In House Opportunities

 

Senior Counsel, Corporate M&A– Silicon Valley, CA

Our client, a highly regarded multinational technology company has engaged Solutus Legal to assist the company in its search for a top corporate attorney and to support the company’s corporate acquisition activity in the United States, as well as globally. The ideal candidate will possess 6 + years of M&A experience from a top law firm. Local candidates only (San Francisco Bay Area).

The successful attorney must know how to run a transaction, be collaborative with legal and business teams, know how to manage people and understand business objectives. The ideal person will be team-oriented, selfless, secure, confident, willing to learn and engaging. A good sense of humor is highly preferred.

This attorney will be the primary legal partner for the company’s U.S. M&A initiatives and will work closely with the company’s executive, corporate development, legal and other cross-functional teams on a global level. S/he will provide advice and guidance on acquisitions, investments and other strategic transactions, will advise on deal structure and issues, conduct and manage due diligence, draft and negotiate deal documentation, coordinate deal closings, track post-closing requirements and monitor strategic investments. S/he will work on a broad range of transactions including M&A (share and asset) deals, JVs, investments, divestments and restructuring.

Culture fit with our client and the legal department is essential. They value collaboration and require that this person be a team player. This lawyer must have the proven ability to develop collaborative working relationships with internal partners and external customers. The successful candidate will also work efficiently and independently with confidence and manage his/her own workload. In addition s/he must possess excellent strategic, organizational and presentation skills, business acumen and sense of awareness and confidence to successfully negotiate deals and work with the legal team and other cross-functional teams.

This is a phenomenal opportunity to join a high quality company at an exciting growth stage, in an important role. Our client offers an attractive compensation package for the qualified candidate.

All interested candidates must submit their resumes directly to Solutus for consideration to search@solutuslegal.com.

Ref: # 384-SLS - Apply Now


Senior Counsel, Privacy & Data Protection– Silicon Valley, CA or the U.K.

Our client, a highly regarded multinational technology company has engaged Solutus Legal to assist the company in its search for an experienced privacy and data protection attorney. This attorney will work as part of the Corporate and Legal Operations team, and advise the company on privacy and data protection matters relating to any of the Company’s business globally. This position can be based in the San Francisco Bay Area or the U.K.

The successful attorney will have 9 – 12+ years of experience advising on privacy and data protection law, have a high level or organizational and planning skills, be self-driven and able to work independently but with a proven track record of collaboration with business stakeholders. This person must be a good team player, with a pro-active attitude driving issues through to conclusion. In house experience preferred.

This attorney will be the primary legal support for the company’s business and legal team globally with respect to privacy and data protection regulatory compliance in all contexts. S/he will develop and maintain the Company’s privacy and data protection law know-how, and in partnership with the Company’s business units and legal stakeholders. This person will be responsible for developing, maintaining and delivering training programs to global business units and legal stakeholders with respect to privacy and data protection law compliance. Some international travel is required.

Culture fit with our client and the legal department is essential. This lawyer must have the proven ability to develop collaborative working relationships with business units and stakeholders and be a team player. The successful candidate will also work efficiently and independently, operate with a sense of urgency, and manage his/her own workload. In addition s/he must possess excellent strategic, organizational and presentation skills, and a sense of awareness and confidence to successfully train on privacy and data protection issues.

This is a phenomenal opportunity to join a high quality company at an exciting growth stage, in an important role. Our client offers an attractive compensation package for the qualified candidate. Additionally, an attractive relocation package will be offered.

Solutus Legal has been selected as the recruiter of choice for this coveted search. All interested candidates must submit their resumes directly to Solutus Legal for consideration at search@solutuslegal.com.

Ref: # 385-SLS - Apply Now


Intellectual Property Paralegal Manager – Bay Area

Our client, Gilead Sciences, a highly successful research-based biopharmaceutical company has engaged Solutus Legal to assist the company in its search for an experienced IP Paralegal Manager.

This is an exciting new role created within the Intellectual Property Team at Gilead reporting into the Vice President of Intellectual Property and will support an international department of about 20 Attorneys and manage a team of approximately 10 paralegals. This is an opportunity to develop and manage a high performing team and to review best practices and implement processes to improve operational excellence to support significant volume and highly impactful work. This team is made up of high caliber, reputable and extremely hard-working IP professionals and they are integral to the companies’ ability to continue providing therapies to medical areas of unmet needs worldwide.

The successful candidate will have 10 years of relevant IP paralegal experience and must have 5+ years of experience in personnel management. Extensive experience with the use of IP department systems and legal document management systems is required. In addition, this candidate must demonstrate high proficiency with technology and have an understanding of the US and Foreign filing, prosecution and maintenance processes and procedures for patent and trademarks. An AA and Paralegal Certificate or Bachelor’s degree is strongly preferred.

Specifically, this role with have management responsibility for the IP Patent and Trademark Paralegal Teams and will supervise and monitor the paralegals workload. They will be tasked with evaluating performance, training, development, and overseeing all aspects of the IP Paralegal Team. The person in this role will serve as a trusted and respected partner to the IP Leadership Team and must be willing to offer perspective, challenge thinking and show initiative toward the success of and strong reputation of the IP department

This role requires proven leadership, management and supervisory experience with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to teach, coach, and build confidence to motivate staff through adoption of new processes. They must have a high level or organizational and planning skills, be self-driven and able to work independently but with a proven track record of collaboration with business stakeholders.

