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Senior Attorney (SF/London/Remote)

Senior Attorney (SF/London/Remote) – High-End Boutique Corporate Law Firm Specializing in Venture Capital Financings, Corporate and M&A

Solutus Legal has been exclusively retained by our client, a high-end boutique corporate law firm, to assist in hiring a Senior Attorney to work on corporate transactions. Founded in 2000, our client has a thriving corporate practice and established client base that includes top tier international funds, cachet companies and other clientele. The firm continues to grow and has offices in San Francisco and London. The team works remotely and the firm is open to flexible schedules and locations.

The successful candidate will have at least five years of experience handling venture capital financings and M&A transactions in the corporate department of a top law firm and/or in-house. Experience with start-up work, licensing and commercial contracts is helpful, but not a requirement. California or New York Bar admission is required.

This is a phenomenal opportunity for a skilled attorney who wants to continue to practice at a high level and to work with world-class U.S. and international clients while achieving flexibility in terms of schedule and location. The firm’s alternative structure has cultivated a great culture, premier clients, phenomenal work, consistency of schedule and low attrition. The team members are all top-notch attorneys who are also open and collaborative and the work environment is supportive.

Substantive excellence, confidence and timely ease in the key practice areas are essential. Excellent drafting skills, precise attention to detail and strong and very clear written and oral communication skills are also a must. Keeping in close touch with the team and coordinating smoothly and with clarity over the telephone, email and IM; working successfully and independently from home; being a self-starter, having a very strong and independent ability to follow up and follow through on matters is key. Being an enthusiastic, dedicated and professional team player with excellent organization and project management skills is also essential.

This position requires a dedicated home office and the ability to effectively and efficiently work and communicate with team members and clients remotely and be time zone sensitive given the firm’s domestic as well as international client base. This position offers a competitive hourly rate and the opportunity for ongoing advancement in pay and professional development. The firm supplies professional liability insurance, IT and document processing support as well as access to PLC and PLI. Team members are independent contractors for employment classification purposes.

Solutus Legal Search has been engaged on an exclusive basis for this coveted partnership. Interested candidates who meet the specifications above must submit resumes to search@solutuslegal.com.

Ref: # 576-SLS - Apply Now


Executive Vice President, General Counsel – Silicon Valley, CA

Not every company will inspire you. Not every company will have a promising future. But when one does emerge, you take notice. Solutus Legal Search has been exclusively retained to conduct the Executive Vice President, General Counsel search for such a company.

Our client, a billion and a half+ dollar publicly traded renewable energy company seeks to add a world-class lawyer to serve as its top legal executive. The successful candidate will be considered a highly valued business partner and will report directly to the CEO, with close interactions with other top-level executives and the Board of Directors. S/he will also serve as an integral member of the Company’s core management team.

The General Counsel will be responsible for all legal affairs of the Company and will provide the highest quality legal counsel to the CEO, Board of Directors and other senior management. S/he will also serve as a strategic business partner who will collaborate with other senior leaders to accelerate the growth and evolution of the Company. In addition, this attorney will manage a high quality and robust legal department.

The successful candidate must possess strong business acumen and have the ability to translate difficult legal principles into practical and effective business solutions – quickly and decisively. Our client requires a savvy, confident, detail-oriented and experienced General Counsel with prior public company General Counsel experience.
Superb interpersonal skills are a must (great communicator, positive, enthusiastic, can-do attitude, gets along with others, quick thinker, responsive, secure and confident). The demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with people from diverse professional backgrounds in a fast-paced environment is critical. In addition, excellent credentials and admission to at least one U.S. State Bar (in good standing) are required.

