Robinhood is changing the way America invests. We believe our financial system should work for everyone and not just a few. We offer commission-free trading for stocks, ETFs, options, and cryptocurrencies—all in one, user-friendly platform. Since our public launch in 2015, we’ve enabled millions of people to participate in the markets.

About the Role

Come and help us democratize access to financial systems. Robinhood’s legal department is looking for an attorney with experience in financial services policy issues who is excited to work at the intersection of regulation, technology, and finance.  

As our Public Policy Counsel, you’ll:

  • Work on federal and governmental relations
  • Facilitate participate in industry associations
  • Navigate complex regulatory frameworks to design innovative financial products and services.
  • Monitor legislative, banking, SEC/FINRA, and SRO rule developments and make resulting recommendations.
  • Identify and draft necessary changes to the firm’s systems and procedures to meet the requirements of new rules/regulations.
  • Develop partnerships to help drive policy efforts
  • Arrange policy conversations and long-term partnerships with relevant third parties stakeholders

Some things we consider critical to being our Public Policy Counsel:

  • Member of a US State Bar
  • JD from an ABA accredited law school
  • 8+ years of work experience
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Expertise in communicating legal requirements in the financial services sector
  • Knowledge and experience in financial services public policy issues
  • Keen attention to detail and organization
  • Track record of project design, development and execution as well content creation
  • Ability to drive cross-functionally and build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Strong project management and analytical skills
  • Ability to learn new software and cloud-based tools as needed (e.g. Docusign, Google apps, file management tools)

Preferred Qualifications

  • 8-15 years of work experience, preferably in the financial services sector
  • At least one of the following work experiences:
    • Top law firms
    • Financial regulator at the state or federal level
    • Within the public policy or legal department of a Financial Institution
    • Financial Services Trade Association
  • Legal education: degree from top law school, recognized academic achievement in law school, or law review experience
  • Eager to learn about new and emerging technologies


Note to Recruiters and Placement Agencies: Robinhood does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Robinhood does not pay placement fees for candidates submitted by any agency other than its approved partners.

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