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DemystData Legal Counsel (Fintech Startup) in New York, New York

DemystData is an External Enterprise Data Platform, used to better discover, test, and access third party data. Leading banks and insurers leverage our platform to find and test new data to incorporate into decision processes across the customer lifecycle. Demyst’s mission is to create a single easy to use marketplace for the world’s data. We currently connect between 10-20 data products a week. This growing catalog drives leading insurance and financial procedures and tasks around the world.

The Opportunity

We're seeking an experienced corporate attorney who will drive several vital legal initiatives, among them contract review and negotiation, regulatory and compliance issues as well as handling day-to-day matters (employment offer letters, liaising with outside counsel, etc.). The ideal candidate will have experience in the tech space (e.g., SaaS, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, etc.) and a solid grounding in the legalities specific to our domain. This is an exciting opportunity to work on challenging technology and business issues around cybersecurity, privacy and data protection.


  • Review, edit, draft and negotiate commercial contracts such as MSA's, SaaS agreements, partnership agreements, data vendor agreements and NDA's

  • Participate in drafting and maintaining privacy programs related to FCRA, GLBA, GDPR, etc.

  • Serve as a key member of the compliance team, aiding programmatic management of compliance efforts in line with client and legislative requirements

  • Update and maintain internal compliance policies as needed and in partnership with finance/HR/information security

  • Create standard software licensing agreements or other templates to help scale the legal team support of new deals

  • Maintain website privacy policy and terms and conditions

  • Work as primary internal legal contact with the sales and business teams to execute on deals

  • Liaise with outside counsel to assist with the maintenance of general legal infrastructure, including privacy, data protection, compliance, equity grants, and other legal concerns

  • Partner with Talent Operations on legal training and employment compliance

  • Partner with the infosecurity and engineering teams to ensure compliance with data security standards and norms

  • Build relationships across departments in the business to serve as legal business partner who can help improve processes that lead to business growth


  • 3-5 years of legal experience as a transactional/corporate attorney with at least some time spent working at a law firm

  • Experience in navigating regulatory and privacy frameworks including FCRA, GLBA, GDPR

  • Acute understanding of the legalities germane to technology writ large and Big Data specifilcally

  • JD from accredited law school, with excellent credentials; active New York bar membership

  • Strong background and interest in commercial agreements to drive revenue/business growth in fintech space

  • Excellent communication and organization skills

  • Ability to think strategically

  • Collaborative, positive and pragmatic


  • Work with the largest consumer and business external data market in an emerging industry that is fueling AI globally

  • Have an impact in a scaling but small team offering real autonomy and responsibility for client outcomes

  • Stretch yourself to help define and support something entirely new that will impact billions

  • Work within a strong, tight-knit team of subject matter experts

  • Small enough where you matter, big enough to have the support to deliver what you promise

  • Distributed working team and culture, recognition of outcomes and merit, not presenteeism

  • Generous benefits & competitive compensation

DemystData is committed to creating a diverse, rewarding career environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage individuals from all walks of life to apply