Litigation Counsel

  • Oakland, CA, USA
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time
  • Alternate Location: Los Angeles, United States
  • Current Square Employee?: Apply via go/jobs with your Square email.

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 looking for an attorney to join our litigation team. You will be on the front line of our litigation, regulatory, and law enforcement activities. Responsibilities include managing pre-litigation, litigation and alternative dispute resolution for a wide variety of customer-related disputes. You will gain a deep understanding of Square's products and act as the face of Square, resolving conflicts and helping shape our relationships with our customers. You will report into Litigation Counsel.

You will:

  • Field and resolve legally sensitive complaints from Square's customers

  • Support internal teams on issues of risk, compliance, trust and safety, and accessibility

  • Directly support and handle small claims and arbitration matters

  • Manage outside counsel for larger matters


You have:

  • JD and are member of California bar

  • Minimum 5 years experience in litigation at top tier law firm, government, or in-house

  • Excellent writing skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with emphasis on verbal communication

  • Ability to collaborate cross-functionally with internal business partners

  • Flexibility and desire to grow as Square's legal needs evolve and expand

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