Corporate 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

Square is seeking an exceptional corporate counsel who will be responsible for supporting the company’s corporate governance.  The corporate counsel will also help support other general corporate matters, including parent and subsidiary entity management, and securities and corporate development matters. As we expand our offerings, your ideas and contributions will make an immediate impact. We are looking for someone with a creative legal mind, an extreme attention to detail, and a thirst to tackle new and exciting challanges. 

You will:

  • Assist in preparing corporate governance matters, including the preparation of Board and Committee materials, policies, and charters

  • Conduct legal research on a variety of complex corporate governance issues

  • Assist with special corporate projects, including capital markets transactions and M&A

  • Support subsidiary governance including with respect to board meetings, state filings, resolutions and consents, returns and filings

  • Work closely with Square’s People and Equity teams on Square’s equity plans and ESPP

  • Work collaboratively to prioritize business objectives and support the corporate aspects of being a public company

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

  • Manage projects effectively, with a team-oriented approach


You have:

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

  • Familiarity with NYSE/SEC corporate governance requirements

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

  • Excellent research and writing skills and project management ability

  • 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 or New York)

  • Superior interpersonal skills, ability to be nimble 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, 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.


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