Deputy/Associate General Counsel

| New York, NY, USA
Employer Provided Salary: 225,000-250,000 Annually
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EquityZen is a financial technology company, backed by leading venture and private equity investors. We’re looking for an experienced, knowledgeable, and hardworking Deputy/Associate General Counsel, who has a strong interest in the pre-IPO space and private markets.. 

Since 2013, the EquityZen marketplace has made it easy to buy and sell shares in private companies. EquityZen brings together investors and shareholders, providing liquidity to early shareholders and private market access to accredited investors. With low investment minimums through our funds and with more than 35,000 private placements completed across 400+ companies, EquityZen leads the way in delivering “Private Markets for the Public”.


  • Serve as the go-to person for corporate legal matters at EquityZen. Collaborate with internal EquityZen teams, including sales, asset management, compliance, and product
  • Advise on new product development (from a legal and regulatory perspective)
  • Own legal issues and risks, contract statuses and legal liabilities where needed, while liaising with Outside Counsel for advice and input.
  • Manage, with the finance team, the annual legal budget.
  • Develop and enhance template agreements reflecting EquityZen’s expanding offerings, new regulations and other changes.
  • Review advertising and marketing materials to ensure compliance with legal requirements.
  • Assist in responding to SEC, FINRA and other regulatory and/or government inquiries, civil subpoenas or other matters, as needed.
  • Assist in responding to user complaints and privacy requests.
  • Negotiate, draft, and review contracts and agreements for EquityZen, including data processing agreements with vendors and partners.
  • Own and generate content for training to company executives and employees on legal matters.


  • Law degree from a recognized university and active New York bar membership
  • Minimum of 7+ years experience with complex commercial matters, of which at least two years must be as in-house counsel within FinTech or Financial Services
  • Experience in securities and regulatory law, specifically with unregistered offerings and private markets


  • Previous experience working in-house at a FINRA-registered broker-dealer 
  • ’33 Act, ‘34 Act and/or ’40 Act experience
  • Private Placement experience
  • Previous experience working at the SEC, FINRA, or other regulatory bodies


$225,000 - $250,000

EquityZen also offers stock options, full employee benefits (health, dental, vision), 401k match, individual professional development and wellness budget, generous time off policies and more!

EquityZen provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, EquityZen complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. EquityZen expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of EquityZen’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

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An Insider's view of EquityZen

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Our team is tackling the challenge of creating greater accessibility to Pre-IPO marketplaces. By developing technologies that streamline the process of private investing, we generate value for shareholders and investors. Additionally, by creating intuitive experiences we attract market participants with varying financial management expertise.


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What are EquityZen Perks + Benefits

EquityZen Benefits Overview

Our benefits emphasize our 'Be Human' value, placing our employees first by providing excellent health care, generous leave policies, and a 401k match program.

OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Quarterly engagement surveys
In-person all-hands meetings
Monthly town hall meetings with company leadership.
Mandated unconscious bias training
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Starting in 2022, we are excited to be offering a match of up to 4% of an employee's base salary - 100% of the first 3% of contributions and 50% of the next 2%.
Company equity
Performance bonus
Charitable contribution matching
Our Founders generously matched donations in 2020 to support our belief in the fight against racial and social injustice.
Child Care & Parental Leave
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Vacation + Time Off
Unlimited vacation policy
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Free snacks and drinks
EquityZen offers a fully stocked kitchen including coffee, tea, and snacks. We're always open to suggestions to keep things fresh.
Some meals provided
EquityZen brings in a catered lunch every Friday. Cinco de Mayo? Bring on the tacos!
Company-sponsored happy hours
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications
EquityZen ensures that everyone has the licenses and certifications they need to do their job.

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