General Counsel


San Francisco, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Legal
  • Post Date: 01/08/2021
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  • Company Address: , New York, New York

About NorthOne

NorthOne is a mobile-first API-based bank account and mobile app that helps startups and small businesses bank, manage their finances, and integrate all of their financial tools in a simple and intuitive way.

Job Description

We make small businesses more successful through better banking

Our company is looking for a General Counsel to join our growing team as we enter a new phase of expansion 🚀 We are a San Francisco, New York and Toronto-based, venture-backed startup at the heart of the FinTech movement that is shaping the way financial services are delivered.

Our story

Our company’s purpose is to eliminate the pain that small business owners face through their financial management and banking. To achieve this, we’re rebuilding business banking from the ground up. Imagine you could start with a clean slate and think of a different way to deliver banking to small businesses. What would you change? What would you keep? These are the decisions that we make every day.

Our product

NorthOne is a mobile, tech-powered bank account built for startups, freelancers, and small/medium-sized businesses (SMBs). Poor financial literacy has an outsized impact on the costs and failure rates amongst SMBs, and we are on a mission to eliminate these problems. We are more than a banking platform, we are the world-class Finance Department that SMBs could never afford.

Our team

We ❤ building great teams. As General Counsel, you’ll work with our world-class team. You’ll also benefit from our experienced leadership and incredible advisors. Our COO has helped build companies like Frank and Oak. Oh, and our CEO? 6 years at McKinsey working on digital customer experience in financial services. We’re building a product that solves real pain vs the imagined kind. Feeling it?


Today you might be a General Counsel, Head Of Legal or the equivalent in your company...or something that we haven’t heard of yet - we keep an open mind.

The skills required for this role:

  • You have 7+ years of professional legal experience and have worked as in-house council and at a law firm with a focus in banking, financial services or technology
  • You love providing ‘sleeves rolled up’ legal support and can gracefully switch between tactical legal work and corporate strategic planning
  • You're licensed to practice law in California and New York, or are able to register as in house counsel in those states
  • You know how to lead negotiations and manage complex vendor commercial agreements
  • You’ve helped lead projects with cross-functional stakeholders

Bonus points:

  • You’ve worked hand in hand with an AML and financial services compliance team
  • You have a deep understanding of American banking law and the current regulatory environment
  • You’ve had experience with IP law and strategy 

Few people have been trained for this sort of role. If you are this close to what we’ve described but aren’t sure, apply. Let’s figure out together if this is where you could shine.


Our mission is big and audacious, but we're assembling a team to take the challenge head on.

As General Counsel, you'll be joining a team that prioritizes:

  • People: Our company is more than just a business. We’re a band of brothers and sisters supporting each other on our mission to rebuild business banking. We’re really serious about mission, fit, and the people we work with. You’ll be part of a rapidly scaling team that reflects these values and keeps this place special.
  • Diversity: You'll find yourself in an environment that values diversity and inclusivity. Excellence doesn't come in one flavor and neither should we.
  • Leadership: You’re right in the thick of it, making critical decisions that will clear our path forward.

We offer full health/dental benefits, competitive compensation/equity, and one hell of an adventure.

If you recognize yourself in this job description, let's talk.

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