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Director, Legal Counsel

PayPal

PayPal

Legal
San Jose, CA, USA · San Jose, CA, USA · California, USA · United States
Posted on Monday, February 26, 2024
At PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL), we believe that every person has the right to participate fully in the global economy. Our mission is to democratize financial services to ensure that everyone, regardless of background or economic standing, has access to affordable, convenient, and secure products and services to take control of their financial lives.

Job Description Summary:
PayPal’s Legal team is looking for an experienced, highly engaged and dynamic lawyer to serve as Director, Legal Counsel - Blockchain, Crypto and Digital Currencies (BCDC).

Job Description:
The BCDC business unit is a cross-functional team of high performers, serial entrepreneurs, and crypto thought leaders that are focused on driving inclusion and access to the next generation of financial services and playing a meaningful role in the development and adoption of the digital asset ecosystem globally. The Director, Legal Counsel – BCDC will play a key role in helping BCDC in its mission.

Responsibilities:

Provide legal guidance and support in connection with the design, development and launch of BCDC products, features, and services. This will include proactively:

  • Advising on the legal implications of potential BCDC commercial transactions, new products and experiences, customer terms and conditions, vendor engagements, and marketing materials;
  • Developing BCDC-related policies, training, and toolkits;
  • Addressing threshold regulatory questions regarding BCDC initiatives, including applicability of federal securities laws, commodities laws, laws regarding illicit finance, and applicable state level regulations;
  • Staying apprised of legal and regulatory developments with the potential to impact BCDC and keeping BCDC team members informed of same;
  • Coordinating with international legal colleagues in support of BCDC initiatives outside of the United States;
  • Assisting the Government Relations team in evaluating and responding to notices of proposed rulemaking and requests for comment issued by regulatory agencies; and
  • Representing PayPal’s interests and interfacing with regulatory agencies, enforcement authorities, and external counsel, as appropriate.


Job Requirements And Qualifications
  • Professional experienceor equivalent degree with excellent academic credentials.
  • Ten or more years of experience practicing as an attorney at a regulatory agency, in-house, or at a reputable law firm, with at least two of those years focused on financial technology, payment systems, digital assets, financial regulation, including securities law, commodities law, banking law, or illicit finance.
  • Understanding of the technological variants of digital asset ecosystems and frameworks strongly preferred.
  • Team oriented, with a strong sense of humor, unquestioned ethics and integrity, sound judgment, and strong problem-solving and communication skills.
  • Familiarity with, and strong interest in, PayPal, Venmo, mobile and alternative payments, emerging payments technology, and the payments industry. Experience with international remittances a plus.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, handle multiple assignments simultaneously, tolerate change and ambiguity, and take ownership of projects and tasks.
  • Admitted to, and in good standing with, a state bar.


We're a purpose-driven company whose beliefs are the foundation for how we conduct business every day. We hold ourselves to our One Team Behaviors, which demand that we hold the highest ethical standards, empower an open and diverse workplace, and strive to treat everyone who is touched by our business with dignity and respect. Our employees challenge the status quo, ask questions, and find solutions. We want to break down barriers to financial empowerment. Join us as we change the way the world defines financial freedom.

PayPal provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. In addition, PayPal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you are unable to submit an application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at paypalglobaltalentacquisition@paypal.com.

PayPal is committed to fair and equitable compensation practices.

Actual Compensation is based on various factors including but not limited to work location, and relevant skills and experience.

The total compensation for this practice may include an annual performance bonus (or other incentive compensation, as applicable), equity, and medical, dental, vision, and other benefits. For more information, visit https://www.paypalbenefits.com.

The U.S. national annual pay range for this role is $118700 to $246290

Our Benefits:

At PayPal, we’re committed to building an equitable and inclusive global economy. And we can’t do this without our most important asset—you. That’s why we offer benefits to help you thrive in every stage of life. We champion your financial, physical, and mental health by offering valuable benefits and resources to help you care for the whole you.

We have great benefits including a flexible work environment, employee shares options, health and life insurance and more. To learn more about our benefits please visit https://www.paypalbenefits.com

Who We Are:

To learn more about our culture and community visit https://about.pypl.com/who-we-are/default.aspx

PayPal has remained at the forefront of the digital payment revolution for more than 20 years. By leveraging technology to make financial services and commerce more convenient, affordable, and secure, the PayPal platform is empowering more than 400 million consumers and merchants in more than 200 markets to join and thrive in the global economy. For more information, visit paypal.com.

PayPal provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, PayPal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you are unable to submit an application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at paypalglobaltalentacquisition@paypal.com.

As part of PayPal’s commitment to employees’ health and safety, we have established in-office Covid-19 protocols and requirements, based on expert guidance. Depending on location, this might include a Covid-19 vaccination requirement for any employee whose role requires them to work onsite. Employees may request reasonable accommodation based on a medical condition or religious belief that prevents them from being vaccinated.

Notice to Applicants and Employees who reside within New York city. Click https://careers.pypl.com/Contact-Us/default.aspx

to view the notice.

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