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Corporate Counsel



Palo Alto, CA, USA · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, May 29, 2024
Wealthfront, a leading consumer fintech and pioneer of the robo-advisor industry, is currently seeking a talented and detail-oriented Corporate Counsel to join its Legal team. Our new Corporate Counsel will be responsible for providing internal partners with legal advice and counsel on a range of subject matter issues relevant to Wealthfront’s business, including long-term projects, corporate strategies, and day-to-day matters. While you will primarily support the Company’s corporate legal, securities, and corporate governance functions, we expect that this role will also support regulated functions of our business, including our investment advisory and broker-dealer businesses and/or potential new business operations. You will report to and work closely with our Deputy General Counsel and will interact with a range of other teams across the business, including our Compliance, Finance, Product, Marketing and Engineering teams.


  • Advise the Company on a range of corporate and securities matters
  • Review and/or draft corporate and commercial agreements (inbound and outbound)
  • Prepare applicable corporate and securities filings, and/or draft corporate governance materials such as board resolutions and stockholder-related documents
  • Manage equity incentive plan matters alongside the Company’s Finance team
  • Provide counsel in connection with new business and product initiatives
  • Collaborate with other Legal team members in support of a range of projects
  • Work directly with business partners to understand needs, goals, and potential risks
  • Interface with outside counsel where necessary/appropriate
  • Stay up-to-date on relevant developments in applicable securities laws, regulatory requirements and market practices
  • Learn new subject matter areas and take ownership of functions or projects as needed
  • Other duties as determined by the Deputy General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer


  • 4+ years of experience, with at least 2 years of experience at a leading national or international law firm
  • Prior in-house experience helpful, but not required
  • Familiarity with a variety of general corporate, securities, and commercial transactional work
  • Familiarity with privacy issues very helpful, but not required
  • Experience advising clients that conduct business in a regulated financial industry and/or other familiarity with applicable legal and regulatory landscapes (e.g., investment adviser, broker-dealer, mortgage, banking, money transmitter)
  • Prior experience with regulatory or securities filings very helpful
  • Prior experience reviewing marketing or sales materials helpful, but not required
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, collaborative environment
  • Keen attention to detail and good follow-through
  • Ability to identify and analyze complex legal issues, assess and describe relative risk, and present clear recommendations
  • Ability to spot and address cross-functional legal issues
  • Ability to provide guidance to all levels of business partners, executive and non-executive
  • Strong drafting/writing/communication skills
  • Willingness to take ownership of a range of projects depending on team and business needs
  • Willingness to learn applicable regulatory schemes if you’re not already familiar with them
  • California Bar membership, or eligibility to practice as California Registered In-House Counsel
  • Strong interest in Wealthfront, our products, and fintech generally
  • Agility, creativity, patience, diplomacy and a sense of humor are essential
Estimated annual salary range: $170K - $217K USD plus equity. Benefits include medical, vision, dental, 401K plan, generous time off, parental leave, wellness reimbursements, professional development, employee investing discount, and more!