Director, Associate General Counsel
Jodi Golinsky is Associate General Counsel, Payments & Financial Services at Shopify. She manages legal support and strategy for Shopify Money and serves on both its leadership team and Shopify's Legal leadership team. Jodi has worked in-house in financial services for more than fifteen years and has extensive regulatory, policy and corporate experience in consumer finance with particular expertise in payments, lending, and credit. Prior to joining Shopify, Jodi was the General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer, and Corporate Secretary at FS Card Inc., a credit card startup providing mainstream credit cards to underserved populations in the U.S. Before FS Card, she was the Deputy U.S. General Counsel for Wonga U.S., Inc., helping Wonga UK expand into the U.S. small business online lending market. Before Wonga, Jodi was Chief Prepaid Counsel at American Express where she led a ten-person team with a multi-million dollar budget and oversaw approximately fifteen new prepaid product launches. She also managed Amex's money transmitter licensing function, maintaining two complete sets of money transmitter licenses for American Express corporate entities in 47 states. She also served on the executive leadership team for the Global Prepaid business unit. Prior to joining American Express, Jodi was Vice President, U.S. Regulatory & Public Policy Counsel for MasterCard Worldwide, where she was responsible for managing all U.S. regulatory affairs and public policy matters. Jodi began her legal career clerking first for the Honorable Denny Chin in the Southern District of New York and then for the Honorable Ralph K. Winter, who was then the Chief Judge of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. She was an associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell thereafter concentrating on regulatory investigations and securities fraud litigation. She is admitted to practice in New York State, the Southern District of New York, and the Eastern District of New York.