International Legal Counsel Job at Plaid – London

At Plaid, our mission is to unlock financial freedom for everyone. Founded in 2012, we’ve helped tens of millions of consumers live a better financial life and thousands of developers build the new wave of financial technology. Our customers range from companies like Stripe, Coinbase and Square to Fortune 500 enterprises like American Express and PayPal. To date, Plaid has raised $725M of capital from prominent venture capital firms such as Kleiner Perkins, Andreessen Horowitz, Index, Spark and NEA, as well as global financial institutions such as Goldman Sachs and Citi.

The Policy, Risk and Legal (“PRL”) team at Plaid works at the intersection of technology and financial services on disruptive innovations that require creative and pragmatic legal solutions. We deal with novel issues every day and work collaboratively across Plaid’s product, business, operations, risk and policy teams, as well as with our customers and partners.

The PRL team is looking for an International Legal Counsel to advise and provide strategic direction to our product team, business team, and other key stakeholders on a range of issues, including regulatory, marketing, commercial, corporate, data security, and privacy. We’re looking for a collaborative team member with strong problem-solving skills who can manage multiple, high-priority projects in a fast-paced environment.

What excites you:
Counseling the product team, business team, and other key stakeholders on legal and strategic matters, including related to regulatory compliance, as well as on relevant regulations and directives, including related to marketing, data security, and privacy

Coordinating and collaborating across Plaid’s compliance, product, engineering, and business teams relating to product development

Working closely with and advising the board members for Plaid Financial Ltd. and Plaid, B.V.

Designing, developing, and improving legal processes to support and protect the business as we scale

Anticipating and identifying risks, and proposing creative and effective solutions to address those risks

What excites us:
Qualified solicitor in England and Wales, with at least 10 years of relevant post qualification experience at a regulated payment institution, top international law firm, or in-house legal department, preferably with experience in the financial services sector and/or at a fast-growing startup

Strong understanding of the laws and regulations impacting authorised payment institutions, including, but not limited to, PSD2, PSRs, GDPR, UK GDPR, anti-money laundering, countering terrorist financing, know your client/business, anti-bribery and corruption, and cybersecurity

Experience dealing with regulators such as the Financial Conduct Authority, Prudential Regulation Authority, Information Commissioner’s Office, and other key European regulators

Eager to learn about new and emerging technologies

Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills

Strong project-management skills, with attention to detail

Good sense of humor

Excitement for Plaid’s mission and fintech

Plaid is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and values diversity at our company. We do not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, ethnicity, religion or religious belief, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, military or veteran status, disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state, and local laws. Plaid is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance with your application or interviews due to a disability, please let us know at [email protected]

About the Company

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Company Location:  London

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