here to help sellers of all sizes start, run, and grow their business—and helping them grow their business is good business for everyone.

Job Description

You are a litigator or product counsel with experience in financial recovery and collections in the financial sector. As Counsel at Square, you will provide product and litigation legal support to the Square Capital and Register teams.The attorney in this role will gain a deep understanding of Square’s products and act as the face of Square, resolving conflicts and shaping our relationships with customers. As we expand our offerings, your ideas and contributions will make an immediate impact.

You will:

  • Design and implement recovery and collections programs at Square, including drafting terms of use, disclosures, and communications with customers
  • Manage pre-litigation, litigation, and arbitration related to recovery and collections programs at Square
  • Provide guidance on a wide range of legal matters related to lending and financial services
  • Work closely with our internal product, business, risk, and compliance teams, as well as with external advisors
  • Remain up-to-date on relevant industry, consumer protection, and privacy laws and regulations
  • Provide ideas and insights into how Square can work within the law to create amazing product experiences for its customers


You have:

  • 5+ years of relevant experience in law firm, government, consulting firm, and/or in-house counsel departments
  • JD and are member of California bar
  • Experience advising on the legal and regulatory aspects of product development, bankruptcy, and probate matters
  • Demonstrated application of financial services regulations, such as the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Truth in Lending Act (TILA)/Regulation Z, Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA)/Regulation B, Electronic Fund Transfer Act (EFTA)/Regulation E, Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), as well as state and federal laws relating to usury, debt collection, loan brokers, and lending licensing requirements
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and manage projects effectively
  • Sound and practical business judgment, intellectual creativity, and problem-solving skills

Additional Information

At Square, we value diversity and always treat all employees and job applicants based on merit, qualifications, competence, and talent. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

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