Deputy General Counsel - Americas


Remote / United States of America
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Legal
  • Post Date: 04/05/2021
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  • Company Address: Kensington Centre 66 Hammersmith Road, London, United Kingdom, W14 8UD

About WorldRemit

We’re changing the way people send money abroad. We’re taking something complicated and making it simple.

Our people and our technology work together to create faster, easier and lower cost money transfers. We send to 150 countries around the world and have over 4 million happy customers – a number that’s growing every day. After all, 125,000 5★ reviews can’t be wrong!

Job Description

Who we are...

We’re global, we’re growing and we’re going to need talent to keep up the pace. We’re making payments simpler for over 4m customers worldwide, in over 90 currencies. We’ve been around for 10 years, disrupting the market with a digital payment platform that aims to make sending money abroad as easy as sending a text message. 

There’s almost 1,200  of us already hard at work and we love welcoming new people. We’ve got offices across the world, from London to Sydney and 15 locations in between - they’re open for business but right now lots of us are working from home. Want to be part of our global growth story - read on…


About the role...

We are looking for an ambitious and pro-active senior regulatory lawyer to become a key member of our team and lead the establishment of a legal branch in the US.  The role will report to the General Counsel, based in the UK.

This is a great role for someone with significant experience advising on US state money transmitter and CFPB regulations (as well as general regulatory and commercial matters), who is commercial, relishes opportunity and finding solutions to complex problems and is comfortable acting as the primary point of contact and responsibility for Americas legal matters.  This role will include working autonomously as well as part of a collegiate and supportive international and local cross-functional team. 

As a member of WorldRemit’s Legal team you will aim high, embrace challenge and always do what’s right; acting with integrity and building trust as you contribute to the company’s technical direction and long term decision making.

Reporting to the General Counsel, you will:

  • Build out WorldRemit’s legal and regulatory infrastructure and manage day-to-day legal operations in the US and broader Americas
  • Advise on regulatory strategy, including horizon-scanning of legal and regulatory developments, conducting impact assessments and communicating change
  • Manage day to day legal matters arising from US, Canadian and LatAm operations, as well as US and Americas regulatory licensing and consent processes
  • Provide commercial and solutions focused regulatory advice to senior executives within the business, including for product launches, product development and geographic expansion
  • Anticipate, identify and escalate legal issues of concern
  • Implementing regulatory change and supporting the delivery of strategic projects
  • Educate and train internal stakeholders and other team members, Contribution to team development, scaling, efficiency and improvement
  • Build and manage relationships with external stakeholders, including regulators, governments and external counsel
  • Advise on and negotiate a wide range of commercial arrangements relating to the Americas business (such as customer terms and conditions, network arrangements, commercial partnerships and service provider contracts, including signing off on marketing content, with support from the wider team when needed


 What we’re looking for from you…

  • Juris Doctorate degree (or international equivalent) and member of at least one U.S. state bar in good standing
  • Established experience, ideally in a combination of private law firm and inhouse corporate environments, advising on MSB laws and regulations and working with the CFPB
  • Experience preparing for and advising on regulatory examinations
  • Understands US data privacy laws and rules applicable to marketing money remittance services 
  • Strong technical skills, a lateral and commercial approach and the ability to assess and understand the business impact of regulation, including on customers, operations and products 
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment, juggling priorities and dealing with large amounts of information efficiently and effectively
  • Responsible, conscientious, proactive, motivated and a problem-solver, with the ability to successfully balance being a team player and working independently
  • Willingness to learn and share learnings
  • US Securities law expertise will be highly regarded


What you'll get from us...

  • Employer-paid Life assurance of 2 times your salary, should the worst happen.
  • 401K offering 4% employer match of employees' base salary.
  • Part employer-funded medical and dental care plans.
  • Employee paid vision plan 
  • Part employer-funded health savings account
  • Voluntary Benefit plans available 
  • 15 days of vacation plus public holidays, rising to 18 days after 3 years. Vacation vs Holiday 
  • Recharge days, 4 per year, 1 for each quarter
  • Paid sick leave
  • Eligible for paid sabbatical after 4 years of service.
  • Eligible for discretionary bonus and recognition rewards.


Salary - (USD) $151,900 - $217,000 (Annually)

*Please note that this a remote role, however candidates must have a permanent residency in one of the following states: Colorado, Florida, North Carolina, Illinois, Minnesota, New York.

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