Regulatory Counsel (Payments)

Full Time
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Closing date
2 Mar 2022

Cash App is looking for a highly engaged attorney to play a key role in providing guidance on the legal, regulatory, and industry issues related to Cash Appโ€™s rapidly expanding payments and financial services activities. This is an exciting opportunity for a creative legal mind with a sense of adventure. As part of a growing and innovative company, your ideas and contributions will have an immediate impact. This is a full-time role, reporting to the Lead Regulatory Counsel.

You will:

  • Advise on the full range of financial legal, regulatory, and industry requirements applicable to payments, including state money transmitter laws, Regulation E, BSA/AML, card network rules, NACHA rules, CFPA, emerging payment systems, and other regimes
  • Establish and maintain company-wide compliance programs to support regulatory and industry requirements
  • Represent Square with regulators and external partners on regulatory matters
  • Identify, summarize, and analyze the impact of new and proposed applicable rules and regulations, and interface with state, local and national regulators, in partnership with our government relations team
  • Identify risk areas and develop systems, policies, and procedures to manage and mitigate them
  • Provide ideas and insights into how Square can work within the law to create amazing product experiences for our customers


You Have:

  • Minimum 7 years of relevant experience
  • Direct payments law experience and knowledge of money transmitter licensing and BSA/AML regulations
  • Experience engaging with state or federal regulators
  • Fluency in translating regulatory requirements and legal advice into actionable guidance for business and product teams
  • Sound and practical business judgment, intellectual creativity, and problem-solving skills
  • Outstanding communication skills, both written and verbal, and ability to advocate for a position while maintaining a collaborative and open-minded approach
  • The ability to meet deliverables on time and work in an evolving and growing environment that is prone to changes
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