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General Counsel

Company name

Talkdesk, Inc

Organization Type


Job Type


Date Last Verified

Oct 17,2019

Valid Through

Jan 30,2020

Posted on

Feb 20,2019

Years of Experience

Min 10 yrs required


San Francisco, CA, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Corporate >> Corporate - General
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General Counsel
The Candidate will be responsible for proven experience building and managing a legal team capable of scaling with a rapidly growing enterprise technology company. Provide counsel to all levels of management on the business environment, challenges, and corporate objectives. Manage prosecution of patent applications with counsel and identify relevant strategies for international filings on a case-by-case basis. Oversee the building of legal operations to effectively serve contract needs, prioritize tasks, and integrate with other company-wide systems. Oversee the management and maintenance of all company legal templates, including our Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, PIIA, Employment Contract, etc. Provide counsel and advise on legal liabilities associated with many areas of the business (i.e. employment law, commissions agreements, real estate leases, international expansion, system tooling, company policies, corporate finance, partnerships, etc.). Specify internal governance policies and regularly monitor compliance. Evaluate risk factors impacting business decisions and anticipate unique legal issues that could impact the company. Communicate and negotiate with external parties (i.e. regulators, external counsels, vendors, etc.), creating relationships based on trust. Maintain current knowledge of alterations in legislation. Develop the organization's policies on industry-specific issues, corporate governance or regulatory affairs.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have 10+ years experience and JD degree from an accredited school. MBA will be considered an advantage. Admitted to a recognized bar. Proven experience as a General Counsel in SaaS environment. Strong interpersonal and presentation skills, along with the ability to communicate effectively with others at all levels of the organization. Broad direct experience with a variety of legal matters, including strategic business agreements, commercial contract negotiation, information security and compliance, privacy, corporate governance, intellectual property rights, international expansion and management of affiliates. Strong negotiating skills with both legal and financial/commercial issues. Ability to work independently with little or no supervision. Excellent knowledge and understanding of corporate law and procedures. Full comprehension of the influences of the external environment of a corporation. Demonstrated ability to create legal defensive or proactive strategies.

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Hiring coordinator
Talkdesk, Inc
535 Mission St,
San Francisco, CA 94105

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