In House Opportunities

 

Senior Counsel - Atlanta, GA

Our client, an innovative private technology company, seeks to hire a Senior Counsel as the company's second attorney. The ideal candidate will have 5-8 years of experience including negotiating software licenses, SaaS sales agreements, and commercial contracts. In-house experience is preferred, but our client will consider strong attorneys with relevant experience from law firms.

This attorney will be responsible for drafting and negotiating sales/sales-related agreements, licensing and other agreements and will provide legal advice to internal domestic and international clients on a wide variety of legal issues. International experience, privacy experience, and the ability to negotiate in French are beneficial, but not required.

The successful candidate will be a business-minded attorney who can easily gain the respect of internal stakeholders. This attorney will have the ability to advise clients in a clear and succinct manner. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are crucial, as is the ability to work independently and the motivation to assume significant responsibility.

Compensation is competitive and an equity package is available. This is an outstanding opportunity to work with a growing technology company in a role with a great deal of responsibility that will continue to increase over time.

Our client has engaged Solutus Legal Search, LLC on an exclusive basis. All submissions will be forwarded to Solutus for review and evaluation. Please submit your resume to search@solutuslegal.com.

Ref: # 424-SLS - Apply Now


Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer - San Francisco Bay Area

Our client, a late stage, high profile private technology company, has exclusively engaged Solutus Legal in its effort to add a world-class, business savvy legal executive to join its team. The Chief Legal Officer will report directly to the CEO and will serve as a key business partner in the organization.

The successful executive will provide broad legal counsel to the CEO, the management team and the board of directors - and will serve as a key advisor with respect to strategic transactions. This attorney will lead a team of high performers and will manage global legal matters that include corporate, securities, compliance, financings, data privacy and data security, Technology/SaaS transactions, commercial, litigation, IP, employment, equity administration, and all other substantive legal areas that impact the organization.

This attorney will thrive in the kind of dynamic, entrepreneurial environment that is led by innovative and passionate founders. This will require (1) a focus on advancing the business and being a problem solver as opposed to a path to "no"; (2) possessing the flexibility and willingness to take charge and get done what is needed in order to make the Company successful; (3) working collaboratively with colleagues to create an effective infrastructure and culture; and (4) the right temperament to succeed in all of the above.

The Desired General Counsel Profile Includes:

  • J.D. degree and 15+ years legal experience.
  • Prior General Counsel experience (required).
  • IPO experience (strongly preferred).
  • Management experience.
  • Proven background in general corporate, commercial, technology licensing, data security, data privacy, international and intellectual property/patent portfolio management.
  • A passion to be part of an entrepreneurial environment where demands and priorities change quickly.
  • Business acumen and the ability to effectively collaborate with the CEO, CFO, Chief People Officer, and the Board.
  • Ability and desire to roll up one's sleeves and do the work as well as handle the big picture strategic matters.
  • Down to earth and positive/can-do attitude.
  • Excellent communicator.
  • High EQ.
  • Thick skin.
  • Sense of humor.
  • Modest ego.
  • Energetic.
  • Respectful of all members of the team.
  • Local candidates only (San Francisco Bay Area)

This is a phenomenal opportunity to join a Company with proven executives and great technology. The role's closest partners and collaborators are down to earth, supportive, partner-oriented and committed to one another's (as well as the business's) success. Compensation is competitive.

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: # 422-SLS - Apply Now


PACE Transaction Associate-Jones Hall - San Francisco

Solutus Legal Search has been exclusively engaged to assist our client, Jones Hall, with an exciting position in the firm. They are looking for a smart and detail-oriented attorney to take ownership of their residential PACE program. This person will be in charge of managing the requests received from their PACE administrator (who interfaces with property owners and the local agency-bond issuer), and handling the deal flow. This person must have sophisticated transactional experience.

Property Accessed Clean Energy (PACE) is a segment of public finance and allows individuals (and companies) to pay for alternative or clean energy by adding the costs to their tax bill. http://pacenation.us/pace-in-california/ (PACE will pay for it up front, and the individual or company can pay it off over life as an assessment to their property tax bill.) For anyone interested in renewable energy, this program will allow you to dive in and be a part of one of the best California initiatives supporting clean energy improvements throughout the State.

