Legal Counsel

San Francisco
Legal
Full-time

Come drive the transformation of financial services, solve big problems and make a meaningful difference in people’s lives. 

Upgrade, Inc. is a new consumer credit platform that combines personal loans with tools that help consumers understand, monitor and improve their credit. The company raised $60 million in its first capital raise in March 2017, which remains the largest Series A round ever raised by a fintech company. While the founding team is very accomplished and the business model has been proven, we are still in the early days of this new platform and there is still an opportunity to have a significant impact.
 
We are looking for new team members who get excited about designing and implementing new and better solutions for the greater benefit of consumers to join a team of 175 talented and passionate fintech engineers, product, credit, finance, legal, compliance, design, operations and marketing professionals. 

We are seeking candidates for a Legal Counsel position with our growing legal team.

Responsibilities:
Draft, edit, and negotiate contracts, NDAs and various other licensing and service agreements.
Perform legal research and draft memoranda to advise senior attorneys and other business members on regulatory and litigation risk.
 Provide input on product design.
Track regulatory updates from both state and federal agencies and provide the business with legal interpretation.
Assist with the state licensing process. 

Requirements:
3-6 years of experience including transactional or regulatory work.
Prior work at a recognized law firm; additional in-house experience a plus.
Must be a member in good standing of the State Bar of California.
General understanding of consumer credit products.
Interested in taking an active role in helping to build a great company from its very early stages.
Experience in commercial financing and structured financing transaction are a plus.

Benefits/Perks:
Great OPEN office location. 
Conveniently located in San Francisco Financial District
Close to BART and Public Transportation
Comprehensive benefits package: Medical, dental, & vision
Unlimited vacation policy
Kitchen stocked with beverages, snacks & treats
Weekly & monthly social gatherings / happy hours
 
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.