Commercial Counsel, Flexport Capital at Flexport

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Commercial Counsel, Flexport Capital

Flexport helps more than 10,000 clients and suppliers lead all aspects of their supply chain operations. Started in 2013, we've raised over $1.3BN from investors that include the Founders Fund, Google Ventures, First Round Capital, Bloomberg Beta, Y Combinator, & Softbank. With offices in three continents, our team is as global as our client base and we’re excited to continue building a product and service they love. Wherever you are, whichever role you play, you’re guaranteed to share your day with committed, encouraging, and resourceful team members. 

We’re looking to hire Flexport Capital’s primary legal advisor. Flexport Capital is our rapidly growing lending business that is revolutionizing supply chain financing. You will help define business strategy, advise on regulatory and compliance requirements for product offerings, and negotiate strategic transactions alongside the business. You will also collaborate with attorneys in the U.S. and globally to provide coordinated legal support for other products offerings within the Trade & Financial Services business unit.

This role is a great opportunity for someone with a passion for technology, excellent problem-solving skills and an ability to thrive in a fast-paced, changing environment that requires cross-functional collaboration across the legal and business teams.

What you'll do:
  • Serve as Flexport Capital’s primary legal advisor
  • Work closely with our business and technology teams, and advise on legal issues in the design and development of existing and future financing products that meet the legal and regulatory requirements
  • Assist with developing and implementing overall regulatory strategy and infrastructure, including working closely with our business team as we identify strategic transactions globally
  • Provide advice and guidance related to compliance with key banking laws and financial regulations in the U.S. and internationally including commercial lending law, anti-money laundering (AML) regulations as well as, international, federal and state privacy and data security regulations and laws
  • Represent the company before various agencies, industry groups, partners and other external audiences
  • Manage outside counsel and other advisors.
  • Work with the Flexport Capital business team to evaluate new regions and products for expansion
  • Serve as a trusted advisor and business partner across the company by providing counsel and guidance for accomplishing Flexport’s overall business objectives
What you'll need:
  • JD, bar admission to practice, and top academic credentials
  • 5+ years of experience at a top tier law firm and/or in-house (or combination; in-house at a technology company is a plus)
  • Substantive expertise with SMB lending and the overall commercial lending regulatory landscape
  • In-house product counsel experience a strong plus
  • Track record as a problem solver and ability to assess risks and provide sound commercially-minded legal advice 
  • Excellent communication and project management skills, and the ability to work independently
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to coordinate effectively and gain trust and confidence with personnel at many different levels
  • Ability to work as a team member of Flexport’s legal department in a scalable, autonomous and accountable manner
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Technology we use

  • Sales & Marketing
    • SalesforceCRM

Location

We're in Chelsea near the Flatiron Building. We’re surrounded by world-class restaurants, great access to transit, and tons of inspiration!

An Insider's view of Flexport

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Our office can be described as positive and lively. The open floor plan allows collaboration to constantly flow amongst teams. In addition, we have private offices and phone booths when we need to hide away, focus, or have meetings with our teams.

Nicole

Senior LCL Associate

What projects are you most excited about?

The projects I’m most excited about are centered around people development. From our candidate experience, to onboarding, skill mastery, and promotions, it’s imperative that we challenge the status quo.

Jessica

Sales Development Manager

What makes someone successful on your team?

Be organized, intellectually curious, and ready to jump in and roll up your sleeves starting from Day 1.

Mike

Global Operations Manager

What is your vision for the company?

At Flexport, we want to make trade easier for every business. We support our clients by making international shipping easier and more efficient. For me, my goal is to create an office culture where people feel empowered in their roles, enjoy collaborating with one another, are challenged to solve real-world problems, and have fun while doing it!

Kaitlyn

NY GM | SVP Sales & Account Management

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I've grown while working at Flexport because we're encouraged to learn new things, take on leadership roles, and to step outside of your comfort zone. This job has challenged me to constantly improve, both personally and professionally.

Sara

Global Operations Associate

What are Flexport Perks + Benefits

Flexport Benefits Overview

Flexport is an employee forward company. We know that life comes first and want you to take the time you need with our flexible paid time off program. We offer 100% covered health, vision, and dental insurance, 401K, performance bonuses, stock with a 10-year tax option, commuter benefits, a generous maternity (18 weeks with a phase back program that offers reduced hours and flexible schedule during their first month back) and paternity leave (8 weeks), free lunch and snacks, dog-friendly offices, pay equity, career advancement, and more.

Culture
Volunteer in Local Community
Flexport holds an annual volunteer week for different offices to get involved within their local communities. Flexport also offers 10 hours of paid volunteer work each year!
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends Outside of Work
Eat Lunch Together
Intracompany Committees
Open Door Policy
Team-Owned Deliverables
Team-Based Strategic Planning
Group Brainstorming Sessions
Open Office Floor Plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious Bias Training
Diversity Manifesto
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team Workouts
Flexport NYC partners with awesome fitness organizations in the local area to hold monthly workouts for our employees!
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-Work Program Post Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Flexport's flexible PTO policy allows employees to take as many days off as they need, providing they get manager approval.
Paid Volunteer Time
Flexport encourages employees to give back with paid volunteer time off up to 10 hours per year.
Paid Holidays
Flexport gives all full-time employees paid time off to observe all major holidays.
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Flexport offers pre-tax commuter benefits for all full-time employees.
Free Daily Meals
Flexport provides catered lunches Monday - Friday and stocks our kitchen with breakfast foods for employees to enjoy in the morning.
Stocked Kitchen
Flexport has a fully stocked kitchen including unlimited snacks, cold brew, and kombucha on tap!
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted On occasion .
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Diversity Program
Lunch and Learns
Cross Functional Training Encouraged
Promote from Within
Mentorship Program

Additional Perks + Benefits

We're proud that we collectively speak over 40 languages and live on 3 continents. We strive to create a workplace where candidates, employees, and all community members within Flexport’s ecosystem of connected organizations are encouraged to share their stories, celebrate their cultures, and learn from one another. Joining Flexport means joining a truly global community.

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