In House Opportunities

 

Corporate Counsel / Senior Corporate Counsel - Silicon Valley, CA

Our client, a highly regarded public technology company has engaged Solutus Legal on an exclusive basis to assist the company in its search for a top corporate attorney. The ideal candidate will possess 3-7 years of M&A and other relevant corporate transaction experience. Top law firm experience servicing emerging growth and/or publicly traded technology companies is required. Local candidates only (San Francisco Bay Area).

The successful attorney must possess the "soft skills" required to thrive in our client's culture. S/he must be collaborative with legal and business teams, flexible, team-oriented, selfless, secure, confident, approachable, and be willing to learn and have curiosity about new skills, areas of knowledge and what makes a global technology company tick. In addition, s/he must possess the judgment to know when to escalate issues and have the ability to work together to create solutions.

This attorney will be responsible for strategizing and managing the legal life cycle of the company's global M&A practice and will work closely with the company's executive, corporate development, legal and other cross-functional teams. S/he will provide advice and guidance on acquisitions, investments and other strategic corporate 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 closely with outside counsel and must possess the ability to effectively manage the relationship.

The successful attorney will also support corporate governance, compliance, board of directors, executive compensation, global equity, ESG and export matters. In addition, this lawyer will have the opportunity to assist with SEC public reporting disclosures, including 10-Ks, 10-Qs, 8-Ks, proxy statements and Section 16 filings, and participate in licensing, IP and employment matters.

Personality fit with our client and the legal department is paramount. This lawyer must possess a positive attitude and have the proven ability to develop healthy 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 in an important and highly visible role. Our client offers an attractive compensation package for the qualified candidate.

Solutus Legal has been engaged on an exclusive basis to conduct this search. All interested candidates must submit their resumes directly to Solutus for consideration to search@solutuslegal.com. Resumes bypassing Solutus and submitted directly to our client will be redirected to Solutus for consideration.

Ref: # 554-SLS - Apply Now


Vice President, Legal – San Francisco, CA

Our client, a rapidly growing, mission-driven, private technology company with a fantastic, dynamic culture, has exclusively retained Solutus Legal Search to assist the Company in its search for a Vice President, Legal to lead the Company’s legal function. This is an exciting opportunity to join a passionate and motivated team that is committed to working together cross-functionally to create positive impacts on people’s day-to-day lives.

The VP Legal will have the ability to lead strategically, but also contribute individually, balancing and prioritizing the legal needs of an ever changing and growing SaaS company. The role is diverse, and the successful candidate will be a strategic thought partner to the business and leadership teams. Responsibilities will include providing leadership on general corporate and governance matters, partnering with and advising product teams, and drafting, reviewing, and negotiating a variety of commercial and technology agreements. This role will report to the Chief Financial Officer, who is a highly regarded, seasoned executive and leader in the technology industry.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • 15+ years of experience practicing law in the technology space, including experience as an in-house attorney;
  • Areas of deep substantive expertise that include: Corporate, Product Counseling and/or Commercial Transactions, as well as operational strength
  • Proven success at a SaaS, high-growth and/or pre-IPO company;
  • A collaborative approach and ability to develop and support strong cross-functional relationships;
  • Impeccable legal and business judgment and an ability to quickly assess risk/impact and prioritize;
  • Management/mentorship/leadership experience;
  • A connection to and excitement about the Company’s mission; and
  • a JD, admission to the California Bar, and an excellent academic record. Local candidates only (Northern California).

Our client’s culture is open, creative, impactful and collaborative. The ideal candidate will thrive in such an environment. The company embraces diversity and inclusion and is committed to building and supporting a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. 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. Candidates applying directly to the company will be redirected to Solutus for consideration.

Ref: # 553-SLS - Apply Now


Associate General Counsel, Product and Privacy - San Francisco, CA

Our client, a high-profile, consumer-facing, global technology company has exclusively retained Solutus Legal to assist the executives in their search for an Associate General Counsel to lead Product and Privacy. This senior level role will report directly to the General Counsel.

