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Sr. Legal Counsel, Small Business Credit in Austin at PayPal

Date Posted: 5/26/2021

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Fueled by a fundamental belief that having access to financial services creates opportunity, PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) is committed to democratizing financial services and empowering people and businesses to join and thrive in the global economy. Our open digital payments platform gives PayPal’s 392 million active account holders the confidence to connect and transact in new and powerful ways, whether they are online, on a mobile device, in an app, or in person. Through a combination of technological innovation and strategic partnerships, PayPal creates better ways to manage and move money, and offers choice and flexibility when sending payments, paying or getting paid. Available in more than 200 markets around the world, the PayPal platform, including Braintree, Venmo and Xoom enables consumers and merchants to receive money in more than 100 currencies, withdraw funds in 56 currencies and hold balances in their PayPal accounts in 25 currencies.

PayPal is seeking a talented and highly motivated attorney to join its Legal Department, as an addition to the team supporting PayPal’s U.S. Small Business and Merchant lending.

The successful candidate will have the following specific qualifications and experience:

  • Focused  and significant experience with small business credit/financing products, preferably in a bank or fintech environment.

  • Experience with legal issues, laws and regulations  in the following areas within the small business credit/ lending space: product regulatory issues,  loan underwriting, marketing, loan servicing, bankruptcy and collections.

  • Practical, business minded, approach to counseling clients on legal risk and issues.

  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills.

  •  Ability to  effectively explain/summarize complex concepts to varying audiences.

  • Ability to focus  both on attention to detail and the broader picture.

  • Experience with e-commerce, payments, and  credit cards.

  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced environment and to tolerate change and ambiguity.

  • Ability and drive to take ownership of projects and tasks and bring them to prompt and effective completion. Ability to work both in teams and independently.

  • Facility with a team-based approach  and comfort with a flexible, agile environment that emphasizes collaboration and team performance. 

  • Creative thinker with strong problem solving skills and the ability to stay calm under challenging circumstances.

  • 5 or more years of experience practicing in the small business lending space, either in-house (or in an equivalent setting) or at a law firm.

  • Juris Doctorate or equivalent degree.  Admitted to a state bar.

  • Location: Remote location considered

We're a purpose-driven company whose beliefs are the foundation for how we conduct business every day. We hold ourselves to our One Team Behaviors which demand that we hold the highest ethical standards, to empower an open and diverse workplace, and strive to treat everyone who is touched by our business with dignity and respect. Our employees challenge the status quo, ask questions, and find solutions. We want to break down barriers to financial empowerment. Join us as we change the way the world defines financial freedom.

PayPal provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, PayPal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you are unable to submit an application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at



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