Lead Product Counsel


  • Full Time

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 Product Counsel Lead to manage a growing team of Product Counsel who are responsible for advising and providing strategic direction to our product team, business team, and other key stakeholders on a range of issues, including regulatory, marketing, commercial, corporate, data security, and privacy. We’re looking for a collaborative and thoughtful team lead with demonstrated judgment, personal integrity, and interpersonal skills.


What excites you:


  • Leading, developing, and growing the Product Counsel team.
  • Providing strategic legal counsel for Plaid’s product offerings.
  • Coordinating and collaborating across Plaid’s product, engineering, business and operations teams relating to product development.
  • Designing and developing legal processes to help support the launch of new products and the continued development of existing products.
  • Anticipating and identifying risks, and proposing creative and effective solutions to address those risks.

    What excites us:


  • J.D. degree, with 12+ years of relevant legal experience at a top law firm, government agency, or in-house legal department, preferably with experience leading a product legal team.
  • Familiarity with state and federal consumer financial services laws and regulations, including data security and privacy laws.
  • Eager to learn about new and emerging technologies.
  • Creative thinker who is comfortable interpreting and applying the law in unsettled contexts.
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Strong project-management skills, with attention to detail.
  • Good sense of humor.
  • Bar admission in good standing or otherwise authorized to practice law (e.g., have registered in-house counsel status) in the applicable state.
  • Excitement for Plaid’s mission and fintech.





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