• Location
    • Remote
  • Date Posted
  • Aug. 25, 2021
  • Function
  • Legal
  • Sector
  • Fintech

Menlo Park, CA, or Washington, DC, or New York City, NY or Remote

Join a leading fintech company that’s democratizing finance for all.

Robinhood was founded on a simple idea: that our financial markets should be accessible to all. With customers at the heart of our decisions, Robinhood is lowering barriers, removing fees, and providing greater access to financial information. Together, we are building products and services that help create a financial system everyone can participate in.

Just as we focus on our customers, we also strive to create an inclusive environment where our employees can thrive and do impactful work. We are proud of the world class products and company culture we continue to build and have been recognized as:

  • A Great Place to Work
  • A CNBC Disruptor 50 in 2019 and 2020
  • A LinkedIn Top Startup in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020
  • Robinhood is backed by leading investors that include DST Global, Index Ventures, NEA, Ribbit Capital, Thrive Capital, and Sequoia.
  • Check out life at Robinhood on The Muse!

About the role:

We are looking for an experienced and innovative attorney to join our product counsel team as Senior Counsel, reporting to the Assistant General Counsel for Payments at Robinhood. In this role, you’ll partner directly with our product, engineering and compliance teams on payments related product launches. The successful candidate will be an engaged and resourceful self-starter, comfortable working in a fast-paced and dynamic environment, and excellent at building strong relationships. This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing company and contribute to our mission to democratize finance for all.

What you’ll do day-to-day:

  • Provide end-to-end product counseling on payments and banking related products and services, working collaboratively with colleagues and cross-functional stakeholders across the company
  • Respond promptly to a wide range of complex legal requests and coordinate closely with your team and outside counsel to deliver practical, timely and high-quality advice
  • Identify and assess business and legal risks, and find creative ways to mitigate them while achieving product goals
  • Ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations
  • Advise on, review, draft, and negotiate deals and agreements in support of new products and partnerships
  • Develop trusted relationships to facilitate a coordinated team approach to launching new products and features
  • Be a business partner, and think like a proactive product owner not just a legal advisor
  • Pitch in on whatever legal work needs doing, whenever it needs to be done

About you:

  • J.D. degree from an ABA accredited law school (or foreign equivalent)
  • Membership in at least 1 U.S. State Bar, with good standing
  • 6+ years of relevant work experience across a law firm, government agency or a fast-paced technology, financial services, banking, payments, or other fintech company
  • Familiarity and experience with payments and banking industry legal issues and applicable compliance requirements and regulations, including NACHA Rules, card network rules, Regulation E, Bank Secrecy Act / anti-money laundering rules and state money transmission services regulation
  • Extraordinary interpersonal and communication skills, phenomenal ability to communicate information effectively internally and externally, including to non-legal audiences, and to drive cross-functional alignment and action
  • Execution-oriented mindset with the humility, drive, and creativity to get things done

Bonus points:

Experience working with broker-dealers or crypto assets

We’re looking for more growth-minded and collaborative people to be a part of our journey in democratizing finance for all. If you’re ready to give 100% in helping us achieve our mission—we’d love to have you apply even if you feel unsure about whether you meet every single requirement in this posting. At Robinhood, we’re looking for people invigorated by our mission, values, and drive to change the world, not just those who simply check off all the boxes.

Robinhood promotes diversity and provides equal opportunity for all applicants and employees. We are dedicated to building a company that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work (and work environment) will be for everyone. Additionally, Robinhood provides reasonable accommodations for candidates on request and respects applicants’ privacy rights. To review Robinhood’s Privacy Policy please visit rbnhd.co/applicant-privacy.