Product Counsel, TIDAL

  • New York, NY
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time

Company Description

We started with a simple idea - that everyone should be able to accept credit cards - and we’ve been rethinking buying and selling ever since. For sellers, we’re creating one cohesive service to run your entire business, from a register in your pocket to analytics on your laptop. For buyers, we’re making it faster to order from the businesses you love and more fun to pay your friends back. Buying and selling sound like simple things - and they should be. Somewhere along the way, they got complicated. We’re working hard to make commerce easy for everyone.

Job Description

Square is looking for an attorney to focus on providing legal guidance on product development projects for our pending acquisition of TIDAL. You will report to the Counsel Lead for TIDAL and partner with our business and engineering teams to develop new technologies and products. This person will also manage legal risk and ensuring Square's compliance with the laws and regulations of each country in which TIDAL operates. You will also help negotiate complex commercial relationships that contribute to our products success. Your ideas and contributions will make an immediate impact, while you also contribute to the future of TIDAL as we expand our offerings. This is a great opportunity to join a growing legal team and work on the legal aspects of music and entertainment issues. The role will be contingent on closing and can be based in a remote location.

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 our products
  • 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 we operate within the law to create amazing product experiences for our customers

Qualifications

You have: 

  • At least 6 years of relevant experience in law firms or in-house legal departments working on music and entertainment matters
  • A JD and active membership in at least one state bar
  • A combination of both in-house and major law firm practice experience 
  • Experience with recording artist agreements and content distribution and associated intellectual property matters
  • Expertise in copyright law and legal issues relating to music licensing and digital distribution
  • Experience drafting commercial agreements, domestic and international
  • Fluency in translating legal advice into guidance for product, engineering and finance partners

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)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
  • Wellness perks
  • Paid parental leave
  • Paid time off
  • Learning and Development resources