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Senior Assistant General Counsel

$172,800- $297,000/ year
Posted Jun 28
Full Time
On Site
Claymont, Delaware


Position at SoFi

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Who we are:

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We’re a next-generation financial services company and national bank using innovative, mobile-first technology to help our millions of members reach their goals. The industry is going through an unprecedented transformation, and we’re at the forefront. We’re proud to come to work every day knowing that what we do has a direct impact on people’s lives, with our core values guiding us every step of the way. Join us to invest in yourself, your career, and the financial world.

The role:

SoFi is seeking an attorney with a strong background in financial regulatory experience, with a focus on broker-dealer regulatory issues, to serve as Senior Assistant General Counsel. The role will be focused on providing legal counsel to our fast growing SoFi Invest business and contract review and counsel on other general legal matters for other parts of the SoFi enterprise as required. The ideal candidate has a strong financial regulatory background, either from a federal regulatory agency, or as in-house counsel or outside counsel to a broker-dealer and/or investment adviser.  Litigation experience and intellectual property experience is a plus.

What you’ll do: 

  • Analyze laws and regulations applicable to bank holding companies, national banks, broker-dealers and investment advisers, advise SoFi regarding the impact of proposed and new regulations, interact with regulators, and work with business counsel and compliance across multiple functional areas throughout SoFi
  • Advise on all matters pertaining to broker-dealer supervision, including [safety & soundness] and regulatory compliance examinations, and preparing and communicating management responses to related reports of examinations, supervisory letters, etc.
  • Advise on critical regulatory processes including the examination lifecycle, remediation and clearance of examination findings, and ad hoc regulatory requests
  • Prepare and advise on formal responses to regulators, and meet and negotiate with regulators, as needed
  • Prepare, file, track, and manage all regulatory applications and notices
  • Research and evaluate broker-dealer and investment adviser laws and regulations, guidance, interpretive letters, opinions, etc. in the context of assessing risk factors regarding business decisions, operations, and prepare corporate policies and practices
  • Advise business leaders on contracts relating to the SoFi Invest business. Research unique legal issues impacting SoFi by identifying applicable statutes, judicial decisions, and codes
  • Keep abreast of legislative changes that may affect SoFi and its affiliates and the SoFi Invest product
  • Assist on arbitration and litigation work and anticipate and mitigate potential legal problems within SoFi, and assist in the development of strategies to avoid costly litigation and reduce potential areas of risk
  • Other assignments on an ad hoc basis

What you’ll need:

  • You should be an intellectually curious self-starter with strong written and oral communication skills
  • JD from an accredited law school
  • Member of the applicable bar
  • Minimum of 5 years financial services and regulatory experience 
  • Experience in broker-dealer and investment adviser regulatory laws, including (but not limited to) FINRA rules, the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, Regulation Best Interest, and U.S. securities laws applicable to broker-dealers and/or investment advisers
  • Experience in the broker dealer and/or investment adviser regulatory practice of a major law firm, a major financial institution, or federal banking agency.
  • Experience or willingness to learn U.S. bank regulatory law, including (but not limited to) the Bank Holding Company Act, the Federal Reserve Act and the National Bank Act, and regulations issued thereunder by the federal banking agencies
  • Experience or willingness to learn intellectual property issues
  • Familiarity with current regulatory and risk management topics in banking and financial services, including expertise in broker-dealer and/or investment adviser law, and ideally banking law, and risk management related matters and demonstrated knowledge of applicable regulations and supervisory expectations
  • Handle arbitrations brought by Invest customers

Nice to have:

  • Experience with consumer financial services laws
  • Prior in-house or law firm experience
Compensation and Benefits
The base pay range for this role is listed below. Final base pay offer will be determined based on individual factors such as the candidate’s experience, skills, and location. 
To view all of our comprehensive and competitive benefits, visit our Benefits at SoFi page!
Pay range: $172,800.00 - $297,000.00
Payment frequency: Annual
This role is also eligible for a bonus, long term incentives and competitive benefits. More information about our employee benefits can be found in the link above.

SoFi provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, breastfeeding, and conditions related to breastfeeding), gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, age (40 or over), physical or medical disability, medical condition, marital status, registered domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information, military and/or veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable state or federal law.

The Company hires the best qualified candidate for the job, without regard to protected characteristics.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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SoFi is committed to embracing diversity. As part of this commitment, SoFi offers reasonable accommodations to candidates with physical or mental disabilities. If you need accommodations to participate in the job application or interview process, please let your recruiter know or email

Due to insurance coverage issues, we are unable to accommodate remote work from Hawaii or Alaska at this time.

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