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Robinhood // stock trading app
Product, Full Time    Menlo Park, CA    Posted: Friday, June 14, 2019
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Robinhood is democratizing our financial system. We offer commission-free investing in stocks, ETFs, options, & cryptocurrencies. Robinhood Financial, our broker-dealer, is a fast-growing brokerage with millions of users & billions of dollars in transaction volume. Robinhood has received the Apple Design Award (2015), the Google Play Award for Best Use of Material Design (2016), & was named Fast Companys 11th Most Innovative Company in the world (2016). Were backed with $539 million in capital from top-tier investors such as DST Global, NEA, Index Ventures, Thrive Capital, Sequoia, & KPCB, & were most recently valued at $5.6 billion. Robinhood is based in Menlo Park, California, & Lake Mary, Florida.

About the role

Robinhoods legal department is looking for an attorney with legal experience in a financial services context who is excited to work at the intersection of technology & finance. Your advice & creativity will help shape the legal, product, & technology strategy for one of the fastest growing fintech companies.

Joining our small legal team requires an autodidactic mindset as you tackle legal problems from a variety of legal disciplines: securities law, financial services regulation, contract law, immigration, IP, employment, etc.

In this role you will:

  • Advise, product, engineering, IT, business development, marketing, & other teams on a full range of issues related to product development & commercialization, including compliance with laws & regulations on privacy, data security, marketing, safety, consumer protection, risk management, & partner relations
  • Draft, review, update, & negotiate foundational documents for product & service offerings (e.g., terms of service, privacy policies, & service change notifications)
  • Build processes to improve the companys operating efficiency & mitigate legal risk
  • Research a range of novel legal questions & distill findings to advise internal stakeholders
  • Collaborate with in-house & outside counsel to research complex legal & regulatory issues
  • Partner with outside counsel with an eye toward driving business goals while effectively managing time & cost

Some things we consider critical for this role:

  • Member of a US State Bar, preferably in CA
  • JD from an ABA accredited law school
  • 3+ years of legal practice, with some experience at a top tier law firm
  • Experience advising clients/teams on legal issues related to product development

Some things that would be amazing to have for this role:

  • Experience in the financial services industry or representing financial services clients, in an in-house capacity
  • Experience developing compliance programs & advising accordingly
  • Experience with data privacy regulations
  • Experience with joint development agreements & partnerships

Note to Recruiters & Placement Agencies: Robinhood does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Robinhood does not pay placement fees for candidates submitted by any agency other than its approved partners.

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