Experience & Qualities Required

  • 18+ years of legal experience
  • Prior public company General Counsel experience
  • Knowledge/familiarity of the following additional substantive areas: corporate securities, governance, project finance, real estate, joint ventures, procurement, supply chain, employment, commercial transactions, IP strategy and management, litigation management.
  • Ideal, but not required: Experience in large, complex financial arrangements to facilitate the consumer financing of solar systems.
  • Substantial experience interacting with top-level management and Board of Directors.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully grow and manage a legal department
  • Strong strategic business acumen with business oriented legal solutions (not a box checker)
  • Expertise in effectively managing a company legal budget
  • Proven track record of strong negotiation, communication, organizational, and management skills
  • Quick thinker
  • Flexible and Collaborative work style
  • Responsive
  • Reliable

Our client believes in driving a brighter, sustainable future for all and its team members are inspired to be key part of this mission. They are seeking a General Counsel who is inspired to do the same.

Unique General Counsel opportunities like this do not arise in this legal market often. Our client offers a very competitive and attractive compensation package, which reflects the importance of this role within the Company.

Solutus Legal Search is proud to have been exclusively retained to assist our client with this special engagement. Interested candidates must submit their resumes to our firm at search@solutuslegal.com. Any candidate contacting our client directly will be redirected to Solutus for consideration.

Ref: # 574-SLS - Apply Now


Corporate Counsel (Corporate, M&A, Securities) – REMOTE (U.S.)

Our client, a revolutionary health and wellness technology company, has engaged Solutus Legal Search exclusively to assist in the addition of a high-quality corporate attorney to its small and growing legal team. Reporting to the Chief Legal Officer, this attorney will work on a broad range of corporate and U.S. securities law matters.

The ideal candidate for this role will have practiced law for at least 5 to 8 years with heavy emphasis on M&A; drafting and reviewing securities filings, including ’34 Act filings; and advising on corporate governance. This attorney must be qualified to practice law in the state in which they practice. Our client will consider candidates coming directly from a law firm or with in house experience.

Our client’s culture is mission-driven, respectful, and no-ego. Diversity is a priority and the company values the whole person. Legal is a highly valued partner in the business. Compensation is competitive and includes equity.

Solutus Legal Search has been retained on an exclusive basis for this search partnership. Interested candidates may contact us at search@solutuslegal.com for consideration. Candidates applying directly to the Company will be redirected to Solutus for evaluation.

Ref: # 575-SLS - Apply Now


Senior Privacy & Regulatory Affairs Attorney (6 positions, multiple levels)

Senior Privacy & Regulatory Affairs Attorney (6 positions, multiple levels) - Los Angeles, CA and New York, NY

Our client, an international social network and media company is seeking to add several privacy attorneys (at all levels) to its rapidly growing legal department. The positions will be located in New York and Los Angeles (your pick!) and will report directly to the Global Head of Privacy. During Covid-19 shelter in place, remote work will be supported and relocation will be provided once migration back to an office environment is complete.

This company is high profile and growth is sky-rocketing. Enthusiasm in the organization is infectious. For those seeking an exciting and dynamic opportunity, this is it.

The successful attorney will lead on reviewing new products, product features, and other product-related matters to ensure compliance with data protection laws. S/he will coordinate with regional counsel to perform multi-jurisdictional assessments in order to assist in compliance and design. Additional responsibilities include leading efforts to develop global standards and policies surrounding privacy and data protection practices; and updating product privacy policies, assessing third party relationships, and conducting compliance assessments as needed. This attorney will also provide support as needed to assist on other company efforts (new technology implementation, internal policies, and data security efforts).

A strong privacy background is required. Our client will consider candidates with a mix of privacy and product as long as the privacy experience is meaningful and the candidate is willing to assume a pure privacy function in the organizations.

Qualifications:

  • Seniority: 8-20 years of legal experience
  • Experience playing a major role or leading data privacy efforts globally/regionally in a corporate organization or serving as an advising agency on data privacy issues.
  • Experience analyzing products to determine their compliance with applicable data protection regulations and principles.
  • Ability to work in fast-paced, rapid growth environment with constant change.
  • Strong interest in technology, social network, Internet, and all things digital.
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to coordinate across multiple teams/countries.
  • Strong sense of problem solving and proactive work ethic.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Fluency in written and spoken Mandarin or European language a plus, but not required .
  • Member in good standing of the California, New York, UK or EU Member Nation bar (Registered In House Counsel is acceptable)

The company’s growth is explosive and the legal issues confronting it are cutting-edge. The legal department is led by a seasoned executive who is a top-shelf attorney and human being.

