Head of Litigation
- Oakland, CA
- Employees can work remotely
Block is hiring a new Head of Litigation! Do you care about empowering businesses, sellers, and individuals who have historically faced barriers to participation in the economy? Good, because our litigation team supports ALL of our current business units worldwide: Square, Cash App, TIDAL, Spiral, Afterpay, and TBD. As Head of Litigation at Block you will work on issues as diverse as payments, music streaming, Bitcoin, buy now pay later, and de-fi – perhaps all in the same day! You will manage and work side by side with your team of stellar litigators and legal professionals who anticipate, evaluate, strategize, fight, and resolve litigation and pre-litigation disputes of all flavors. This is the right job for a leader with significant managerial experience, strong executive communication skills, keen judgment, and the desire to become a subject matter expert by digging deep into new areas of the law. You will report into the Head of Litigation, Employment and IP.
Oversee our portfolio of litigation matters worldwide, including regulatory investigations
Motivate and advocate for your team of attorneys and legal professionals
Establish policies and practices that ensure efficient resolution of litigation matters and allow the team to grow along with the company
Monitor litigation developments relevant to our varied products and business units
Manage outside counsel to ensure we receive expert legal advice within budget
Work with product teams to find and mitigate litigation risks and communicate practical advice to non-lawyers
Collaborate with and act as a resource to our Counsel colleagues on the Comms, Policy, Compliance, M&A, and Product teams
J.D. and admission to the bar
12+ years of litigation experience at a law firm, in-house, or governmental agency
Experience managing attorneys and legal professionals, in-house preferred
Procedural experience including discovery, motion practice, oral arguments, trials, proactive litigation, mediation, and settlement negotiations
Broad litigation subject matter experience including for example, commercial class actions, IP, antitrust, privacy, securities, regulatory investigations/enforcement
Flexibility and ability to pivot and adapt to changing priorities in a constantly evolving company
Ability to evaluate risk and exposure, calibrate it to company needs, and communicate to peers and executives alike
Curiosity and desire to learn, learn, learn
Bias to action!
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. Block 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.
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
Block, Inc. (NYSE: SQ) is a global technology company with a focus on financial services. Made up of Square, Cash App, Spiral, TIDAL, and TBD, we build tools to help more people access the economy. Square helps sellers run and grow their businesses with its integrated ecosystem of commerce solutions, business software, and banking services. With Cash App, anyone can easily send, spend, or invest their money in stocks or Bitcoin. Spiral (formerly Square Crypto) builds and funds free, open-source Bitcoin projects. Artists use TIDAL to help them succeed as entrepreneurs and connect more deeply with fans. TBD is building an open developer platform to make it easier to access Bitcoin and other blockchain technologies without having to go through an institution.