Lead Product Counsel @ Square, Inc.
Carla Maria De Silva, Lead Product Counsel at Square, supports the Square Capital product team that provides access to funding for small businesses, enabling those businesses to grow and achieve their goals. Square Capital complements Square’s integrated ecosystem of payments, point-of-sale, financial and marketing services. As Counsel for Square Capital, Carla is a results-focused attorney that provides leadership in all aspects of interpretation, communication and implementation of state and federal laws that impact lending and advises on the design of innovative financial products and services to meet the needs of today’s small business community. Carla brings over 15 years’ experience working in the fast-paced FinTech industry as a corporate generalist attorney with substantial in-house legal experience in regulatory compliance, financial services, commercial contracts, licensing, M&A, telecommunications and intellectual property. She is one of the founding members of the LatinX community group at Square, She currently serves as a co-chair of the community, the purpose of which is to build a community for the Latina/o culture both inside and outside of Square in order to drive economic empowerment through professional development, networking and leadership.