As the lead attorney for product and privacy within the company, this attorney will own global product counseling and privacy compliance efforts. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Leading a team of product and privacy attorneys
  • Advising the business on domestic and international laws and regulations related to consumer protection, payments, e-commerce, IP, tax, marketing, privacy and security
  • Building out and maintaining the company’s privacy compliance program
  • Advising and educating the executive team, including conducting trainings
  • Supporting M&A and financing transactions, including post-close integration efforts
  • Keeping the company at the forefront of the evolving regulatory landscape by staying up to date with peer company best practices and global regulation
  • Developing compliance programs including roll-out and training
  • Leading strategic planning and budgeting for the product and privacy function

The ideal candidate will possess the following skill set:

  • 10+ years of legal experience at a global law firm and/or technology company in house legal department with relevant regulatory, product counseling or litigation experience
  • Experience managing a team
  • Experience developing, drafting and implementing compliance related policies
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Experience with the following would be nice to have: Payment processing and money transmission regulations; GDPR, CCPA and international privacy implementation; platform liability and risk management

The Company is thriving and its culture is second-to-none - fast-paced, innovative, team-oriented and collegial. The successful candidate will align well with these characteristics. This is a great opportunity to be part of an inspiring mission that is paying strong dividends in success. This role provides the right attorney with the opportunity to assume a leadership role with interesting work and a great deal of responsibility, help shape the growing legal department and work closely with senior leaders. The opportunity to make an immediate material impact is authentic and supported by the company executives.

Solutus Legal has been selected as the exclusive representative on this highly 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: # 552-SLS - Apply Now


Head of Legal – San Francisco Bay Area or REMOTE

Our client, the renewable energy company of one of the most recognized brand names in the technology and investment world, has engaged Solutus to assist the organization in its search for a Head of Legal (US). This role can be based in the San Francisco Bay Area or remotely with periodic travel to the Bay Area.

This role offers the successful attorney the opportunity to join an entrepreneurial and exciting team committed to advancing the clean energy revolution. This attorney will be responsible for executing and advising management and project teams on large scale renewable energy transactions including developing, owning, and operating utility-scale solar and wind projects as well as advising on innovative solutions for the power industry. As the lead attorney, this person will also be responsible for a variety of legal issues including managing outside counsel, supporting project operations, and managing regulatory affairs.

The ideal candidate must be permitted to practice law in at least on US jurisdiction with 8-15+ years of relevant legal experience at a major law firm or in an in-house legal department. Significant experience with large scale renewable energy transactions in the US is a must. This attorney must have a roll up their sleeves, can-do attitude and be comfortable owning the legal function. This person must be motivated to work in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities. This is phenomenal opportunity for the right attorney to have a high-impact role at a dynamic company that is committed to improving our world.

Our client offers a competitive compensation package. Solutus has been engaged to partner with our client on this coveted search. Interested candidates must submit resumes directly to search@solutuslegal.com.

Ref: # 551-SLS - Apply Now


Junior Corporate Attorney (San Francisco, London or Remote) – Boutique Corporate Law Firm

Our client, a high-end boutique international corporate law firm, is looking to add a junior corporate attorney to join its growing practice. Over the two decades since it was founded, the firm has maintained a thriving corporate practice and established a client base that includes well-known, top tier international funds, notable angel investors, Fortune 500 and high-growth start-up companies. Offices are located in San Francisco and London. Many team members work remotely and the firm is open to flexible schedules.

The successful candidate will have between one to four years of experience in the corporate group of a top tier law firm, preferably with a focus on venture capital financings and advising emerging growth companies. Experience on M&A transactions is also a plus. California or New York Bar admission is required, along with excellent written and oral communication skills.

This is a phenomenal opportunity for a motivated attorney who wants to continue to do world-class work for elite level clients, while achieving flexibility in terms of schedule and work location. The firm’s alternative structure has cultivated a great culture, premier clients, top-level work, consistency of schedule and low attrition. The team members are all highly skilled former Big Law attorneys who are open and collaborative. The work environment is supportive and offers mentorship and training as well as continued professional development.

Compensation is highly competitive, and the position offers the opportunity for continued growth and ongoing advancement in pay.

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

Ref: # 526-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


Associate – Estate Planning, San Francisco, CA

Solutus Legal has been exclusively retained by Freeland Cooper & Foreman LLP, a boutique law firm located in the San Francisco financial district, to conduct a search for an experienced associate attorney to join their estate planning group. For over 45 years, the firm has represented a wide array of individuals, families, businesses, investors and entrepreneurs. The firm provides a full range of legal services in the areas of estate planning, business transactions, civil litigation, alternative dispute resolution, labor and employment law, and real estate.

Specifically, the firm is looking for an associate with 3+ years of experience in estate planning. The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable in the areas of gift and estate tax, estate administration, and estate planning, but the firm will also consider candidates with income tax experience and a strong interest in estate planning. This opportunity offers significant responsibility to a motivated attorney who can interact well with clients. The firm offers intellectually stimulating work with a variety of clients on unique matters, and the opportunity to work with and learn from a talented group of top notch attorneys. This is an excellent opportunity for an attorney looking for great mentorship at a firm where she/he may grow at a rapid pace, as well as achieve a reasonable work-life balance. California Bar is required.

