Lead Counsel, Payments and Product
About the role
We are looking for a sharp, highly-motivated, forward-thinking Counsel, Payments & Regulatory to help us expand our U.S. and global payments products around the globe. This is an exciting opportunity to build the legal infrastructure supporting our financial cloud product stack, interfacing with our business teams, regulators and industry groups, outside counsel and vendors to develop and execute on a wide range of payments-related initiatives. You will have an opportunity to make a big impact in a fast-paced organization 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 the regulatory challenge of bringing innovation to payments and banking systems, takes ownership over initiatives, has excellent analytical and communication skills, and fundamentally believes that integrity (and lawyering) need not be boring.
What you will do
Design and set up the legal infrastructure for payments movement 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 point of contact for our payment product teams, helping to embed legal and compliance values in all new product and business initiatives
Craft and implement pragmatic, efficient, and scalable legal and compliance processes
Assist in the development of internal legal and compliance processes
Advise the business on and monitor new legislation and regulations related to payments products
What you will need
4+ years of legal experience in the payments space (money transmission, lending, banking as a service, or general fintech) at a law firm or in-house legal department
A strong interest in payments and regulatory counseling and experience advising on legal issues in highly regulated industries
Experience working with 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
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.