Product Counsel

GustoSan Francisco, CaliforniaFull TimeRemote

Location: San Francisco or New York

Gusto is a modern, online people platform that helps small businesses take care of their teams. On top of full-service payroll, Gusto offers health insurance, 401(k)s, expert HR, and team management tools. Today, Gusto offices in Denver, San Francisco, and New York serve more than 100,000 businesses nationwide.

Our mission is to create a world where work empowers a better life, and it starts right here at Gusto. That’s why we’re committed to building a collaborative and inclusive workplace, both physically and virtually. Learn more about our Total Rewards philosophy.

We are seeking a Product Counsel to join our Legal and Compliance Product and Commercial team in either our San Francisco or New York office. We are growing our product counseling team to meet the expanding needs of our company and our customers. You will be advising and working collaboratively with our product, engineering, business, and marketing teams to support our emerging business.

We are passionate about using innovative technology and excellent service to elevate the experience of small business owners and their employees. Each team member is a true owner and makes a tremendous impact every day. You shine in a fast-paced environment and thrive on the success of a job well done.

Here’s what you’ll do day-to-day:

  • Navigate complex regulatory frameworks, within the U.S. and abroad, to design innovative products and services.
  • Guide product, engineering, and business teams on complying with U.S. and international data privacy laws.
  • Counsel the product, engineering, and design teams on a range of issues including payments, financial services, data privacy, international data transfer, employment/tax, and marketing.
  • Partner with marketing and content teams to ensure our small-business guidance is consistent with applicable laws and regulations and industry best practices.
  • Look around corners and creatively solve problems for the business as they plan, build, and execute on their product roadmap.

Here’s what we’re looking for:

  • JD degree with 5+ years of combined relevant legal experience in a law firm, government, and/or an in-house legal department with a technology company.
  • State bar/ active license to practice law in California or New York or eligibility to waive into the state bar or register as in-house counsel.
  • Broad legal knowledge that enables you to spot and resolve a variety of legal issues across multiple jurisdictions within the U.S. and abroad (e.g., payments, regulatory, commercial, IP).
  • Experience enabling the launches of innovative, highly regulated, and/or global products.
  • Experience providing pragmatic, business-oriented and consumer-centric guidance related to global data privacy laws, including GDPR
  • Experience counseling on fin-tech products, with specific experience enabling international expansion.
  • Experience creatively solving problems, taking into account legal risk and business needs.
  • Attention to detail and the ability to follow through in a fast-paced environment.
  • A team player mindset (no job is too big or too small).
  • A collaborative approach and demonstrated ability to work well under pressure, cross-functionally, and independently.

Our cash compensation amount for this role is targeted at $149,000-$172,000 in Denver & most remote locations, and $170,000-$197,000 for San Francisco & New York. Final offer amounts are determined by multiple factors including candidate experience and expertise and may vary from the amounts listed above.

Our customers come from all walks of life and so do we. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it's the right thing to do, but because it makes our company stronger. If you share our values and our enthusiasm for small businesses, you will find a home at Gusto.

Gusto is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate in hiring or any employment decision based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or other applicable legally protected characteristic. Gusto considers qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Gusto is also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at

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