- San Francisco, CA
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.
Square is seeking an exceptional legal assistant/paralegal. You will play a key role in providing organizational and substantive support to the Litigation and Employment teams, will have the opportunity to build out new systems and procedures, and will work closely with attorneys, legal operations, compliance and additional cross-functional teams within Square. This is a great opportunity to join a growing legal team and work on cutting-edge issues in an exciting, fast-paced environment. As we expand, your ideas and contributions will make an immediate impact. A creative legal mind, an extreme attention to detail, flexibility to adjust to the role as it evolves, and a sense of adventure are all required.
Under the direction of counsel, you will:
Manage responses to discovery (document requests, interrogatories, and subpoenas) including collection of documents
Update case files and document case-related communications
Implement litigation holds and ensure compliance with Square’s document retention policy
Maintain a litigation calendar for all matters
Conduct legal and market research
Develop processes and procedures to help the Litigation, Employment, and Investigations teams operate more efficiently
Scan and process mail
Work closely with our internal product, business, and compliance teams, as well as with external advisors and experts
Manage projects effectively, with a team-oriented approach
Minimum 4 years of legal experience, a mix of in-house and private practice experience is preferred
The ability to work with team members at all levels, sometimes under pressure, while remaining proactive, resourceful, and efficient, with a high level of professionalism and confidentiality
The ability to be a good team player and help achieve team goals
Good communication skills
Ability to work independently
Strong decision-making abilities and attention to detail
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)squareup.com. 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.