Job Details

General Counsel

Company name

Benetech.

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Jun 05,2019

Valid Through

Sep 18,2019

Posted on

Mar 14,2019

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

Palo Alto, CA, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Contract Law >> Contract Law
Government Contracts >> Government Contracts
Intellectual Property >> Intellectual Property - General
Labor & Employment >> Labor & Employment
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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General Counsel
The candidate will be responsible to coordinate and direct all aspects of legal services. Draft contracts, agreements, pleadings, briefs, legal memoranda, letters and other legal documents. Oversee contracts administration to ensure compliance with internal policies and applicable laws; engage in contract negotiations as required. Recruit, supervise and coordinate the activities of outside legal counsel retained by firm, including pro bono counsel and law school clinics. Provide legal support and advice to the CEO, CFO, all departments within firm and the Board of Directors. Provide expert advice on intellectual property issues. Beneficial if also conversant with data privacy. Work with the CFO on risk management issues. Provide legal advice on any legal matters pertaining to firm.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate must have current membership in the California Bar. 5+ years’ of relevant legal experience (nonprofit experience a plus) is needed. Knowledge concerning legal issues involving intellectual property is critical. Working knowledge of general legal areas, such as governmental contracts, contracts compliance, employment law, international law, etc. is essential. Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills are must. Understanding of and commitment to legal ethics is must.

Additional info

Requisition ID : 1076

Company info

Hiring coordinator
Benetech.
480 California Ave
Suite 201
Palo Alto, CA 94306-1609

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