Legal Counsel
Dwolla, Inc
Des Moines, IA
18h ago

Dwolla is one of the fastest growing technology companies in Des Moines and has been recognized by Fast Company as one of the world’s most innovative companies.

Joining the team at Dwolla means you will be entering a unique, open, and fast-paced working environment, located right in downtown Des Moines.

You will join our team in building the ideal platform to move money, giving businesses the tools they need to access the ACH network and improve their payments process.

We are seeking a new Legal Counsel to provide sound legal and business advice concerning Dwolla’s commercial operations, product development, regulatory compliance, and risk management.

Our Legal Counsel will have a special focus on supporting Dwolla’s customer facing teams, providing guidance on a wide range of marketing materials and partnering with customer account managers to provide timely and solutions-

oriented guidance for our customers. The ideal candidate will be a motivated self-starter, who thrives in a fast-paced environment and is comfortable with ambiguity and change.


  • Provide timely legal and business guidance across all teams, including Customer Success, Sales, Marketing, Product, Engineering, Compliance, Finance, and HR.
  • Provide guidance regarding Dwolla requirements throughout customer onboarding process and lifecycle, develop customer onboarding reference materials and / or playbooks, implement scalable processes, and provide training to internal clients on same.
  • Provide legal support for digital marketing, advertising, and content production with a focus on consumer protection, implement scalable marketing review processes, and provide training to internal clients on same.
  • Work closely with Risk & Compliance team to develop and implement risk and compliance processes throughout the commercial risk review lifecycle.
  • Draft, review, and negotiate commercial agreements.
  • Develop contract templates, contracting guidelines, and scalable contract processes. Provide training to internal clients on same.
  • Monitor and drive compliance with Dwolla’s company policies and regulatory requirements.
  • Draft terms of use, policies, disclosures, and product copy.
  • Create and deliver ongoing legal and compliance training to internal teams.
  • Perform legal research and remain up-to-date on relevant laws and regulations.
  • Help drive Legal team initiatives, including launching and maturing internal processes.

  • JD admitted to practice in Iowa, or eligible to be admitted without examination under Rule 31.12 or to register as Iowa House Counsel under Rule 31.16.
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant law firm and / or in-house experience.
  • Significant experience with contract drafting, review, and negotiation is required.
  • Ideal candidate will have significant experience assisting clients to navigate regulatory issues, substantive knowledge of laws and issues related to consumer protection, and experience with SaaS contracts.
  • Prior experience in the following industries is very desirable : payments, financial services, and / or e-commerce.
  • Expertise in IP, corporate, and / or employment law a plus.
  • Perks to working at Dwolla :

  • Competitive salaries
  • Stock Options
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Paid parking or public transportation stipend
  • 12 weeks paid Parental Leave
  • Medical, dental & vision insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
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