General Counsel

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16 Jun 2021


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Our mission is to make buying online faster, safer and easier for everyone. Fast Login and Fast Checkout enable a one-click sign-in and purchasing experience that makes it easier for people to buy and merchants to sell. The company’s products work on any browser, device or platform to deliver a consistent, stress-free purchasing experience. Fast is entirely consumer-focused and invests heavily in its users’ privacy and data security. Headquartered in San Francisco with Fast Flex for global employment, we are a privately held company funded by Stripe, Index Ventures, Susa Ventures and other world-class investors.

We are committed to diversity and inclusion, and demonstrate our values through equitable pay, fantastic benefits, and access to all reasonable accommodations.


Fast is looking for a General Counsel to join the senior leadership team and help lead, manage and build the legal team and function at a company that is delivering password free one-click checkout to the entire internet. We are seeking an individual that has led legal departments at scale and has served tech companies as counsel across a wide array of verticals. Note, this role is open in the US only.


  • Work with the founders and broader leadership team in making critical strategic decisions
  • Oversee management of external counsel
  • Lead companywide regularly compliance, including international matters
  • Provide legal guidance across the entire organization in matters such as Operations, Compliance and Product
  • Play a key role in the creation of relevant board materials
  • Responsible for evaluating and addressing potential legal risks and taking point on managing solutions
  • Serve as the company’s chief legal advisor on a wide range of matters relating to regulatory change or other actions that may impact the business
  • Build and lead all legal services, processes and systems across the entire company
  • Manage the legal staff and serve as point person and hiring manager to scale and build a legal department
  • Advise and the lead the company across all facets of areas pertaining to employment, including global employment law


  • JD from an accredited law school and admitted to practice in good standing in California
  • Min 10+ years of experience practicing law
  • Startup experience is a strong plus, preferably at a latestage high growth tech company
  • Track record of close partnership with founders and leaders and overall influencing the business
  • Outstanding ability to partner cross functionally across the company at all levels at the company


  • Previous General Counsel experience at a highgrowth public tech company
  • Experience in Fintech and/or Payments

Benefits of life @ Fast

  • Fast Flex allows all of our employees to choose where they want to work: our office (when open), their home or any place else in the world.
  • Help eliminate passwords and expand e-commerce worldwide
  • Innovative engineering and product culture
  • Early stage well-funded company
  • Inclusion and diversity as a company priority
  • Founders-led company
  • Competitive compensation packages
  • Comprehensive benefits (including 99% of healthcare cost and 401k matching)
  • Additional benefits include home office reimbursements and snack deliveries

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