The ideal candidates will possess:

  • Experience drafting finance related documents;
  • A desire to work independently, and take initiative;
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Strong organizational skills;
  • Strong drafting skills;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Ability to multitask;
  • Interest in renewable energy and energy efficiency is a plus.

This person must be admitted to the California bar.

LOCAL CANDIDATES ONLY

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: # 423-SLS - Apply Now


Senior Commercial Counsel/AGC -- San Francisco Bay Area

Our client, an early stage, pre-public financial services/SaaS technology company, has retained Solutus Legal Search on an exclusive basis to assist the Company with its search for a Senior Commercial Counsel/AGC. This attorney will report directly to the General Counsel and will be responsible for managing the Company's global commercial legal matters related to expansion into key geographic areas.

This is a rare opportunity to join the ground floor of a dynamic, high-performing and rapidly growing company and legal department, and to work on challenging issues that impact the business at all levels. In addition to legal functional responsibilities, the successful candidate will how want to be part of a team to help build and scale a business. So business acumen, enthusiasm, team spirit and an entrepreneurial drive is required. This role offers exposure to a wide variety of commercial issues with the opportunity for advancement and professional growth.

The person in this role will advise business teams on the various legal issues and risks, business strategies, complex commercial deals and other issues related to technology transactions. Other duties include drafting and negotiating enterprise SaaS agreements as well as reseller, alliance, professional service, support, customer, partnership, OEM arrangements and vendor agreements. In addition, s/he will lead the legal expansion in key international jurisdictions and draft and negotiate a variety of complex technology transactions that are both domestic and international in scope. Strong experience with enterprise sales, and highly customized products and implementation activities is preferred.

The ideal candidate has 8-12 years of commercial experience with a strong acumen in enterprise SaaS matters. Law firm experience is required. Excellent legal and business judgment, an athletic mindset and the ability to work in a fast-paced startup environment are also musts. This attorney will be a team player who can effectively collaborate with members of Legal and other functional groups, often building the operations of the company. S/he will also prioritize responsiveness and service to internal clients and have excellent communication skills.

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.

LOCAL CANDIDATES ONLY

Ref: # 421-SLS - Apply Now


Corporate Counsel - Silicon Valley

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

Responsibilities include:

  • negotiating and drafting inbound 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);
  • supporting strategic transactions, including M&A transactions;
  • 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;
  • 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.

Our client has requested Solutus Legal Search's expertise in identifying the highest quality candidates for this position. Interested candidates must submit resumes directly to Solutus at search@solutuslegal.com.


 

Ref: # 420-SLS - Apply Now


Associate General Counsel Employment and Vice President of Human Resources - West Sacramento, CA

CALIFORNIA CANDIDATES ONLY

Solutus Legal Search has been exclusively engaged by our client, a top California beer and non-alcoholic beverage distribution company and market leader in its industry, to assist company executives in hiring an Associate General Counsel Employment and Senior Vice President of Human Resources. This attorney will report directly to the Tennessee-based General Counsel and will be a part of the California executive/senior management team providing strategic advice on employment and labor law issues. In addition to being the ultimate "go to" person for employment and labor law, this executive will also manage the company's HR team. This is a rare opportunity to be part of an industry leader and to work on challenging issues that impact the business at all levels. In addition, this attorney will have the opportunity to diversify her/his practice, to gain exposure to a wide variety of strategic and legal issues, and to take ownership of the human resources function and team.

The successful candidate will possess 10+ years of experience in employment and benefits law and litigation, and ideally 5+ years of expertise advising and either working closely with or managing an HR team. S/he must have deep familiarity with California and Federal employment law, including its application in the litigation context. S/he will be responsible for supervising outside litigation counsel, including on non-employment and non-labor matters. S/he will have experience with collective bargaining and other union matters, as the company has collective bargaining units in three of its several several northern California locations.

On the legal side, this executive will provide day-to-day advice and counseling on a diverse array of employment issues, handle all compliance and training and oversee the HR team on any and all employment issues that arise from company operations.

