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Director, Assistant General Counsel, Privacy

$165,600- $276,000/ year
Posted May 02
Full Time

Marqeta is on a mission to change the way money moves. We’re one of the earliest enablers of embedded finance, a market opportunity sized up in the trillions. Our card issuing platform provides unprecedented flexibility and control for companies to issue cards, authorize transactions, and manage payment operations in real time. Marqeta is powering the most well known brands in the new economy (Block, Cash App, Affirm, Instacart, Doordash, Uber, Walmart, etc). Today nearly 8 out of 10 Americans use a product powered by Marqeta every week. This is the opportunity of a lifetime to work with innovators around the world and unlock equitable financial access for all.

To help advance our vision of modern money movement, Marqeta is looking for a Director, Assistant General Counsel, Privacy who is enthusiastic about payments technology and its potential for positive impact in peoples’ lives. You will help drive high-profile cross-functional initiatives across the business involving a variety of complex privacy and security issues relating to financial and payments products. This requires strong business acumen and the ability to both work independently and with large multi-stakeholder teams. We are looking for someone with sharp analytical and communication skills, who is diligent, organized, engaged, proactive, collaborative, and who has demonstrated excellent legal and business judgment and strategic thinking. You will report to the Deputy General Counsel overseeing product, regulatory and privacy.

We work Flexible First. This role can be performed remotely anywhere within the United States or from our Oakland office. We’d love for you to join us!

What You’ll Do


  • Develop, implement, manage and scale a global privacy and data protection strategy
  • Partner closely with cross-functional teams (e.g., Product, Engineering, Design, Security, IT, and Marketing) to assess potential privacy and security risks and regulatory requirements for Marqeta’s products and technologies
  • Draft and help maintain Marqeta’s domestic and international privacy and data policies, standards, and processes
  • Stay current on evolving global data protection and privacy laws, developments, and frameworks as well as other laws with an impact on the processing of personal information (especially emerging AI regulations like the EU AI Act) and provide practical and strategic advice to the business
  • Review and maintain records of processing activities; partner with privacy team on conducting various privacy assessments (e.g., PIAs, LIAs, DPIAs)
  • Review/draft a variety of privacy agreements, including data processing agreements
  • Assist with the investigation and resolution of privacy inquiries and complaints
  • Conduct privacy and data protection training for employees
  • Liaise with external counsel and other third parties on data protection matters
  • Collaborate with other teams to ensure the company’s privacy compliance
  • Monitor and implement best practices for data security and privacy
  • Be a team player and self-starter with drive and initiative
  • Have high integrity and great judgment while working across the organization
  • Manage a small team of privacy professionals

What We’re Looking For


  • 10+ years experience practicing in-house in fintech or banking or at a reputable law firm, preferably with at least 5 years focused on U.S. and international privacy law
  • A proven track record of successfully managing complex privacy and data protection projects from start to finish
  • Deep understanding of the privacy and data security spaces, including the laws, rules and regulations related to banks and financial institutions, both in the U.S. and abroad
  • A keen sense of ownership and the ability to independently drive complex projects to completion on tight timelines in a fast-moving, high-performing environment
  • A solid business focus with practical risk awareness and the ability to balance legal risk mitigation against key business objectives and risks
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to work on teams and independently; ability to drive accountability and influence outcomes
  • The ability to challenge and be challenged both internally and with clients in a constructive and respectful way
  • Advanced problem solving skills, i.e., the ability to quickly digest a problem, evaluate various options/solutions and empower yourself and others to deliver
  • Team player with a positive attitude and commitment to excellence
  • JD degree and member in good standing of a State Bar

Your Manager


  • Feather Foxworthy

Recruiter For This Role


  • Kelly Hardesty

Typical Process


  • Application submission
  • Recruiter phone call
  • Hiring manager video call
  • Take-home exercise
  • Virtual “Onsite” consisting of 4-5, 45 min calls
  • Offer!

Compensation And Benefits

Marqeta is a Flex First company which allows you to choose your best working environment, whether that be from home or at a company office. To support Flex First, we calibrate pay to a competitive value according to working location. Compensation is aligned according to three tiers within the United States:

  • National: A baseline tier that applies to most of the geographic territory of the United States.
  • Premium: Slightly elevated from the National tier, and oriented toward a narrower set of higher cost-of-living areas, such as Los Angeles CA and Seattle WA
  • Premium Plus: A tier for the most expensive working areas, like the San Francisco Bay area and New York City.

Visit this page or consult with a Recruiter to determine which tier would be applicable to you.

When determining salaries, we consider several factors including, but not limited to, skills, prior experience, and work location. The new-hire base salary range for this position is:

  • National: $165,600 - $220,800
  • Premium: $186,300 - $248,400
  • Premium Plus: $207,000 - $276,000

We also believe in recognizing the contributions of our people. That's why we award annual bonuses to eligible employees, rewarding both individual performance and the success of the entire company.

Along with monetary compensation, Marqeta offers

  • Multiple health insurance options
  • Flexible time off – take what you need
  • Retirement savings program with company contribution
  • Equity in a publicly-traded company and an Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Family-forming benefits, fertility support, and up to 20 weeks of Parental Leave
  • Free therapy sessions, financial and professional coaching, and legal advice
  • Monthly stipend to support our remote work model
  • Annual “development dollars” to support our people growth and development

Equal Employment Opportunity, Accommodations and Privacy

Marqeta is proud to be an equal opportunity employer that gives consideration to all qualified applicants regardless of race, ancestry, national origin, color, Indigenous, citizenship, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression marital status, family status, disability, veteran status, criminal histories consistent with legal requirements, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Our dedication to diversity and inclusion extends beyond the categories above. Review Marqeta’s ESG Report to see that dedication in action. Fostering an environment where everyone feels valued and respected creates a stronger and more innovative team at Marqeta. We celebrate the unique contributions of each individual and empower all members of our organization. Join us in building a company where diversity thrives and everyone can be their authentic selves.

If you require reasonable accommodation for the application process and beyond (including due to a disability), please submit this form and we will be more than happy to assist you. Marqeta will make reasonable accommodations for candidates when needed in accordance with applicable law. The Applicant and Candidate Privacy Notice applies to the personal data that you directly provide to us or that we collect during the application and candidate recruitment process.