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Sr. Counsel/AGC – Corporate (San Francisco, CA)

Our client, a well-funded, cutting-edge pre-public technology company, seeks to hire an experienced corporate attorney to join its small, but growing, legal team. This role has a diverse range of responsibilities, primarily focused on general corporate work, mergers and acquisitions and other strategic ventures and corporate partnerships, as well as securities law compliance, corporate governance and stock administration matters.

Responsibilities:

  • Be the primary lawyer on strategy and execution of corporate development projects, strategic ventures and partnerships, and other corporate transactions;
  • Handle day-to-day general corporate matters across the company and subsidiaries while supporting fast-growth and expansion;
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including finance, tax, stock administration, accounting, people, corporate and business development, product, and engineering to manage corporate transactions and initiatives;
  • Provide advice, strategic support and education to business clients about corporate governance, securities, M&A, and other corporate matters; and
  • Manage multiple deals and support colleagues to ensure business initiatives are executed timely and accurately.

Requirements:

  • J.D. from an accredited law school and licensed to practice law in California (registered in house counsel is acceptable);
  • At least 6 years of general corporate and M&A experience at a top-tier law firm; in-house and IPO experience is a plus;
  • Experience working with venture-backed high growth private companies is desired;
  • The ability to work independently, think creatively and flexibly, and provide practical legal solutions;
  • Must enjoy working with a broad range of business team members in a fast-paced environment; and
  • Local candidates only (San Francisco Bay Area).

Our client seeks a go-getter with the ability to quickly build rapport with business teams. 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. Title and compensation will be dependent on directly 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: # 453-SLS - Apply Now


Sr. Counsel/AGC – Product (San Francisco, CA)

Our client, a well-funded, cutting-edge pre-public technology company, seeks to hire an experienced product and/or regulatory attorney to join its small, but growing, legal team. This role has a diverse range of responsibilities, including partnering with product development and operational business teams to ensure products, marketing collateral, and internal processes comply with applicable laws and protect customer privacy and company intellectual property.

Requirements:

  • J.D. from an accredited law school and licensed to practice law in California (registered in house counsel is acceptable);
  • At least 8 years of legal experience, including as in-house counsel at a company in a highly-regulated industry - law firm candidates with significant experience advising such companies may also be considered;
  • An understanding of residential real estate regulations and industry practices is highly desirable;
  • The ability to work independently, think creatively and flexibly, and provide practical legal solutions; and
  • Local candidates only (San Francisco Bay Area).

Our client seeks a go-getter with the ability to quickly build rapport with business teams and calibrate compliant advice and strategy based on a practical approach to 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. Title and compensation will be dependent on directly 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: # 454-SLS - Apply Now


Sr. Counsel/AGC – Product/Real Estate Services (San Francisco, Phoenix, Dallas/Fort Worth, or Atlanta)

Our client, a well-funded, cutting-edge pre-public technology company, seeks to hire an experienced real estate and/or product attorney to join its small, but growing, legal team. This role will support our client’s real estate transactional and brokerage services. The key focus of this role will be partnering with regional brokerage teams to ensure products, marketing collateral, and operations comply with real estate transaction and licensing law.

Requirements:

  • J.D. from an accredited law school and licensed to practice law in California, Arizona, Texas, or Georgia (as applicable - registered in house counsel is acceptable);
  • A deep undersanding of residential real estate regulations and industry practices;
  • At least 8 years of legal experience, including as in-house counsel at a company that focuses on marketing real estate services and products to consumers - law firm candidates with significant experience advising such companies may also be considered; and
  • The ability to work independently, think creatively and flexibly, and provide practical legal solutions.

Our client seeks a go-getter with the ability to quickly build rapport with business teams and calibrate compliant advice and strategy based on a practical approach to 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. Title and compensation will be dependent on directly 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: # 455-SLS - Apply Now


Sr. Counsel/AGC – Product/Mortgage & Title Services (San Francisco or Dallas/Fort Worth)

 Our client, a well-funded, cutting-edge pre-public technology company, seeks to hire an experienced product and/or regulatory attorney to join its small, but growing, legal team. This role will support our client’s mortgage brokerage corporate affiliate and affiliated title companies. The key focus of this role will be partnering with regional brokerage teams to ensure mortgage and title products, marketing collateral, and processes comply with applicable financial service and licensing laws, as well as protect customer privacy and company intellectual property.