Other primary legal functions shall include:

  • Drafting and implementation of employee-related policies and procedures
  • Negotiation and drafting of employment-related agreements and documents
  • Assisting as needed with Collective Bargaining Agreement negotiation, drafting, and implementation
  • Maintaining open and frequent lines of communication with the CEO, COO, and other senior management on relevant legal issues
  • Providing similar legal support on a more limited basis to a smaller affiliate of the company in a different distribution industry and location

On the HR side, as the leader of the HR function, the successful attorney will also be responsible supervising the HR team and developing and managing HR team strategies and operations to ensure business objectives are met. As part of this role, the leadership team will be looking for this executive to assess the current HR function and provide recommendations on any reorganization of the reporting structure within HR and related issues. S/he will be the the ultimate "go to" person for human resource matters.

Other primary HR functions shall include:

  • Plan, develop, organize, implement, direct, and evaluate the company's HR function and performance to support achievement of overall business objectives
  • Oversee establishing/revising, communicating, and implementing HR policies and procedures
  • Lead, coach, guide, counsel, train, and mentor HR team on employment issues such as policy and procedure interpretation/application, dispute resolution, investigations, employee discipline, and leaves of absence
  • Maintain consistency - legal and non-legal - among HR policies, procedures, and practices across the company's entire footprint (currently nine locations)
  • Manage budget and other financial measures of the HR Department
  • Ensure attorney-client privilege of communications maintained where necessary or appropriate
  • Maintain open and frequent lines of communication with the CEO, COO, and other senior management on HR issues

For all phases of the position this attorney must have strong analytical, oral, and written skills and strong planning, project leadership, and organizational skills. S/he must have a demonstrated success in driving employment law and HR initiatives and programs in a rapidly developing and changing environment. S/he must be detail-oriented and a proactive self-starter with the ability to work independently in an office separate from the General Counsel and others in the law department. Good judgment (especially in the midst of a crisis), the ability to present and resolve sensitive issues with senior management, and a commitment to providing exceptional client service and satisfaction are essential to the position. All candidates must have excellent academic and prior practice credentials and must be admitted to practice law in California. The company is willing to relocate candidates from the Bay Area to Sacramento.

This is an outstanding opportunity to perform interesting work in an exciting industry, assume a great deal of responsibility, and be part of an executive/senior management team.

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

Ref: # 419-SLS - Apply Now


AGC, Corporate & Product or Lead Counsel, Corporate & Product (title depends of level of relevant experience) - San Francisco, CA

Our client, a well-funded blockchain emerging growth company has exclusively engaged Solutus Legal to assist the executives with their commitment to add an attorney to its growing organization. This attorney will report directly to the President & General Counsel and will play a key role in the company's rapid growth and product development.

The ideal candidate will possess 6 - 10 years (may go slightly higher) of private securities experience. Bonus points for private REITs, fund formation, broker dealer, capital markets and exchange experience. Servicing a wide variety of clients is ideal (i.e. tech + other clients like traditional financial services). Our client will consider law firm associates from top law firms as well as those with relevant in house experience. Strong academic and law firm credentials are required. Local and nonlocal candidates welcome.

This role is diverse and the successful candidate will work closely with top-level executives and form key partnerships with the product executives. Responsibilities include managing legal matters such as corporate (board of directors, formation, KYC, exchange and venue, accredited investor etc.), commercial, product, IP, employment and regulatory (i.e. Reg D, Reg S), etc.

The ideal candidate will thrive in a start-up environment and be inspired by the opportunity to play a significant role in shaping the future in a next generation technology company. A go-getter, can-do personality and a quick, analytical mind are a must! This attorney must also be nimble and able to field diverse legal matters. Above all, business acumen and a focus on making decisions that will move the business forward are critical to this culture.

Our client offers competitive compensation and benefits as well as an attractive stock grant. Interested candidates, please contact search@solutuslegal.com. Solutus has been engaged as the exclusive representative for this exciting search.

For a list of our other in house and law firm searches, please visit our website at www.solutuslegal.com.

Ref: # 418-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.