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: # 549-SLS - Apply Now


Corporate Paralegal, San Francisco Bay Area, CA (East Bay)

Our client, a publicly traded global healthcare company focused on innovative therapies, has exclusively retained Solutus Legal to assist in hiring a corporate paralegal for its growing legal team. Our client designs, develops, manufactures and markets medical devices and has a broad portfolio of products that addresses challenging medical conditions and significant clinical needs.

The ideal candidate will possess at least 5 years of paralegal experience in a law firm and/or in-house legal department. A bachelor’s degree and a paralegal certificate is preferred.


Responsibilities include:

  • Providing support to attorneys with a variety of corporate structure and governance matters;
  • Assisting with securities and regulatory filings;
  • Preparing and maintaining corporate records, including minute books;
  • Helping define and improve internal processes and policies;
  • Contract management;
  • Supporting trademark and patent maintenance process; and
  • Managing special projects and tasks as assigned and in collaboration with other team members, including Patent Counsel, R&D, purchasing, sales, clinical and general and administrative departments

The successful candidate will be responsive, business-minded, team-oriented and pragmatic. S/he will work closely with a cohesive legal team and a variety of business units to support the company’s development of ground-breaking technology and its mission to improve patients’ lives. This is a one of a kind opportunity for a paralegal seeking to be part of an amazing and growing team who is committed to the company’s success.

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

Ref: # 548-SLS - Apply Now


Product Counsel – San Francisco Bay Area (South Bay or San Francisco)

Our client, a publicly traded technology company with skyrocketing growth and revenue has retained Solutus Legal Search on an exclusive basis to assist the company in its search for a Product Counsel to join its growing team. Reporting to a Director, Legal, the ideal candidate will possess 4+ years of legal experience including significant experience negotiating and drafting inbound software licenses and alliance, partnership, and OEM agreements.

This hire will provide support across the entirety of the company, including engineering, product management and business development, to create, launch, commercialize and support the company’s leading enterprise cloud products. The company is seeking a self-starter who loves and understands technology, has a proven track record of building strong relationships with cross-functional stakeholders, is willing to take the initiative to identity and drive projects independently while also collaborating and managing projects across functions, and is not afraid to step outside of their comfort zone to tackle the task of the day. This hire can work from either the company’s South Bay headquarters or San Francisco office. LOCAL CANDIDATES ONLY.

Your Responsibilities

  • Develop and negotiate a full complement of complex technology agreements (inbound licensing, joint development agreements, datacenter/cloud platform infrastructure procurement contracts, customer-facing agreements, partner program agreements)
  • Provide guidance on open source use and help evolve and manage the open source compliance program
  • Partner with the company’s engineering and product teams to proactively identify areas for improvement (as they obsess over delighting customers!), and help business stakeholders structure and deploy new programs (e.g., marketplace, cloud services, partner programs)
  • Work with lead privacy counsel to support the product and engineering teams in applying privacy by design principles, developing impact assessments, and creating and rolling out privacy collateral
  • Work with the commercial legal team globally to support and facilitate negotiation of product-specific terms with customers and suppliers (procurement), including security, data privacy and compliance. Provide training, templates, contract reviews, and support in customer-facing negotiations
  • Develop and deliver training and communications relating to product development and licensing topics

The Team

The company has a global legal team of 20+ legal professionals.

The team is founded on three pillars:

Partnership – They strive to be the easiest company in the tech sector with which to do business. Easy for their customers. Easy for their internal teammates.
Service – They do their best every day to enable their teammates to drive revenue, increase market share and build winning relationships with their partners and customers, all while embracing the company’s cultural principles.

Integrity – Their sense of ethics is of paramount importance to everyone at the company.

The team has built a reputation as a change agent; a team that embraces innovative business models, pioneering service delivery, technology and business process best practices to achieve great things. The company’s goal is to be the best company in its industry, one that attracts the finest global talent through its culture, breadth and quality of work, development opportunities and reward programs.