This is a phenomenal opportunity to join a high-quality company at an exciting growth stage, in an important role with the chance to make a meaningful impact. Our client offers an attractive compensation package for the qualified candidate.

Our client has exclusively retained Solutus Legal Search to conduct this prestigious search. Interested candidates, please submit your materials to search@solutuslegal.com. Candidates circumventing Solutus will be referred to us for consideration.

Ref: # 386-SLS - Apply Now


Senior Commercial Attorney – Southern United States

Solutus Legal Search has been engaged by our client, a public technology company, to assist in hiring a Senior Commercial Attorney.

This attorney will work in support of the Products and Technology Engineering team. You’ll oversee legal issues associated with support of the team, negotiate major partner alliance relationships in support of technology initiatives, and serve as an adviser to general managers of various business teams and their senior management. As a Senior Commercial Attorney, you will also be expected to effectively manage and guide cross-functional projects, collaborating with diverse colleagues, customers, and internal teams.

Required skills

  • 10 or more years of substantial legal experience supporting software, technology, and cloud-based product teams
  • Substantial experience drafting, reviewing, and negotiating large, complex business agreements in a fast paced and demanding environment
  • Knowledge of technical aspects and business trends in infrastructure software and cloud-based services offerings
  • Demonstrated ability to address complex legal and business issues efficiently and effectively, exercising sound business judgment with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work efficiently, meet demanding deadlines in a fast-paced environment, prioritize work, and adjust to frequent changes in workload
  • Experience advising on open source legal and licensing issues
  • Record of successfully implementing operational enhancements

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: # 383-SLS - Apply Now


Legal Counsel, Commercial Transactions (4 Positions) – Sunnyvale, CA

Our client, an industry leading public technology company, has retained Solutus Legal Search to assist the company in adding a commercial transactions attorney to their established, yet growing, legal team. This person will report directly to the Director and Associate General Counsel for the group, and will be responsible for supporting the direct and indirect commercial go to market functions, including negotiation and drafting of master agreements and transaction documents for acquisition of the full breadth of software products and services, driving integration and operational infrastructure initiatives and other go to market functions, and providing support and strategic guidance to the software business on topics of e-commerce and web-based contracting.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide negotiation and drafting support of outbound contracts and license, SaaS and professional services transactions to the software business as required
  • Provide legal support for various go to market endeavors, such as web selling and SaaS within the software business
  • Provide specialized legal expertise in the area of e-commerce and web-based contracting and act as a subject matter expert for other business unit attorneys on the software legal team
  • Identify and assess legal and business risks of current commercial operations and processes
  • Collaborate with business owners and legal colleagues to develop process improvements, templates and operational policies
  • Provide legal advice and support on customer license compliance issues and disputes
  • Lead complex, multidimensional projects

Requirements:

  • 4 to 10 years of commercial legal experience (including at least 2 years in house)
  • JD from an accredited law school and admission to practice law in California (Registered In House Counsel is acceptable). Local (San Francisco Bay Area) candidates only
  • Substantial experience working with and supporting a sales team
  • High intelligence and integrity
  • Advanced knowledge of contract law; some understanding of antitrust law; some understanding of international IP laws and treaties
  • Leadership skills
  • Knowledge of software licensing, SaaS and e-commerce is a strong plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, assertively and persuasively, including the ability to deliver executive-level presentations and advise senior representative of external and internal organizations on complex and high value/risk matters
  • Ability to successfully interact with a wide variety of clients, business partners, and competitors, and to document transactions in clear, well-organized and effective agreements
  • Sense of humor, self-knowledge, and the ability to develop friendly and collaborative relationships quickly in order to hit the ground running

Our client’s culture is fast-paced and energetic. The ideal candidate will thrive in such an environment. S/he will have the ability to take on increased responsibility, yet know when to ask for assistance. S/he will be a business-minded attorney that understands how to support a sales organization.

This is a perfect opportunity for a high quality attorney to join a well-regarded company with exciting changes on the horizon and opportunities for advancement. This is also a great opportunity for someone not currently practicing within the technology space to be able to dive into the most cutting-edge SaaS, software and cloud offerings in the industry.

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

Ref: # 382-SLS - Apply Now


Commercial Counsel - Central Coast, CA (possible remote working option)

Solutus Legal Search has been exclusively engaged by our client, a public global technology company and market leader in its industry, to assist in hiring a Commercial Counsel. This attorney will report directly to the Chief Legal Officer. This is a rare opportunity to be part of a growing legal team in a fast-paced dynamic company and to work on challenging issues that impact the business at all levels. In addition, the successful candidate will receive great mentorship and have the ability to diversify her/his practice, to gain exposure to a wide variety of legal issues, and to take ownership of other legal areas within the nimble legal team.

A remote working option is possible for the right candidate, but periodic travel to Company headquarters will be required.