Fourteen years ago the Smithline team set out to create a law firm that operates differently: support the very best 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, software/SaaS, 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, strong communication skills and the ability to work seamlessly with clients.

What makes our client unique?

  • Amazing clients. Amazing work.
  • Transactional practice, but also significant deal model, product legal and open source advising.
  • Team-based representations.
  • Top notch training and practice resources (both internally and for clients).
  • Strong, stable client base.
  • Subscription based fee structure.
  • No tracking time. Efficiency is the mark of excellence.
  • Reasonable hours with no weekends.
  • Three weeks vacation - mandatory and unplugged.
  • Collegial culture that rewards sharing best practices.
  • Clearly defined partner progression path with annual reviews to plan.
  • 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


Legal Counsel/Sr. Legal Counsel - San Francisco Bay Area

Our client, a fast growing and dynamic FinTech (subscription billing and payment solutions) company and division of a high profile, multi-billion dollar technology company, is seeking to hire an attorney with technology and commercial contracts experience. This professional will serve as the #2 attorney in the legal department and will report directly to the Division Lead (VP, DGC, of Commercial and Legal Affairs). The successful candidate will function as a utility player and will help tackle a broad array of commercial, marketing and other business agreements.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Negotiating all inbound commercial and technology, partnership and business development agreements;
  • Structuring, drafting and negotiating outbound SaaS agreements;
  • Reviewing and advising on marketing materials;
  • Tackling day-to-day legal issues and needs as they arise.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • 6+ years experience with tenure in an in house environment. Experience working in a SaaS company is strongly preferred;
  • Experience servicing and working collaboratively with internal business teams;
  • Strong business acumen;
  • Customer-facing and negotiation skills;
  • Strong prioritization and work ethic;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Dedication to responsiveness;
  • Team oriented work style

This is a unique opportunity to contribute to one of the San Francisco Bay Area's fastest growing FinTech companies, within an established public technology company.

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: # 415-SLS - Apply Now


Product/Senior Product Counsel (San Francisco, CA)

Our client, a well-funded, cutting-edge technology startup, seeks to hire a Product/Senior Product Counsel to join its small, but growing, legal team. Title will depend on level experience.

This attorney will work with business teams to ensure that products, processes, and marketing comply with relevant laws, regulations, and best practices. Key focuses will be working with product development teams to develop legally compliant products and marketing materials and implementing policies and processes that protect customer privacy and company IP.

The ideal attorney will have 4-8+ years of legal experience with a mix of law firm and in-house experience, including in-house experience as product counsel with a company in a highly-regulated industry. Our client may consider law firm candidates with directly relevant experience. An understanding of residential real estate regulations and industry practices is highly desirable. This attorney must have a J.D. from an accredited law school and be licensed to practice law in California (registered in house counsel is acceptable). Local candidates only.

Our client seeks a go-getter with the ability to quickly build rapport with business teams and calibrate advice and strategy based on the company's risk tolerance. The legal department is extremely collegial and friendly with a good sense of humor. The ideal candidate will thrive in such an environment.

This is an outstanding opportunity for the right attorney to take on interesting work and assume a great deal of responsibility at a fast-paced, creative, high-growth, and disruptive company. Our client offers competitive compensation, including equity, 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: # 416-SLS - Apply Now


Senior Corporate Counsel/AGC – San Francisco, CA

Our client, a market leader private technology company, seeks to hire a Senior Corporate Counsel/AGC for its growing legal department. The company was founded by a serial entrepreneur CEO with a proven track record, including taking a company public. Our client has attracted an impressive line of top tier investors and board members – and has raised over $150M in capital. The position will report directly to the Chief Business Affairs & Legal Officer, who will be a great supervisor and mentor. This is a rare, ground floor opportunity to build something important and work on an exciting product with ample growth potential that is actually fun and bringing people together by removing cultural barriers.

