Corporate Counsel, Capital Markets at Affirm

| Greater NYC Area
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Affirm is reinventing credit to make it more honest and friendly, giving consumers the flexibility to buy now and pay later without any hidden fees or compounding interest.
Affirm’s legal team is looking to add a new Corporate Counsel, Capital Markets to its growing ranks. This Corporate Counsel will help support the company’s broad-based efforts in building a diversified capitalization strategy. We are seeking someone with a robust understanding of financing and corporate transactions, along with a strong desire to learn and grow in a legal role focused on capital markets and finance. In addition, the ideal candidate will have outstanding organizational and communication skills, be capable of balancing multiple responsibilities, and have the desire to work with both internal and external partners. Based in New York City, the role will report to a Managing Corporate Counsel and will work closely with Affirm’s capital markets business team.

What You Will Do

  • Support Affirm’s capital markets team in building out the company’s network of capital sources and strategies
  • Guide each financing transaction or initiative from a legal perspective, from initial strategy discussions to deal execution
  • Draft, review and negotiate all capital markets deal documents, including credit and security agreements, loan sale agreements, indentures, officer certificates, board and shareholder resolutions and side letters
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of lending and securities laws and regulations relating to capital markets transactions
  • Communicate legal advice in a clear and concise manner and in a timely fashion
  • Provide assistance with respect to other special projects as needed

What We Look For

  • JD from a top law school and current member in good standing of the New York State bar or eligible to become registered as in-house counsel in New York
  • 2+ years of relevant experience at an established law firm. Additional in-house experience, particularly at a high-growth fintech start-up, is a plus.
  • Previous legal experience in structured and/or debt finance (term, revolving and asset-based lending, warehouse and asset-backed financing, loan sales, securitizations and other creative forms of funding)
  • Excellent business judgment and interpersonal skills to facilitate negotiations with internal and external parties
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills, extreme attention to detail, intellectual maturity, business acumen, proactivity and a phenomenal attitude
  • Self-motivation and a willingness to take ownership of projects
  • Natural self-starter with the ability to work efficiently both solo and as part of a team
  • Impeccable integrity and work ethic

If you got to this point, we hope you're feeling excited about the job description you just read. Even if you don't feel that you meet every single requirement, we still encourage you to apply. We're eager to meet people that believe in Affirm's mission and can contribute to our team in a variety of ways – not just candidates who check all the boxes.
At Affirm, "People Come First" is a core value and that’s why diversity and inclusion are vital to our priorities as an equal opportunity employer. You can learn more about our D&I efforts here.
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Location

Affirm's office is located in the NOMAD neighborhood! The North of Madison neighborhood has great coffee shops, restaurants, and bars.

An Insider's view of Affirm

What’s the vibe like in the office?

I was originally based in our San Francisco office and recently transitioned to our NYC office. I love the NYC office because it feels like a true start-up! I get the best of both worlds. A growing start-up with infrastructure and stability but with the excitement of a small office and team.

Jeremy

Software Engineer

What are some things you learned at the company?

I've learned that staying true to Affirm's consumer-first mission requires a nearly daily commitment to it from the whole company with respect to how decisions are made, which goals are set, & what we decide to build. Sharing this clear north star with my coworkers allows us to connect & align on a deeper level - we're all here for the same reason.

Niki

Group Product Manager

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The New York office combines the tight knit, friendly culture of a smaller startup start up with the huge projects of a scaled out company, all while located in the heart of the world's best city. People in NYC are generally hard working, laid back, and fun to talk to.

Noam

Software Engineer

What are Affirm Perks + Benefits

Affirm Benefits Overview

- Lead a healthy life: Generous coverage for health, dental, vision, life and disability insurances for you and your dependents.
- Learn and grow: We offer a significant stipend toward your personal career development.
- Be there when it counts: Take care of your loved ones with our parental leave, and find support at the office with our dedicated Mother's room and [email protected] Employee Resource Group.
- Take Time Off: We offer generous paid time off so you can always be at your best.
- Eat well: We cater meals daily
- Commute carefree: We subsidize the cost of transportation for you getting to and from work.
- Feel invested: We offer meaningful equity so you have ownership in what we are building.
- Get active: You can apply our monthly wellness stipend toward fitness classes and memberships.
- Know the product: We offer a monthly stipend for purchases with Affirm.

Culture
Volunteer in Local Community
Affirm has an active [email protected] group that organizes regular events to give back to the community.
Friends Outside of Work
Eat Lunch Together
Intracompany Committees
Our Diversity and Inclusion Council is comprised of Affirmers from across all organizations and levels working together to build towards a more diverse and inclusive workforce.
Open Door Policy
Team-Owned Deliverables
Team-Based Strategic Planning
Group Brainstorming Sessions
Open Office Floor Plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Diversity Manifesto
Someone's Primary Function is Managing the Company's Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Vision Benefits
The vision benefits plan covers 100% for annual eye exams with $250 for glasses and contact lenses.
Health Insurance Benefits
Acme's health insurance policy covers up to 95% of out of pocket expenses.
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Affirm supports paid parental leave for periods of disability and for baby bonding.
Family Medical Leave
Affirm provides leaves of absences for eligible employees under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and California Family Rights Act (CFRA).
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and Learns
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