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Product Counsel - Charlotte, NC

Credit Karma is a mission-driven company, focused on championing financial progress for our more than 100 million members in the U.S., Canada and U.K. While we're best known for pioneering free credit scores, our members turn to us for tips as they work on their financial goals, including helping them monitor their credit, identity monitoring, searching for credit cards, shopping for loans (car, home and personal), filing their taxes with Credit Karma Tax and accessing their funds with checking and savings accounts -- all for free. Credit Karma has grown significantly through the years: we've added more than 70 million members in the last five years alone and now have more than 1,100 employees across our offices in San Francisco, Charlotte, Los Angeles, Leeds, London and soon Oakland.

As Product Counsel, you will proactively assess legal risk and provide smart, practical guidance to stakeholders throughout the financial product development lifecycle. You will report to a Senior Product Counsel and work closely with members of our Legal team and cross-functional teams across the organization. The role requires a self-motivated and highly collaborative individual who excels in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.


What you'll do:

  • Take ownership as the Legal representative to help our Product, Engineering, Copy and Design teams in developing innovative and compelling personal finance tools for consumers
  • Assist our Business Development and Partnerships team with onboarding and handling business partners, their product offerings, and any integration or implementation needs
  • Lead cross-functional projects with multiple colleagues in various verticals to manage existing risks or proactively identify and mitigate upcoming risks
  • Assess the business impact of new and evolving legal and regulatory requirements in the consumer financial products space
  • Educate partners in a simple, easy to understand way about regulatory issues as they relate to a wide range of products and features
  • Provide guidance on how to take smart risks to achieve the business’s goals with a blend of creativity and efficiency

Minimum basic requirements:

  • JD from an accredited law school
  • Member of the California Bar, or a Registered In-House Counsel
  • 3-7 years of relevant legal experience, preferably in-house expertise in areas of consumer finance, banking, technology, and/or consumer-facing platforms

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience with areas of privacy law or other regulations such as the FCRA, TILA, RESPA, ECOA, and GLBA, a plus
  • Ability to lead projects involving cross-functional partners, or to assist alongside those who are leading such projects
  • A problem solving mindset with a willingness to push creative boundaries
  • An independent individual with comfortable communication skills

Credit Karma is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. We believe that such an environment advances long-term professional growth, creates a robust business, and supports our mission of championing financial progress for everyone. We offer generous benefits and perks with an eye single to fostering an inclusive environment that recognizes the contributions of all. We’ve worked hard to build an intensely collaborative and creative environment, a diverse and inclusive employee culture, and the opportunity for professional growth. As part of the Credit Karma team, your voice will be heard, your contributions will matter, and your unique background and experiences will be celebrated.

Credit Karma is also proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome all candidates without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, disability, genetic information, status as a protected veteran, or any other protected characteristic. We prohibit discrimination of any kind and will also consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records in a manner consistent with applicable federal, state, and local law. Our people are everything, our core values are real, and our guiding mission is strong. Join us!

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