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Global Product Counsel

Gusto

Gusto

Product, Legal
Denver, CO, USA · San Francisco, CA, USA · New York, NY, USA
Posted on Thursday, March 7, 2024


About Gusto

Gusto is a modern, online people platform that helps small businesses take care of their teams. On top of full-service payroll, Gusto offers health insurance, 401(k)s, expert HR, and team management tools. Today, Gusto offices in Denver, San Francisco, and New York serve more than 300,000 businesses nationwide.

Our mission is to create a world where work empowers a better life, and it starts right here at Gusto. That’s why we’re committed to building a collaborative and inclusive workplace, both physically and virtually. Learn more about our Total Rewards philosophy.

We are seeking a Product Counsel to join our growing Legal and Compliance Product and Commercial team to meet the expanding needs of our company and our customers. In this newly created role, you will be advising and working collaboratively with our product, engineering, business, and marketing teams to support our global product experiences.

We are passionate about using innovative technology and excellent service to elevate the experience of small business owners and their employees. Each team member is a true owner and makes a tremendous impact every day. If you shine in a fast-paced environment and thrive on the success of a job well done, let’s chat!

This role can be based in the San Francisco, Denver, or New York City metro areas.

Here’s what you’ll do day-to-day:

  • Navigate complex regulatory frameworks to design and mature Gusto’s global products.
  • Look around corners, creatively solve problems, and help define business strategy as Gusto expands its product functionality to meet the needs of both global small businesses and US businesses that have hired international employees and/or contractors.
  • Counsel the product, engineering, design, and business teams and help them navigate a range of issues related to our products and/or partnerships, including global employment and wage & hour experiences, international payments, currency conversion, data privacy, and tax.
  • Contribute to the development of scalable processes to manage legal risk and accelerate product expansion.

Here’s what we're looking for:

  • JD degree and a member of a State bar/ active license to practice law.
  • 5+ years of combined legal experience, with experience working in an in-house legal department at a global technology company.
  • Experience launching and scaling highly regulated yet innovative, global products.
  • Ability to spot and resolve a variety of legal issues across multiple jurisdictions within the U.S. and abroad.
  • Experience creatively solving problems, taking into account legal risk and business needs.
  • Attention to detail and the ability to follow through in a fast-paced environment.
  • A team player mindset (no job is too big or too small).
  • A collaborative approach and demonstrated ability to work well under pressure, cross-functionally, and independently.

Our cash compensation amount for this role is targeted at $156,000 - $194,000/year in Denver and $190,000 - $236,000/year in San Francisco and New York.


Gusto has physical office spaces in Denver, San Francisco, and New York City. Employees who are based in those locations will be expected to work from the office on designated days approximately 2-3 days per week (or more depending on role). The same office expectations apply to all Symmetry roles, Gusto's subsidiary, whose physical office is in Scottsdale.

Note: The San Francisco office expectations encompass both the San Francisco and San Jose metro areas.

When approved to work from a location other than a Gusto office, a secure, reliable, and consistent internet connection is required.


Our customers come from all walks of life and so do we. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it's the right thing to do, but because it makes our company stronger. If you share our values and our enthusiasm for small businesses, you will find a home at Gusto.

Gusto is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate in hiring or any employment decision based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or other applicable legally protected characteristic. Gusto considers qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Gusto is also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you require assistance in filling out a Gusto job application, please reach out to candidate-accommodations@gusto.com.