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Head Regulatory Counsel



New York, NY, USA
Posted on Thursday, October 6, 2022

Location: Hybrid in New York City


  • JD and admitted to practice in the United States

  • 8 to 10 years experience, preferably in both a top law firm and in-house environments

  • Ability to provide practical, strategic, and business-oriented legal advice

  • Ability to represent Melio before relevant regulatory authorities

  • Ability to build strong working relationships with internal clients at all levels and work within cross-functional teams to develop solutions to complex legal and business issues

  • Ability to effectively manage multiple time-sensitive tasks

  • Detail orientation combined with strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively

Bonus points:

  • Experience in financial services – preferably with direct exposure to B2B payments

A day in the life and how you’ll make an impact:

  • The role has three main components:

    • Managing the company’s relationships with its supervisors

    • Providing day-to-day legal guidance on regulatory and compliance matters

    • Coordinating regulatory change management for the company

  • As the leader responsible for regulatory affairs, you will be charged with:

    • Coordinating the application process for money transmission licenses

    • Serving as the main point of contact with the supervisory authorities throughout the application process and in the supervisory process after MTL licenses are obtained

    • Managing examinations and the company’s responses to supervisory requests and requirements

  • As the senior counsel, your role will require supporting our colleagues across the organization with legal guidance in connection with the development and implementation of new products, services, and features

  • As the lawyer leading regulatory change management, you will be responsible for designing and implementing a process to ensure the company is aware of and complies with applicable legal and regulatory requirements in the payment sector on a wide range of issues including licensing laws, data security, protection and privacy, NACHA rules, and anti-money laundering

About the team:

Rigorous management of legal issues and strict compliance with all applicable laws and regulations is core to Melio’s culture and the value proposition we offer to our customers and partners. From a cultural perspective, doing the right thing is fundamental to our core values. We firmly believe that our company will do well by doing good. On the customer and partner side, we know that we need to earn and preserve the trust of the people we do business with. We are, after all, in the business of managing and moving other people’s money. The essence of this relationship is trust, and that trust must be built on the policies, procedures, and controls that the Legal and Compliance team supports.

About Melio USA:

  • Competitive compensation packages: We strive to make each and every employee feel valued and appreciated.

    • The annual base salary range for this position is $250,000 - $275,000 with an additional bonus component

  • Medical, dental, vision: We offer highly competitive and selected plans with 100% coverage, FSA and HSA.

  • 401K matching and stock options: Feel the investment of working at a hyper-growth startup.

  • Wellness: We take a holistic approach to wellness at Melio with a focus on providing financial, physical, emotional, social, and community support for our employees.

  • Time Off: Time to rest and recharge is a priority for us. We offer competitive vacation time, sick days, holidays, parental leave and wedding days to allow you to take the time you need, when you need it.

  • Food perks: Enjoy our fully stocked kitchens, along with a weekly Seamless stipend and plenty of catered meals each week.

  • Office culture: Thrive in our collaborative offices in New York City or Denver, in a hybrid working environment. We are dog friendly as well!

  • Growth and development: Lean on the diverse team to foster professional and personal growth through workshops, mentorship programs, and team building activities.

Melio builds business-to-business (B2B) payment tools so small business owners can spend less time in the back office and more time on their craft. As the fastest-growing B2B payment platform in the US, Melio is working hard to find new and better ways to help small businesses succeed in the ways that work best for them.

Melio's diversity, equity and inclusion efforts have always been a top priority within our team. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, and all of our employees encompass different strengths, experiences and backgrounds. DEI within Melio prioritizes race, gender, age, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, religion and many other parts that make up one's identity. Having a diverse team across all offices is key to our success, and inclusion is each #TeaMelio member's responsibility.