Assistant General Counsel

Galileo Financial Technologies

Galileo Financial Technologies

Utah County, UT, USA · Remote
Posted on Thursday, February 15, 2024

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Who we are:

Welcoming, collaborative and having the opportunity to make an impact - is how our employees describe working here. Galileo is a financial technology company that provides innovative and revolutionary software products and services that power some of the world's largest Fintechs. We are the only payments innovator that applies tech and engineering capabilities to empower Fintechs and financial institutions to unleash their full creativity to achieve their most inspired goals. Galileo leads its industry with superior fraud detection, security, decision-making analytics and regulatory compliance functionality combined with customized, responsive and flexible programs to accelerate the success of all payments companies and solve tomorrow's payments challenges today. We hire energetic and creative employees while providing them the opportunity to excel in their careers and make a difference for our clients. Learn more about us and why we work here at https://www.galileo-ft.com/working-at-galileo.

The role:

The Assistant General Counsel, Galileo Financial Technologies, LLC will perform many and varied legal tasks related to a growing company in the financial sector. The position reports to the Head of Legal.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Drafting, reviewing, and negotiating a variety of commercial agreements, including vendor contracts, client agreements, licensing agreements, master services agreements and partnership agreements
  • Managing multiple and varied projects and deadlines
  • Advising business leaders on contract status, legal risks and business terms of various deals
  • Researching unique legal issues impacting the organization by identifying applicable statutes, judicial decisions, and codes
  • Keeping abreast of legislative changes that may affect the company and its affiliates
  • Working with outside counsel on ongoing arbitration and litigation work and anticipating and mitigating potential legal problems within the company and developing strategies to avoid costly litigation and reduce potential areas of risk
  • Identify applicable laws and regulations, assess risk to the business, and provide actionable advice to team members throughout the organization
  • Assist in the review and assessment of new products, features, and uses of data to assess compliance with laws, regulations, and industry best practices
  • Provide timely, concise and business-focused legal advice on payments law, consumer financial services law, and banking regulations.
  • Engage with, advise and support product, engineering and customer support teams
  • Maintain and update terms of service and end user agreements
  • Other assignments on an ad hoc basis


  • Graduation from an accredited law school; current registration in the Utah bar preferred, California or New York also acceptable
  • 5-8 years practicing law, with a combination of in-house (preferably in a regulated industry, financial services, Fintech or technology services) and law firm experience preferred.
  • Experience and expertise in one or more particular fields of legal specialization including anti-money laundering, debit card rules and regulations, prepaid card rules and regulations, credit card rules and regulations, consumer protection laws and regulation, and other payment related fields
  • Knowledge concerning legal issues involving financial entities
  • Ability to embrace change and thrive in a fast paced environment with conflicting priorities, multiple projects, and deadline pressure.
  • Ability to conduct accurate, high-quality legal research
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to use good judgment and discretion

Additional Desirable Qualifications Skills and Knowledge:

  • Experience with foreign laws and jurisdictions
  • Spanish / Portuguese fluency
  • Business savvy and ability to partner with business teams to facilitate achievement of business objectives
  • Positive attitude, a sense of humor, unquestioned level of ethics and integrity and intellectual curiosity.
  • Ability to work effectively with and manage business personnel at all levels
  • Collegial style, team player
Compensation and Benefits
The base pay range for this role is listed below. Final base pay offer will be determined based on individual factors such as the candidate’s experience, skills, and location.
This role may also be eligible for a bonus and/or long term incentives. Your recruiter will provide more information to you. All roles are eligible for competitive benefits. More information about our employee benefits can be found in the link below.
To view all of our comprehensive and competitive benefits, visit our Benefits at SoFi & Galileo page!
US-Based Base Compensation
$153,600$288,000 USD
Galileo Financial Technologies provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, breastfeeding, and conditions related to breastfeeding), gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, age (40 or over), physical or medical disability, medical condition, marital status, registered domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information, military and/or veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable state or federal law.
The Company hires the best qualified candidate for the job, without regard to protected characteristics.
Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
New York applicants: Notice of Employee Rights
Galileo is committed to embracing diversity. As part of this commitment, Galileo offers reasonable accommodations to candidates with physical or mental disabilities. If you need accommodations to participate in the job application or interview process, please let your recruiter know or email accommodations@sofi.com.
Due to insurance coverage issues, we are unable to accommodate remote work from Hawaii or Alaska at this time.
Internal Employees
If you are a current employee, do not apply here - please navigate to our Internal Job Board in Greenhouse to apply to our open roles.