Solutus Legal has been exclusively retained for this wonderful assignment. Interested candidates, please submit your resume to search@solutuslegal.com. All resumes submitted directly to our client will be re-routed to Solutus for evaluation.

Ref: # 573-SLS - Apply Now


Contracts Administrator/Operations Administrator (San Francisco Bay Area, California)Our client, a publicly traded software company with sustained growth has retained Solutus Legal Search on an exclusive basis to assist the company in its search for

Our client, a publicly traded software company with sustained growth has retained Solutus Legal Search on an exclusive basis to assist the company in its search for an experienced Contracts Administrator/Operations Administrator. This is an outstanding opportunity to join a small legal team and have a big impact at a collaborative, creative and high growth company. The position is based in San Ramon, CA with opportunity to work from home up to two days a week.

Primary responsibilities include launching, managing, improving and maintaining the Company’s main contract tool. The successful candidate will work closely with the vendor/partner as well as coordinate operations with a cross-section of teams, including IT and Sales. S/he will also have the opportunity to help craft online tools, checklists, playbooks other resources to improve the efficiency of the legal team and help them scale services to their business partners across the company. In addition, candidates will have the opportunity to review and draft with a teammate’s guidance a variety of commercial agreements such as vendor, marketing, and sponsorship agreements.

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • 4-8+ years of experience in legal operations or contracts administration, including the workflow and process involved in getting contracts from intake to signature.
  • Passionate about organization, enjoys mapping out workflow and finding efficiencies to scale teams and organizations.
  • Excellent communications skills, verbal, presentation and written.
  • Facile with PowerPoint and crafting presentations.
  • Enjoys technology and learning, teaching others how to get the most value out of various workplace productivity tools.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced environment.
  • Curiosity and openness to learning new things.
  • Highly responsive and service-oriented attitude.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a strong team orientation.
  • Experience working at a technology company or with technology clients.
  • Experience negotiating, drafting, and finalizing a variety of commercial contracts, including vendor, and marketing agreements, is a strong plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree.

The company embraces diversity and equal opportunity. They are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills and believe an inclusive culture makes them a better company.

Solutus has been selected as the exclusive representative for this search. For those candidates interested in learning more, please submit resumes to search@solutuslegal.com for consideration. Candidates applying directly to the company will be redirected to Solutus for consideration.

Ref: # 572-SLS - Apply Now


Corporate Counsel (Compliance) – San Francisco Bay Area

Our client, a beloved Bay Area multinational company that markets some of the most trusted and recognized consumer brand names in the world, has exclusively retained Solutus Legal Search to assist the Company in its search for a Corporate Counsel who will play a critical role in the Company’s global compliance program and assist with domestic labor and employment legal issues. This attorney will report directly to the VP- Compliance & Assistant General Counsel. Our client has been named as one of the Best Places to Work in the U.S. by Glassdoor, and has also been recognized for its diversity, sustainability efforts and corporate responsibility.

The successful candidate will possess:

  • 3-6+ years of experience as a practicing attorney at a top tier law firm or combined law firm and in-house experience.
  • Experience advising on compliance laws and regulations, including knowledge of the FCPA, UK Bribery Act and related anti-corruption regulations.
  • Knowledge of trade sanctions, anti-money laundering, conflicts of interest, and other compliance-related regulations. Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional certifications are nice to have.
  • Labor and employment experience is a plus, but is not required.
  • JD degree and bachelors; top tier undergraduate and law schools.
  • Member of the California State Bar, or eligible to register under the California State Bar in-house counsel program.