Requirements:

  • J.D. from an accredited law school and licensed to practice law in California or Texas (as applicable - registered in house counsel is acceptable);
  • At least 8 years of legal experience, including as in-house counsel at a company that offers mortgage brokerage, origination, and/or title or escrow services - law firm candidates with significant experience advising such companies may also be considered;
  • An understanding of residential real estate regulations and industry practices is highly desirable; and
  • The ability to work independently, think creatively and flexibly, and provide practical legal solutions.

Our client seeks a go-getter with the ability to quickly build rapport with business teams and calibrate compliant advice and strategy based on a practical approach to 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. Title and compensation will be dependent on directly 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: # 456-SLS - Apply Now


Senior Product Counsel – San Francisco, CA or Seattle, WA

Our client, a market leader a leading technology company in the digital entertainment space, seeks to hire a Senior Product Counsel for its legal department.

The ideal candidate will have 8 to 12 years of legal transaction experience. An ideal background will include advising technology companies on product development in one or more of the following areas: video, mobile, gaming, e-commerce, online marketplaces, and internet product/services. Privacy experience is also a strong plus. Our client understands that candidates may not possess all substantive requirements, so there is flexibility as long as the candidate possesses a solid transactions background. High quality law firm experience is required. Our client will consider law firm associates as well as those who also have in house experience.

This attorney will work on a variety of legal issues across the entire company. He or she will advise on privacy, consumer protection, marketing, intellectual property, digital currencies, and advertising. The attorney will work closely with product, engineering, tax, marketing, and other business teams.

Our client offers a great compensation package with outstanding benefits and perks. Our client’s culture is delightful -- fast-paced, innovative, team-oriented and collegial. Good judgment and a keen business sense are essential qualities. This attorney must have strong interpersonal skills, collegial attitude, and be a team player who cherishes working with others.

Solutus Legal Search, LLC has been engaged on an exclusive basis for this highly desirable search. Interested candidates should submit their resume to search@solutuslegal.com.

Ref: # 452-SLS - Apply Now


AGC/Sr. Counsel (Head of Privacy and Product, Legal) – San Francisco, CA

Our client, a leading performance marketing platform, has engaged Solutus on an exclusive basis to find an attorney to lead the privacy and product legal function at the company. This is a critical and highly visible role within the company. This attorney will report to the General Counsel, who is outstanding.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Leading the company’s global privacy initiatives and strategies, including advising teams throughout the company on issues related to privacy, data use, and security.
  • Collaborating with the product team and advising on product development and initiatives, while considering both important details and company-wide strategic objectives.
  • Advising on platform integrations as well as cybersecurity efforts.
  • Reviewing and advising on sales/vendor contracts, data protection agreements, and marketing materials for data, privacy, security and other compliance issues.
  • Supporting M&A and financing transactions.
  • Participating in industry groups.
  • Creating and implementing trainings and guidelines.
  • Managing compliance with domestic and international self-regulatory bodies.
  • Managing other privacy and product legal team members and providing leadership and mentoring within the legal team.

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • 8-10+ years of legal experience with a law firm, government agency, and/or in-house legal department including expertise advising on domestic and global privacy issues.
  • Strong academic credentials and be admitted to practice law in California (registered in house counsel status is acceptable).
  • Experience leading cross functional projects and teams and partnering with engineering, product, marketing, and business development teams.
  • A leader who can also roll up their sleeves to get the job done.
  • Local candidates only (Northern California).

Our client’s culture is excellent – transparent, supportive, and collaborative. This role offers a great deal of responsibility, competitive compensation, and the opportunity to work on cutting edge issues that are shaping the legal and technological landscape. In addition, you will work with an outstanding GC who takes a sincere interest in your success.

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: # 451-SLS - Apply Now


Director, Legal - San Francisco Bay Area

 Our client, a leader in its industry and a provider of data analytics, has retained Solutus Legal on an exclusive basis to assist the company in its search for a a senior commercial transactions attorney. This attorney will report directly to the General Counsel and will be responsible for managing commercial matters and supporting the company’s sales organization, as well as handling a variety of other matters including privacy, IP, corporate matters, etc. This is a high visibility role with great opportunities to make a meaningful and immediate impact.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • 8-12+ years of legal experience. In house experience strongly preferred;
  • a JD from an accredited law school and admission to practice law in California (Registered In House Counsel is acceptable). Local candidates only (San Francisco Bay Area).
  • Extensive experience drafting and negotiating software licensing (SaaS and on-premise), consulting services and other commercial agreements;
  • Impeccable legal and business judgment and an ability to quickly risk-assess and prioritize;
  • Strong negotiating skills and proven ability to close deals;
  • An ability to communicate complex issues, both written and oral, with ease;
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, creativity, and an ability to think outside the box;
  • Strong work ethic, ambition, a can-do attitude and a good sense of humor.