The successful candidate will be responsible for independently drafting, structuring, reviewing, negotiating and managing a wide range of complex commercial agreements including master sales agreements, SaaS agreements, contracts with customers, partners and vendors, strategic partnerships, licensing, co-marketing, promotional and sponsorship agreements. S/he will review and draft consumer and business-facing terms of service and privacy policies, while ensuring compliance with company policies and risk profile. S/he will support the continuous improvement of template agreements and legal processes and will advise on aspects of data privacy compliance across various jurisdictions.

Our client seeks a business-minded attorney with 4-9 years of legal experience including experience in the abovementioned areas. S/he must possess a can-do attitude, a high level of professionalism, a good sense of humor, strong interpersonal, written and verbal skills, solid organization skills with the ability to manage several simultaneous projects under deadline pressure. S/he must also be flexible and be willing to pitch in where needed and learn new areas of law. All candidates must have excellent academic credentials, a JD from an accredited law school, and must be admitted to practice law in at least one U.S. jurisdiction with the ability to register as an in-house counsel in California. A combination of law firm and in house experience is preferred.

Our client offers competitive compensation, including generous equity, a relocation package, and a comprehensive benefits package. Additional benefits include a monthly wellness stipend and onsite wellness classes, an Employee Stock Purchase Program, and a matching 401(k) program. The company also offers onsite daycare with one of the profession’s leading daycare providers.

This is an outstanding opportunity for the qualified attorney to take on interesting work, assume a great deal of responsibility, and work closely with senior leaders at a fast-paced, collaborative, creative, high growth, fun and social company that is frequently ranked as one of the Top Tech Companies to Work For and Best Places to Work.

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: # 363-SLS - Apply Now


Contract Commercial Attorney Position (Possible Temporary to Permanent) - San Francisco Bay Area [Mid-Peninsula]

Our client, a software SaaS company is seeking an experienced transactional attorney on a contract basis (temp to perm opportunity) focusing on commercial transactions for its growing business. This attorney will be responsible for handling domestic and international revenue sales contracts, such as subscription, software, and professional services agreements, as well as procurement transactions and other corporate legal matters. This position will report to the General Counsel and will have significant interaction with executives and a globally distributed sales team.

This is a part-time position except for the last two weeks of the fiscal quarter where a greater hour requirement will be needed (Sept, Dec, Mar, and June). 4-5 days a week on premise is required. Some telecommuting will be offered after the attorney is fully acclimated in the role. Our client is motivated to fill this role quickly. Compensation is competitive. Term of employment is open-ended with the possibility of full time employment for the right candidate.

Responsibilities:

  • Negotiate, draft, and analyze a wide variety of commercial contracts including subscription services, software licensing, consulting/professional services, and procurement agreements.
  • Counsel multiple business lines within the Company including Sales, Product and Marketing, and Engineering on legal issues and risks, complex deal structures, corporate policies and procedures, data privacy, and intellectual property protection.
  • Support the continuous improvement of standard forms of agreement and legal processes

Requirements:

  • Experience advising clients on and structuring complex commercial transactions including subscription agreements, licensing agreements, reseller agreements, statements of work, professional services agreements, and procurement contracts.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills to facilitate successful interaction with all levels of management and staff.
  • Excellent customer service (internal and external), interpersonal, and organizational skills.
  • Seasoned and balanced business judgment and keen strategic thinking.
  • Flexibility and willingness to work on a broad variety of legal matters with a team-player attitude.
  • Hard-working, well-organized, and able to manage numerous projects simultaneously under deadline pressure.
  • The ability to integrate legal, business, technical, and practical analysis, and a high level of motivation, are essential.
  • Multinational/international legal knowledge and experience, including data privacy, a plus.
  • Candidates must have a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school and be a member in good standing of the CA Bar.

Solutus Legal Search is pleased to have been selected as a recruiter of choice for this highly desirable search. Interested candidates please submit your resume and indication of interest to search@solutuslegal.com.

Ref: # 381-SLS - Apply Now


Employment & Litigation Counsel - Central Coast, CA

Solutus Legal Search has been exclusively engaged by our client, a public global technology company and market leader in its industry, to assist in hiring an Employment & Litigation Counsel. This attorney will report directly to the Chief Legal Officer. This is a rare opportunity to be part of a growing legal team in a fast-paced dynamic company and to work on challenging issues that impact the business at all levels. In addition, the successful candidate will receive great mentorship and have the ability to diversify her/his practice, to gain exposure to a wide variety of legal issues, and to take ownership of other legal areas within the nimble legal team.

The successful candidate will be responsible for managing litigation and pre-litigation matters for the company worldwide. S/he will advise internal clients on current and potential disputes and will collaborate with and manage outside counsel. S/he will provide day-to-day advice and counseling on a diverse array of employment issues and will work closely with HR and other internal teams to assist with employment issues that arise from the operations of the company.

