People Matter

Regulatory & Product Counsel



Product, Legal
United States
Posted on Thursday, January 18, 2024

About Faire

Faire is an online wholesale marketplace built on the belief that the future is local — independent retailers around the globe are doing more revenue than Walmart and Amazon combined. At Faire, we're using the power of tech, data, and machine learning to connect this thriving community of entrepreneurs across the globe. Picture your favorite boutique in town — we help them discover the best products from around the world to sell in their stores. With the right tools and insights, we believe that we can level the playing field so that small businesses everywhere can compete with these big box and e-commerce giants.

By supporting the growth of independent businesses, Faire is driving positive economic impact in local communities, globally. We’re looking for smart, resourceful and passionate people to join us as we power the shop local movement. If you believe in community, come join ours.

About this role

We are looking for a self-motivated, organized and creative lawyer to become the second member of Faire’s legal department. This person will have a broad and diverse range of responsibilities, providing legal guidance to support Faire throughout all phases of the product development life cycle while managing legal risk and ensuring regulatory compliance. They will tackle topics such as privacy, data security, payments, marketing, and intellectual property that arise out of the operation and growth of an international wholesale marketplace business.

What you’ll do

  • Maintain an up-to-date understanding of applicable laws and regulations arising from the operation and growth of an international wholesale marketplace business, help to craft our response to changing regulatory environments, and provide training to business teams on relevant regulatory topics
  • Drive compliance policies and processes relating to product development, privacy, security and data protection across multiple jurisdictions
  • Support implementation of internal controls and corporate policies, including maintenance of our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, Data Retention and Deletion Policy, Signature Authority Policy, and others
  • Monitor compliance with Faire’s insurance obligations and oversee insurance renewal process
  • Partner closely with our global product, engineering and business teams to advise on a range of issues including product development, financial services regulations, payments, consumer protection, market expansion, data privacy and intellectual property
  • Provide legal advice on issues related to compliance with anti-money laundering and sanctions laws and the development and enhancement of global, risk-based anti-money laundering programs
  • Work collaboratively to build Faire’s legal and regulatory structure and support strategic partnerships
  • Forge effective relationships with external counsel and regulators

Preferred Qualifications

  • Law degree and admitted to practice in at least one US jurisdiction (preferably NY or CA)
  • 7+ years combined experience in a law firm, in-house legal department and/or government agency
  • Experience with one or more of the following: Privacy (including GDPR), data security, intellectual property law, sanctions, and fintech, or financial services laws and regulations such as UDAAP, Reg E, and BSA/AML
  • Excellent business communication and analytical skills, as well as an impeccable attention to detail and strong sense of ownership and accountability
  • Ability to distill complexity and to identify and clearly communicate practical, risk-based solutions
  • Ability to effectively advance innovative products while balancing risk to the broader company

Salary Range

California / New York: the pay range for this role is $221,000 to $303,500 per year.

Colorado / Washington / New Jersey: the pay range for this role is $199,000 to $273,500 per year.

This role will also be eligible for equity and benefits. Actual base pay will be determined based on permissible factors such as transferable skills, work experience, market demands, and primary work location. The base pay range provided is subject to change and may be modified in the future.

Faire’s flexible work model aims to meet the needs of our diverse employee community by making work more flexible, connected, and inclusive. Depending on the role and needs of the team, Faire employees have the flexibility to choose how they work–whether that’s mainly in the office, remotely, or a mix of both.

Roles that list only a country in the location are eligible for fully remote work in that country or in- office work at a Faire office in that country, provided employees are located in the registered country/province/state. Roles with only a city location are eligible for in-office or hybrid office work in that city. Our talent team will work with candidates to determine what locations and roles are eligible for each option.

Applications for this position will be accepted for a minimum of 30 days from the posting date.

Why you’ll love working at Faire

  • We are entrepreneurs: Faire is being built for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs. We believe entrepreneurship is a calling and our mission is to empower entrepreneurs to chase their dreams. Every member of our team is taking part in the founding process.
  • We are using technology and data to level the playing field: We are leveraging the power of product innovation and machine learning to connect brands and boutiques from all over the world, building a growing community of more than 350,000 small business owners.
  • We build products our customers love: Everything we do is ultimately in the service of helping our customers grow their business because our goal is to grow the pie - not steal a piece from it. Running a small business is hard work, but using Faire makes it easy.
  • We are curious and resourceful: Inquisitive by default, we explore every possibility, test every assumption, and develop creative solutions to the challenges at hand. We lead with curiosity and data in our decision making, and reason from a first principles mentality.

Faire was founded in 2017 by a team of early product and engineering leads from Square. We’re backed by some of the top investors in retail and tech including: Y Combinator, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Forerunner Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Sequoia Capital, Founders Fund, and DST Global. We have headquarters in San Francisco and Kitchener-Waterloo, and a global employee presence across offices in Salt Lake City, Atlanta, Toronto, London, New York, LA, and Sao Paulo. To learn more about Faire and our customers, you can read more on our blog.

Faire provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

Faire is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, please fill out our Accommodation Request Form (