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Silicon Valley Bank – Counsel

Position: Counsel

Requisition Number: 0508

Location: San Francisco Office


Job Description:


SVB Financial Group and its subsidiaries, including its principal banking subsidiary, Silicon Valley Bank provides financial and banking services to companies in technology-related, life science/healthcare, private equity/venture capital and premium wine industries.  Along with commercial banking products and services provided by Silicon Valley Bank, we offer investment advisory, asset management and private wealth management services.  We also offer non-banking products and services, such as funds management, through our other subsidiaries and divisions.


SVB is currently seeking candidates for the position of Counsel. The attorney will join our Legal Team to support our payments and digital channels business groups. This position is expected to be located at our office in San Francisco, CA (or other Bay Area office).


The successful candidate must have demonstrated experience with commercial and retail payment products and systems, including ACH and card network rules, and also have familiarity with FINTECH innovation and emerging digital technologies. A solid understanding of laws and regulations impacting payments and financial services, including third party risk management and federal and state money transmission laws is also needed for this role. 


The candidate must be able to work effectively, both independently and as part of a broader cross-functional team, in a fast-paced, changing and geographically diverse environment.



  • Providing legal and regulatory expertise on payment products and services  
  • Conducting legal review and providing support of online, mobile and other digital platforms that deliver financial services
  • Supporting new product development and implementation, including drafting and negotiating agreements for strategic partnerships
  • Providing clear and concise guidance to business units, particularly on novel and complex legal issues
  • Actively engaging with business units to help identify and assess risks and resolve issues
  • Drafting legal documents and memos
  • Proactively collaborating with stakeholders across the enterprise, including compliance, technology, risk, operations and other key partners
  • Supporting other projects to support the legal department as necessary


Skills and Qualifications:

  • 3-6 years’ experience (either in-house or with a law firm)
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in payments
  • Knowledge of regulations applicable to financial services and consumer protection
  • Excellent judgment
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Hard working, well organized and able to manage numerous projects simultaneously under deadline pressures
  • Willingness to learn new legal subject matter areas as needed
  • Ability to seek creative, innovative solutions for complex business matters
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability and desire to build relationships with others
  • An inquisitive nature to help you learn about our business and to help find solutions as we grow as a company
  • J.D. from a top tier school and excellent academic credentials

Interested applicants can apply here.

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