Corporate Governance & Finance Counsel

San Francisco | 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 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 a Corporate Governance & Finance Counsel to help lead the charge with respect to corporate governance and related advice and counsel. Based in either our San Francisco HQ or New York office and reporting into the Lead Litigation & Employment Counsel, you would help support Plaid’s Board and counsel Plaid’s Finance team on everything from equity to bylaws and all the corporate governance in between.

What excites you...

  • Providing key corporate governance support, education, and resources for our internal teams and our Board with an eye toward public company readiness (think: developing resolutions and presentations, drafting committee charters, supporting independence analyses, educating on confidentiality and ethics matters, and so much more) 
  • Partnering with our Finance team on global equity matters to maintain and continue to develop our best-in-class equity program (including researching and assisting with questions concerning equity awards, bylaws, and administration)
  • Supporting our Finance and other internal teams with financial reporting, audits, and disclosures
  • Assist with regulatory reporting requirements, as applicable
  • Pitch in on whatever legal work needs doing, including support on ethics and compliance investigations
  • Tackling innovative challenges and new areas of law and learning our industry and business

What excites us...

  • J.D. from accredited law school and licensed to practice in CA (or ability to apply for registered in-house counsel)
  • 4+ years of relevant experience, including corporate governance work at a law firm (in-house experience a plus!)
  • Deep knowledge of corporate governance laws, requirements, and best practices for companies at Plaid’s stage
  • Proactive, self-starter who enjoys collaborative work environments and partnering with stakeholders
  • Willingness to roll up sleeves (no job too big or small)
  • Excellent issue-spotter, who can analyze legal issues from various angles, draft key documents, and communicate clearly
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
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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