This is a fantastic opportunity to be a part of a collegial team at a successful company that is an industry pioneer. Our client offers competitive compensation, including equity, and comprehensive benefits.

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

Ref: # 450-SLS - Apply Now


Vice President, Commercial (Legal Services) – San Francisco Bay Area

Our client, a private technology company, is partnering with Solutus Legal Search for a senior leader commercial lawyer. Reporting to the Senior VP and General Counsel, the ideal candidate will possess 15+ years of legal experience including significant experience providing pragmatic advice and solutions to internal clients on the full spectrum of corporate, commercial and compliance matters.

Management experience is a must – as this attorney will lead, manage and grow a team of sophisticated attorneys and contract negotiators. Proven and demonstrative management and leadership skills are required. The VP will:

  • Advise and work closely with management and cross-functional teams on legal risks, strategy, compliance and policy in regard to a variety of matters in order to facilitate sustainable growth.
  • Have a practical, business-oriented approach to problem-solving and be able to effectively counsel internal clients by providing them with clear, concise advice, and creative solutions on established timelines to meet the business needs.
  • Provide leadership on the company’s corporate and corporate development transactions, such as M&A deals, corporate finance, and restructurings of corporate debt.
  • Provide strategic and tactical legal advice in connection with the drafting, negotiation, and review of a wide variety of contracts and strategic agreements, including licensing agreements, business partner agreements, service agreements, finance agreements, purchase and sale agreements
  • Guide the company and manage on compliance matters with regards to the preparation of policies and procedures and other documents related to governance, business operations and regulatory compliance.
  • Develop and deliver training to inform internal teams on best practices and mentor junior team member.
  • Liaise with and instruct external counsel on various matters including consumer litigation.

This role will partner closely with peers on the legal team and support legal operations and initiatives to support the company’s day-to-day business operations. S/he will also work closely with other internal executives to execute on company business objectives and drive legal departmental initiatives.

Culture fit with our client and the legal team is essential. This lawyer must have the proven ability to develop collaborative working relationships with a strong team of sales and other company business units and is expected to “roll up their sleeves” and help enable the growth of the business. The successful candidate will work efficiently with attention to responsiveness, and will independently manage his/her own workload while managing others. S/he must be a self-starter who possesses a strong work ethic, be highly organized, be able to handle multiple activities simultaneously. S/he must not only be able to take a risk-based approach to solving current problems to maintain momentum, but also understand and develop what is required to achieve the longer-term goals of the business. This attorney will also have excellent time management skills and the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced and continuously changing environment. Excellent academic credentials as well as strong technology and significant in-house experience are required.

Local candidates only will be considered at this time (San Francisco Bay Area).

Compensation is competitive. This is a phenomenal opportunity to join a dynamic company and high 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: # 449-SLS - Apply Now


Vice President & Associate General Counsel, Product – San Francisco, CA

Our client, one of the greatest technology companies in the world has exclusively retained Solutus Legal Search to assist the company in its desire to add a world class attorney to lead its growing Product Legal team. This attorney will report to the Senior Vice President, Global Privacy & Product Legal and will manage a robust team.

The successful candidate will possess 13+ years of legal experience. S/he will be well versed in the areas of commercial/technology transactions law, privacy, product counseling and IP. A technical degree is preferred, but is not required (however those possessing a technical degree will have a competitive advantage). Management experience is a must.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Providing legal guidance on a broad range of issues throughout the product lifecycle, including product development, go-to-market strategy, privacy and data protection, and other regulatory and contractual matters.
  • Leading the Product Legal team, a group of 16 individuals, 15 of whom are lawyers, that continues to grow at a rapid pace.
  • Setting forth and executing on the strategic vision for the Product Legal team.
  • Partnering with and counseling executives in the Company’s Technology & Products organization to foster the development of innovative technologies while managing legal risk and ensuring legal compliance.
  • Shaping policies and processes to help scale as the Company continues to grow and drive important compliance initiatives related to the product development lifecycle.
  • Maintaining close relationships with subject matter experts across the Law & Corporate Affairs department (e.g., Privacy, Intellectual Property, Commercial Legal, and Procurement Legal) in addition to other departments across the Company (e.g., Security).
  • Assist with acquisition and integration of products, content, services, and technologies, including due diligence and integration related to mergers and acquisitions
  • Reviewing and negotiating inbound technology transactions that integrate with the Company’s services.
  • Serving as a resident expert and resource on issues related to privacy and data protection as it relates to the Company’s platform, products, and services.

