Deputy General Counsel

United States, Remote

Job brief

We are looking for a highly qualified and experienced FinTech Counsel to contribute to the oversight and administration of the legal aspects of our business. You will safeguard our reputation by guaranteeing that the company strictly follows legal and compliance guidelines and give legal advice to management about all relevant issues.

The successful candidate will effectively ensure legal conformity and minimize probability of regulatory and legal exposure.


  • Give accurate and timely counsel to executives in a wide variety of legal topics (labor law, partnerships, international ventures, corporate finance etc.)
  • Collaborate with management to devise efficient legal and defense strategies
  • Specify internal governance policies and regularly monitor compliance
  • Research and evaluate different risk factors regarding business decisions and operations
  • Apply effective risk management techniques and offer proactive advice on possible legal issues
  • Communicate and negotiate with external parties (regulators, external counsel, public authority etc.)and create relations of trust
  • Draft and solidify agreements, contracts and other legal documents to ensure appropriate representation of the company’s full legal rights
  • Deal with complex matters with multiple stakeholders and interests
  • Provide clarification on legal language or specifications to everyone in the organization
  • Conduct your work with integrity and responsibility
  • Maintain current knowledge of significant legislative developments on both a state and federal basis

Requirements and skills

  • Proven experience as a FinTech Counsel and especially in transactional work, which will comprise 50%+ of work responsibility
  • Minimum 5-10 years of experience in a FinTech/Lender business environment
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of corporate law and procedures
  • Full comprehension of the influences of the external environment on a corporation
  • Demonstrated ability to create legal defensive or proactive strategies
  • High degree of professional ethics and integrity
  • Sound judgment and ability to analyze situations and information
  • Outstanding communication skills
  • J.D. degree
  • MBA or BSc in Business Administration will be considered an advantage
  • Indicated typical base pay range;
    LG-ATGC - The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is USD $164,800 - $220,000 per year. Sezzle has different base pay ranges for different work locations within the United States, which allows us to pay employees competitively and consistently in different geographic markets. The range above reflects the potential base pay across the U.S. for this role; the applicable base pay range will depend on what ultimately is determined to be the candidate’s primary work location. Individual base pay depends on various factors, in addition to primary …
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