Lead Commercial Counsel

Remote | Full-time

We analyze complex and novel legal issues for Plaid to enable innovation.

At Plaid, our mission is to unlock financial freedom for everyone.  There has never been a better time than now to start building the future of fintech with us. Plaid powers the tools millions of people rely on to live a healthier financial life. We work with thousands of companies like Venmo and SoFi, several of the Fortune 500, and many of the largest banks to make it easy for people to connect their financial accounts to the apps and services they want to use. Plaid’s network covers 11,000 financial institutions across the US, Canada, UK and Europe. Founded in 2013, the company is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in New York, Salt Lake City, Washington D.C., London and Amsterdam.

The Lead Commercial Counsel will join a multifaceted Legal, Policy, Risk and Compliance leadership team and report to the General Counsel. They will manage complex commercial transactions, including negotiating enterprise-level agreements and complex partner agreements. You will take on unique challenges across a range of commercial agreements, including complex data access agreements, and agreements for commercialization of innovative new products. You will be a strategic advisor to key stakeholders across the company and bring a business-oriented, practical mindset to solving problems and closing transactions. 

This is a great opportunity to help build and scale the existing commercial legal team in a mission-driven company and offers exposure to many different legal and business issues. This includes leading and coaching a team of talented attorneys and contract managers, overseeing implementation of systems and processes to enhance the delivery of legal support to Plaid’s business teams, and interacting with company leadership on effectively achieving Plaid’s revenue and product goals.

What Excites You:

  • Helping lead a fast growth company to maturity
  • Managing talented commercial lawyers and advancing their growth and development
  • Working in an industry and business where there are rapid developments and changes in direction
  • Working with new technologies and products in a space that is partially strictly regulated and the law is developing
  • Partnering with Sales, Growth, & Partnerships go-to-market teams, and the Financial Access teams
  • Interacting with Product teams and Product Counsel on new product commercial initiatives
  • Evaluating and improving commercial legal systems, practices, and processes, including the contract lifecycle management platform

What Excites Us:

  • 10+ years experience working as a commercial counsel for a fast growing company, combined with a top national or international law firm
  • In-house legal department experience at a manager level, including experience leading a commercial team
  • Relevant experience on complex, strategic, commercial technology contract drafting and leading high profile negotiations, such as large enterprise technology transactions or within a multi=party ecosystem
  • Experience acting as a strategic partner to business and product teams, operating cross functionally, and using strategic thinking to achieve business goals
  • Experience managing high deal volume on deadlines, including using technology, processes, and staffing
  • Strong understanding of data and privacy issues
  • Ready to hit the ground running
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

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