Director, Legal

Remote-US /
Legal /
Full-time
About Tala

Tala is a global technology company building the world’s most accessible financial services. With more than $350 million raised from visionary investors, we are serving millions of customers around the world who have been overlooked by traditional financial institutions – and our plan is to serve millions more, and have been named by the Fortune Impact 20 list, CNBC’s Disruptor 50, and Forbes’ Fintech 50 list for four years running. We are expanding across product offerings, countries and crypto and are looking for people who have an entrepreneurial spirit and are passionate about the mission.

By creating a unique platform that enables lending and other financial services around the globe, people in emerging markets are able to start and expand small businesses, manage day-to-day needs, and pursue their financial goals with confidence. Currently, more than 6 million people across Kenya, the Philippines, Mexico, and India have used Tala products. Due to our global team, we have a remote-first approach, and also have offices in Santa Monica, CA (HQ); Nairobi, Kenya; Mexico City, Mexico; Manila, the Philippines; and Bangalore, India. 

Most Talazens join us because they connect with our mission of enabling financial agency for underbanked people around the world. If you are energized by the impact you can make at Tala, we’d love to hear from you!

Tala is seeking an experienced and talented lawyer to manage and execute Tala’s global licensing strategy and partnership structures.  At Tala, we’re working to improve the financial lives of millions of underserved people by creating new, accessible financial services around the world. We are a global team with diverse backgrounds who are singularly focused on using technology, data, and a customer-centric approach to meet the financial needs of the emerging middle class.

What you'll do

    • Analyzing Tala’s global licensing strategy and partnerships
    • Developing and advising on new structures to help Tala advance its mission and expand its product offerings 
    • Negotiating partnership arrangements
    • Managing and mentoring the in-country legal teams in our operating markets
    • Reviewing service agreements and assisting with employment issues
    • Managing outside counsel
    • Assisting the Deputy General Counsel with special projects from time to time

Qualifications

    • A demonstrated passion for Tala’s mission
    • Strong sense of ownership and ability to thrive in a startup environment
    • 6+ years legal experience in related field
    • A law degree with a bar association in good standing in at least one U.S. jurisdiction
    • Experience working with FinTech and financial services companies 
    • In-house legal experience (preferred)
    • Management experience (preferred) 
    • Experience with the laws of Mexico and India (preferred)

Our vision is to build a new financial ecosystem where everyone can participate on equal footing and access the tools they need to be financially healthy. We strongly believe that inclusion fosters innovation and we’re proud to have a diverse global team that represents a multitude of backgrounds, cultures, and experience. We hire talented people regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.