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At Acorns we look after the financial best interest of the up-and-coming.  We are innovators. We make bold decisions. We stay curious, inspiring one another to push past all previous thresholds of possibility.  We are one team & are building a diverse community of team members, partners, & customers from all walks of life to foster creativity, challenge conventional thinking, & put the tools of wealth-making in everyones hands. 

We are looking for missionaries who are rooted in purpose, to join our team. We can achieve our goals if we are a team of missionaries working toward a shared purpose & mission. 

Our mission? With benevolence & courage, we look after the financial best interests of the up-and-coming; beginning with the empowering, proud step of micro-investing.

How do we accomplish our mission? Our values. 

Lead With Heart 

With compassion, integrity, & tenacity, inspire yourself & others to move past all previous thresholds of possibility

Make Bold Decisions

We are creating a new world. Be optimistic, adventurous, & courageous. Leap fearlessly into the future

Always Build Trust

Say what you mean, mean what you say, & do what you say youre going to do. We are all owners. We are one team

Never Stop Growing

Change IS the constant. Stay hungry & curious. Be relentless in the pursuit of progress

Find a way

Never settle, no excuses, nothing is impossible. Just make it happen

Our values guide us, & our mission drives us. 

Come join us & help deliver financial wellness for the whole family, creating compound growth at every life stage.



Corporate Counsel | Acorns

Acorns is seeking an enthusiastic self-starter to add to our Legal team.  We are a company populated with creative & solution-driven individuals, & the Legal team is no exception.  The [Associate] Corporate Counsel will report directly to the General Counsel & Corporate Secretary & collaborate closely with teams throughout the organization, as well as engage with the leadership team & our broker-dealer, registered investment advisor, & European subsidiaries.

This role has the option to be remote or based in our Irvine, CA offices.

Within 1 month, you will:

  • Introduce yourself to the legal team members, stakeholders, & collaborators
  • Familiarize yourself with Acorns legal tools & processes
  • Complete Acorns best-in-class onboarding, Acorns Seedling Program
  • Participate in a virtual coffee session hosted by Acorns CEO, Noah Kerner
  • Attend your first community-wide virtual all-hands meeting

Within 3 months, you will:

  • Own the drafting, negotiation, & structuring of a variety of global commercial agreements, including MSAs (including SaaS agreements), influencer agreements, vendor agreements, & DPAs.  
  • Review & provide clear, actionable advice regarding advertising materials, offers, disclaimers, sweepstakes, & other marketing initiatives
  • Assist in development & implementation of various legal templates, forms, communications, & operational systems to improve the delivery & scalability of legal resources to a global, distributed employee & customer base.
  • Assist in the maintaining of corporate records, filings, & compliance documentation.
  • Review your 30-60-90 day goals & accomplishments with your manager
  • Engage with GoHenry & PixPay team members  on substantive global projects & matters. 

Within 6 months, you will:

  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders, including finance, product development, & compliance teams, to provide strategic legal guidance & support business objectives.
  • Act as legal point of contact / project manager on complex transactions & global  projects
  • Support corporate governance matters, including board meetings, resolutions, & corporate governance best practices.
  • Be the primary point of contact for equity administration matters
  • Proactively communicate issues back to global leadership & drive thoughtful business, legal, & operational processes, & practices throughout the organization.
  • Conduct legal research & analysis to ensure compliance with relevant laws, regulations, & industry standards.
  • Handle other legal matters & projects as assigned.

What you will bring to Acorns:

  • 2+ years of relevant legal work experience in a law firm and/or in-house, preferably in corporate securities / capital financing, M&A, technology transactions, investor relations,  corporate governance & equity compensation.
  • Ideally broad corporate & business law experience with a concentration in corporate & commercial transactions  as well as experience advising clients on a variety of general business matters
  • JD with strong academic credentials from accredited U.S. law school
  • Admission in good standing with at least one state bar, preferably California or New York
  • Clear communicator with excellent writing, analytical & interpersonal skills
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented & execution-focused, with the ability to work independently & with a cross-functional team on numerous complex matters simultaneously & prioritize tasks in line with business goals.
  • Experience partnering (and developing rapport) with business teams in an evolving environment that requires sound judgment, excellent counseling skills, & ability to prioritize matters.
  • Experience working with equity management & corporate governance is a plus.
  • An understanding of or deep interest in data protection/privacy requirements, including GLBA, GDPR & other data protection/privacy regimes, is a plus
  • In-house experience with a global fintech or financial services company a plus

You are not expected to have experience with all listed requirements. If you feel passionate about Acorns' mission, vision, & values, please apply.  

What we offer: 

  • Competitive salary & stock options
  • A comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of you & your family
  • Flexible work hours, location, & paid time off 
  • 401k discretionary match
  • Monthly Acorns account contribution & GoHenry account for your family
  • Wellness Days - Company-wide quarterly days off to rest + recharge
  • Mindfulness, Mental Health, & Financial Wellness resources: Headspace & Addition Wealth are offered at no cost to you
  • Acorns Career Development Program (Monthly Acorns to Oaks training sessions, development plans, quarterly development check-ins, Cornerstones online training platform)
  • Roots Leadership Program for emerging leaders
  • Monthly community celebrations, events, panel discussions, & speakers
  • Talented & motivated team members who care deeply about one another, our mission, & our customers.
  • The rare opportunity to create a new world. We inspire one another every day to do meaningful work that solves big societal challenges.

About Acorns:

Acorns is how everyday consumers save & invest for the long term. To date, customers have invested over $15 billion with Acorns, much of it in spare change. By putting the tools of wealth-making in everyone's hands, Acorns has become the largest subscription service in U.S. consumer finance, serving over 10 million everyday Americans. Customers get automated investing in diversified portfolios, a simple retirement product, a bank account that helps people spend less to invest more, & bonus investments from 20k brands. Plus, everyday Americans can easily invest in their kids & get money news they can use, all from the same app. From acorns, mighty oaks do grow!


With benevolence & courage, we look after the financial best interests of the up-and-coming; beginning with the empowering step of micro-investing.


  • Lead With Heart
  • Make Bold Decisions
  • Always Build Trust
  • Never Stop Growing
  • Find a Way

Commitment to a diverse community: 

Acorns is committed to building a diverse community of customers, partners, & team members. We believe that fostering diversity not only fuels creativity but also challenges conventional thinking & helps us properly represent the unique experience of the everyday consumer that we serve. 

Compensation Information:

The pay range for this position at commencement of employment is expected to be between $128,000 & $158,000/year; however, base pay offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, including market location, job-related knowledge, skills, & experience. The total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, including equity grants & discretionary cash bonus awards in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits (including 401(k) eligibility & various paid time off benefits, such as vacation, sick time, & parental leave), dependent on the position offered. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment.

If hired, employee will be in an at-will position & the Company reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, Company or individual department/team performance, & market factors.

Application Deadline: 

This application was originally posted on 3/21/2024. The Company reasonably aims to fill this position on or about 5/10/2024, & to accept applications until filled. However, depending on multiple individualized factors, including the Companys reasonable business needs & the number of applicants, such deadline may change.

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