International Legal Counsel Job at Plaid – London
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
Company: Plaid –
Company Location: London