Hiring Commercial Counsel | Modern Treasury

Commercial Counsel

Modern Treasury

Date listed

3 weeks ago

Employment Type

Full time

Total Funding

$75.6 billion

Keywords: fintech ancestry


Modern Treasury is seeking a talented and motivated attorney to join our team as Commercial Counsel. This role is based in San Francisco.   As Modern Treasury’s second lawyer, you will make an immediate impact: you’ll successfully close deals with customers, partners and vendors, help Modern Treasury launch new products and features, and work with Sales, Bank Partnerships, Finance and Operations teams on a wide range of deals and initiatives. 

This role will report directly to the Head of Legal. This is an exciting opportunity to play a key role in developing the legal function at a company named one of Y Combinator’s Top 50 startups. You will have many opportunities to make a difference and grow with your fellow Modernos.

We’re looking for intellectually curious, action-oriented and practical lawyers to join the team - if this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you! 

What You Will Do:

  • Draft, negotiate and close customer deals, partnering closely with Sales and Finance. 
  • Work on contracts across partnerships, vendor agreements, NDAs and more.
  • Create and update core company legal templates.
  • Provide advice to business & product teams on IP, privacy and regulatory issues.
  • Improve legal tools & processes.
  • Help build a high-performing legal function at a fast-growing startup!

 You Will Have:

  • JD and California Bar admission in good standing (or qualified for and willing to maintain Registered In-House Counsel status with California State Bar)
  • 4+ years of experience with commercial contracts or SaaS (law firm or in-house). 
  • Passion for closing deals in a fast-moving environment.
  • Interest in Fintech and payments - and desire to learn.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Strong judgment and integrity.
  • Nice to have: Privacy, FinTech and/or Product counseling experience


Modern Treasury builds payment operations solutions. Our tools automate the full cycle of money movement—from payment initiation, through approvals, to reconciliation—and are accessible through web application or API.

We believe that payment operations is at the core of every business. We’re a lean team and we work hard to build outstanding products for our customers. When we succeed, our customers grow.


During your first week you will:

  • Onboard with our team
  • Start learning our product and business
  • Read our favorite industry primers
  • Become familiar with our legal templates and tools

During your first six weeks you will:

  • Close your first deals!
  • Start building partnerships with Sales and other teams

During your first six months you will:

  • Start taking ownership of deal templates and playbooks
  • Make improvements to deal processes
  • Help build out the legal service desk at Modern Treasury


Modern Treasury is committed to equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate in any employment opportunities or practices based on an individual's race, color, creed, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), religion (all aspects of religious beliefs, observance or practice, including religious dress or grooming practices), marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry (including language use restrictions and possession of a driver’s license issued under California Vehicle Code section 12801.9), natural hair, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, medical condition (including cancer or a record or history of cancer, and genetic characteristics), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition), genetic information, sexual orientation, military and veteran status or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. It also prohibits unlawful discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics.

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