Required Skills / Experience:

  • Significant leadership and people management experience.
  • 13+ years combined experience in law firm and/or in-house legal department, preferably in the technology industry, with significant product counseling experience.
  • Experience negotiating and drafting technology license agreements.
  • Experience with privacy and data protection issues and strong knowledge of global privacy laws, in particular GDPR.
  • Substantive expertise in the laws governing advertising technology, e-commerce, marketing, consumer protection laws, social media, and online tracking technology.
  • Well-grounded knowledge of intellectual property law.
  • Familiarity with open source software licensing practices.

Desired Skills / Experience

  • Computer Science / Engineering background.
  • Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) certification.


The successful candidate will have the ability to team well with others and thrive in a fast paced, commercially oriented and fun work environment. Excellent verbal and written communication skills along with sound business and legal judgment are key to success in this job. This attorney will possess a highly responsive and service oriented value system and be able to prioritize work and manage deadlines. S/he will also be confident, polished and exude executive presence. A sense of fun and humor will fit in well with this fantastic culture.

This is a unique opportunity to join one of the most highly sought after and cutting edge companies in the world. Compensation is competitive, hours are good and the career opportunity is compelling.

Solutus Legal Search has been exclusively retained for 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: # 448-SLS - Apply Now


Vice President,General Counsel– Walnut Creek, CA

Our client, a privately-held/family owned and operated company, is a global leader in providing value-added, branded food products to the foodservice industry and retail markets. The Company has exclusively retained Solutus Legal Search to assist the executives in their search for a strong and dynamic General Counsel to lead the legal function.

Responsibilities include: providing best practices legal support to all functions of the Company; ensuring the highest quality management of corporate governance; drafting, reviewing, and negotiating a variety of commercial, supplier, vendor, NDA and other commercial agreements. This attorney will also counsel executives on labor and employment, financing and mergers and acquisitions matters. S/he will manage regulatory matters affecting consumer products and brands, refine processes to facilitate legal support of the company’s marketing and operational teams, including food branding and food safety issues. This is an exciting opportunity to work with other business functions to provide strategic, business-oriented legal guidance on a wide variety of matters.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • 10-12+ years of experience practicing law with significant experience in the consumer-packaged products/food/foodservice industry - strong law firm experience is a plus.
  • Experience advising C-level executives and Boards of Directors on issues related to corporate governance, operations, labor and employment, marketing, and finance.
  • Impeccable legal and business judgment and an ability to quickly assess risk and prioritize.
  • Executive presence and proven ability to influence at all levels.
  • Business acumen.
  • Efficiently and effectively manage external counsel as needed.
  • Great written and oral communication skills.
  • A collaborative approach in a fast-paced, growth and team-oriented environment.
  • Effective and efficient management of external legal resources.
  • Responsiveness.

Culture: From its inception as a family-run business, the Company has nurtured a culture built on values that inspire all employees to achieve their full potential, to build trust through honest and direct communication, to honor one’s word, to respect each other, to work as a team, and to constantly strive to make things better for one another, the customer, suppliers, and the community as a whole. The company’s commitment to these values is baked into its history and is central to its mission. The successful candidate will embody these values and model them within the organization.

Solutus Legal Search is proud to have 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: # 447-SLS - Apply Now


Senior Product Counsel – San Francisco, CA

Our client, a cutting-edge technology company and market leader in the digital entertainment space, seeks to hire a Senior Product Counsel for its growing legal department.

The ideal candidate will have 8 to 10 years of legal experience in advising technology companies on product development in the mobile, internet, video or gaming industries. The position requires expertise in the laws, standards and best practices for media businesses, consumer protection, privacy, data security, legal/regulatory compliance, marketing, and intellectually property.

