Associate General Counsel, Payments and Regulatory

RipplingSan Francisco, CaliforniaFull TimeHybrid

About Rippling
Rippling gives businesses one place to run HR, IT, and Finance. It brings together all of the workforce systems that are normally scattered across a company, like payroll, expenses, benefits, and computers. For the first time ever, you can manage and automate every part of the employee lifecycle in a single system.
Take onboarding, for example. With Rippling, you can hire a new employee anywhere in the world and set up their payroll, corporate card, computer, benefits, and even third-party apps like Slack and Microsoft 365—all within 90 seconds.
Based in San Francisco, CA, Rippling has raised $1.2B from the world’s top investors—including Kleiner Perkins, Founders Fund, Sequoia, Greenoaks, and Bedrock—and was named one of America's best startup employers by Forbes.
About the role

We are looking for an experienced Associate General Counsel, Payments & Regulatory to lead our global payments legal team around the globe. This is an exciting opportunity to build the legal and payments infrastructure to support our cutting-edge financial cloud product stack. You will work closely with our business teams, regulators and industry groups, outside counsel and vendors to develop and execute on a wide range of payments-related initiatives, creating a first-in-kind platform that spans numerous regulated industries. You will also help drive the compliance culture at Rippling across our product and operations. The ideal candidate loves working in a fast-paced environment, enjoys the regulatory challenge of innovative payments and banking systems, takes ownership over initiatives, has excellent analytical and communication skills, and fundamentally believes that lawyering need not be boring.

What you will do
  • Design and set up the legal infrastructure for payments around the globe

  • Act as a legal advisor to the business on our financial and payments products, including product counseling, regulator interactions and requirements, licensing, UDAAP, and other legal issues 

  • Serve as the primary escalation point for our payment product teams, helping to embed legal and compliance values in all new product and business initiatives 

  • Supervise other legal & compliance professionals on payment-related initiatives

  • Craft and implement pragmatic, efficient, and scalable legal and compliance processes

  • Advise the business on and monitor new legislation and regulations related to payments products 

What you will need
  • 6+ years of legal experience in the payments space (money transmission, lending, banking as a service, or general fintech), including at least 2 years in a senior in-house payments role 

  • A strong interest in payments and regulatory counseling and experience advising on legal issues in highly regulated industries

  • Experience leading and advising teams across different global regions and liaising with outside counsel for support

  • Passion for navigating complex regulatory frameworks and finding solutions

  • Entrepreneurial mindset (flexible, self-starting and hard-working)

  • Excellent communicator with the ability to break down complex requirements into easy-to-understand and practical advice

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Sense of humor!

  • JD, LLB, LLM, or equivalent degree or otherwise authorized to practice law

  • Must be fluent in English, fluency in other languages is a plus

Additional Information

Rippling is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce and do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, or any other legally protected characteristics, Rippling is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities who need assistance during the hiring process. To request a reasonable accommodation, please email

Rippling highly values having employees working in-office to foster a collaborative work environment and company culture.  For office-based employees (employees who live within a 40 mile radius of a Rippling office), Rippling considers working in the office, at least three days a week under current policy, to be an essential function of the employee's role.

This role will receive a competitive salary + benefits + equity. The salary for US-based employees will be aligned with one of the ranges below based on location; see which tier applies to your location here.

A variety of factors are considered when determining someone’s compensation–including a candidate’s professional background, experience, and location. Final offer amounts may vary from the amounts listed below.

The pay range for this role is:

196,000 - 294,000 USD per year (Tier 1)

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