Commercial Counsel

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

Company Description

It all started with an idea at Block in 2013. Initially built to take the pain out of peer-to-peer payments, Cash App has gone from a simple product with a single purpose to a dynamic app, bringing a better way to send, spend, invest, borrow and save to our millions of monthly active users. With a mission to redefine the world's relationship with money by making it more relatable, instantly available and universally accessible, at Cash App you'll have the opportunity to make a real-world impact with your career.

Today, Cash App has thousands of employees around the world with a culture geared toward creativity, collaboration and impact. We’ve been a distributed team since day one, and continue to value working across time zones and continents both remotely and in our Cash App offices.

Our offices are great, but many of our roles can be done remotely from the countries where Block operates. We tailor our experience to champion our employees’ creativity and productivity wherever they are.

Check out our locations, benefits and more at cash.app/careers.

Job Description

We are looking for an experienced commercial contracts attorney to join our growing Cash App Legal Team. You will manage a large volume of business development agreements, supporting our sales team and managing the review of inbound/outbound contracts supporting the Cash App business.  You will work on complex commercial agreements providing guidance on legal issues for new products that serve the unserved and underbanked, and manage the contracts process through review, negotiation and signing. You will report directly to the Commercial Counsel Lead for Cash App.

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

You will:

  • Draft, negotiate and structure partnership agreements, vendor, API, marketing, and technology licensing agreements, bank partnerships, card network agreements, consulting, non-disclosure, and other financial, commercial and technology related agreements,.

  • Provide business-oriented advice by balancing risks and business reward.

  • Work as part of the counsel team, supporting and collaborating with other teams on a variety of legal matters with specific emphasis on partnering across legal and compliance to provide commercial support to executives and professionals in the Cash App organization.

  • Work with members of the Counsel team to improve applicable forms, processes and procedures.

Qualifications

You Have:

  • 5+ years of commercial counsel experience, drafting and negotiation experience at financial institutions, technology companies or law firms.

  • Project management experience, and explaining contract requirements to business partners.

  • The ability to meet deliverables on time and work in an evolving and growing environment that is prone to changes. 

  • Familiarity with Docusign, and other contract management and legal department management tools.

  • An active membership and good standing with the California Bar or New York Bar.

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.

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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