The ideal candidate will have 4 to 9 years of legal experience, including strong litigation and employment counseling experience. Our client seeks a business-minded attorney with a can-do attitude, a high level of professionalism, a good sense of humor, strong interpersonal, written and verbal skills, solid organization skills with the ability to manage several simultaneous projects under deadline pressure, and flexibility and a willingness to pitch in where needed and learn new areas of law. All candidates must have excellent academic credentials, a JD from an accredited law school, and must be admitted to practice law in at least one U.S. jurisdiction with the ability to register as an in-house counsel in California.

A remote working option is possible for the right candidate, but periodic travel to Company headquarters will be required.

Our client offers competitive compensation, including generous equity, a relocation package, and a comprehensive benefits package. Additional benefits include a monthly wellness stipend and onsite wellness classes, an Employee Stock Purchase Program, and a matching 401(k) program. The company also offers onsite daycare with one of the profession’s leading daycare providers.

This is an outstanding opportunity for the qualified attorney to take on interesting work, assume a great deal of responsibility, and work closely with senior leaders at a fast-paced, collaborative, creative, high growth, fun and social company that is frequently ranked as one of the Top Tech Companies to Work For and Best Places to Work.

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: # 379-SLS - Apply Now


Product Counsel - Central Coast (possible remote working option)

Solutus Legal Search has been exclusively engaged by our client, a public global technology company and market leader in its industry, to assist in hiring a Product Counsel. This attorney will report directly to the Chief Legal Officer. This is a rare opportunity to be part of a growing legal team in a fast-paced dynamic company and to work on challenging issues that impact the business at all levels. In addition, the successful candidate will receive great mentorship and have the ability to diversify her/his practice, to gain exposure to a wide variety of legal issues, and to take ownership of other legal areas within the nimble legal team.

A remote working option is possible for the right candidate, but periodic travel to Company headquarters will be required.

As Product Counsel, this attorney will support and advise the company’s Products and Technology group, including engineers and product managers focused on the development of the company’s software offerings. S/he will advise on issues related to product development including privacy, compliance, IP, technology licensing, payments, advertising and marketing. The successful attorney will also support the company’s partner program including drafting and negotiating partner agreements. S/he will possess a notable level of experience in data privacy and will stay abreast of developments in this area of the law and help develop the company’s data privacy policies and strategies.

Our client seeks a business-minded attorney with 4 to 9 years of legal experience including experience in the abovementioned areas. S/he must possess a can-do attitude, a high level of professionalism, a good sense of humor, strong interpersonal, written and verbal skills, solid organization skills with the ability to manage several simultaneous projects under deadline pressure. S/he must also be flexible and possess an inclination to pitch in where needed and learn new areas of law. All candidates must have excellent academic credentials, a JD from an accredited law school, and must be admitted to practice law in at least one U.S. jurisdiction with the ability to register as an in-house counsel in California. A combination of law firm and in house experience is preferred.

Our client offers competitive compensation, including generous equity, a relocation package, and a comprehensive benefits package. Additional benefits include a monthly wellness stipend and onsite wellness classes, an Employee Stock Purchase Program, and a matching 401(k) program. The company also offers onsite daycare with one of the profession’s leading daycare providers.

This is an outstanding opportunity for the qualified attorney to take on interesting work, assume a great deal of responsibility, and work closely with senior leaders at a fast-paced, collaborative, creative, high growth, fun and social company that is frequently ranked as one of the Top Tech Companies to Work For and Best Places to Work.

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: # 380-SLS - Apply Now


Senior Corporate Counsel/Director – New York, NY

Our client, a rapidly growing cloud start-up, has exclusively retained Solutus Legal Search to assist the Company in its desire to add a seasoned commercial lawyer to its growing legal team. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to make a significant impact on the development of the legal department as the Company ramps to support its rapidly expanding business.

The ideal candidate will possess 7-15 years of transactional legal experience (including in house) with a successful, high-growth enterprise SaaS company. Experience with issues pertaining to SaaS, data privacy and cloud computing, including sales and support of products, development, IP, commercial law and revenue recognition are required.

Title and compensation will be commensurate to number of years of directly relevant experience. Our client will consider qualified local candidates as well as those willing to relocate to New York.

Responsibilities include negotiating and drafting agreements for sales transactions and supporting the Company’s worldwide sales, services, partner alliances, support organizations and channel distribution programs, as well as new product expansion. In addition, this attorney will provide leadership for all commercial transactions in EMEA with close interface with clients, partners and executives in the U.K.

The successful candidate must be a self-motivated team player with the ability to take a leadership role in identifying and resolving legal issues while balancing legal and business concerns. S/he must also be able to work in a fast-paced, challenging environment with a wide variety of professionals and possess outstanding communication skills. A strong work ethic and commitment to responsiveness are essential for success in the role. This attorney will also have excellent time management skills and the ability to manage multiple projects.

Voted one of the Bay Area Best Places to Work in 2015, 2016, and 2017, our client offers a collaborative and supportive culture with an innovative product and a clear corporate vision. For the successful candidate, this role offers significant responsibility as well as the opportunity to work on diverse cutting-edge legal issues and to scale the organization.

