Upstart is a fast growing fintech company looking for a high-energy commercial attorney to jump into a lean and nimble team and handle a broad range of commercial legal matters across the entire organization. Since we operate in a regulated space, you will gain breadth and depth of experience into a wide array of complex legal matters including consumer protection, privacy and data protection, IP, and tax. This position is unique because it offers the opportunity to get exposed to issues that have never existed before and work on diverse tasks such as contract drafting and negotiation, escalated customer situations, and a number of projects that will arise as we continue to scale. Experience drafting agreements for or against financial institutions and/or software licensing agreements is a plus.
If you have the confidence, creativity, and flexibility to tackle ambiguity and craft innovative legal arrangements with a bias towards action, this could be the right opportunity for you.
How you’ll make an impact:
Work cross-functionally to support Upstart’s initiatives on a wide variety of commercial transactions related to business operations: Business Development, Finance, Growth, Engineering, Human Resources, Product, and IT
Provide legal and strategic guidance to assess and mitigate legal risk by building a deep understanding of the business and collaborate with internal clients to support their goals.
Review, draft, and negotiate commercial contracts, including master service agreements, software licenses, consulting services agreements, and other purchase agreements.
Develop processes and templates for commercial transactions to support and drive the business
What we’re looking for:
J.D. degree with solid academic credentials and a state bar membership (CA or NY preferred)
2+ years of experience in a top-tier law firm, government and/or an in-house legal dept
Commercial transactional experience dealing with complex business issues, data licensing, and privacy issues
Self-starter who thrives under limited direction and excited by challenges.
Strong communication skills with a demonstrated ability to effectively and proactively provide quick, concise, and practical legal advice;
Eager to develop expertise in new or unfamiliar areas of law.
What you’ll love:
Competitive Compensation (base + bonus & equity)
Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage
Personal Development and Technology & Ergonomic Budgets
Life insurance and disability benefits
Clubs and Activities (Game Nights, Fitstarters, Superwomen, Book Club, Investing Club, Money Discussions, Photography Club and Basketball teams)
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