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Job Description Summary:

The BCDC business unit is a cross-functional team of high performers, serial entrepreneurs, and crypto thought leaders that are focused on driving inclusion and access to the next generation of financial services and playing a meaningful role in the development and adoption of the digital asset ecosystem globally. The Senior Legal Counsel – BCDC will play a key role in helping BCDC in its mission.


Job Description:


Provide legal guidance and support in connection with the design, development and launch of BCDC products, features, and services.  This will include proactively:

  • Advising on the legal implications of potential BCDC commercial transactions, new products and experiences, customer terms and conditions, vendor engagements, and marketing materials;
  • Developing BCDC-related policies, training, and toolkits;
  • Staying apprised of legal and regulatory developments with the potential to impact BCDC and keeping BCDC team members informed of same;
  • Coordinating with international legal colleagues in support of BCDC initiatives  – especially the United States;
  • Assisting the Government Relations team in evaluating and responding to notices of proposed rulemaking and requests for comment issued by regulatory agencies; and
  • Representing PayPal’s interests and interfacing with regulatory agencies, enforcement authorities, and external counsel, as appropriate.


Job Requirements and Qualifications

  • Fully qualified lawyer with excellent academic credentials (qualified in the UK or another EU country). Six or more years of post-admission experience practicing as an attorney at a regulatory agency, in-house, or at a reputable law firm, with at least two of those years focused on financial technology, payment systems, digital assets, financial regulation, including securities law, commodities law, banking law, or illicit finance.
  • Understanding of the technological variants of digital asset ecosystems and frameworks strongly preferred.
  • Team oriented, with a strong sense of humor, unquestioned ethics and integrity, sound judgment, and strong problem-solving and communication skills.
  • Familiarity with, and strong interest in, PayPal,  mobile and alternative payments, emerging payments technology, and the payments industry.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, handle multiple assignments simultaneously, tolerate change and ambiguity, and take ownership of projects and tasks
  • Flexibility to work with colleagues in Europe, the United States and Asia and to accommodate calls aligned to their time zones.
  • Excellent English language skills. Other European languages are a plus.


We’re a purpose-driven company whose beliefs are the foundation for how we conduct business every day. We hold ourselves to our One Team Behaviors, which demand that we hold the highest ethical standards, empower an open and diverse workplace, and strive to treat everyone who is touched by our business with dignity and respect. Our employees challenge the status quo, ask questions, and find solutions. We want to break down barriers to financial empowerment. Join us as we change the way the world defines financial freedom.

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