Corporate Counsel

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Full-time

Company Description

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. 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

Square is seeking an exceptional corporate counsel that will be primarily responsible for supporting the company’s corporate development efforts. You will play a key role in supporting the company’s M&A and other corporate development activities, including the due diligence process. The corporate counsel will also help support other general corporate matters. As we expand our offerings, your ideas and contributions will make an immediate impact. A creative legal mind, an extreme attention to detail, and a sense of adventure are all required.

You will:

  • Assist with mergers and acquisitions in all stages of acquisitions, from performing due diligence, drafting and negotiating definitive documentation, closing transactions to post-closing integration

  • Draft and assist with the preparation of board and committee meeting materials

  • Work on international and domestic subsidiary governance

  • Assist with special corporate projects

  • Work closely with our internal business and compliance teams, as well as with external advisors and experts

  • Manage projects effectively, with a team-oriented approach


You have:

  • 5+ years of relevant corporate experience at a major law firm, with significant experience working with large companies

  • A combination of both in-house and law firm practice experience is preferred, primarily in M&A

  • Excellent negotiation and drafting skills

  • Ability to be the primary in-house attorney on certain corporate projects, including handling multiple simultaneous transactions

  • J.D. degree

  • Membership in at least one state bar (preferably California)

  • Superior interpersonal skills and team-first attitude

  • Sound and practical business judgment

  • Strong decision-making abilities and attention to detail, sometimes under time pressure

Additional Information

At Square, our purpose is to empower – within and outside of our walls. In order to build the best tools for the businesses and customers we support all over the world, we have to start at home with a workforce as diverse and empowered as our sellers. To this end, we take great care to evaluate all employees and job applicants equally, based on merit, competence, and qualifications. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply and always consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, in accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. Applicants in need of special assistance or accommodation during the interview process or in accessing our website may contact us by sending an email to assistance(at) We will treat your request as confidentially as possible. In your email, please include your name and preferred method of contact, and we will respond as soon as possible.