The ideal candidate will have 5-12 years of legal experience in positions of increasing responsibility at high-growth companies. Experience at a SaaS, cloud computing or enterprise software B2C company is a strong plus. S/he will possess substantive experience in the following substantive areas:

  • Drafting and negotiating a variety of commercial agreements, including sales, partnership, and inbound agreements, NDAs, and vendor agreements;
  • Counseling on product development, privacy (including GDPR), data protection, and compliance issues;
  • Managing the development of a company’s intellectual property portfolio;
  • Designing and building legal processes to support the company’s operations and scale including policies and procedures, form creation and automation, contracts management systems, approval escalation path and playbooks; and
  • Corporate governance and SEC compliance.

Strong personal attributes and values are essential for success in this role. Key qualifications include:

  • Personal passion for industry leading technology and execution.
  • Strategic thinking combined with the ability to execute, and as needed, change strategy to respond to movements in the market.
  • Flexible, independent, forward thinking with a willingness to engage in all aspects of the business.
  • Project Management capabilities: ability to plan, initiate, monitor and implement a strategy and execute projects that achieve strategic goals within a team.
  • Excellent written, oral, interpersonal and presentation skills along with the ability to work effectively with multiple functional areas in a collaborative, team environment.
  • A proactive, hands-on, roll-up the sleeves individual who able commands respect of both the internal organization as well as external partners through leadership, deep subject matter expertise, a solutions oriented approach, intelligence and hard work.
  • Proven ability and desire to work effectively, delivering accurate results under tight deadlines, in a fast paced, entrepreneurial, dynamic environment.
  • Strong leadership abilities. Decisive. Concentrates on high priority issues.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Unquestionable integrity, credibility, and character.

Compensation and title are competitive and will align with the candidate’s seniority and relevant experience.

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: # 412-SLS - Apply Now


General Counsel – San Ramon, CA

Our client, a $150 million annual revenue international SaaS and On-Prem based software company, newly acquired by a premier private equity firm has exclusively retained Solutus Legal Search to assist the Company in its search for a General Counsel. This is an exciting opportunity to work closely with the company’s executives and manage a variety of legal matters (domestic and international) for the organization. The General Counsel will manage a small legal team of 3 to 5 people and will report directly to the CFO. Local candidates only at this time (SF Bay Area).

The ideal candidate will have at least 12-15+ years of law firm and in house experience and will possess a strong commercial and general corporate background. Current or prior experience at a SaaS, cloud computing or enterprise software company is a strong plus as well. This attorney will also have experience advising sophisticated sales organizations in all aspects of their deals as well as advising internal and external clients on a variety of legal areas including privacy, cloud software, M&A and general corporate matters. The General Counsel will employ a “roll up your sleeves” approach with a deep understanding of the business issues and how to move business forward.

Strong communication skills, excellent judgment and flexibility are a must. Those with big egos need not apply. Our client’s culture is energetic, fresh and team oriented. The people are fun and genuinely nice individuals. It also moves at a constant pace and change is constant. The ideal General Counsel will have the ability to adapt and work with a diverse group of colleagues at all levels.

This is a remarkable opportunity (in the East Bay!) to work with seasoned executives in a high impact role. The opportunity for a fulfilling experience is very high. Compensation and benefits are competitive.

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: # 407-SLS - Apply Now


Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Commercial and Legal Affairs (Divisional Lead Counsel) – San Francisco Bay Area

LOCAL CANDIDATES ONLY

Our client, a fast-growing and dynamic FinTech (subscription billing and payment solutions) company, and division of a high profile, multi-billion dollar technology company, is seeking an experienced and sophisticated attorney to handle all legal aspects of its business, and act as the lead commercial SaaS attorney across its parent organization and subsidiaries. This is a strategic and vital role within the organization that offers management opportunity as well as the ability to have a direct impact on the Company’s exponential growth. This attorney will serve as the head of legal for the Company itself, while also acting as the parent organization’s (and its subs) go-to commercial counsel on all commercial SaaS transactions.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Structuring, drafting and negotiating a variety of commercial agreements, including specifically SaaS transactions, SWOs, MSAs and NDAs;
  • Advising on a large gamut of day to day legal issues such as IP, corporate governance, M&A, employment;
  • Counseling on privacy, data protection and compliance issues;
  • Managing a team of corporate counsel;
  • Acting as a trusted advisor to executive management and sales teams;
  • Designing and building processes to facilitate legal support of the company’s operational teams;
  • Providing legal analysis and risk assessments to team members, and participating in business decision-making processes;

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • 10+ years experience in corporate in house counsel roles, including with SaaS companies;
  • Experience working in complex environments and driving issues and projects cross-functionally;
  • Strong business acumen, as well as customer-facing and negotiation skills;
  • Comfortable and adept at balancing risk and opportunity;
  • Adept at leading a legal team, coaching and mentorship;
  • Calm under pressure and able to handle multiple projects and priorities efficiently in a rapidly changing environment.

