Litigation and Compliance Counsel at Checkr
Checkr’s mission is to build a fairer future by improving understanding of the past. We believe all candidates, regardless of who they are, should have a fair chance to work. Established in 2014 and valued at $2.2B, Checkr is using technology to bring hiring to the next level. Our People Trust Platform uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to help thousands of companies modernize their background check process and make hiring safer, more efficient, and more inclusive. Some of our customers include, Uber, Instacart, Doordash, Netflix, Compass Group, and Adecco.
A career with Checkr is an opportunity to work with some of the best and brightest minds, disrupt an industry for a better future, and give otherwise overlooked candidates access to employment. Checkr has been recognized in Forbes Best Startup Employers and is a top Y Combinator company by valuation.
As Litigation and Compliance Counsel, you will work closely with Checkr’s internal and external clients at every level to advise on litigation and compliance issues related to consumer reporting and employment laws. You will also partner with internal teams as they build out policies and procedures that evolve with changing business models. You are a self-starter who is solutions-orientated and looking to join a highly collaborative legal department.
- Assist in all aspects of pre-litigation and litigation, including factual investigation, case analysis, tracking and communication of case-related dates and information, and the review and preparation of pleadings and correspondence
- Track, manage, and report on current, active pre-litigation and litigation matters
- Supervise and manage relationships with outside counsel, including directing strategy for litigation
- Conduct legal research and analysis on various state and federal laws, including the Fair Credit Reporting Act and comparable state laws
- Understand, interpret, and apply current law and regulations as applicable to Checkr and its future business models
- Design, build, and maintain compliance policies, procedures, workflows, and trainings that can scale to keep up with our fast growth
- Contribute to cross-functional teams as a trusted advisor, creative problem-solver, and strategic thinker
What you bring:
- 4 to 7 years of legal experience, preferably in-house or at a large law firm
- JD degree and admission to applicable state bar
- Knowledge of Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”), employment laws, or criminal law is a plus, but not required
- You’re an educator -- You can easily break down complicated laws and regulatory frameworks into understandable and approachable language
- You’re a skeptic -- You have a passion for truly understanding how things work, and the first answer you find is rarely enough
- You’re a clear communicator -- You are effective in a fast-paced environment where you give quick, clear, and practical legal advice
- You’re flexible -- You are willing (and enthusiastic) about learning and working on a broad variety of legal matters
- You have a great sense of humor -- Obviously
What you get:
- A fast-paced and collaborative environment
- Learning and development allowance
- Competitive compensation and opportunity for advancement
- 100% medical, dental and vision coverage
- Unlimited PTO policy
- Monthly wellness stipend, home office stipend
*The base salary for this position will vary based on geography and other factors. In accordance with Colorado law, the base salary for this role if filled within Colorado is $119,000 - $140,000.
Equal Employment Opportunities at Checkr
Checkr is committed to hiring talented and qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds for all of its tech, non-tech, and leadership roles. Checkr believes that the gathering and celebration of unique backgrounds, qualities, and cultures enriches the workplace.
Checkr also welcomes the opportunity to consider qualified applicants with prior arrest or conviction records. Checkr’s commitment to diversity extends to hiring talented individuals in spite of a prior criminal history in accordance with local, state, and/or federal laws, including the San Francisco’s Fair Chance Ordinance.