Responsibilities include:

  • Continued implementation of the global compliance program and related policies and procedures. Driving global compliance program and initiatives, including investigation support, regional and local compliance initiatives and/or third party evaluation and monitoring, including with joint ventures and in emerging markets.
  • Providing counsel on legal issues related to audit processes and systems to enhance identification of potential issues.
  • Overseeing investigations of complaints concerning violations of company policies, laws, and regulations.
  • Develop and provide employee training in the areas of compliance and labor and employment.
  • Provide guidance to the Company’s Human Resources professionals on employment, human resources, and labor matters, including policies and procedures.
  • Oversee labor and employment litigation, assist in the management of outside counsel handling employment matters and participate in investigation, discovery, motions, mediations, settlement and trial where appropriate.
  • Advising on significant labor and employment decisions, legislation, and regulatory rulings that may affect the company’s business or policies.

The ideal candidate will possess unquestioned personal integrity and be seen as a role model for ethical principles and values of the Company and practices required by law. S/he will have excellent judgment and ability to handle sensitive and confidential information. Strong leadership, interpersonal and presentation skills are required. This attorney will also be a self-starter and operate with a sense of urgency and the ability to multi-task. A commitment to inclusion and diversity is also a must.

Solutus Legal has been exclusively retained to conduct this search. Interested candidates may submit resumes to search@solutuslegal.com. Resumes submitted directly to our client will be forwarded to Solutus for consideration.

 

Ref: # 569-SLS - Apply Now


Senior Corporate Counsel, Marketing & Communication - San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay)

Our client, a leading multinational consumer and professional products company, has exclusively retained Solutus Legal Search to assist the company in its search for an outstanding advertising attorney to join its legal team, supporting the brand, marketing and communications teams to drive develop and ensure compliance with advertising and marketing laws.

Reporting to the Assistant General Counsel, this role will operate within a very collaborative, highly performing and inclusive legal team that delivers world-class legal services to the company and to business partners. The company has been named as one of the Best Places to Work in the U.S. by Glassdoor, and has also been recognized for its diversity, sustainability efforts and corporate responsibility.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Providing legal advice and counseling regarding product labeling, ingredients, and advertising to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations.
  • Counseling marketing, sales, R&D and regulatory teams on claims substantiation and risk assessment across diverse advertising platforms, including traditional media, as well as digital, social media, and behavioral advertising.
  • Handling and assisting on advertising and consumer protection matters before the NAD and the Federal Trade Commission.
  • Counseling clients in regulations relating to the promotion and sale of dietary supplements, foods, drugs, and registered products (FTC, FDA, EPA).
  • Counseling on sweepstakes and promotions, endorsements and testimonials, competitive advertising, and sponsorships.
  • Work with members of the Legal Leadership Team, and other attorneys and staff on other matters as needed.
  • Oversight of paralegal work in support of product labeling, claims substantiation, marketing and advertising.
  • Efficiently manage outside counsel.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • At least 5-8 years of experience as a practicing attorney in the areas of ¬¬¬advertising, marketing and communications.
  • Experience with U.S. regulations, industry guidelines, and self-regulatory standards for conventional marketing and advertising, including product claims, substantiation standards, sweepstakes and promotions, endorsements and testimonials, competitive advertising, and sponsorships.
  • Experience counseling clients in regulations relating to the promotion and sale of dietary supplements, foods, drugs, and registered products (FTC, FDA, EPA) is a plus but not required.
  • Experience counseling clients and providing sound legal and business advice on emerging advertising platforms, including digital, social media, and behavioral advertising.
  • Experience interacting at a senior level with business management teams.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a great legal team in a highly impactful role at one of the most highly recognized and reputable companies in the world.

Solutus Legal has been exclusively engaged on this search. Interested candidates may submit resumes to search@solutuslegal.com. Resumes submitted directly to our client will be forwarded to Solutus for evaluation.

Ref: # 568-SLS - Apply Now


Senior Corporate Counsel, Competition Law and Litigation – San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay)

Our client, a leading multinational consumer and professional products company that markets some of the most trusted and recognized consumer brand names in the world, has exclusively retained Solutus Legal Search to assist the Company in its search for a Senior Corporate Counsel who will play a lead role in the Company’s compliance with antitrust laws and regulations.

