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General Counsel



New York, NY, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2024

About Figure

Figure is transforming the trillion dollar financial services industry using blockchain technology.

In six years, Figure has unveiled a series of fintech firsts using the Provenance blockchain for loan origination, equity management, private fund services, banking and payments sectors - bringing speed, efficiency and savings to both consumers and institutions. Today, Figure is one of less than a thousand companies considered a unicorn, globally.

Our mission requires us to have a creative, team-oriented, and supportive environment where everyone can do their absolute best. The team is composed of driven, innovative, collaborative, and curious people who love architecting ground-breaking technologies. We value individuals who bring an entrepreneurial mindset to every task and will embrace our culture of innovation.

Every day at Figure is a journey in continuous learning yet a daily focus on getting work done that makes a difference. Join a team of proven leaders who have already created billions of dollars in value in the FinTech space!

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About the Role

The General Counsel for Figure Technology Solutions and its subsidiaries, affiliates and successors (the “Company”), will be responsible for legal affairs and regulatory compliance for the Company and will lead it through its eventual IPO. This is a senior executive position with key influence over the most important strategic decisions within the Company including capital, regulatory and product strategy across the Company’s core HELOC product as well its product suite and business model expansion. The General Counsel will lead collaboratively and cross functionally and partner with key stakeholders across the Company.

What you’ll do

  • Manage a team providing legal counsel and support to lending product and operational groups focused on direct and white-label loan originations
  • Lead across corporate, commercial, capital markets, product, regulatory and compliance teams to deliver key organizational goals while ensuring cross functional collaboration
  • Prepare the Company’s internal legal environment and operations for an IPO as well as setting up the securities compliance and governance infrastructure required post-IPO.
  • Ensure the company is staying in front of a dynamic regulatory landscape across technology and financial services regulation
  • Provide senior support for regulatory examinations, external audits, and third party diligence requests
  • Work cross-functionally to gain a deeper understanding of other teams' processes and the impact of policy on their businesses
  • Serving as Corporate Secretary to the Board of Directors including: monitoring and implementing corporate governance for the Board and its committees; maintaining accurate Board records including minutes of Board and committee meetings and their actions, and serving as key consultant to Board of Directors and executive team about corporate governance issues and ensuring the Board has adequate resources to fulfill their fiduciary responsibilities to the Company’s shareholders.

What We Look For

  • 15+ years of combined, preferably at both a law firm and a mortgage lending company or government agency
  • J.D. and membership with at least one state bar in good standing
  • Strong project-management skills, with a proven ability to coordinate across departments and functions
  • Strong entrepreneurialism, work ethic and hands-on approach
  • Ability to address challenging issues while remaining objective and independent
  • Ability to build technical processes and work with product teams to provide compliance related requirements
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of consumer finance laws and regulations such as TILA/Regulation Z, ECOA/Regulation B, FCRA, FACTA, FDCPA, SCRA, BSA/AML, EFTA, UDAAP, and GLBA – HMDA a plus
  • Proven ability to take a project from start to finish
  • Ability to handle several projects at once while staying organized, detail oriented and diligent
  • Strong communication skills - ability to articulate verbally and in writing, plans, processes, policies and issues to stakeholders
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced startup environment
  • Public company experience is preferred

Benefits and Perks

  • Competitive salary and growth opportunities
  • Company quarterly performance based bonus
  • Equity stock options package
  • Employer funded comprehensive health, vision, dental insurance and wellness program for employees and their dependents
  • Employer funded life and disability insurance coverage
  • Company HSA, FSA, Dependent Care, 401k, and commuter benefits
  • Up to 12 weeks paid family leave
  • In office, remote, and hybrid work location options
  • Home office and technology stipend for those working outside of a traditional office more than 75% of the time
  • Flexible time-off plan to empower employees to take the time off that they want and need
  • Continuing education reimbursement
  • Routine Team swag deliveries!

For CO, NY, CA and WA residents, the salary range for this position is $368,000 - $417,000/year with Bonus and Equity. Actual compensation may vary based on individual candidate experience and location.

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Figure will not sponsor work visas for this position. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.