About the role:
In this role, as part of the legal team, you will work closely with Sardine's teams to guide and drive our privacy and data governance, help draft, review, and negotiate commercial contracts, and build the legal infrastructure to support our commercial customers at scale. You will also support various special projects that arise at our fast-paced, mission-focused company.

You Will:
  • Identify and track global privacy obligations, draft and update policies and data protection agreements, and shape processes to manage global privacy risks and compliance across our various affiliate companies.
  • Help draft, amend, review, and revise all types of agreements for the company, including vendor agreements, NDAs, agreements with infrastructure providers, and service agreements for the company's products.
  • Negotiate SaaS agreements and other complex technology transactions with financial institutions, fintechs, cryptocurrency companies, and technology companies.
  • Deliver pragmatic, business-oriented advice across internal functions, including Sales, Product, Partnerships, Compliance, and Engineering.
  • Exercise an entrepreneurial, problem-solving mentality and autonomy in managing contract review and negotiation.
  • Assist in streamlining internal processes and helping to make the legal function more effective and efficient.
  • Help to identify and articulate potential risks to the business and negotiate and mitigate such risks.

An ideal candidate has:
  • J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school with admission to a state bar
  • 5+ years of relevant experience
  • Prior experience in B2B SaaS and Financial Services is a plus
  • Expertise in US and international privacy and data protection laws, regulations, standards, and practices, particularly GDPR and CCPA/CPRA, but also GLBA and FCRA.
  • Experience drafting and negotiating technology agreements, including SaaS and technology distribution agreements
  • Experience negotiating with banks and other regulated financial services companies
  • Demonstrated experience and a track record of success in drafting and negotiating a broad scope of contracts from initiation to closeout
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to identify, articulate, and mitigate legal, regulatory, and compliance risks