Required Qualifications

  • 4+ years of legal experience in the technology sector, with a background in technology transactions (demonstrated track record of creating and negotiating inbound licenses, joint development agreements, datacenter/cloud platform infrastructure procurement contracts, partner program agreements)
  • Experience in negotiating outbound hosted and on-premise license agreements
  • Ability to work efficiently with cross-functional teams and manage numerous projects simultaneously under deadline pressure
  • Track record of successfully launching company-wide initiatives a plus, including creating and deploying new forms, processes and playbooks to support new and evolving business requirements
  • Qualified to practice in at least one U.S. state, preferably California, with a law degree from a reputable law school
  • Working knowledge of open source licensing and compliance
  • Understanding of national and international privacy laws, particularly as they relate to software and cloud services, a plus
  • Sense of humor, excellent interpersonal skills, business judgment, strategic thinking, superior work ethic, flexibility and ability to work independently
  • Demonstrated ability to proactively build strong, cross-organizational relationships and lead cross-functional projects from formulation to completion
  • Superior language, written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in enterprise software and cloud companies preferred

Solutus Legal Search 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: # 546-SLS - Apply Now


Senior Global Trademark Counsel – Silicon Valley, CA

Our client, an industry leader in medical devices and one of the fastest growing technology companies, seeks an experienced trademark attorney to join its legal team. This is a unique and exciting opportunity to play a critical role building and managing an exciting and well-known brand that helps to improve lives across the globe.

This attorney will be responsible for directing and managing the company’s trademark portfolio, including developing long term-strategies. Day-to-day responsibilities include trademark clearance and prosecution; filings and office action responses; trademark and copyright licensing and acquisitions; enforcement actions; litigation support; oversight of international counsel; and providing trainings and guidance to business teams.

The ideal candidate will have impressive academic and professional credentials including a JD from a top tier law school and 5-10 years of relevant trademark legal experience at a major law firm. In house experience is a plus. Our client seeks an attorney who demonstrates intellectual flexibility and solid business judgement as well as thoughtful, sensitive, and persuasive interpersonal skills. This attorney will think strategically, build collaborative relationship, and lead cross-functionally. Attention to detail and organization as well as excellent verbal and written communications skills are a must.

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: # 544-SLS - Apply Now


Senior Counsel/Director (Commercial) – Silicon Valley, CA

Our client, an industry leader in medical devices and one of the fastest growing technology companies, seeks an experienced commercial attorney to join its legal team. This attorney will serve as a strategic business partner, doing interesting work and supporting great internal clients including the clinical, R&D, and business development teams.

The successful candidate will negotiate, draft and review a wide range of complex contracts including joint development, clinical study, and research and development. This attorney will advise business teams on global legal and regulatory requirements related to clinical research and performance testing for clearances. They will develop best in class templates, policies and training materials.

Along with deep experience in technology transactions related to medical devices, the ideal candidate will have impressive academic and professional credentials including a JD from a top tier law school and 6-12 years of relevant legal experience at a major law firm. Our client will consider candidates with in-house experience as well as strong attorneys coming directly from a law firm. Our client seeks an attorney who demonstrates intellectual flexibility and solid business judgement as well as thoughtful, sensitive, and persuasive interpersonal skills. This attorney will think strategically, build collaborative relationship, and lead cross-functionally. Attention to detail and organization as well as excellent verbal and written communications skills are a must.

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: # 545-SLS - Apply Now


Corporate and Securities Counsel/Senior Corporate and Securities Counsel – SF Bay Area

Our client, a publicly traded medical device company has exclusively retained Solutus Legal to assist in hiring a Corporate and Securities Counsel for its growing legal team. The company is a pioneer in developing new technology to treat heart disease.

The successful candidate will have 4-7 years of experience in corporate governance and SEC reporting matters for public companies, and a demonstrated ability to handle a variety of complex corporate transactions. S/he will report to the General Counsel.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Assisting with SEC reporting and compliance matters, including the preparation of periodic reports and proxy statements.
  • Assisting with all corporate governance matters, including preparations for Board of Directors and Stockholders meetings.
  • Providing legal support for general corporate matters, operations, human resources, communications and public relations, investor relations and entity management.
  • Supporting commercial and compliance matters, as needed.

The candidate must be comfortable in a fast-paced environment and enjoy working collaboratively. The attorney in this position will work closely with the legal team, company executives and a variety of business units to support the company’s development of ground-breaking technology to improve patients’ lives.

Compensation is competitive and there is room for advancement and increased responsibility.
Solutus Legal Search has been retained on an exclusive basis for this search partnership. Interested candidates may contact us at search@solutuslegal.com. Candidates applying directly to the company will be redirected to Solutus for consideration.

Ref: # 542-SLS - Apply Now


Corporate Counsel–San Francisco, Indianapolis, Chicago, Atlanta, Boston, Toronto, NY, Burlington

Our client, one of the most highly regarded technology companies in the world, has exclusively retained Solutus Legal Search to assist its executives in hiring an exceptional corporate counsel. This Corporate Counsel will be a member of the company’s procurement legal team and will be responsible for structuring, drafting and negotiating procurement and other agreements with a focus on the company’s dynamic inbound technology practice. She/he will support key initiatives and business requirements, including the purchase of a wide array of products and services, the pursuit of ecologically friendly practices, and the management of compliance requirements across suppliers. This position can be based in San Francisco, Indianapolis, Atlanta, Boston, Toronto, New York or Burlington.

