Product Counsel

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time

Company Description

Square, Inc. (NYSE: SQ) builds tools to empower businesses and individuals to participate in the economy. Sellers use Square to reach buyers online and in person, manage their business, and access financing. Individuals use Cash App to spend, send, store, and invest money. And TIDAL is a global music and entertainment platform that expands Square's purpose of economic empowerment to artists. Square, Inc. has offices in the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia, Ireland, Spain, Norway, and the UK.

Job Description

As Product Counsel, you'll have a broad and diverse range of responsibilities providing legal guidance on product development and new programs. You will partner with our teams 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 will report in Product Counsel for Seller.

You will:

  • Provide guidance to product, engineering, design, and marketing 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 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 we can work within the law to create amazing product experiences for its customers

Qualifications

You have:

  • 5+ years of combined, relevant experience in top-tier law firms and in-house legal departments, preferably working with internet, mobile, software or other technology companies

  • 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 creative products and collaborators

  • Work in an evolving and growing environment that is prone to changes

  • Sound, practical business judgment, and creativity solving problems

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

  • Experience in fintech/e-commerce/financial services (desirable but not essential)

Additional Information

We’re working to build a more inclusive economy where our customers have equal access to opportunity, and we strive to live by these same values in building our workplace. Square is a proud equal opportunity employer. We work hard to evaluate all employees and job applicants consistently, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, pregnancy, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, or any other legally protected class. 

We believe in being fair, and are committed to an inclusive interview experience, including providing reasonable accommodations to disabled applicants throughout the recruitment process. We encourage applicants to share any needed accommodations with their recruiter, who will treat these requests as confidentially as possible. Want to learn more about what we’re doing to build a workplace that is fair and square? Check out our I+D page

Additionally, we consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment on our team, assessing candidates in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

Perks

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

Square, Inc. (NYSE: SQ) builds tools to empower businesses and individuals to participate in the economy. Sellers use Square to reach buyers online and in person, manage their business, and access financing. Individuals use Cash App to spend, send, store, and invest money. And TIDAL is a global music and entertainment platform that expands Square's purpose of economic empowerment to artists. Square, Inc. has offices in the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia, Ireland, Spain, Norway, and the UK.

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