Reporting directly to the Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, this attorney will manage investigations and inquiries related to antitrust matters and help develop the company’s legal position and strategy on competition matters throughout the world. S/he also will manage a variety of commercial litigation matters (including antitrust class actions and other complex commercial litigation), arbitrations, pre-litigation dispute resolution, and regulatory investigations. This attorney will serve on an internal leadership team and will develop and conduct competition law training for business groups across the company. The position will require selection and management of external litigation and competition law counsel.

The ideal candidate will have at least six years of experience as a practicing attorney in the areas of competition law, commercial litigation, regulatory and internal investigations, and will have experience litigating matters through phases of a case cycle, including pleadings, motions, discovery, pre-trial, trial, appellate and mediation/settlement. Excellent academic credentials and experience at a top-tier law firm is highly preferred. Demonstrated success at providing strategic counseling to business partners, including senior level business leaders, that takes into account legal considerations along with business goals is essential.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Represent the Company in competition law inquiries from regulators, and manage and oversee antitrust litigation.
  • Develop and implement competition law and related policies and strategies, including in areas such as minimum advertised pricing, trade fund investments, and authorized reseller policies.
  • Advise and counsel business teams across the Company on antitrust issues.
  • Track and advise on pending and developing competition regulation and developments.
  • Support a variety of commercial litigation matters, including in such areas as contracts, false advertising, intellectual property, product defect, and personal injury.
  • Responsible for preparation of discovery, review of pleadings, and formulation of case strategy.
  • Provide direction and oversight on electronic discovery collection and legal holds.
  • Responsible for assisting with the preparation of witnesses for deposition and/or trial.
  • Review and advise on pre-litigation claims and potential disputes, as well as provide direction to business partners on accomplishing the business objectives while managing legal risk.
  • Work with members of Legal leadership, other attorneys and staff on other matters as needed.
  • Efficiently manage outside counsel.

The successful candidate will have strong leadership skills and the ability to influence, provide points of view, and to listen. S/he will be a self-starter and work with a sense of urgency, ability to multi-task, ability to handle unanticipated situations effectively. This attorney will work well under pressure with tight deadlines to ensure timely and appropriate response to issues raised.

The role is based at the Company’s headquarters with the flexibility to work remotely 1 to 2 days a week. Our client has been named as one of the Best Places to Work in the U.S. by Glassdoor, and has also been recognized for its diversity, sustainability efforts and corporate responsibility. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a great legal team at one of the most highly recognized and reputable companies in the world.

Solutus Legal has been exclusively engaged on this search. Interested candidates may submit resumes to search@solutuslegal.com. Resumes submitted directly to our client will be forwarded to Solutus for evaluation.

Ref: # 567-SLS - Apply Now


Senior Commercial/Technology Transactions Attorney (Title TBD) – San Francisco Bay Area, CA

Our client, a publicly traded software company with sustained growth has retained Solutus Legal Search on an exclusive basis to assist the company in its search for a top-notch technology transactions and commercial attorney.
The ideal candidate will possess 7-12 years of legal experience including significant experience negotiating and managing outbound enterprise software licensing and SaaS agreements with large customers and partners including telecom companies. Experience with FCC and telecommunications law including work with telcos is strongly preferred. A sophisticated negotiator is required. This attorney will be responsible for drafting and negotiating a variety commercial agreements including software sales (including SaaS, as well as more traditional software sales models), channel and marketing with large customers and partners. This role will partner closely the sales team and other internal executives to execute on company business objectives and drive legal departmental initiatives.

This attorney will have a passion for developing strong, collaborative working relationships with both internal and external customers. A dedication to and compassion for the customer experience is a must. In addition, the successful candidate will possess gravitas and the proven ability to develop collaborative working relationships with a strong team of sales and other company business units. S/he will work efficiently with attention to responsiveness – and must be a self-starter who possesses a strong work ethic, is highly organized and able to handle multiple activities simultaneously. This attorney will also have the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced and continuously changing environment. Excellent academic credentials as well as strong in-house experience are required. Local candidates only will be considered at this time (San Francisco Bay Area).

