Dwolla Legal Counsel in Des Moines, Iowa

Legal Counsel

  • Legal

  • Des Moines, IA

Dwolla is one of the fastest growing technology companies in Des Moines and has been recognized nationally by Fast Company as ‘one of the world’s most innovative companies.’ Joining the team at Dwolla means you will be entering a unique, open, and fast-paced working environment, located right in downtown Des Moines. You will join our team in building the ideal platform to move money, giving businesses the tools they need to access the ACH network and improve their payments process.

Our new Legal Counsel will provide sound legal and business advice concerning Dwolla’s commercial operations, product development, regulatory compliance, and risk management. This role will have a special focus on supporting Dwolla’s Customer Success team, partnering with account managers to provide timely and solutions-oriented guidance for our customers. The ideal candidate will be a motivated self-starter, who thrives in a fast-paced environment and is comfortable with ambiguity and change.

Please submit your cover letter and resume if you are interested in joining our team.


  • Provide timely legal and business guidance across all teams, including Customer Success, Sales, Marketing, Product, Engineering, Compliance, Finance, and HR.

  • Provide guidance to Customer Success team regarding Dwolla requirements throughout customer onboarding process and lifecycle.

  • Partner with Customer Success team to develop reference materials and/or playbooks, scalable processes, and provide training to internal clients on same.

  • Draft, review, and negotiate commercial agreements.

  • Develop contract templates, contracting guidelines, and scalable contract processes. Provide training to internal clients on same.

  • Provide guidance to Product and Engineering teams throughout the product development lifecycle.

  • Monitor and drive compliance with Dwolla’s company policies and regulatory requirements.

  • Draft terms of use, policies, disclosures, and product copy.

  • Review marketing content.

  • Create and deliver ongoing legal and compliance training to internal teams.

  • Perform legal research and remain up-to-date on relevant laws and regulations.

  • Help drive Legal team initiatives, including launching and maturing internal processes.


  • JD admitted to practice in Iowa, or eligible to be admitted without examination under Rule 31.12 or to register as Iowa House Counsel under Rule 31.16.

  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant law firm and/or in-house experience.

  • Significant experience assisting clients to navigate regulatory issues is required. Experience with consumer protection issues preferred.

  • Significant experience with contract drafting, review, and negotiation is required. Experience with SaaS contracts preferred.

  • Prior experience in the following industries is very desirable: payments, financial services, and/or e-commerce.

  • Expertise in IP, corporate, and/or employment law a plus.


  • Competitive salaries

  • Stock Options

  • Paid Time Off

  • Paid parking or public transportation stipend

  • 12 weeks paid parental leave

  • Medical, dental & vision insurance

  • Life Insurance

  • Flexible Spending Account

  • Lunch & Learns

  • Casual dress

At Dwolla, we believe the best teams are built by the inclusion of diverse ideas, experiences, and people. Join our team and bring your unique perspective to help build the ideal platform to move money.