The successful candidate will have at least five years of legal experience negotiating and drafting technology, cloud, professional services, software and hardware purchasing transactions.

Responsibilities include:

  • Negotiating and drafting supplier cloud, software, hardware, data aggregator and digital advertising agreements.
  • Building cross-functional relationships within the Legal & Corporate Affairs Department to ensure that privacy, intellectual property and compliance provisions are consistent with the company’s best practices and positions.
  • Partnering with sourcing, accounting, technology infrastructure, security, and other stakeholder teams to ensure that agreements are consistent with internal corporate policies and processes.
  • Designing and implementing process improvements, including creation and updates of legal templates and playbooks.

Excellent written/verbal communication and negotiation skills are essential to align with our client’s culture. The successful candidate will be familiar with or have a willingness to learn technical concepts. She/he will be a highly responsive attorney with a service-oriented attitude, able to prioritize and manage deadlines in a fast-paced and demanding environment, and a person who understands the importance of collaboration and good humor, and who enjoys building strong relationships with internal clients. This is a phenomenal opportunity to join one of the most highly sought after and cutting-edge 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: # 540-SLS - Apply Now


Intellectual Property Counsel - Boulder, Colorado

Our client, a multi-billion dollar technology leader and highly sought-after employer, has exclusively engaged Solutus to assist the Company in its desire to add a patent attorney to join its award-winning legal department. The successful candidate will support the company’s IP functions. S/he will be responsible for building a strategic patent portfolio and advising on all IP-related matters as the company develops its next generation technology. This attorney will work closely with the Company’s technical and business organizations to protect its innovations. This position is based in the Company’s Boulder, Colorado location.

This attorney will have 8-10 years of experience in intellectual property law, including drafting and prosecuting patent applications in hardware and software technologies. An undergraduate degree in electrical engineering or computer science is required. USPTO membership is required as well.


Responsibilities Include:

  • Implementing and help defining the company’s patent portfolio and strategy to firmly align with the Company’s business priorities
  • Working closely with engineering teams to identify and harvest strategic inventions
  • Managing outside counsel in the filing of new patent applications before the USPTO and in prosecuting active patent cases
  • Conducting and leading validity analyses and infringement analyses
  • Supporting IP transactions
  • Supporting IP due diligence

The following qualifications are required:

  • BS in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science
  • JD with at least one state bar membership (Colorado or California preferred)
  • USPTO registration
  • 8-10 years’ experience in intellectual property law, including drafting and prosecuting patent applications in hardware and software technologies
  • Strong background in SaaS and in software patenting in the US and internationally
  • Open source experience preferred
  • Strong personal communication skills, both written and oral
  • Strong work ethics
  • Organized and detail oriented
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally
  • Ability to thrive in a high performance and fast-paced environment
  • Ability to prioritize effectively and execute quickly with excellent judgment
  • Solution-oriented and excellent problem-solving skills

This is a phenomenal opportunity to join a dynamic company and the highest caliber legal department. The role is compelling and is fitted with a great deal of responsibility and autonomy.

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: # 535-SLS - Apply Now


Product & Privacy Counsel/Senior Product & Privacy Counsel, San Francisco Bay Area, CA (East Bay)

Our client, a publicly traded global healthcare company focused on innovative therapies, has exclusively retained Solutus Legal to assist in hiring an attorney with experience with product and privacy counseling for its growing legal team. Our client designs, develops, manufactures and markets medical devices and has a broad portfolio of products that addresses challenging medical conditions and significant clinical needs.

This attorney will have 5-10+ years of relevant experience with privacy compliance including CCPA and HIPAA as well as providing counsel related to products in the life sciences, healthcare or medical device sector. Experience providing advice in the context of electronic commerce within the life sciences, biotechnology or medical device sectors is highly desirable.
Responsibilities include:

  • Advising on privacy matters related to the company’s product offerings.
  • Collaborating with internal teams on the company’s privacy programs, policies and compliance requirements and obligations.
  • Researching and advising on a full range of legal issues related to the company product offerings.

The successful candidate will be comfortable in a fast-paced environment, responsive, business-minded, team-oriented and pragmatic. S/he will have a willingness to roll-up his or her sleeves and pitch in and work collaboratively. S/he will work closely with a cohesive legal team, company executives and a variety of business units to support the company’s development of ground-breaking technology and its mission to improve patients’ lives.