Compensation is competitive. This is a phenomenal opportunity to join a high caliber and dynamic company.

Our client is committed to creating and nurturing a diverse workforce and encourages candidates representing diversity to apply for consideration.

Solutus Legal has been selected as the exclusive representative on this desirable search. Interested candidates, please submit resumes to search@solutuslegal.com for consideration. Resumes submitted directly to our client will be forwarded to Solutus for review and evaluation.

Ref: # 565-SLS - Apply Now


Senior Corporate Counsel – Work from Home Opportunity (Work Anywhere in U.S.)

Our client, a company that offers a private search engine, mobile web browser, and desktop web browser extensions that block trackers and secure connections, and which is actively developing new products to further its vision for simple and easy Internet privacy, has exclusively retained Solutus to assist the executives in their hiring of a corporate attorney for their in-house legal team. This attorney will report directly to the General Counsel & Vice President of Public Policy. Our client employs a global distributed workforce model, so this attorney will work from home exclusively. Title will depend on level of directly relevant experience.

The ideal candidate will have at least eight years of legal experience in a broad range of substantive areas including general corporate, employment, technology licensing, insurance, advertising, and online privacy. In-house experience is required. Pennsylvania bar membership is required or the ability to waive in from another state or obtain in-house counsel admission.

Responsibilities include:

  • Supporting contracting and commercial matters, from vendor selection (including GDPR compliance) through contract execution, drafting template agreements, managing existing contracts, and advising on best practices, standards, and model clauses in transactional law.
  • Working closely with Human Resources and managing a broad array of domestic and international employment issues.
  • Developing internal policies and procedures to ensure compliance with international, federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
  • Serve as principal legal advisor on relevant business operations.
  • Review marketing materials for technology products used by consumers for compliance with advertising law.
  • Analyze legal issues through risk assessment, risk management, and pragmatic decision-making lenses, rather than simply identifying areas of potential legal risk.
  • Proposing and leading high-complexity projects, turning vague problems into tightly-scoped high-impact projects and executing them against a set of success criteria.

Alignment with core values of our client is essential. The ideal candidate will have the ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced, innovative, rapidly changing environment, getting up to speed on new areas of law quickly and effectively, and comfortable in a startup business environment. S/he will share a passion for consumer-facing technology products with a privacy focus and appreciate the company’s core operating values (build trust, question assumptions, and validate direction). This attorney will have excellent written communication skills and the ability to distill complex legal jargon to easy-to-understand issues and solutions.

Solutus has been selected as the exclusive representative on this desirable search. Interested candidates, please submit resumes to search@solutuslegal.com for consideration. Resumes submitted directly to our client will be forwarded to Solutus for review and evaluation.

Ref: # 564-SLS - Apply Now


Vice President, IP Litigation and Asset Management, San Francisco, CA

Our client, a global leader in IP asset-backed financing and IP asset acquisition, is seeking to hire an experienced intellectual property attorney to serve as a senior member of the firm’s IP Group. This role has worldwide focus, high visibility, and manages teams of professionals dedicated to IP asset monetization, strategy and protection.

The successful candidate will be based at the company’s San Francisco office and will assume a leadership role in several of the firm’s business lines. Responsibilities are multi-faceted and include the following: (i) the valuation of patent assets and the licensing strategy of those assets, ii) establishing a corporate structure and process for IP asset evaluation and managing the company’s team of corporate and intellectual property professionals (iii) ensuring maximum protection of the company’s intellectual property rights and interests, (iv) coordinating on IP litigation strategy and execution, and (v) litigation and finance oversight. This individual will function at a senior level and will enjoy a high level of visibility among the senior ranks of executive management. Compensation and title are competitive and commensurate with directly relevant experience.