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

Ref: # 377-SLS - Apply Now


Patent Agent - Silicon Valley, CA

Our client, a world leader in the development of digital display technology has exclusively engaged Solutus to assist in hiring a Patent Agent to support the expansion and maintenance of the company’s IP program and portfolio. Our client is seeking a talented patent professional with strong patent prosecution and patent strategy experience interested in working in a fast-paced environment with a great team. Depending on seniority level and experience, there may be management opportunity.

The successful candidate will possess the following responsibilities:

  • Manage and implement the company’s invention capture and other patent-related processes and policies;
  • Draft and prosecute the company’s patent applications (US and foreign patent offices, especially Asia Pacific region);
  • Manage outside counsel in the drafting and prosecution of the company’s patent applications (US and foreign patent offices);
  • Participate in the management and mining of the company’s patent portfolio;

Requirements Include:

  • A B.S. or advanced degree in physics, chemistry, material sciences or an engineering field;
  • Admission to the USPTO;
  • 7-10 years of industry or law firm experience in a patent prosecution and patent portfolio management role;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • The ability to collaborate with internal clients and counterparties;
  • The ability to convey complex information to internal clients and external parties; and
  • Experience in developing and implementing policies and procedures.

Our client’s culture is informal, fast-paced, friendly, collaborative and inspired by the company mission. This is a phenomenal opportunity to join a company that offers interesting and meaningful work in a rapidly growing environment. Compensation is attractive with excellent benefits and working environment.

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: # 378-SLS - Apply Now


Senior Attorney (Corporate) – Boutique Law Firm – U.S. & U.K. Focused Practice

 An amazing corporate boutique firm is searching for a Senior Attorney to join the group’s corporate transactions practice. The successful candidate will work approximately 40 hours per week (with the opportunity to work more or less if desired) with the firm’s U.S. and international client base and team. Top law firm experience and California or New York Bar admission are required. In-house experience and international experience are also highly valued but not necessary.

Six (6)+ years of experience in the following key practice areas are required:
       • Financing Transactions
          •    Seed Rounds
          •    Venture Rounds
       • Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures
       • Start-up Work, Entity Formations and Corporate Law
       • Licensing and Commercial Contracts (optional but helpful)

This is a great opportunity to work with a dynamic, client-focused law firm that provides excellent service with high quality advice to clients in a commercially practical, timely and efficient manner. This position requires a dedicated home office and the ability to effectively and efficiently work and communicate across U.S. and European time zones. Professional liability insurance, IT and document processing support and access to PLC and PLI for use in the position are also provided.

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/Skype; 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; being an enthusiastic, dedicated and professional team player with excellent organization and project management skills and having the ability to handle steady but occasionally fluctuating levels of work are all also essential.

This is an amazing opportunity for the lawyer who wants to work with a great team and do world-class work for both U.S. and international clients. (Over 50% of the work is international.) The position offers attractive compensation. In addition, all of the team work from home but stay in close touch and collaborate on a daily basis. The firm was founded in 2000, and has a successful and consistently busy practice, and a long-standing and very cohesive team. The position also offers continued growth and the opportunity for ongoing advancement in pay.

Interested candidates who meet the specifications above, please submit your resume and indication of interest to search@solutuslegal.com.

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* At a starting hourly rate of $150 per billable hour for 40 billable hours per week, assuming two weeks of unpaid vacation, the annual equivalent would be $300,000 on a pre-tax basis. The firm also offers a discretionary annual bonus. All attorneys at the firm are independent contractors.

Ref: # 375-SLS - Apply Now


Senior IP Counsel—Silicon Valley, CA

Our client, a world leader in the development of digital display technology, has exclusively engaged Solutus to assist in hiring a Senior IP Counsel to support the expansion and maintenance of the company’s patent/IP portfolio. Our client has developed and continues to develop a robust patent portfolio related to its unique digital printing and display technologies. It is building a talented and top-notch team that is developing, optimizing, and commercializing these technologies and processes.  Our client is looking for a talented IP professional with strong patent prosecution and patent strategy experience interested in working in a fast-paced environment alongside a great team recruited from among Silicon Valley’s top companies.

The successful candidate will

  • Manage and implement the company’s invention capture and other patent-related processes and policies;
  • Draft and prosecute the company’s patent applications (US and foreign patent offices, especially Asia Pacific region);
  • Manage outside counsel in the drafting and prosecution of the company’s patent applications (US and foreign patent offices);
  • Participate in the management and mining of the company’s patent portfolio;
  • Counsel colleagues on patent portfolio and strategy; and conduct patentability and freedom-to-operate reviews as needed.
  • The successful candidate, depending on seniority level and experience, may manage a small team of other patent professionals. In addition, the successful candidate may review and assist in the drafting and negotiation of nondisclosure and other agreements involving the licensing of intellectual property and assist on other legal matter as necessary.

The successful candidate will possess:

  • A bachelor’s or higher degree in physics, chemistry, material sciences or an engineering field;
  • A license to practice before the USPTO;
  • 7-10 years of industry or law firm experience in a patent prosecution and patent portfolio management role;
  • Strong verbal and written skills;
  • The ability to collaborate with internal clients and counterparties;
  • The ability to convey complex information to internal clients and external parties; and
  • experience in developing and implementing policies and procedures.

