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Chief Legal Officer

Company: Fin'l Services General, Oakland, CA
Location: Oakland
Posted on: July 13, 2018

Job Description:

Why you’ll love life at Company You are looking to join an innovative organization powering payments for the next generation of fintech and commerce innovators. Company has built the world’s first open API issuer processor platform from scratch; powering prepaid, debit, and credit cards for the most recognizable names in financial technology, alternative lending, on-demand services and ecommerce. Company has become the name to watch for issuing and processing innovation in payments. Our company is comprised of a team of industry experts, a dynamic approach to working on challenging problems, and an open environment and culture that is focused on ideas and innovation. Not only do we have an inspiring and innovative culture, but only Company can offer you a chance to help redefine the payments industry - it's very exciting around here these days. As a testament to the company we've collectively built, our world-class team voted Company one of the Bay Area’s Best Places to Work. Position Summary The Chief Legal Officer will lead the corporate legal team responsible for all legal, compliance and regulatory affairs of Company, both internationally and domestically. Reporting into the CEO, this extraordinary individual will be a key executive team member with responsibility for directing all activities within the legal team including legal counsel to all senior management. This person must possess stellar legal instincts as well as a strong initiative, excellent management and leadership skills, and strong business acumen. You will be heading up a top performing team whose goal is to be the industry’s best and build a reputation as a thought leader. Primary Responsibilities: Developing and leading corporate legal strategy to promote and protect the company's matters Developing and leading all corporate compliance programs Developing and leading all regulatory and policy programs Overseeing delivery of legal services and resources to accomplish corporate goals, strategies, and priorities Participating in the formulation of a general management policy as a member of the executive management team Managing a team of corporate counsel and other members of the legal, compliance, and regulatory/policy department Advises on legal aspects of the company’s financing, including assessing and advising on current and future business structures and legal entities Serves as key lawyer/legal advisor on all major business transactions, including acquisitions, divestitures, and joint ventures Apply effective risk management techniques and offer proactive advice on possible legal issues Deal with complex matters with multiple stakeholders and forces Oversees the selection, retention, management and evaluation of all outside counsel Requirements: Relevant experience of at least 15+ years legal and corporate counsel experience in a similar capacity Significant in-house experience with a startup or technology company that has experienced remarkable scale Experience in the payments or financial services industry preferred, although not required Direct relevant experience in expanding internationally Executive-level poise, presence, credibility, analytical and influencing skills Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal, including presentation skills Uniquely strong leadership skills. Experience managing a team of cross-functional team members in an in-house setting Customer-focused and commercially aware executive, able to manage ambiguity and achieve results Ability to anticipate legal issues or risks and to “see around the corner” J.D. degree a must Admitted to the State Bar of California

Keywords: Fin'l Services General, Oakland, CA, Oakland, Chief Legal Officer, Legal, Oakland, California

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