Corporate and Securities Counsel

  • Full-time
  • Alternate Location: New York, United States

Company Description

Since we opened our doors in 2009, the world of commerce has evolved immensely, and so has Square. After enabling anyone to take payments and never miss a sale, we saw sellers stymied by disparate, outmoded products and tools that wouldn’t work together.

To solve this problem, we expanded into software and built integrated solutions to help sellers sell online, manage inventory, book appointments, engage loyal buyers, and hire and pay staff. Across it all, we’ve embedded financial services tools at the point of sale, so merchants can access a business loan and manage their cash flow in one place. Afterpay furthers our goal to provide omnichannel tools that unlock meaningful value and growth, enabling sellers to capture the next generation shopper, increase order sizes, and compete at a larger scale.

Today, we are a partner to sellers of all sizes – large, enterprise-scale businesses with complex operations, sellers just starting, as well as merchants who began selling with Square and have grown larger over time. As our sellers grow, so do our solutions. There is a massive opportunity in front of us. We’re building a significant, meaningful, and lasting business, and we are helping sellers worldwide do the same.

Job Description

Block, Inc. (formerly Square) is looking for a junior corporate and securities counsel! You will be supporting all aspects of our public company obligations and work with several partners, including our investor relations, M&A, communications, accounting, stock administration, treasury, compliance, and policy teams. This is a great opportunity to join a growing legal team and work on a variety of the latest legal issues (including cryptocurrencies and digital assets). As we expand our offerings, your ideas and contributions will make an immediate impact. If you're a bit of a nerd about securities law and looking to work on a fun, collaborative team, we'd love to speak with you! You will report into Corporate & Securities Lead.

You will:

  • Draft, review, and file SEC filings, including proxy statements, 10-Ks, 10-Qs, 8-Ks, S-8s, Form SDs and Section 16 filings

  • Collaborate with Block's finance, accounting, investor relations, and communications teams to work on external disclosures, such as earnings releases, investor communication materials, shareholder letters, press releases, whitepapers and SEC filings

  • Assist from time to time on public company M&A transactions, including preparing special shareholder meeting materials and conducting corporate diligence

  • Support Block's proxy statement process and annual stockholder meeting, including reviewing and updating the proxy and coordinating with the NYSE, DTC and other internal and external stakeholders

  • Oversee and administer internal cryptocurrency policies related to a variety of cryptocurrency and digital asset projects at Block. This is a great opportunity to build expertise in this evolving area of law.

  • Research and stay informed of securities implications of various cryptocurrency matters

  • Help with capital markets transactions

  • Help manage and administer certain governance policies, including Square's Insider Trading Policy and 10b5-1 plans

  • Ensure compliance with SEC and NYSE rules and regulations

  • Assist cross-functional efforts to advance environmental, social, and governance (ESG) matters

  • Assist on special corporate projects, including strategic transactions and legal trainings

  • Work with our internal teams and external advisors and experts to prioritize our goals and manage the legal aspects of being a public company


You have:

  • 4+ years of relevant professional experience in a law firm and/or in-house setting.

  • Experience in securities law and the 1933 and 1934 Acts

  • Experience with public company M&A or capital market transactions

  • Team player focused on helping others achieve corporate goals

  • Flexibility, willingness and ability to take on diverse tasks, both large and small, with limited supervision and to learn new areas outside of your immediate expertise

  • A J.D. degree

  • Membership in at least one state bar

Feel like you'd be a great addition to the team, but you don't check every single box above? Apply anyway. We're looking for smart, team-oriented people who are willing to learn and pitch in where needed (no job too big or too small)!

Additional Information

Block takes a market-based approach to pay, and pay may vary depending on your location. U.S. locations are categorized into one of four zones based on a cost of labor index for that geographic area. The successful candidate’s starting pay will be determined based on job-related skills, experience, qualifications, work location, and market conditions. These ranges may be modified in the future.

Zone A: USD $202,500 - USD $247,500
Zone B: USD $188,400 - USD $230,200
Zone C: USD $178,200 - USD $217,800
Zone D: USD $168,100 - USD $205,500

To find a location’s zone designation, please refer to this resource. If a location of interest is not listed, please speak with a recruiter for additional information. 

Benefits include the following:

  • Healthcare coverage
  • Retirement Plans including company match 
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Wellness programs, including access to mental health, 1:1 financial planners, and a monthly wellness allowance 
  • Paid parental and caregiving leave
  • Paid time off
  • Learning and Development resources
  • Paid Life insurance, AD&D. and disability benefits 
  • Perks such as WFH reimbursements and free access to caregiving, legal, and discounted resources 

This role is also eligible to participate in Block's equity plan subject to the terms of the applicable plans and policies, and may be eligible for a sign-on bonus. Sales roles may be eligible to participate in a commission plan subject to the terms of the applicable plans and policies. Pay and benefits are subject to change at any time, consistent with the terms of any applicable compensation or benefit plans.

We’re working to build a more inclusive economy where our customers have equal access to opportunity, and we strive to live by these same values in building our workplace. Block is a proud equal opportunity employer. We work hard to evaluate all employees and job applicants consistently, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, pregnancy, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, or any other legally protected class. 

We believe in being fair, and are committed to an inclusive interview experience, including providing reasonable accommodations to disabled applicants throughout the recruitment process. We encourage applicants to share any needed accommodations with their recruiter, who will treat these requests as confidentially as possible. Want to learn more about what we’re doing to build a workplace that is fair and square? Check out our I+D page

Additionally, we consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment on our team, assessing candidates in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

Block, Inc. (NYSE: SQ) is a global technology company with a focus on financial services. Made up of Square, Cash App, Spiral, TIDAL, and TBD, we build tools to help more people access the economy. Square helps sellers run and grow their businesses with its integrated ecosystem of commerce solutions, business software, and banking services. With Cash App, anyone can easily send, spend, or invest their money in stocks or Bitcoin. Spiral (formerly Square Crypto) builds and funds free, open-source Bitcoin projects. Artists use TIDAL to help them succeed as entrepreneurs and connect more deeply with fans. TBD is building an open developer platform to make it easier to access Bitcoin and other blockchain technologies without having to go through an institution.

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