Our client’s culture is informal, fast-paced, friendly, collaborative and inspired by the company mission. The successful professional will be a team player who has the ability to independently identify legal and other issues potentially impacting the business. This is a phenomenal opportunity to join a company that offers interesting and meaningful work in a rapidly growing environment. Compensation is attractive with excellent benefits and working environment.

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: # 374-SLS - Apply Now


Vice President, Legal - San Francisco, CA

Our client, an early stage emerging company and market leader in their industry space has exclusively retained Solutus Legal Search in its search for its first legal executive and Vice President, Legal. This attorney will report directly to the CEO and will manage the company’s legal affairs.

The ideal candidate will possess 8 - 15 years of experience in the following areas: drafting and negotiating large complex enterprise software, channel and partner agreements; and handling general corporate, employment, HR and regulatory matters. A familiarity with open source is a plus, but not required. Additional requirements include:

  • Superb negotiating skills including extensive experience negotiating complex and high value enterprise agreements.
  • Self-starter with entrepreneurial drive and a willingness to roll up your sleeves and do what it takes to get the job done.
  • In-house and law firm experience with high quality employers.
  • Experience in enterprise software industry strongly preferred. Fintech familiarity a plus, but not required.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment.

The Vice President, Legal will play a key role in growing the company and will lead every aspect of the Company’s commercial deals with its large enterprise client base. This includes structuring and negotiating complex and high value agreements. In addition, s/he will manage general corporate, IP and regulatory matters as they arise. This lawyer will be the sole attorney in the company so a desire and amenability to be hands-on is required.

The ideal attorney will possess a strong legal and business background and have deep expertise in enterprise software business models and licensing. S/he will thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced environment and bring a high level of enthusiasm for our client’s mission.

The successful candidate will:

  • Lead every aspect of client agreements, which involves structuring complex, high value, multi-year contracts and leading the negotiation process, including legal and business terms with your executive counterparts.
  • Manage general corporate, commercial, IP and regulatory matters.
  • Structure, draft and keep up-to-date standard software licenses for Company products.
  • Support the broader organization on any agreements under executive consideration including: agreements with channel partners, vendors for materials & services, non-disclosure agreements, and others as required.
  • Work closely with senior clients and internal executives on new business and ongoing agreements.
  • Ensure that the Company is compliant in its ongoing contractual obligations.
  • Engage and manage outside counsel as needed.

Our client has exclusively retained Solutus Legal Search to conduct this prestigious search. Interested candidates, please submit your materials to search@solutuslegal.com. Candidates circumventing Solutus will be referred to us for consideration.

Ref: # 362-SLS - Apply Now


Director, Commercial Transactions – San Francisco, CA

Our client, a successful publicly-traded technology company that is frequently named as one of the “Best Places to Work,” has exclusively retained Solutus Legal Search to assist the company in adding a senior commercial transactions attorney to their growing legal team. This person will report directly to the General Counsel, and will be responsible for leading the commercial legal function, managing commercial matters and partnering with the company’s sales, operations, business development, procurement and other teams to negotiate complex commercial transactions. This is a high visibility role with great opportunities to make a meaningful and immediate impact.

Our client, a successful publicly-traded technology company that is frequently named as one of the “Best Places to Work,” has exclusively retained Solutus Legal Search to assist the company in adding a senior commercial transactions attorney to their growing legal team. This person will report directly to the General Counsel, and will be responsible for leading the commercial legal function, managing commercial matters and partnering with the company’s sales, operations, business development, procurement and other teams to negotiate complex commercial transactions. This is a high visibility role with great opportunities to make a meaningful and immediate impact.

Responsibilities include:

  • Drafting and negotiating SaaS agreements, service agreements, sales contracts, strategic alliances, licenses, intellectual property agreements and other inbound and outbound commercial agreements;
  • Standardizing form agreements, driving processes and streamlining policies and procedures;
  • Supporting and advising internal stakeholders (including, sales, operations, business development, procurement, etc.) in all ranges of commercial transactions;
  • Managing, mentoring and supporting the career development of the best commercial legal team in the business.

Requirements:

  • 9 to 12 years of relevant experience (including at least 4 years in house);
  • JD from an accredited law school and admission to practice law in California (Registered In House Counsel is acceptable). Local (San Francisco Bay Area) candidates only;
  • Extensive experience structuring, drafting and negotiating a wide range of complex commercial agreements, comfortable and adept at partnering with members of the sales organization in fast-paced outbound commercial transactions;
  • Experience at a SaaS, cloud computing or enterprise software company and deep understanding of SaaS contracting models;
  • Leadership experience in a high growth environment and strong deal-making skills;
  • Experience advising on a variety of other legal matters including privacy, federal and state regulations, intellectual property rights, product counseling, and training internal clients;
  • Willingness to roll up sleeves, dig into details and contribute where needed;
  • Ability to prioritize and coordinate multiple projects across different jurisdictions globally and drive projects to conclusion in a timely manner.

Our client’s culture is high-energy, imaginative, dynamic and collaborative. The ideal candidate will thrive in such an environment. S/he will be passionate, authentic, proactive and have excellent judgment. S/he will be a business-minded attorney that has the ability to quickly earn the trust and respect of and sustain lasting relationships with internal and external clients.

