Senior Counsel, Commercial

Robinhood

Menlo Park, CA, US / Remote / Washington, DC, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Legal
  • Post Date: 04/20/2021
  • Website: robinhood.com
  • Company Address: , Menlo Park, CA

About Robinhood

Robinhood is on a mission to democratize finance for all. We believe it should work for everyone and not just a few. We offer commission-free trading in one, user-friendly platform.

Trading in stocks, ETFs and options is offered through Robinhood Financial LLC, member SIPC. Cryptocurrency trading is offered through Robinhood Crypto, LLC.

Keep in mind other fees may still apply to your brokerage account. Please see Robinhood Financial’s Fee Schedule at rbnhd.co/fees to learn more.

All investments involve risk, including the possible loss of principal. Past performance of a security, or financial product does not guarantee future results or returns.

Robinhood Crypto is licensed to engage in virtual currency business activity by the New York State Department of Financial Services and is not a member of FINRA or SIPC. Cryptocurrencies are not stocks and your cryptocurrency investments are not products protected by either FDIC or SIPC.

Robinhood Financial LLC and Robinhood Crypto, LLC are wholly-owned subsidiaries of Robinhood Markets, Inc.

Job Description

Join a leading fintech company that’s democratizing finance for all.

Robinhood was founded on a simple idea: that our financial markets should be accessible to all. With customers at the heart of our decisions, Robinhood is lowering barriers, removing fees, and providing greater access to financial information. Together, we are building products and services that help create a financial system everyone can participate in.

Just as we focus on our customers, we also strive to create an inclusive environment where our employees can thrive and do impactful work. We are proud of the world class products and company culture we continue to build and have been recognized as:

  • A Great Place to Work
  • A CNBC Disruptor 50 in 2019 and 2020
  • A LinkedIn Top Startup in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020

Robinhood is backed by leading investors that include DST Global, Index Ventures, NEA, Ribbit Capital, Thrive Capital, and Sequoia.

Check out life at Robinhood on The Muse!

About the role:

We’re looking to hire a Commercial Counsel to join our expanding Legal team. Robinhood is seeking an experienced, business-minded and self-motivated candidate who can help us achieve our goals by managing high-volume commercial agreement negotiations and assisting in the day to day approval process for such agreements. The successful candidate will be an engaged and resourceful self-starter, comfortable working in a fast-paced and dynamic environment and excellent at building strong relationships. 

What you’ll do day-to-day:

  • Reviewing, drafting, and negotiating a variety of commercial agreements between Robinhood and all types of vendors and partners
  • Advising business clients from every team on relevant legal contexts, issues and risks, complex agreement structures, approval processes, and company policies and procedures 
  • Ability to summarize and communicate legal concepts clearly and effectively
  • Creating and improving agreement templates, trainings, processes, and other resources
  • Ensuring contract terms and conditions are consistent with internal policies and goals
  • Contributing to the improvement of the Legal department and help to provide quality legal services to the company

About you:

  • J.D. from an ABA accredited law school 
  • Membership in at least 1 U.S State Bar (preferably CA), with good standing 
  • 3+ years of relevant professional legal experience working in a law firm and/or in-house legal department
  • Strong track record of negotiating a wide range of commercial agreements
  • Enjoys problem solving and developing new processes
  • Excellent judgment and verbal and written communication skills, with a strong attention to detail Proven ability to provide quick-thinking, pragmatic, business-oriented advice while properly balancing risks and business reward
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize workload and competing priorities
  • Ability to manage high-volume workloads, multiple stakeholder demands and ever-shifting priorities all while instilling confidence
  • Efficient, effective and well organized
  • Customer service oriented
  • Respectful, open, and collaborative 

Bonus points: 

  • Organized self-starter with a focus on excellence and entrepreneurship
  • Experience related to financial institutions and/or fin-tech companies is a plus
  • Excellent drafting and negotiation skills

We’re looking for more growth-minded and collaborative people to be a part of our journey in democratizing finance for all. If you’re ready to give 100% in helping us achieve our mission—we’d love to have you apply even if you feel unsure about whether you meet every single requirement in this posting. At Robinhood, we're looking for people invigorated by our mission, values, and drive to change the world, not just those who simply check off all the boxes.

Robinhood promotes diversity and provides equal opportunity for all applicants and employees. We are dedicated to building a company that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work (and work environment) will be for everyone. Additionally, Robinhood provides reasonable accommodations for candidates on request and respects applicants' privacy rights. To review Robinhood's Privacy Policy please visit rbnhd.co/applicant-privacy.

Robinhood's benefits include generous time off, 401(k) participation with employer match, comprehensive health coverage, a health savings account (HSA), wellness benefits, backup childcare and education stipends (all benefits are subject to applicable taxes and based on eligibility).

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