Corporate Counsel - Governance

Posted Feb 08
Full Time
Oakland, California

Company Description

Block is Square, Afterpay, Cash App, Spiral, TIDAL, TBD, and our foundational teams. One company built from many blocks, all united by the same purpose of economic empowerment. The blocks that form our foundational teams — People, Finance, Counsel, Hardware, Information Security, Platform Infrastructure Engineering, and more — provide support and guidance at the corporate level. They work across business groups and around the globe, spanning time zones and disciplines to develop inclusive People policies, forecast finances, give legal counsel, safeguard systems, nurture new initiatives, and more. Every challenge creates possibilities, and we need different perspectives to see them all. Bring yours to Block!

Job Description

Block is seeking an exceptional attorney to help manage international corporate governance. If hired, you will join a team in charge of international governance and play a key role in ensuring Block’s compliance with the laws and regulations in non-U.S. jurisdictions, will coordinate and prepare for the relevant international board meetings and approvals, will manage governance requirements for our regulatory licenses and will have the opportunity to build out new systems and procedures and scope new jurisdictions for Block’s international expansion.

We are looking for a highly adaptable, organized and self-motivated individual who can handle fast-paced projects independently!

You Will:

  • Coordinate international board meetings and prepare pre-read deliverables, draft minutes, keep on top of and document governance requirements in the relevant jurisdictions and ensure that such requirements are met at each meeting (including for any new jurisdictions as Block expands)
  • Work cross-functionally on a variety of legal matters to support business development and innovation in our international markets
  • Manage international filings, including with respect to audits and annual report filings
  • Ensure ongoing compliance with corporate governance requirements for our international financial licenses
  • Liaise and coordinate with product counsel to ensure compliance with governance requirements under our regulatory licenses
  • Provide support for cross-border M&A transactions, capital contributions, and other special corporate projects.
  • Manage projects effectively, with a team-oriented approach

Qualifications

You Have:

  • 5+ years of relevant corporate experience at a major law firm and/or in-house experience, with experience working with large public companies being a plus (a combination of both in-house and law firm practice experience is even better!)
  • Familiarity with non-U.S. corporate governance requirements
  • Excellent research and writing skills and project management ability
  • Ability to be the primary in-house attorney on certain corporate projects, including handling multiple simultaneous transactions
  • A JD and active membership in at least one state bar
  • Superior interpersonal skills, ability to be nimble and team-first attitude
  • Sound and practical business judgment
  • Strong decision-making abilities and attention to detail, sometimes under time pressure

Additional Information

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 $202,500 - USD $247,500

Zone B: USD $188,400 - USD $230,200

Zone C: USD $178,200 - USD $217,800

Zone D: USD $168,100 - USD $205,500

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

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.

We’ve noticed a rise in recruiting impersonations across the industry, where individuals are sending fake job offer emails. Contact from any of our recruiters or employees will always come from an email address ending with @block.xyz, @squareup.com, @tidal.com, or @afterpay.com, @clearpay.co.uk.

_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.

_ While there is no specific deadline to apply for this role, on average, U.S. open roles are posted for 70 days before being filled by a successful candidate.