Required Skills/Experience

  • The successful candidate will have 10-15+ years of intellectual property experience including patent litigation, intellectual property portfolio management, patent prosecution and patent licensing.
  • Strong understanding and experience with patent valuation, standards, pools and risk management.
  • Deep knowledge of technologies (software, wireless/semiconductor/networking/infrastructure, mobile and others).
  • Strong business acumen and knowledge of finance mechanisms.
  • Admission to a state bar (California preferred) and a J.D. from a leading law school
  • Meaningful in-house experience in an IP leadership and management role (however, a pure patent litigator with experience identifying and protecting patents on the plaintiff’s side will be considered).
  • A technical degree and admission to USPTO.

Desired Skills/Experience

  • A history of successfully working with complex structures and the ability to manage large volumes of transactions and deal flow and triage accordingly
  • Strong people management experience, including managing a team of employees, employee development and mentoring and accountability
  • Budgeting and P&L experience related to specific business lines concerning IP assets (licensing, litigation, etc.)
  • An ability to quickly prioritize as well as execute while exhibiting a sense of urgency, superb judgment and professional wisdom
  • Adept at discussing technical concepts in detail with technologists and in plain English to executives
  • Excellent oral and verbal communication skills, including diplomacy and flexibility
  • Ability to work autonomously and receive feedback
  • Acute attention to detail; must “roll up one’s sleeves”
  • Appropriately adapts communication and management style to achieve results and promote positive relationships
  • Ability to collaborate cross functionally, and with all levels in the organization
  • Highly motivated, results driven and accountable; ability to manage responsibilities with a sense of urgency, while remaining focused on quality
  • Ability to function effectively and efficiently in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • Ability to influence and motivate others to achieve peak performance
  • A team player

Solutus legal Search has been exclusively retained to assist our prestigious client for this engagement. Interested candidates please forward your resume to search@solutuslegal.com. All resumes or overtures sent directly to our client will be forwarded to Solutus for evaluation.

Ref: # 562-SLS - Apply Now


Senior Counsel (Commercial) – San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay)

Our client, a global industry leader in low latency networks and distribution of financial markets data has exclusively retained Solutus to assist the executives in their hiring of a senior attorney for their in-house legal team.

The ideal candidate will have 7+ years of legal experience advising on a broad range of commercial transactions with a strong background in customer contracts. Experience with fintech, B2B technology, telecommunications or financial services companies is preferred.

Responsibilities include:

  • Working with executives, engineers and sales teams on all legal aspects of bandwidth and market data distribution customer agreements, including streamlining the contracting process and managing related systems integrations.
  • Drafting, negotiating, and advising global business teams on a variety of commercial agreements.
  • Supporting the continuous improvement of standard form agreements and processes.
  • Collaborating on special projects across a spectrum of business, legal, and strategy.

Culture fit with our client and the legal department is essential. The successful candidate will be comfortable in a fast-paced environment, responsive, business-minded, team-oriented and pragmatic. This candidate will also have the ability to learn quickly, take initiative and be resourceful. S/he/they will be well-organized with strong time management skills.

Hours and benefits are fantastic and include fully-paid family medical and dental, subject to a generous cap. The legal team is a highly valued partner in the business and this candidate will have the opportunity to make direct and impactful contributions.

Solutus has been selected as the exclusive representative on this desirable search. Interested candidates, please submit resumes to search@solutuslegal.com for consideration. Resumes submitted directly to our client will be forwarded to Solutus for review and evaluation.

Ref: # 559-SLS - Apply Now


Vice President, General Counsel – San Francisco, CA

Our client is a company on an inspiring mission. Its culture is energetic and diverse. Its rapid growth and expansion into new industry frontiers has helped elevate this company to unicorn status. Now it’s time for a world-class General Counsel. The executives have exclusively engaged Solutus Legal in their effort to add a top legal executive to the organization. The successful candidate will be considered a highly valued business partner and will report directly to the CEO, with close interactions with other top-level executives and the Board of Directors. S/he will also serve as an integral member of the Company’s core management team.

