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Commercial and Privacy Counsel



United States · Remote
Posted on Thursday, June 8, 2023

Who we are:

We are a leader in financial crime prevention. Using unparalleled device intelligence and behavior biometrics, we apply machine learning to detect and stop fraud before it happens. The platform includes tools for identity verification, fraud prevention and investigation, AML monitoring, and case management. Over 250 companies use Sardine to prevent fake account creation, social engineering scams, account takeovers, bot attacks, payment fraud, and money laundering. We raised $75M, led by Andreessen Horowitz Growth, XYZ Capital, Google Ventures, Visa, Activant Capital, Experian, and ING Ventures.

Our culture:

  • We have hubs in the Bay Area, NYC, Austin, and Toronto. However, we have a remote-first work culture. #WorkFromAnywhere

  • We hire talented, self-motivated people and get out of their way

  • We value performance and not hours worked. We believe you shouldn't have to miss your family dinner, your kid's school play, or doctor's appointments for the sake of adhering to an arbitrary work schedule.


  • US (From Home / Beach / Mountain / Cafe / Anywhere!)

  • We are a remote-first company with a globally distributed team. So you can find your productive zone and work from there

About the Role:

In this role, as part of the legal team, you will work closely with Sardine’s teams to guide and drive our privacy and data governance, help draft, review, and negotiate commercial contracts, and build the legal infrastructure to support our commercial customers at scale. You will also support various special projects that arise at our fast-paced, mission-focused company.

You will:

  • Identify and track global privacy obligations, draft and update policies and data protection agreements, and shape processes to manage global privacy risks and compliance across our various affiliate companies.

  • Help draft, amend, review, and revise all types of agreements for the company, including vendor agreements, NDAs, agreements with infrastructure providers, and service agreements for the company’s products.

  • Negotiate SaaS agreements and other complex technology transactions with financial institutions, fintechs, cryptocurrency companies, and technology companies.

  • Deliver pragmatic, business-oriented advice across internal functions, including Sales, Product, Partnerships, Compliance, and Engineering.

  • Exercise an entrepreneurial, problem-solving mentality and autonomy in managing contract review and negotiation.

  • Assist in streamlining internal processes and helping to make the legal function more effective and efficient.

  • Help to identify and articulate potential risks to the business and negotiate and mitigate such risks.

An ideal candidate has:

  • J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school with admission to a state bar

  • 5+ years of relevant experience

  • Prior experience in B2B SaaS and Financial Services is a plus

  • Expertise in US and international privacy and data protection laws, regulations, standards, and practices, particularly GDPR and CCPA/CPRA, but also GLBA and FCRA.

  • Experience drafting and negotiating technology agreements, including SaaS and technology distribution agreements

  • Experience negotiating with banks and other regulated financial services companies

  • Demonstrated experience and a track record of success in drafting and negotiating a broad scope of contracts from initiation to closeout

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Ability to identify, articulate, and mitigate legal, regulatory, and compliance risks

Compensation: Base pay range of $150,000 - $180,000 + Series B equity with tremendous upside potential + Attractive benefits

Benefits we offer:

  • Generous compensation in cash and equity

  • 7-years for post-termination option exercise (vs. standard 90 days)

  • Early exercise for all options, including pre-vested

  • Work from anywhere: Remote-first Culture

  • Flexible paid time off

  • Health insurance, dental, and vision coverage for employees and dependents - US and Canada specific

  • 4% matching in 401k / RRSP - US and Canada specific

  • MacBook Pro delivered to your door

  • One-time stipend to set up a home office — desk, chair, screen, etc.

  • Monthly meal stipend

  • Monthly social meet-up stipend

  • Annual health and wellness stipend

  • Annual Learning stipend

  • Unlimited access to an expert financial advisory

Join a fast-growing company with world-class professionals from around the world. If you are seeking a meaningful career, you found the right place, and we would love to hear from you.