Now more than ever, creative solutions are needed to help all Americans to better save and invest their money. Income inequality is rising and 1 in 4 Americans have $0 saved for retirement. Lendtable is at the center of this universe leading a new path forward to help American workers get the most out of their paycheck and employee benefits. With workers leaving billions of dollars in free money on the table from benefits like 401(k) matching, Lendtable helps employees take advantage of their retirement benefits. We are venture-backed by Y Combinator, Valor Equity Partners, Softbank, and heavy hitters like the former COO of Venmo and the President of Impossible Foods.

Our team is based out of San Francisco, and we are looking for a General Counsel that is comfortable taking a high degree of ownership over Lendtable's Legal and Regulatory vision, strategy and products. Beyond a strong history of working with cross-functional legal teams, a successful candidate will have experience successfully doing legal/regulatory work for startups. This means someone who is good at going after complicated, unstructured legal problems. As well as, building a long-term view on how Lendtable's legal and regulatory work should evolve over time. This role will require someone who is both good at getting their hands-dirty, as well as someone who knows when to hire outside experts and can manage the relationship with those outside firms/partners

We have a team culture that encourages innovation and is inclusive of all backgrounds. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We are looking for someone that is self-motivated, highly creative in finding unique legal solutions, very-detail orientated, able to take a long-term view on strategy, capable of managing others and working cross-functional with other team members.

Responsibilities and qualifications

You will:

  • Help manage our fundraising legal documents (both debt and equity)
  • Help us understand the regulatory and legal scope of our product offerings. Namely, when it comes to sending out money to customers, helping them manage their money and most importantly how we can facilitate repayment
  • Assist with internal Lendtable Legal needs (HR). Hiring, firing, compensation... etc
  • Work cross-functionally with our marketing team, to help us understand what we can and can not say.
  • Work cross-functionally with the product team, to both vet the legal landscape of new product offerings that they've come up with. But also, helping to come up with new products that can drive value for our users or Lendtable.
  • Work cross-functionally with the sales & partnerships teams, to help us understand how we can help companies with their own regulatory and compliance needs

Required Qualifications

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills, with excellent problem solving abilities
  • At least 4 years of experience as legal counsel at high-growth, venture-backed startups or top-tier law firm
  • Law Degree from top-tier law school
  • Must be willing to work onsite in our San Francisco, CA office post COVID restrictions

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior financial experience (ex. consulting, accounting, investment banking) or majors in economics, business, etc.
  • Experience working on strategy and product initiatives at startups or tech companies.
  • Experience working at a fintech company
  • Experience dealing with retirement, investing, tax, or other financial/securities law
  • Demonstrated experience as both an Individual contributor managing specific deliverables, as well as a manager in charge of hiring and setting resourcing.
  • A curiosity when tackling complex business problems