Senior Counsel, Litigation & Risk



San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Why join us

Brex empowers the next generation of businesses with an integrated corporate card and spend management software. We make it easy for our customers to manage every aspect of spending and empower their employees to make better financial decisions from anywhere they live or work. Brex proudly serves tens of thousands of growing businesses, from early-stage startups to global enterprises.

Working at Brex allows you to push your limits, challenge the status quo, and collaborate with some of the brightest minds in the industry. We’re committed to building a diverse team and inclusive culture and believe your potential should only be limited by how big you can dream. We make this a reality by empowering you with the tools, resources, and support you need to grow your career.

Legal at Brex

The Legal team helps the company grow responsibly, advocating for Brex and for the thousands of growing businesses we serve. We provide strategic advice and guidance to all Brex teams, protect Brex, advise on risk, and represent the company externally, negotiating with partners and interacting with regulators. Reimagining the financial system in a highly regulated environment requires creativity and resourcefulness, and we welcome the challenge.

What you'll do

You’re here to identify, assess and mitigate potential legal risks to Brex to drive risk-adjusted business outcomes while protecting Brex. You’ll provide subject matter expertise on disputes, from initial communications through final resolution, whether as a negotiated agreement, in arbitration, or in litigation. You’ll collaborate directly with stakeholders (including compliance, customer support, finance, and go-to-market) to devise and implement creative solutions to risk-related matters. You will regularly identify strategic opportunities to manage risk and protect the company’s brand over the long term rather than triaging dispute-by-dispute. Additionally, you will manage costs by knowing when to find a solution in-house and when and how to strategically and cost-effectively deploy outside counsel.


  • Identify legal risks facing the company and develop and implement strategies for mitigating those risks while successfully enabling the company’s business objectives
  • Manage disputes from commencement through resolution, providing appropriate updates to cross-functional partners and leadership regarding risk, financial impact, and opportunities to resolve
  • Partner closely with Compliance and other departments to provide pragmatic and actionable advice, develop new policies, or implement strategic revisions to existing policies/procedures as part of the company’s risk management
  • Advise the customer service organization and operational teams regarding customer escalations and customer disputes
  • Respond timely to requests for information and subpoenas from regulators and others, and assist the company in developing strong procedures for compliance with these requests
  • Monitor trends and legal developments, particularly those that impact the financial services and technology industries, analyze the implications for the company and ensure the company is well-positioned to respond and react accordingly


  • 6+ years working experience in a combination of law firms and in-house, with a preference for experience in a fintech company
  • Deep experience in litigation and/or arbitration, including responsibility for independently managing complex disputes with customers, third parties, or others from commencement to resolution
  • Experience managing outside counsel and exercising strong judgment for disputes not being resolved in-house
  • Experience in supporting customer service or operations organizations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, both internal (memos, guides, presentations) and external (counterparties, regulator communications)
  • Ownership mentality and comfort working on complex matters that require judgment
  • Entrepreneurial mindset and ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Willingness to be a team player that pitches in to help out on other products and topics; one of our key tenets is “One Brex”.
  • Law degree and admitted to practice in at least one jurisdiction

Bonus Points

  • Familiarity with corporate bankruptcy
  • Experience in FINRA arbitration; experience interacting directly with regulatory agencies


The expected salary range for this role is $224,000 - $280,000. However, the starting base pay will depend on a number of factors including the candidate’s location, skills, experience, market demands, and internal pay parity. Depending on the position offered, equity and other forms of compensation may be provided as part of a total compensation package.

Please be aware, job-seekers may be at risk of targeting by malicious actors looking for personal data. Brex recruiters will only reach out via LinkedIn or email with a domain. Any outreach claiming to be from Brex via other sources should be ignored.