Associate General Counsel, Employment

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What Robinhood is looking for in applicants

Join a leading fintech company that’s democratizing finance for all.

Robinhood was founded on a simple idea: that our financial markets should be accessible to all. With customers at the heart of our decisions, Robinhood is lowering barriers and providing greater access to financial information. Together, we are building products and services that help create a financial system everyone can participate in.

Just as we focus on our customers, we also strive to create an inclusive environment where our employees can thrive and do impactful work. We are proud of the competitive products and company culture we continue to build and have been recognized as:

  • Glassdoor Best Places to Work 2020
  • TIME100 Most Influential Companies 2021
  • Fortune Best Workplaces in Financial Services & Insurance™ 2021 and Fortune Best Workplaces for Millennials™ 2021

We’re growing and looking for...

We continue to hire Robinhoodies at a rapid pace to drive this journey, and with that growth comes necessary change. We’re seeking culture builders and curious thinkers looking to co-author the next chapters of our story. We’re in build mode, majorly expanding our team while also growing up as a company. Joining now means helping shape our structures and systems, then taking part as we launch into our ambitious future.

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About the team:

Robinhood is looking for a highly qualified Associate General Counsel, Employment and Ethics to join its innovative legal department. In this role, you will be a point person responsible for the management of complex employment and ethics matters involving the company.

What you’ll do day-to-day:

  • Lead global employment and ethics initiatives by providing practical and risk based advice to company leaders
  • Be a trusted partner and advisor to the Employee Relations and People teams by providing employment law counselling, advice and strategy with respect to multiple locations in the US and abroad
  • Guide People Team and senior managers on crucial conversations including employee terminations, performance management, business reorganizations, investigations of employees' misconduct and/or policy violations
  • Partner with leaders across the company on a broad range of business and legal projects including M&A diligence, FLSA reviews, employee benefits, compensation, physical and IT security, immigration, recruiting, tax, ethics and compliance and diversity and inclusion efforts.   
  • Partner with Internal Audit, Enterprise Risk, Compliance and/or Security teams to conduct and ensure timely completion of investigations, remediation plans and implement appropriate remediation where appropriate. 
  • Develop and deliver training and communications programs to educate employees and management and promote ethical and compliant culture.
  • Utilize employment dispute resolution strategies and develop the infrastructure required to prevent disputes from arising
  • Educate and advise management, technical and business partners on employment issues and risks; develop and coordinate company trainings
  • Supervise and lead strategy on litigation and pre-litigation employment disputes; hands-on role in coordinating and advising case strategy, including discovery, drafting and editing briefs, internal investigations, interviewing and preparing witnesses and negotiations with third parties
  • Draft policies, standards and business procedures crafted to foster compliance with various state and international employment laws and regulations
  • Lead Ethics Office monitoring and managing critical policies, employee inquiries, and conflicts of interest.  
  • Negotiate, review and draft critical documents such as separation agreements, IP agreements, new hire onboarding, and other related agreements and policies

About you:

  • JD degree from an ABA accredited university
  • Must be a member in good standing of a state Bar
  • Minimum of 15+ years relevant employment experience in a law firm and corporate law department required, including both counseling and litigation
  • Substantive knowledge of employment law
  • Strong analytical and problem-resolution skills; outstanding business judgment, strategic thinking and ability to provide practical advice by balancing business needs with legal risks
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate with, and gain the respect of, partners at all levels and functions of the company
  • Experience managing other attorneys and paralegals
  • Comfortable delegating work among team members or performing work themselves 
  • Ability to find appropriate balance between legal risks and the needs of the business
  • Ability to handle ambiguity, balance many matters at once and quickly shift from one situation or task to another
  • Ability to work under pressure with a sense of humor

Bonus points:

  • Prior in-house experience with a public company and/or experience working with high technology and financial services companies preferred
  • Experience with class action litigation and/or supporting Ethics and Compliance Programs are also a plus
  • Knowledge of financial services preferred


We’re looking for more growth-minded and collaborative people to be a part our journey in democratizing finance for all. If you’re ready to give 100% in helping us achieve our mission—we’d love to have you apply even if you feel unsure about whether you meet every single requirement in this posting. At Robinhood, we're looking for people invigorated by our mission, values, and drive to change the world, not just those who simply check off all the boxes.

Robinhood promotes diversity and provides equal opportunity for all applicants and employees. We are dedicated to building a company that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work (and work environment) will be for everyone. Additionally, Robinhood provides reasonable accommodations for candidates on request and respects applicants' privacy rights. To review Robinhood's Privacy Policy please click here.

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