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. Candidates applying directly to the company will be redirected to Solutus for consideration.

Ref: # 538-SLS - Apply Now


Director of Legal and Business Affairs (Employment) – Silicon Valley, CA

Our client, a well-known publicly-traded entertainment technology company has retained Solutus Legal on an exclusive basis to assist the executives in their search for an employment lawyer to serve as the Director of Legal and Business Affairs (Employment) in the company. The attorney will work closely Legal and cross-functional teams advising on global employment legal matters.

The successful candidate will have 5 – 7+ years of broad-based employment experience including employment counseling with a strong understanding of California and federal employment law. Prior in-house experience strongly preferred, but our client will consider law firm associates as well. Strong written and communication skills are a must. The ideal candidate will possess the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and work collaboratively in a cross-department, cross-functional role.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Provide advice and counsel to HR team on a broad range of employment issues including: hiring; performance management; discipline and separations; reorganizations; wage and hour compliance; contingent worker/contractor issues; medical accommodations; leaves of absence; and other employment-related matters.
  • Draft and negotiate employment, settlement and separation agreements.
  • Review and provide guidance on the development of HR policies and procedures globally.
  • Provide guidance to Employee Relations function on internal HR/compliance investigations.
  • Advise on complex/sensitive employment matters and help resolve matters through pre-dispute resolution and/or positioning the company for potential employment litigation.
  • Manage employment-related claims and litigation, including managing outside counsel and responding to administrative charges, complaints, attorney’s letters, settlement demands and claims globally. Negotiate appropriate resolutions to claims and other pending matters.
  • Monitor employment-related legal developments and engage proactively to drive compliance and implement risk-mitigating strategies.
  • Assist with preparing, reviewing and implementing training programs.
  • Provide advice and counsel on international labor and employment framework and practices in connection with our client’s expanding international business and operations.
  • Support M&A activities involving employment matters, including overseeing employment related due diligence, assisting with employment, consulting and/or severance arrangements, and assisting with on-boarding of new employees.

Our client hires strong lawyers who enjoy collaborating with their peers. Though the lawyers have expertise in an area, they are not siloed and jump in to assist in supporting other areas of the business. This results in natural cross-functional training, as well as an amicable work environment.

An excellent compensation package including strong benefits is offered with the role..

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

Ref: # 529-SLS - Apply Now


Sr. Corporate Counsel – Palo Alto, CA and New York, NY

Our client, a hospitality unicorn and one of the fastest growing late-stage startup companies in the world, has exclusively retained Solutus Legal to assist the company in its search for a top attorney. The ideal candidate will possess at 6-8 years of M&A and other relevant corporate, commercial and strategic transactions experience. Top law firm experience servicing emerging growth technology companies is required and in-house experience is a plus.


Duties include strategizing, leading and executing M&A, commercial and strategic transactions and working closely with the company’s executive, corporate development, legal and other cross-functional teams. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong acumen in leading acquisitions and other corporate transactions, including advising on deal structure and issues, conducting and managing due diligence, drafting and negotiating deal documentation, coordinating deal closings, and managing post-closing requirements and integration.

Personality fit with our client and the legal department is paramount. This lawyer must possess superior communication and negotiation skills and will be a hard worker, responsive, proactive, team player, critical thinker, intellectually curious as well as a creative problem solver. This attorney must be able to thrive in a high-performance culture and high growth environment, prioritize and manage several projects at once and have passion for innovation.

Simply put, this is a one of a kind opportunity. With its visionary founder, superb management team with a keen eye for disruption and heavyweight investors (SoftBank, Sequoia Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners to name a few), the sky is the limit for this company and its team.

Solutus Legal has been retained on an exclusive basis to conduct this search. All interested candidates must submit their resumes directly to Solutus for consideration to search@solutuslegal.com. Resumes bypassing Solutus and submitted directly to our client will be redirected to Solutus for consideration.

Ref: # 524-SLS - Apply Now


Contracts Manager/Senior Contracts Manager (San Francisco, CA)

Our client, a world-leading artificial intelligence-enabled cybersecurity company and one of Fast Company’s 50 “World’s Most Innovative Companies,” is currently expanding its legal organization to accommodate a rapidly-growing sales team, customer base and accelerating revenue.