This attorney will review products, programs and initiatives, and will draft and implement terms of use, disclosures and FAQs for this consumer-facing business. In addition, s/he will advise and work with the business teams responsible for product, engineering, content, trust & safety practices, and marketing.

Our client offers a strong compensation package with outstanding benefits and perks. Our client’s culture is very attractive -- fast-paced, innovative, team-oriented and collegial. Excellent legal and business judgment, a curious and critical mindset and the ability to work independently in a rapidly changing and sometimes ambiguous environment are essential qualities. This attorney must be an excellent communicator and be able to prioritize responsiveness and service to internal clients.

Solutus Legal Search, LLC has been engaged on an exclusive basis for this highly desirable search. Interested candidates should submit their resume to search@solutuslegal.com.

Ref: # 446-SLS - Apply Now


Senior Corporate Counsel, San Francisco, CA

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

The ideal candidate will possess 4 – 7 years of general transactional, complex real estate (i.e. REIT) or securities experience, with a deep contracts skill set. Privacy experience is desirable. Experience in a highly regulated industry will provide a significant competitive advantage, especially a background in fintech. This attorney will provide a broad range of in-house legal services, from client and vendor contracting, to corporate work, to privacy and product counseling. The successful candidate will work closely with top-level executives and form key partnerships across the company.

Our client will consider law firm associates from top law firms as well as those with relevant in house experience. Must have a strong drafting skill set. Strong academic and law firm credentials are required. Local and nonlocal candidates welcome.

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.

Ref: # 441-SLS - Apply Now


Senior Attorney (Employment) – Boutique Law Firm – San Francisco Bay Area Mid-Peninsula

Our client, an amazing employment law boutique firm has exclusively engaged Solutus Legal in its search for a Senior Attorney to join the group’s growing practice. The successful candidate will perform a mix of counseling and employment litigation and have 10+ years of employment law experience. The successful candidate must be comfortable and skilled at being a zealous advocate in the litigation process. Top law firm experience and California Bar admission are required.

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

Strong experience in the employment field, including the ability to give sophisticated employment counseling and litigation advice based on deep employment law substantive expertise, is essential. Excellent drafting skills, precise attention to detail and strong and clear written and oral communication skills are also a must.

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

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

Ref: # 444-SLS - Apply Now


General Counsel or VP, Legal (Life Sciences), San Francisco Bay Area [Mid-Peninsula]

Our client, a well funded, fast growing life sciences start up company is seeking an experienced VP Legal/General Counsel to set legal strategies and functional plans for the Company’s growth, as it transitions into clinical development and prepares to commercialize its blockbuster lead product program. Title will depend on seniority and level of directly relevant experience. Reporting to the President & CEO, this legal executive will be responsible for leading all legal matters, including strategy development, the establishment of complex business transactions, the management of intellectual property, employment law matters, contracts and the coordination of legal matters handled by outside counsel. This individual will also be responsible for executing functional plans for managing legal matters, including activities to be performed in-house or through third-party relationships to best manage the Company’s legal activities to manage risk, while maximizing value for the business.

The successful candidate 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.

Essential Functions:

  • Develop a dynamic legal strategy and infrastructure to support both current and future corporate objectives as the business evolves.
  • Provide leadership on cross-functional teams, identifying legal issues, providing legal options and analysis of possible legal solutions. Provide recommendations to executives for addressing critical issues so that business and legal objectives are met.
  • Advise on the interpretation of legal documents and applicable laws and regulations in a manner that provides executives with practical legal advice while properly managing risk to the organization.
  • Draft, review, negotiate and interpret a wide range of general corporate and commercial agreements.
  • IP portfolio management including US and foreign patent prosecution and patentability, freedom-to-operate and invention disclosure.
  • Draft, negotiate and review IP agreements including nondisclosure, research, license and other agreements involving the use, transfer, or ownership of intellectual property.
  • Counsel Research and Management colleagues with regard to patent portfolio and strategy.
  • Provide support for business development, including for in-licensing and acquisitions.
  • Advise the company on employment matters.
  • Keep apprised of new laws, regulations, and industry trends affecting the organization, and assist with development of policies and training as needed.
  • Optimize outside counsel work so that it is timely and cost-effective. Work creatively with outside counsel on budgetary issues (including preparation and management of budgets and forecasts) to minimize fees and costs to resolve issues effectively.


