Litigation Counsel

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Full-time

Company Description

We believe the economy is better when everyone has access. When everyone has room to grow. No one should be left out because the cost is too great or the technology too complex. We started with a little white credit card reader but haven’t stopped there. 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. 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 a highly motivated attorney to join our litigation team. You will be on the front line of our litigation, regulatory, and law enforcement activities. Responsibilities include managing pre-litigation, litigation and alternative dispute resolution for a wide variety of customer-related disputes. Our 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.

You will:

  • Field and resolve legally sensitive complaints from Square’s customers

  • Address legal notices from regulatory bodies, courts and customers (including levies, liens, garnishments, subpoenas, court orders and search warrants)

  • Directly support small claims and arbitration matters

  • Manage outside counsel for larger matters

  • Support internal teams on issues of risk, compliance, trust and safety, and accessibility


You have:

  • JD and are member of California bar

  • Minimum 5 years experience in litigation at top tier law firm, government, or in-house

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with emphasis on verbal communication

  • Ability to collaborate cross-functionally with internal business partners

  • Flexibility and desire to grow as Square’s legal needs evolve and expand

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of close-knit team

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.