The company’s San Francisco office has an immediate opening for a Contracts Manager or Senior Contracts Manager with at least 7-10 years of in-house commercial contracts experience. This position offers a great opportunity to have a meaningful impact in a high-growth organization. This professional will negotiate commercial and sales agreements, and develop, implement and streamline policies and procedures for contract management and administration.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • At least 7-10 years of experience structuring, drafting and reviewing agreements and negotiating technology transactions as well as supporting and advising sales teams in commercial transactions;
  • Experience establishing and managing the contract administration function at a company with a strong sales force;
  • Sound business judgment and the ability to assess and tolerate risk, and advise internal stakeholders accordingly;
  • An ability to prioritize and coordinate multiple projects across different jurisdictions globally and drive projects through to conclusion; and
  • Strong organizational skills, self-motivation and ability to work in a fast-paced, high growth private company environment.
  • JD degree and admission to a state bar preferred, but not required.

This is an excellent opportunity to be an integral part of a successful company that is growing and scaling quickly. This role offers a great deal of responsibility with the opportunity to help drive and support business, working closely with the company’s sales team and business partners. Our client offers competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits.

Solutus has been retained as the exclusive representative for this search. For those candidates interested in learning more about this unique opportunity, please submit resumes to search@solutuslegal.com for consideration.

Ref: # 520-SLS - Apply Now


Corporate Counsel/Senior Corporate Counsel – Eastern/Southeastern United States

Corporate Counsel/Senior Corporate Counsel – Eastern/Southeastern United States (Remote Working Opportunity)

Our client, a late-stage private company that is a leader in cloud infrastructure automation, has exclusively retained Solutus Legal to assist the company in its search to add a talented and energetic commercial counsel to its growing legal team. This person initially will report to the General Counsel and will advise the company’s sales and business teams globally on all aspects of the business, with an emphasis on contract drafting, review and negotiation, as well as compliance with local laws, including data privacy laws. The company is in rapid growth mode and this is a fantastic opportunity to get in on the ground floor. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, and this is a remote working opportunity for someone based in the East/Southeast region of the United States.


Responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting Sales, Partner and Customer Success organizations in structuring commercial transactions, and drafting and negotiating commercial agreements.
  • Supporting business teams in structuring transactions, and drafting and negotiating agreements with vendors.
  • Advising business teams worldwide on legal compliance, including on data protection and privacy issues.
  • Working closely with other stakeholders throughout the organization, including finance, sales ops, tech ops, other internal teams to provide contracting expertise and ensure consistency and compliance with company policies and processes.
  • Advising senior management and business clients on aspects of law globally and transactions of all types.
  • Assisting in updating contract templates, drafting global corporate policies and processes, ensuring regulatory requirements are adhered to and developing training materials on relevant topics such as the contracting process and data privacy and legal compliance in the sales and contracting processes.
  • Other duties may include advising on general corporate, vendor relationships and risk management issues.

Requirements / Skills:

  • 4-7 years of relevant legal experience, in a software company and/or in a law firm, counseling rapid-growth technology companies.
  • Accredited law degree from a highly-regarded school
  • Admission to the bar and a current license in one or more states.
  • Knowledge of subscription technology industry; experience with open source software preferred.
  • Substantive experience with drafting and negotiating complex legal agreements (sales, procurement, NDAs, M&A, ELA, others); experience with other internal company functions or areas of law is desired (such as intellectual property or privacy).
  • Substantive experience with commercial technology transactions.
  • Substantive experience dealing with/collaborating with Sales, Sales Management, Executive team on complex contract negotiations.
  • Highly responsive and service-oriented attitude
  • Ability to maintain strong working relationships with demanding internal clients
  • Ability to multi-task and work independently with minimal supervision, while adapting quickly to a rapidly changing and challenging environment.
  • Practical yet creative problem-solving approach that emphasizes addressing business needs while protecting the company’s interests.

Our client is looking for a motivated attorney with excellent interpersonal skills and a strong team orientation for this exceptional opportunity. The company embraces diversity and equal opportunity. It is committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills and believes an inclusive culture makes a better company. Compensation is competitive and includes equity.

Solutus has been selected as the exclusive representative for this search. Interested candidates may contact us at search@solutuslegal.com for consideration. Candidates applying directly to the company will be redirected to Solutus for consideration.

Ref: # 510-SLS - Apply Now


Associate Attorney (Litigation) – Boutique Law Firm (San Francisco)

Solutus Legal Search has been exclusively retained by our client, a prestigious litigation boutique law firm in San Francisco, to assist in their search for an associate attorney. Our client’s practice is a mix of IP and commercial litigation.

The successful candidate will have 2-5 years of complex litigation experience at a top law firm, be admitted to practice law in California, and have superior academic credentials. Federal clerkship experience is a plus.

