Regulatory Compliance Counsel
We are looking for an experienced attorney to join our legal team to provide company-wide advice related to global anti-money laundering obligations, with a secondary focus on sanctions, export controls, and anti-corruption issues. This role requires a high degree of trust as you will advise the Chief Compliance Officer, Block-wide compliance team, and be an important partner to our individual product legal and regulatory teams. This is an amazing opportunity for a former government or regulatory attorney ready to share their expertise in a dynamic environment that gives rise to cutting edge legal issues. The role requires strategic thinking, masterful collaboration, and impeccable judgment. You will report directly to Block’s Litigation, Investigations, Employment, and IP Lead.
Provide legal advice on issues related to compliance with anti-money laundering and sanctions laws and the development and enhancement of global, risk-based anti-money laundering programs
Recommend practical, effective mitigation strategies to address identified anti-money laundering and sanctions risks for all of our current and emerging business units, including peer-to-peer money service business (MSB), broker- dealer, payment processing, music streaming
Collaborate with our Policy, Compliance, and other Regulatory teams to architect advocacy strategies with important financial services regulators such as FinCEN, FCA, and OFAC, and play a key role in implementation of those strategies
Provide proactive guidance regarding anti-money laundering obligations in new geographic markets, including staying abreast of emerging issues
Lead company-wide responses to certain regulatory inquiries, investigations, and audits
A law degree (JD) and you are licensed to practice in the United States
10+ years of relevant experience including working for the Department of Justice, FinCEN or other relevant financial services regulatory agencies
Deep anti-money laundering expertise related to financial services
A knack for translating your deep expertise into practical business-oriented advice
Strong advocacy skills
Block takes a market-based approach to pay, and pay may vary depending on your location. U.S. locations are categorized into one of four zones based on a cost of labor index for that geographic area. The successful candidate’s starting pay will be determined based on job-related skills, experience, qualifications, work location, and market conditions. These ranges may be modified in the future.
Zone A: USD $296,600 - USD $362,500
Zone B: USD $296,600 - USD $362,500
Zone C: USD $296,600 - USD $362,500
Zone D: USD $296,600 - USD $362,500
To find a location’s zone designation, please refer to this resource. If a location of interest is not listed, please speak with a recruiter for additional information.
Full-time employee benefits include the following:
- Healthcare coverage (Medical, Vision and Dental insurance)
- Health Savings Account and Flexible Spending Account
- Retirement Plans including company match
- Employee Stock Purchase Program
- Wellness programs, including access to mental health, 1:1 financial planners, and a monthly wellness allowance
- Paid parental and caregiving leave
- Paid time off (including 12 paid holidays)
- Paid sick leave (1 hour per 26 hours worked (max 80 hours per calendar year to the extent legally permissible) for non-exempt employees and covered by our Flexible Time Off policy for exempt employees)
- Learning and Development resources
- Paid Life insurance, AD&D, and disability benefits
- Additional Perks such as WFH reimbursements and free access to caregiving, legal, and discounted resources
These benefits are further detailed in Block's policies. This role is also eligible to participate in Block's equity plan subject to the terms of the applicable plans and policies, and may be eligible for a sign-on bonus. Sales roles may be eligible to participate in a commission plan subject to the terms of the applicable plans and policies. Pay and benefits are subject to change at any time, consistent with the terms of any applicable compensation or benefit plans.
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.