This is a unique opportunity to help drive the business and strategy of one of the Bay Area’s fastest growing FinTech companies, while also acting as a key advisor on SaaS commercial issues to an established public technology company and its multiple subsidiaries.


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: # 405-SLS - Apply Now


Legal Counsel - Europe

Our client, a provider of leading edge RPA software solutions that enable their enterprise customers to automate their business processes, is looking for a licensing attorney with M&A experience to be based in Europe. You will support our client’s EU sales transactions and will work closely with and provide advice to the EU sales team based in the UK. Your focus will be reviewing and negotiating enterprise software and technology licenses, services agreements, non-disclosure agreements, RFP responses, and distribution agreements. You may also be requested to review vendor agreements in support of the US team, and assist in the any acquisitions in the EU.

WHAT YOU WILL DO

  • Work closely with our client’s sales teams in the EU, India and the United States to understand and achieve key business and sales objectives
  • Report to US Legal team based in the Silicon Valley (US)
  • Review and negotiate software licensing, support services, and nondisclosure agreements in support of EMEA sales
  • Provide EU centric advice to business and technology teams regarding deal structures and common approaches to addressing issues
  • Drive agreements to completion
  • Advise on EU commercial laws and prepare localized EU versions of our software license and other agreements
  • Advise on EU data issues
  • Advise on EU risks and liabilities of proposed commercial transactions and devise creative and practical legal solutions to meet business objectives
  • Advise on and assist with M&A deals in the EU, including conducting and assisting in the management of due diligence, assisting in the drafting of deal documentation, coordinating deal closings, tracking post-closing requirements, and assisting in post-deal integration

WHAT TO BRING MUST-HAVES

  • Must be proficient in English
  • A practical and proactive problem-solver who possesses business acumen
  • Skillful negotiator experienced in drafting commercial contracts
  • At least two to three years of transactional legal experience at a mid or large size law firm.
  • High volume commercial software transactions experience with enterprise licensing and/or services sales agreements, non-disclosure agreements, RFP responses, and technology distributor agreements
  • Knowledge of legal issues in complex services and technology transactions
  • M&A experience including conducting due diligence, coordinating deal closings, tracking post-closing requirements, and assisting in post-deal integration
  • The ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks to meet deadlines
  • Strong written and oral communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and with a team
  • Personal and professional integrity
  • Law degree from an US or UK law school
  • Eligible to practice law in your country of residence

NICE-TO-HAVES

  • Experience working with US companies
  • Experience working with Indian sales teams
  • 3 years at a recognized law firm focusing on commercial or licensing transactions
  • In-house experience helpful, particularly with start-up culture
  • Meaningful experience in other relevant areas such as cloud and SaaS agreements, privacy laws, data security, export-import controls, and other regulatory issues impacting software transactions
  • Proficient in German and/or French

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: # 396-SLS - Apply Now


Life Sciences Licensing Attorney (Partner and Of Counsel Level) – San Francisco Bay Area, California

Solutus Legal has been exclusively retained to assist our client, a premier AmLaw 50 global law firm, in its effort to add a high quality technology transactions attorney with life sciences expertise to the firm’s thriving Life Sciences practice.

The ideal candidate will have: 1) 6-15+ years of technology transactions 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 public and emerging growth clients in the life science, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries;
  • Collaborations, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, and technology licensing for pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device clients;
  • Formation of 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 fantastic opportunity to join a highly reputable law firm with top of the market law firm compensation, in a highly active practice area that provides an excellent platform to bring in and develop business.

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: # 391-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


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


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