Requirements:

  • 15+ years experience in legal practice, with a combination of large law firm and in-house experience.
  • Experience working as in-house counsel in the biotechnology/pharmaceutical industry responsible for providing legal advice on a broad set of general corporate matters to both public and private enterprises.
  • J.D. from an accredited law school.
  • A life sciences degree is strongly preferred.
  • Ability and desire to roll up one’s sleeves and do the work as well as handle the big picture strategic and functional matters.
  • Business acumen and the ability to effectively collaborate and communicate with executives and the Board of Directors.
  • Executive presence with partner organizations, investors and the Board of Directors.
  • Unquestionable integrity with the highest ethical standards.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with excellent written and verbal communication skills.

The compensation package is very competitive and includes comprehensive benefits and a strong equity component.

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: # 439-SLS - Apply Now


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

Solutus Legal Search has been retained by our client, a successful and growing litigation boutique law firm in San Francisco, to assist in their search for an associate attorney. Our client is frequently recognized as one of the top litigation boutiques in California and nationwide.

The successful candidate will have 2-3 years of complex litigation experience at a top large law firm, be admitted to practice law in California and have superior academic credentials. A clerkship and work experience prior to law school is preferred but is not required.

Our client seeks an attorney with a passion for 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. Our client has a unique mix of defense and plaintiff side work. The culture of the firm is positive and family friendly. This is a full-time position.

This is an excellent opportunity for a high-quality attorney to take a meaningful step in advancing their career by joining a firm that provides responsibility and variety immediately and room for growth and development as an attorney.

Local candidates only (San Francisco Bay Area). Interested candidates should send their resume to search@solutuslegal.com for additional information.

Ref: # 437-SLS - Apply Now


Attorney (Part-time/Remote/Independent Contractor)–Boutique Law Firm (San Francisco)(Big Firm alternative)

Solutus Legal Search has been retained by our client, a successful and growing litigation boutique law firm in San Francisco, to assist in their search for an attorney/independent contractor to work 8-15 hours per week. Remote work is possible, although the attorney should be able to come into the office in San Francisco for a few hours a week initially.

This attorney will be responsible for handling broad litigation support including research, analysis, drafting, and 3rd party subpoenas. The successful candidate will have 8-10 years of high stakes complex commercial litigation experience at a top large law firm, be admitted to practice law in California, have superior academic credentials, be extremely organized and be able to work autonomously.

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced attorney to help a highly respected firm in a role that offers flexibility and autonomy. Our client is frequently recognized as one of the top litigation boutiques in California and nationwide.

Local candidates only (San Francisco Bay Area). Interested candidates should send their resume to search@solutuslegal.com for additional information.

Ref: # 438-SLS - Apply Now


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

Attorney – (Employment Litigation) (Flexible Hours/Remote Work) – Boutique Law Firm in San Francisco

Solutus Legal Search has been exclusively retained by a successful employment litigation boutique law firm to assist in their search for a high quality associate attorney. The successful candidate will have 4 – 7+ years of employment litigation experience including experience with the following:

  • Drafting motions
  • Taking and defending depositions
  • Conducting discovery
  • Making court appearances

The ideal candidate will work full-time (approximately 35 – 40 hours per week). Candidates seeking a part-time or reduced schedule may also apply. Law firm experience and California Bar admission are required. This position can be done remotely or from the firm’s San Francisco office. Remote candidates should expect to spend no less than two days per week in the office during the first six months in order to integrate with the firm.

This is an amazing opportunity for the lawyer who wants to work with a great team and work for high level clients while having the flexibility to work remotely and to work non-traditional hours depending on the client and project needs. Excellent drafting skills, attention to detail and strong and very clear written and verbal communication skills are essential. Substantive knowledge of employment law including experience with wage and hour class actions and PAGA claims is preferred, however, our client is willing to consider a stand-out litigation associate who is seeking to shift their focus to employment litigation.

The firm was founded in 2013 and has a successful and consistently busy practice. Benefits and compensation are competitive and will depend on experience. Local candidates only (San Francisco Bay Area).

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

Ref: # 436-SLS - Apply Now


Senior Corporate Counsel, San Francisco, CA

Our client, a Y Combinator company in the blockchain, smart contract security auditing space is taking off and seeking their second attorney to help block and tackle on a wide variety of legal issues including commercial transactions, labor and employment, and compliance. This attorney will report directly to the VP, Head of Legal and will help navigate one of the most exciting and disruptive technologies in the market today. This company is poised to be a prominent player in the blockchain space.

