Senior Legal Counsel


A little flex time

Dog friendly

What do we do?

Paddle offers SaaS companies a completely different approach to their payments infrastructure. Instead of assembling and maintaining a complex stack of payments-related apps and services, we’re a Merchant of Record for our customers, taking away 100% of the pain of payments fragmentation. It’s faster, safer, cheaper, and, above all, way better.

The Role

How you’ll fit in:

As a member of the Legal team you will report directly to our General Counsel, enjoying an extremely varied role, delivering first-rate legal advice in a fast-paced dynamic environment, identifying risk and balancing common sense with legal expertise.

The Legal team is intrinsically integrated into Paddle’s business and you will be required to collaborate and advise cross functionally, empowering the business to achieve its goals.

As Senior Legal Counsel, you will consider the longer-term impacts whilst also being able to react quickly to deliver level headed, creative and context appropriate solutions to ensure the best possible customer experience in the ever changing tech space.

The role will be based in the US as our first legal hire in the region; however, this role will be global in scope.

What you’ll do:

  • Support the General Counsel in her duties and advise and partner with every team from across the business on a wide range of matters.
  • Draft and negotiate a range of contracts, including B2B SaaS customer agreements, and supply partner agreements.
  • Draft, negotiate, and advise on data protection agreements, terms of service, privacy policies, and other contracts and disclosures
  • Risk-spot and proactively identify legal solutions that will eliminate or mitigate risk.
  • Work with the business to assess the legal implications of growth opportunities in different jurisdictions.
  • Be responsible for and ensure effective contract management and monitoring.
  • Assist in the development of policies and procedures that ensure compliance within the space Paddle operates.
  • Support the People team with employment related matters
  • Support with corporate and governance related matters.

We’d love to hear from you if:

  • You have 5 + years of legal experience as a practicing attorney at a law firm and/or in-house with active membership in at least one U.S. state bar
  • You have exposure within scaling Tech businesses preferably within the payments sector.
  • You have demonstrable learning agility and bags of common sense and are not afraid of picking up matters you have never dealt with before.
  • You’re excited by the prospect of owning your own projects, while also happy to help pitch in when the team needs you.
  • You will be driven, able to work independently and a pleasure to work with.
  • You are an excellent and persuasive communicator whose advice is actively sought out and heeded.
  • You are skilled at tailoring your legal advice to the recipient, whether they be senior management or a junior contributor.
  • You are commercially minded and able to deliver creative, helpful and practical solutions to a rapidly growing business under pressure and operating within ambiguity

Why you’ll love working at Paddle

We are a diverse team of 230 (and growing!) people. We care deeply about enabling a great culture which is inclusive no matter your background. We celebrate our diverse group of talented employees and we pride ourselves on our transparent, collaborative, friendly and respectful culture.

We live and breathe our values, which are:

Exceptional Together

Execute with impact

Better than Yesterday

We offer a full suite of benefits, including attractive salaries, stock options, pension plans, private healthcare, a health & wellbeing platform and coaching sessions.

We are a ‘digital-first’ company, which means you can work remotely or from our amazing office if you prefer, or even a bit of both! We offer all team members unlimited holidays and 4 months paid family leave regardless of gender. We love our casual dress code, annual company retreats and much more. We truly invest in learning and will help you with your personal development, from constant exposure to new challenges, an annual learning stipend to regular internal and external training.

Equal opportunities

We believe in having diverse teams in which everyone can be their authentic self is key to our success. We encourage people from underrepresented backgrounds to apply and we don't discriminate based on race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, marital status, disability or age. ​Our office is wheelchair friendly and we are a family-friendly employer​.


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Fully flexible hours