ILC Corporate and Banking Governance Counsel

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Square builds common business tools in unconventional ways so more people can start, run, and grow their businesses. When Square started, it was difficult and expensive (or just plain impossible) for some businesses to take credit cards. Square made credit card payments possible for all by turning a mobile phone into a credit card reader. Since then Square has been building an entire business toolkit of both hardware and software products including Square Capital, Square Terminal, Square Payroll, and more. We’re working to find new and better ways to help businesses succeed on their own terms—and we’re looking for people like you to help shape tomorrow at Square.

Job Description

{This position can be based in our San Francisco, Oakland, New York or Salt Lake City office.}

Square is looking for a corporate counsel to support our corporate governance and corporate development efforts, specifically to build our new banking subsidiary (ILC). The corporate counsel will also help support other general corporate matters, parent and subsidiary relationships. As we expand our offerings, your ideas and contributions will make an immediate impact. A creative legal mind and a sense of adventure are all required.

You will:

  • Draft and help prepare board and committee meeting materials

  • Work on governance related matters and monitor affiliate transactions

  • Help with special corporate projects

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

  • Manage projects, with a team-oriented approach


You have:

  • 3+ years of relevant corporate experience at a major law firm or financial institutions with significant experience working with banks

  • A combination of both in-house and law firm practice experience is preferred

  • Knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations affecting industrial loan companies (or similar banking institutions), including Regulation W, FDIC rules and regulations, Consumer Finance Protection Agency, and other applicable law

  • Experience with commercial lending business and deposit products

  • Excellent negotiation and drafting skills and project management ability

  • Opportunity 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 

  • Team-first attitude

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. 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.