Legal Counsel, Commercial Contracts


Job Description

At PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL), we believe that every person has the right to participate fully in the global economy. Our mission is to democratize financial services to ensure that everyone, regardless of background or economic standing, has access to affordable, convenient, and secure products and services to take control of their financial lives. We’re a purpose-driven company, and our beliefs are the foundation of how we conduct business every day. We’re guided by our core values of Inclusion, Innovation, Collaboration, and Wellness. Collectively, these values inspire us to work together as One Team with our customers at the center of everything we do, and to take care of ourselves, each other, and the communities in which we live and work. We challenge the status quo, ask questions, and find solutions. Join us as we enable the hopes, dreams, and ambitions of millions of people around the world.

PayPal's Legal Department is looking to hire an experienced creative, collaborative, detail-oriented and hard-working attorney to assist the commercial team with drafting, negotiating and managing commercial contracts. This attorney must have exceptional interpersonal skills, a high value for client service and experience in collaborating with disparate groups to achieve solutions. A background in contracting for software, both in SaaS and on-premise contexts, is a must. Experience with crypto currencies and related contracts is a plus.

This position will be responsible for supporting the company's vendor matters across a variety of business units and subject areas. The position will involve drafting and negotiating complex agreements ranging from professional services, software as a service, and software licensing agreements; providing quick, concise and commercially focused legal advice in connection with such arrangements. In addition, the attorney will work closely with partners within the PayPal business to build plans and create strategies for managing its procurement needs. The attorney will also work with colleagues within the vendor legal team to create and implement processes and procedures to more efficiently handle high-volume contract needs.

This attorney must be well-versed in technology and licensing, with a critical eye towards privacy, risk and regulatory issues. Because the job will involve a large amount of drafting, editing and writing, exceptional writing skills are an absolute necessity. The ideal candidate will be a confident self-starter with strong organizational skills and demonstrated ability to effectively and proactively provide sound legal advice, exercise good business judgment, work with senior management and implement policies and processes on a cross-functional basis in a fast-paced environment.


  • Juris Doctorate or equivalent degree, with state bar membership
  • 4 - 7 years experience practicing either in-house or at a law firm
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills with an emphasis on collaborative problem-solving
  • Exceptional writing skills

For more than 20 years, PayPal has remained at the forefront of the digital payment revolution. By leveraging technology to make financial services and commerce more convenient, affordable, and secure, our open digital payments platform gives PayPal’s 400 million active account holders the confidence to connect and transact in new and powerful ways. Through a combination of technological innovation and strategic partnerships, PayPal creates better ways to manage and move money, and offers choice and flexibility when sending payments, paying, or getting paid. Available in more than 200 markets around the world, the PayPal platform, including Braintree, Venmo and Xoom, enables consumers and merchants to receive money in more than 100 currencies, withdraw funds in 56 currencies and hold balances in their PayPal accounts in 25 currencies.

PayPal provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, PayPal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you are unable to submit an application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at


Job ID: 9370

Posted 15 days ago

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