Ref: # 373-SLS - Apply Now


Associate – Technology Transactions, San Francisco, CA

Solutus Legal has been exclusively retained by our client, Smithline PC, to conduct a search for an excellent junior to mid-level attorney to join their unique technology transactions practice.

Thirteen years ago the Smithline team set out to create a law firm that operates differently: support a wide range of technology companies with a single, integrated team in downtown San Francisco; be outside counsel, but know their clients’ businesses well enough to operate just like a lawyer down the hall; charge for the value of the service they provide, not the time they spend providing it; and be on the leading edge of Internet, SaaS, software, mobile, device and video game deals. Today, they have just that firm and are looking to add another associate to their team.
Smithline seeks to hire an attorney with 1-4 years of law firm or in-house experience. Our client is willing to consider a stand-out corporate, real estate or other transactional attorney who is seeking to retool their practice and is dedicated to learning technology transactions and intellectual property law. The successful candidate will have top academic credentials, exceptional written and oral communication skills, and a love for their mobile phone, tablet or gaming device.

What makes our client unique?

  • Amazing clients. Amazing work.
  • Team-based representations.
  • Top notch training and practice resources (both internally and for clients).
  • Subscription based fee structure.
  • No tracking time. Efficiency is the mark of excellence.
  • Reasonable hours with no weekends.
  • Three weeks vacation – mandatory and unplugged.
  • Friendly and happy culture, great founder.
  • Competitive compensation.

While not your traditional “in house” position, this is an amazing opportunity for the lawyer who wants to work on the most cutting edge technology deals for great clients and with bright colleagues. In addition, the firm truly enables a balanced life. Compensation is competitive.

Solutus has been retained as the exclusive representative for this search. Interested candidates please submit your resume and indication of interest to search@solutuslegal.com. All resumes sent to our client will be forwarded to Solutus for consideration. Local candidates only.

Ref: # 371-SLS - Apply Now


Junior/Mid-Level Attorney (Employment) – Boutique Law Firm – San Francisco Bay Area Mid-Peninsula

Our client, an amazing employment law boutique firm has exclusively engaged Solutus Legal in its search for a Junior or Mid-Level Attorney to join the group’s growing practice. The successful candidate will perform a mix of counseling and employment litigation and have 3-5 years of employment law experience. California Bar admission is required.

This is a great opportunity to work with an entrepreneurial, client-focused law firm that provides sophisticated legal services for companies, groups and individuals. This role will provide an opportunity to gain hands on experience working with high level clients from start-ups to mature private and public companies. The firm has been named a “Best Law Firm” in the employment field and offers a collaborative and collegial environment.

Solid experience in the employment field is essential. Excellent drafting skills, precise attention to detail and strong and clear written and oral communication skills are also a must.

The position offers attractive compensation, bonuses and benefits and is located in an attractive and comfortable office space. The position also offers continued growth and the opportunity for ongoing advancement in pay.

This is an amazing opportunity for the lawyer who wants to work with a great employment team and do world-class work for high level clients. Interested candidates who meet the specifications above, please submit your resume and indication of interest to search@solutuslegal.com.

Ref: # 370-SLS - Apply Now


Product Patent Attorney – San Francisco Bay Area, CA
 


Our client, a research-based biotechnology company has engaged Solutus Legal Search to assist the company in its search for a senior patent attorney to add to its product attorney group. This attorney will have the opportunity to work on a wide range of intellectual property issues in a growth-oriented innovative company.
 


The person in this position will, among other things:

  • Draft and prosecute patent applications (US and foreign patent offices);

  • Conduct patentability and freedom-to-operate reviews;

  • Counsel research and management colleagues on patent portfolio and strategy;

  • Review and assist in the drafting of nondisclosure, research, license and other agreements involving the use, transfer, or ownership of intellectual property;

  • Review proposed publications regarding potential invention disclosure;
  • Provide support for in-licensing and acquisitions;



The ideal candidate will have 4+ years of industry or law firm experience and be registered before the USPTO. A bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or Biochemistry or related sciences is required. 


The Company culture is informal, fast-paced, friendly, collaborative and inspired by the company mission. The successful lawyer will be a team player who has the ability to independently identify legal and other issues potentially impacting the business. This is a phenomenal opportunity to join a company that offers interesting and meaningful work in a rapidly growing environment. Compensation is attractive with excellent benefits and working environment.


Solutus Legal Search has been selected as a recruiter of choice for this search. Interested candidates must submit their resumes directly to search@solutuslegal.com. for consideration.



Ref: # 361-SLS - Apply Now


Paralegal/Contracts Manager (Fulltime or Part-time) (San Francisco, CA)

Solutus Legal has been exclusively engaged by our client, a well-funded, cutting edge technology startup to assist in hiring a paralegal or contracts manager to support the company’s legal function. This is a rare opportunity to be on the ground floor of a dynamic and fast-growing technology company.