Our client seeks an attorney with experience or an interest in IP litigation, who is ready to transition to a smaller law firm where they can participate in a variety of projects and be an integral part of the growth of the firm.

Competitive compensation, immediate responsibility, variety of work and partnership potential are just a few of the benefits of joining this firm. This is an excellent opportunity for a high-quality attorney to take a meaningful step in advancing their career.

Interested candidates should send their resume to search@solutuslegal.com for additional information.


Ref: # 509-SLS - Apply Now


Corporate Counsel – Silicon Valley

A global leader in memory, storage and high performance computing solutions for the electronics industry, is seeking to hire an attorney with experience in federal government contracts. This professional will report directly to the Chief Legal Officer. The successful candidate will handle all government contracts and government contracting compliance and will tackle a broad array of commercial and technology agreements with vendors and customers, including manufacturing and supply agreements, joint development agreements and IP licensing; also support M&A transactions, corporate governance and compliance programs. This is a great opportunity for someone seeking to develop a wide range of counseling skills.

Responsibilities include:

  • negotiation and administration of government contracts;
  • advising on FARs, security clearances, export controls and ITAR;
  • manage government contracts compliance;
  • supporting strategic transactions, including M&A transactions;
  • negotiating and drafting commercial and technology, partnership and business development agreements;
  • negotiating and drafting customer contracts and supply agreements;
  • supporting corporate governance (securities compliance experience is a plus, but not required);
  • compliance with data privacy regulations;
  • assist in developing and delivering training for various compliance programs;
  • shared oversight of corporate compliance programs; and
  • tackling day-to-day legal issues and needs as they arise.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • license to practice in California;
  • 2-4 years post-JD experience;
  • significant experience with government contracts
  • strong negotiating and drafting skills;
  • strong organization and prioritization skills;
  • strong work ethic; and
  • ability to work independently.

Must have strong attention to detail; be highly responsive to client needs and demonstrate good business acumen.

Local Candidates Only.

Ref: # 504-SLS - Apply Now


General Counsel (U.S.) – Palo Alto, CA

Our client, OYO, one of the fastest growing hospitality companies in the world, is seeking to hire a world-class General Counsel to serve as its top U.S. legal executive. This executive will report directly to the U.S. CEO. Solutus Legal Search has been exclusively retained on this highly coveted engagement.

The General Counsel will be instrumental in preparing the organization for IPO readiness for listing in the US. S/he will provide broad legal and business counsel to the CEO, the management team and the board of directors. S/he will establish the legal department in the U.S. and will work closely with executives to create a broad set of domestic legal policies as the company expands its business and prepares for explosive growth in the U.S. This will require not only the ability to think critically and strategically, but will also require the ability…and desire to hustle and perform the “blocking and tackling” legal work necessary to protect the company. Such work will include drafting and negotiation a variety of agreements and handing consumer disputes.

This attorney will participate in the administration and resolution of legal issues that arise from regulatory matters, existing commercial relationships and handling pre- litigation legal disputes and inquiries. S/he will have a thorough knowledge of inter-state regulatory issues and will be able to work closely with the business team to pre-emptively identify such issues for smooth operations of the Company. The successful candidate will maintain excellent relationships with business and work closely with the team based in India to help roll out initiatives in the US in line with the best practices followed for global programs and policies.
The ideal candidate will possess 20+ years of legal experience (including management experience), at a top law firm as well as a hypergrowth company. General Counsel and IPO experience are strongly preferred. This legal executive will serve as a hands-on business partner with the ability to think strategically and work diligently in a rapidly scaling global environment. Substantively, the General Counsel will have a proven background in a wide range of areas including general corporate, corporate governance, litigation, antitrust, real estate, commercial transactions, risk management, regulatory and government policy. Experience with a hypergrowth company, hospitality company, capital markets and/or large technology will be an added advantage.

The successful candidate must possess the following:

  • Excellent negotiation and communication skills;
  • Ability to partner with the business;
  • A solution oriented approach with a clear and concise communication style;
  • The ability to simplify complex matters and tailor their communication style to suit their audience; and
  • Gravitas/confidence/presence required to be a respected leader.
  • Ability to thrive in a high growth environment
  • Passion for innovation and building things

Simply put, this is one of a kind opportunity. With its visionary founder, superb management team with a keen eye for disruption and heavyweight investors (SoftBank, Sequoia Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners to name a few), the sky is the limit for this company and its team.


Solutus Legal Search is proud to have been exclusively retained to assist our client with this special engagement. Interested candidates, please submit resumes to search@solutuslegal.com. Resumes submitted directly to our Client will be forwarded to Solutus Legal for evaluation.

Ref: # 505-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