Legal Counsel - General Corporate

  • Upstart
  • San Carlos, CA, USA
  • Jul 17, 2018
Full time Compliance Legal

Job Description

Upstart is a fast growing fin-tech company looking for an Attorney to jump into a lean and nimble team and handle a broad range of commercial legal matters across the entire organization. Since we operate in a regulated space, you will gain breadth and depth of experience into a wide array of complex legal matters including consumer protection, privacy and data protection, IP, and tax. This position is unique because it offers the opportunity to get exposed to issues that have never existed before and work on diverse tasks such as contract drafting and negotiation, escalated customer situations, and a number of projects that will arise as we continue to scale.

If you have the confidence, creativity, and flexibility to tackle ambiguity and craft innovative legal arrangements with a bias towards action, this could be the right opportunity for you.


  • J.D. degree with solid academic credentials and a state bar membership (CA or NY preferred)
  • 2+ years of experience in a top-tier law firm, government and/or an in-house legal dept
  • Commercial transactional experience dealing with complex business issues involving competing interests
  • Thrives under limited direction and excited by challenges of all sizes.
  • Strong communication skills with a demonstrated ability to effectively and proactively provide quick, concise, and practical legal advice that is consistent with any business objectives;
  • Can show ability and desire to develop expertise in new or unfamiliar areas of law