The Paralegal/Contracts Manager will be an essential member of the company’s small legal team. They will be responsible for setting up a contracts management system, maintaining the company’s corporate documents, filing corporate documents and applications, facilitating the execution of agreements, entity management, legal operations, and other issues as they arise.

The ideal candidate will have 5+ years of experience as a contracts manager or legal operations professional for a technology company or as a corporate paralegal at a law firm or technology company. They will have a bachelor’s degree, good judgment, attention to detail, a positive attitude and a willingness to roll up their sleeves. Local candidates only (Northern California).

This is an outstanding opportunity for the right candidate to take on interesting work and learn a great deal at a fast-paced, collaborative, creative, high growth and disruptive company. Our client offers competitive compensation, including equity, flexible work arrangements, comprehensive benefits and startup perks.

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: # 357-SLS - Apply Now


Life Sciences Transactions Attorney – San Francisco Bay Area, California

Our client, a premier AmLaw 50 global law firm, has retained Solutus Legal on an exclusive basis for its assistance in adding a transactional lawyer to the firm’s thriving Life Sciences practice. This lawyer will work closely with a highly regarded and well-liked Corporate Partner that serves as co-head of the Life Sciences Practice.

The ideal candidate will have: 1) 3-10 years of transactional experience, 2) a credible deal sheet to assist with business development efforts, and 3) life sciences experience, but also the knowledge to work on tech related matters. Our client will consider both law firm and in-house lawyers for this role.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide guidance on intellectual property transactions for clients in the life sciences industry including licensing, collaborations, joint ventures, strategic alliances, mergers and acquisitions, and commercial agreements such as contract manufacturing and supply arrangements.
  • Collaborations, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, and technology licensing for public and emerging pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device clients.
  • Formation of pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and other intellectual property joint ventures, collaborations, and strategic alliances in the life sciences industry.
  • Research, development, clinical trial, co-development, co-promotion, and supply and manufacturing agreements for pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients.
  • Conduct IP diligence.

This is a great opportunity to join a premier law firm, in a highly active practice area, with a diversity of work and top of the market law firm compensation.

Solutus has been selected as the exclusive representative for this search. Interested candidates please submit your resume to search@solutuslegal.com. All resumes sent to our client will be forwarded to Solutus for consideration.

Ref: # 342-SLS - Apply Now


Director of Compliance – VC Firm, San Francisco Bay Area

Solutus Legal has been exclusively retained by our client, an emerging and thriving VC Firm, to assist the company in its search for a lead compliance attorney.

The successful candidate will support the compliance and operations functions and other areas of the firm as needed. Responsibilities include:

  • Manage the administration of the firm’s compliance program, including reporting requirements, training, annual reviews, and testing.
  • Review investor subscription, redemption, and transfer documents for AML/KYC, new issues eligibility, ERISA, and FATCA compliance. Direct the fund administrator’s related correspondence to investors.
  • Review and update the fund constituent documents, service provider contracts, employment, and other legal agreements.
  • Support some general corporate activities as needed.

This attorney will possess at least four years of legal experience and knowledge of the Investment Company Act, the Investment Advisers Act, and related federal and state securities laws. In addition, s/he will have experience and familiarity handling special compliance and regulatory matters in the investment management industry. Prior experience with an SEC-Registered investment adviser and strong understanding of the operations of a long/short equity strategy is a plus.

Culture fit with our client is essential. This lawyer must have the proven ability to develop collaborative working relationships with internal partners and external customers. The successful candidate will also work efficiently with a strong attention to detail and effectively manage his/her own workload. In addition s/he must possess excellent analytical abilities, business acumen and enthusiasm to work in a small team environment.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an attorney to transition into the in-house investment world with a growing and exciting firm.

Ref: # 324-SLS - Apply Now


Corporate Counsel (Life Sciences) San Francisco, Bay Area

Our client, a publicly traded company has engaged Solutus Legal to assist the company in its search for an experienced life sciences transactional/licensing attorney who thrives in a high-volume, fast-paced, high-performing and collaborative corporate environment to join its team.

The person in this position will, among other things:

  • Draft and negotiate a wide range of contracts and other legal documents in support of a broad range of client groups which may include R&D, Medical Affairs, Commercial Operations, Access Operations and Emerging Markets, and Corporate Development;
  • Advise internal clients on contract interpretation, dispute resolution, IP ownership and other legal risks;
  • Oversee contract specialists in the preparation, negotiation and execution of form-based documents;
  • Work with the company’s Corporate Development team and other departments within the company to conduct and coordinate due diligence efforts in licensing and M&A transactions;
  • Provide general legal support to the company’s international access operations and emerging markets team on a variety of issues related to the registration, marketing and distribution of pharmaceutical products;

The successful candidate must be able to work with and coordinate activities across various departments in a rapidly expanding company, not only within the company’s headquarters in the Bay Area, but also throughout the company’s domestic and international subsidiaries in Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa.

This is an outstanding opportunity to join a high quality company with an exciting mission. Compensation is attractive with excellent benefits and working environment.

Interested candidates for this position must submit resumes directly to Solutus at search@solutuslegal.com.

Ref: # 322-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!


Ref: # 100-SLS - Apply Now