Associate Counsel


Job Description

What You’ll Be Doing:

  • Negotiate and draft a wide variety of commercial contracts, including for technically complex projects with many moving parts.
  • Ensure compliance with laws and regulations, including data privacy and employment.
  • Help build a world-class legal function that can scale with the company and set standards for operational excellence.
  • Identify key business risks and prioritize and communicate effective solutions in a fast-paced environment.
  • Partner with teams and individuals across the company to help drive business outcomes.
  • Effectively manage and liaise with outside counsel for specialized matters.
  • Be a thought leader on legal and policy initiatives relevant to the company’s mission and business objectives.
  • Learn to do anything that is needed in a startup legal environment and translate learning into practical action given constraints and strategic priorities.

What We Expect From You:

  • Active license to practice law in the U.S.
  • At least 2 years of experience representing businesses in a firm or in-house setting (solid litigation experience qualifies!)
  • Impeccable attention to detail.
  • Commercial mindset; ability to balance protecting the company with building relationships and opportunities.
  • Basic proficiency in intellectual property laws as they apply to technology.
  • Ability to wear many different hats and understand the perspectives of different company roles and departments.
  • Genuine interest and commitment to learning new things, including any area of law needed for the job.

Nice to haves

  • Experience negotiating complex SaaS, technical services, reseller, and other commercial contracts.
  • Experience with government contracts or negotiating government concerns.
  • Experience with data privacy laws and concepts as applied in practice.
  • Experience in a craft or field that you are passionate about in addition to law.
  • Experience working in a startup environment, especially tech startups
  • Informed interest in emerging technology law and corporate responsibility.