Product 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

As Product Counsel, you'll have a broad range of responsibilities providing legal guidance on product development projects. You will partner with our innovators to develop new technologies while managing legal risk and ensuring regulatory compliance. You will also be called upon to negotiate complex commercial relationships that contribute to our products success. As we expand our offerings, your ideas and contributions will make an immediate impact. 

You can work in San Francisco, Oakland, New York and Seattle.

You will:

  • Provide guidance to product and engineering teams on issues related to all products and features throughout the entire product development lifecycle

  • Draft and negotiate commercial and intellectual property agreements affecting the company's products and services

  • Remain up-to-date on relevant industry, consumer protection, advertising, IP, and privacy laws and regulations to provide an ongoing ability to provide sound compliance advice

  • Draft terms of use, product policies, and disclosures, and implement related processes

  • Provide ideas and insights into how the company can work within the law to create amazing product experiences for its customers

Qualifications

You have:

  • 5+ years of combined, relevant experience in law firms, governmental agencies, and/or in-house legal departments

  • Familiarity with launching products and advising on the legal and regulatory aspects of product development in the technology space

  • Excellent commercial negotiation and drafting skills

  • Fluency translating legal advice into actionable guidance for innovative product and business teams

  • Organize, prioritize, and manage projects effectively

  • Sound and practical business judgment, intellectual creativity, and problem-solving skills

  • A JD and active membership in at least one state bar

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)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. Perks At Square, we want you to be well and thrive. Our global benefits package includes: Healthcare coverage, Retirement Plans, Employee Stock Purchase Program, Meal reimbursements, Wellness perks, Paid parental leave, Flexible time off, Learning and Development resources