The General Counsel will be responsible for all legal affairs of the Company and will provide the highest quality legal counsel to the CEO, Board of Directors and other senior management. S/he will also serve as a strategic business partner who will collaborate with other senior leaders to accelerate the growth and evolution of the Company. In addition, this attorney will manage a high performing legal department that is scaling with the organization..

The successful candidate must possess strong business acumen and have the ability to translate complex legal principles into practical and effective business solutions – quickly and decisively. Our client requires a savvy, confident, detail-oriented and experienced General Counsel with prior General Counsel experience in a startup environment.

This legal executive will be a fearless adult who is comfortable with ambiguity and will thrive in a fast-paced and innovative startup. That means having the flexibility and willingness to jump in and get done what is needed in order to make the Company successful. S/he will also be committed to operational excellence and creating the highest quality work product.

Superb interpersonal skills are a must (excellent communicator and writer, positive, enthusiastic, can- do attitude, gets along with others, quick thinker, responsive, secure and confident). The demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with people from diverse professional backgrounds in a fast-paced environment is critical. Excellent credentials and admission to at least one U.S. State Bar (in good standing) are required.

The General Counsel will possess the following profile:


● J.D. degree and 15+ years legal experience.
● Prior General Counsel experience (preferably in a fast growing startup company)
● Excellent legal training in an Am Law 100 law firm.
● Proven background in general corporate, commercial, technology licensing, open source, data security, data privacy, regulatory, international and IP management.
● Business acumen with business oriented legal solutions (not a box checker) and the ability to effectively collaborate with the other company leaders to move business forward.
● Must be a doer: Ability and desire to roll up one’s sleeves and do the work as well as handle the big picture strategic matters.
● Excellent oral and written communication skills.
● Executive presence and gravitas.
● Down to earth and positive/can-do attitude.
● Energetic.
● Respectful to all members of the team.
● Effective interaction and relations with top-level management and Board of Directors.
● Demonstrated ability to successfully grow and manage a legal department.
● Proven track record of strong negotiation, communication, organizational, and management skills.
● Quick thinker.
● Responsive.
● Reliable.

Unique General Counsel opportunities like this do not arise in this legal market often. Our client offers a competitive and attractive compensation package, which reflects the importance of this role within the Company.

Solutus Legal Search is proud to have been exclusively retained to assist our client with this special engagement. Interested candidates must submit their resumes to our firm at search@solutuslegal.com. Candidates contacting our client directly will be redirected to Solutus for consideration.

Ref: # 550-SLS - Apply Now


Director of Legal Recruiting – Silicon Valley and San Francisco (2 positions)

Solutus Legal Search is the premier legal search boutique firm dedicated exclusively to the placement of attorneys in law firms and corporations globally.  Our reputation for quality and superior service is unparalleled and our team of attorney professionals is the very best.

We are busy - and seeking to add two professionals to add to our growing team.  The ideal candidate will possess experience in the legal profession either as an attorney or in an HR, marketing or business development function.  S/he will be outgoing, have a can-do attitude and proactive personality, great sense of humor and will be a team player.  Dedication to the highest quality service to our clients is an absolute must.  In addition, the successful candidate will possess excellent judgment, an entrepreneurial spirit, a strategic mind and will be a true “connector”.  In our industry, having thick skin is also imperative for success and happiness in the profession.

This position provides the ultimate control over your own destiny:  Flexible hours; and the freedom to choose which assignments to which to dedicate your time.  We provide training and support on an ongoing basis so you always feel like you are learning.  In addition, the Solutus platform will provide you with exposure and access to the finest clients and the most highly coveted searches.

Our firm is unique in that our recruiters have the opportunity to play a meaningful role in all of our searches: law firm associate, law firm partner, General Counsel and all other levels and substantive areas for our in house clients.  Consequently, each of our consultants develops a wide and deep range of knowledge within the corporate and legal world.

We love what we do and look forward to meeting exceptional people who want to learn more about this special opportunity. 

Interested candidates please email your resume and inquiry to search@solutuslegal.com .  We look forward to hearing from you!


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