General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer

General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer

At Orum

Date Posted: 26 May, 2021


We are seeking a General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer to join as the founding member of our legal team. This role will report to the CEO and be part of the company’s leadership team. As our General Counsel and CCO, you will be responsible for leading and scaling the legal/compliance team and serving as a strategic business partner to the executive team. You will be a deeply strategic manager of time and people, and will work cross-functionally with several areas of the business to build best-in-class products that make real-time access to capital the new norm. collaborate with our product team on launching new product offerings, assist with the review and negotiation of contracts, advise on privacy and cybersecurity issues, provide analysis and legal advice on a wide range of issues, and help build and manage our growing legal team.


As the founding member of the Legal team, you will:

  • Design and build a legal and compliance strategy and execute against a 12 month hiring plan to support the growing needs of the business
  • Partner with the CEO to lay the legal groundwork for Orum’s products including data access, data privacy and security, IP and regulatory strategy
  • Build systems and automate processes to enable the legal team to meet the growing business needs while achieving efficiency gains without scaling legal headcount
  • Partner with product and engineering teams to help develop and de-risk products and launch new product offerings
  • Articulate ESG risks and ensure these are effectively managed by incorporating them into the corporate management and adequate protocols and policies
  • Advise business teams on a variety of legal and operational issues, including related to contracts, privacy, cybersecurity, intellectual property, and labor & employment
  • Develop and maintain internal policies and procedures, including building a best practices regulatory compliance program and leading the Company to establish a strong ethical foundation for business operationsAdvise the Board and Senior management as to the company’s appetite for regulatory risk
  • Draft, negotiate, and review a wide range of commercial agreements and transactional deals(NDAs, side letters, shareholder agreements, etc.)
  • Assist in managing corporate matters
  • Be a utility player, tackling a variety of special projects as needed
  • Manage all outside counsel relationships



  • 10+ years of legal practice and has been most recently working in-house for a venture backed technology company
  • Experience in payments and data privacy highly preferred
  • A strong ability to independently identify, investigate, communicate, and manage risks; you see around corners and anticipate the needs of a business in a high growth environment
  • Strategic thinker – you are able to distill complex issues into effective and practical business solutions within the company’s risk appetite and willing and able to roll up your sleeves and be tactical to implement solutions
  • Comfortable driving and managing change management initiatives
  • Enjoys operating in ambiguity
  • A keen attention to detail
  • The ability to stay calm under pressure, work independently, and handle multiple assignments simultaneously while meeting time-sensitive deadlines
  • Experience providing guidance on regulatory issues
  • Experience hiring and managing other attorneys of varying levels
  • You are a team-player with the ability to work collaboratively across various functions and with colleagues at all levels



We offer medical, dental and vision health plans, as well as other benefits including a 401K.

Orum provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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