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General Counsel

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Organization Type

In-House

Job Type

Attorney

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

San Francisco, CA

Date Last Verified

Oct 19,2017

Posted on

Oct 23,2016
Practice Area
Corporate >> Corporate - General
Intellectual Property >> Intellectual Property - General
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General Counsel The candidate will be responsible for supporting company's legal operations pertaining to business development, IP, and general corporate legal requirements. Will engage across the business as company's in-house General Counsel on legal issues and risks, complex deal structures, corporate policies and procedures, acquisitions, commercial deals, and intellectual property protection. Recommend and implement policies to support scalability while reducing operational risk. Create and implement templates for master service agreements, compensation plans, EULAs, etc. Negotiate complex commercial terms and large commercial deals. Work with team members to simplify complex legal language and negotiate and manage NDAs, master service agreements, and statements of work with enterprise clients. Provide legal advice, opinions, and solutions regarding issues and risks relating to the ongoing and rapidly expanding business. Manage and interface with outside legal counsel. Anticipate and counsel company management regarding potential disputes. Drive legal and business strategies without losing sight of the day-to-day operations. Provide thought leadership, strategic insight, and clear communication (written and verbal) to team members on strategy. Be in constant communication with team members via Skype.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have admission to a US State or the District of Columbia Bar. Must have 5+ years of experience across both law firm and corporate settings. Significant experience working with venture-backed technology companies as their in-house General Counsel is required. Experience structuring and advising clients on complex transactions, including master service agreements, statements of work, NDAs, licensing agreements, and partnership agreements is needed. Should have strong experience structuring, negotiating, and closing commercial terms and large commercial deals. Experience negotiating commercial deals and commercial terms centered around services is essential. Experience dealing with global employment law, including independent contracting, stock options, compensation plans, and HR issues is a must. Prior experience managing outside counsel as well as in-house General Counsel experience is required.

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