Senior Commercial Counsel

  • Jackson, CA, United States
  • Full-time

Company Description

Since we first opened our doors in 2009, the world of commerce has evolved immensely – and so has Square. After enabling anyone to take a payment and never miss a sale, we saw sellers stymied by disparate, outmoded products and tools that wouldn’t work together. So we expanded into software and started building integrated, omnichannel solutions – to help sellers sell online, manage inventory, run a busy kitchen, book appointments, engage loyal buyers, and hire and pay staff. And across it all, we’ve embedded financial services tools at the point of sale, so merchants can access a business loan and manage their cash flow all in one place.

Today, we’re a partner to sellers of all sizes – large, enterprise-scale businesses with complex commerce operations, sellers just starting out, as well as merchants who began selling with Square and have grown larger over time. As our sellers scale, so do our solutions. We all grow together.

There is a massive opportunity in front of us. We’re building a business that is big, meaningful, and lasting. And we are helping sellers around the world do the same.

Job Description

Block  is looking for a dynamic, articulate and persuasive commercial attorney to support the growth of our business, leading Afterpay’s revenue legal function for North America.  The ideal candidate will be a clear communicator, a competitive negotiator, have great judgment, and understand how to effectively provide legal advice in a fast-paced environment.  An interest in our consumer-driven product and e-commerce is a must.

Core Competencies include: commercial counsel experience, contract negotiation, people management experience, creative problem-solving skills, and supporting sales team initiatives.

You will:

  • lead Afterpay’s revenue legal function for North America, working with the sales team to close key deals and accelerate the growth of our business;

  • draft, review, and negotiate commercial agreements to help facilitate productive partnerships with our merchants, vendors and partners; and

  • work on strategic global legal projects relating to the development of new products, troubleshooting problems, and launching initiatives designed to mitigate operational redundancies.


You have:

  • a J.D. with a state bar membership in good standing;

  • 12-15 years of combined relevant experience in law firms, governmental agencies and/or in-house legal departments;

  • prior in-house experience (fintech experience preferred but not required);

  • 3+ years experience managing a team;

  • excellent commercial negotiation and drafting skills;

  • highly developed communication and interpersonal skills; and

  • the ability to think “outside the box” and balance legal risk with business objectives.

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. 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.

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