Counsel - Commercial at Plaid Technologies
San Francisco, CA, US
At Plaid, we work at the intersection of technology and finance on disruptive innovations that require creative and pragmatic legal solutions. We deal with novel issues every day that require cross-functional work across Plaid’s compliance, product, engineering, and business teams. We’re looking for a thoughtful and strategic lawyer to join our small but talented legal team as a Commercial Counsel.
Based in San Francisco, in this role you will be primarily responsible for drafting and negotiating a variety of commercial and other contracts, and you will have opportunities to learn about and assist on a variety of legal matters relating to privacy, patents, trademarks, and open source software. We’re looking for a collaborative team member with strong problem-solving and contract-related skills who can manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.

What excites you

    • Drafting and negotiating agreements of all types to support various teams, including Sales, Business Development, and Ops
    • Designing, building, and improving legal department processes
    • Collaborating on a wide range of regulatory, privacy, consumer protection, intellectual property, and other legal issues

What excites us

    • J.D. degree, with at least three years of experience drafting, negotiating, and advising on commercial deals such as cloud software sales, reseller agreements, and distribution partnerships
    • Experience negotiating contracts for or against financial institutions and/or data licensing agreement is a plus
    • Eager to learn about new and emerging technologies
    • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
    • Good sense of humor
    • Admitted to the California Bar in good standing, or eligible to register as in-house counsel with the California Bar

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