Walnut Creek / Legal & Compliance
Payments and Product Counsel
Developing innovative technologies to revolutionize the payments industry while helping customers transact in global marketplaces is not for the faint of heart. We have big goals and are looking for people to join our team who want to leave a legacy. Just as you are committing to do your best work, we are committed to making this the best place you’ve ever worked. It’s a partnership from the very beginning. If you are looking to step outside your comfort zone, learn new things, apply your skills, collaborate with brilliant people and have fun along the way, then you might be our next Yapster! We promise to provide you with an amazing journey along your career. At Yapstone, we don’t just accept difference — we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees. Yapstone is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.
Provide creative, risk-based legal advice to individual business units and broad cross-functional teams on a wide range of payments and e-commerce matters, including in the areas of financial crime risk (sanctions, AML, CFT, other illicit activities risk), anti-corruption/FCPA, emerging payment methods (including mobile wallets, faster payments and other bank-based payments, digital assets, payment optimization efforts, and tokenization), emerging markets, privacy, and other FinTech-related regulations
Review and consult on provisions in agreements with customers, vendors and other third parties relating to payments and FinTech, negotiating and drafting as needed
Work with Yapstone’s international business teams and local counsels on relevant global issues
Assist with financial services regulators and law enforcement agency inquiries in relevant geographies
Support responses to user complaints and regulatory inquiries
Partner with product team, engineering, compliance, risk, marketing, and local counsel, on a range of issues related to product development and commercialization, including technology innovations, e-commerce, payments, regulatory, consumer protection, marketing, intellectual property, and data privacy, contributing meaningfully to the develop of our payments products, bringing new ideas, and legal expertise to the process
Collaborate with our compliance team and others to evolve scalable, legal, and effective processes and policies
Manage outside counsel where/when needed, across multiple jurisdictions, to ensure timely and knowledgeable support of critical projects, deals and initiatives
JD degree and 5+ years of relevant legal experience
Strong knowledge of payment industry laws, legal issues, and business practices, including, BSA, GLBA, Regulation E, EFTA, FCRA, card payment association rules/operating regulations and NACHA rules
Familiarity with international payments, advising on the legal and regulatory aspects of payments in the U.S. and internationally
Fluency in translating legal advice into actionable guidance, particularly with respect to emerging payment technology, new and alternative payments instruments, and the payments ecosystem (e.g., the role of acquiring and issuing banks, card networks, payment processors, gateways, vendors, etc.)
Must be active and in good standing in at least one State Bar in the United States; Canadian lawyers with extensive U.S. experience will be considered
Proven flexible, creative, practical, proactive problem-solver who takes initiative and executes
Passion for exploring new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of ownership and urgency, high energy and enthusiasm required for our high-growth, fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
Excellent time management and organizational skills
Team player with a “can do” attitude, strong customer service orientation, and a sense of humor
In-house experience with a technology or financial services company strongly preferred
Strong transactional background drafting and negotiating complex payments and financial services agreements, with strong intellectual property law, privacy, and technology transactions background preferred
Detail-oriented with a focus on accuracy without losing focus on timely delivery
Able to work independently, prioritize, and adapt quickly to changing circumstances and priorities
Demonstrated ability to maintain professional demeanor, especially under time pressure
Comfortable interacting at all levels within the company (e.g., senior management, engineering, accounting, tax, human resources and sales personnel) and with international business partners
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Excellent computer skills required, including advanced skill level with Microsoft Office products
- We offer comprehensive health, dental, and vision wellness plans for you and your family with low employee premiums.
- You work hard every day to build the future of our company, so we’ll help you build your future with a 401(k) plan that features employer match.
- We encourage and support our teams to take time off to recharge and reboot because changing how the world pays is no easy task.
- We care about the community where we work. Through YapCares, you get 8 hours of paid volunteer time off each year to make a difference.
- Enjoy food, fun and camaraderie with breakfasts, dinners, snacks, social hours and events.
- A great location in the East Bay that is a reverse commute for many Yapsters, and we’re right across the street from BART.