Regulatory Compliance Counsel

PlaidSan Francisco, CaliforniaFull TimeRemote

At Plaid, our mission is to empower innovators by delivering access to the financial system. Since 2012 we've helped tens of millions of consumers live a better financial life and over a thousand customers build a new financial future. Our customers range from startups like Stripe, Coinbase and Square to Fortune 500 enterprises like American Express and PayPal. Founded in 2012, Plaid has raised $300M of capital from major venture capital firms such as Kleiner Perkins, Andreessen Horowitz, Index, Spark and NEA, as well as global financial institutions such as Goldman Sachs and Citi.
The Policy, Risk and Legal (“PRL”) team at Plaid works at the intersection of technology and financial services on disruptive innovations that require creative and pragmatic solutions. We deal with novel issues every day and work collaboratively across Plaid’s product, business, operations, risk and policy teams, as well as with our customers and partners.

Plaid is looking for someone to help develop and expand our regulatory compliance group. You will report directly to the Lead Regulatory Counsel, and build a compliance function that enables the business to grow in a way that accounts for the ever-changing regulatory landscape around financial services. You’ll partner with the Lead Regulatory Counsel and other members of the PRL team and business to build and implement our regulatory compliance program. You'll play a key role in building, defining and implementing our strategy for managing regulatory risks across Plaid. If you’re interested in a forward-thinking compliance role within an ambitious and dynamic company, and are comfortable working in an ambiguous regulatory landscape, let’s chat!

What Excites Us

  • 5+ years of experience in a regulatory or compliance-related role
  • J.D. degree and admitted to the California Bar in good standing, or eligible to register as in-house counsel with the California Bar
  • Experience in a financial services practice either in-house, in government, and/or at a law firm
  • Experience with technology companies is a bonus
  • Ability to influence and build cross-functional relationships at multiple levels
  • Ability to operate effectively in a complex and evolving environment
  • Ability to juggle multiple deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong analytical, organizational, and communication skills with impeccable attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize and manage a significant volume of legal questions
  • A creative problem solver who approaches challenges with curiosity and a solutions oriented mindset
  • Eager to learn about new and emerging technologies and excited about Plaid’s mission
  • Good sense of humor

What Excites You

  • Building new processes and structures from the ground up
  • Reviewing and monitoring Plaid’s products and services for regulatory compliance; working with cross-functional teams to remediate any identified issues
  • Advising business partners on relevant laws related to governance, information security, finance, general corporate matters, privacy, data management, and other domestic and international regulatory issues-even (or especially!) when those laws are ambiguous
  • Being a leader. As a founding member of this team, you recognize that leading with influence rather than authority is typically more effective. You take pride in helping build the foundation of something that will be much bigger than yourself.
  • Working collaboratively with cross-functional partners to develop creative solutions to complex challenges
  • Staying abreast of regulatory and policy developments relevant to fintech and growth stage companies
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
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