The ideal candidate will possess at least 6+ years of experience in the following areas: drafting and negotiating (commercial/technology) agreements, handling general corporate, intellectual property, labor and employment, compliance support, and any day-to-day legal issues. Experience in software or security or knowledge of blockchain or crypto coins/tokens is strongly preferred. In-house experience is also preferred, but not required.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Negotiating, drafting, and analyzing a wide variety of commercial and technology contracts; this includes establishing templates and improving process.
  • Partnering with a wide variety of employees including Business Development, Communications, and Engineering and advising them on legal issues and risks, deal structures, corporate and employee policies and procedures, and intellectual property protection.
  • Advising on various labor and employment issues, including onboarding full time and contract employees.
  • Other corporate legal matters.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • 6+ years of transactional experience in a law firm and/or in-house corporate setting.
  • Experience advising clients on and structuring commercial transactions including collaborations, NDAs, statements of work, professional services agreements, development agreements, consulting agreements, and corporate and employee matters.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills to facilitate successful interaction with all levels of management and staff.
  • Excellent customer service (internal and external), interpersonal, and organizational skills. Ability to act with urgency and respond quickly.
  • Flexibility and willingness to work on a broad variety of legal matters with a team-player attitude.
  • Hard working, self-motivated, and able to manage numerous projects simultaneously under deadline pressure.
  • Candidate must have a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school and be a member in good standing of the CA Bar (RIHC is acceptable). Local (San Francisco Bay Area) candidates preferred.

This candidate must also be comfortable with uncertainty, and thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced and fast-scaling environment that is unstructured and fluid. A high level of enthusiasm for the company’s mission along with a positive attitude is required. For those seeking a great adventure with the opportunity to help shape the company and create impact in an emerging space as well as work with smart, enthusiastic colleagues…this is an opportunity of a career.

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

Ref: # 434-SLS - Apply Now


Strategic Manager (Marketing/Sales)- San Francisco, CA

Our client, a premier boutique technology law firm, is looking to add a Strategic Manager (Marketing/Sales) to their team. This is a one‐of‐a‐kind opportunity to create and execute a go‐to‐ market plan for their new training platform.

The ideal candidate will be a lawyer, professional development or legal marketing professional looking for a new challenge. Responsibilities include a mix of strategy, marketing, sales and customer support. Your first priority will be to survey the market and potential users and develop a go‐to‐market strategy. Your second priority will be to meet with potential in‐house and law firm customers and execute the strategy.

The successful candidate will be a creative thinker with strong presentation skills and a love for client engagement. Must have professional development, law firm marketing or legal practice experience.

This is a part-time position (two days per week, with at least one day in the office). Compensation is competitive and will be determined based on experience. Please send resumes to search@solutuslegal.com.

Ref: # 433-SLS - Apply Now


Director, Legal (Corporate Securities) – San Francisco Bay Area (South Bay/Santa Cruz)

Our client, a rapidly growing and innovative pre-IPO technology company, has exclusively engaged Solutus Legal Search to assist the company in its search for a Director, Legal (Corporate Securities). This position will report to the General Counsel and will be responsible for a variety of corporate matters. This role has management potential.

The successful candidate will have 6 to 10 years of legal experience, with a strong corporate securities background, including experience with ’33 Act, ’34 Act, and Section 16 filings. In-house experience is preferred, but our client will consider law firm associates with relevant experience from top firms. IPO experience is a plus, but is not required. Local candidates only (San Francisco Bay Area).

Responsibilities include:

  • Advising on public disclosures;
  • Supporting and executing financing and strategic transactions;
  • Preparing the company’s securities filings;
  • Handling corporate governance issues including preparation for Board of Directors meetings; and
  • Working with the company’s Board of Directors and internal business and finance teams to provide legal advice on general corporate matters.

The company was awarded “Best Places to Work” in 2017. Our client’s culture is roll up your sleeves and check your ego at the door. People are excited to work here and that excitement is infectious. The successful candidate will posses these attributes as well as strong business and legal judgment, and will be able to quickly and easily gain the trust and respect of internal business clients. The legal team is well regarded in the company. Legal team members partner together to create a supportive environment that fosters success.

This is an outstanding opportunity to join a small and growing legal team with a great culture in a highly valued role. Our client offers a competitive compensation package, including equity.

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

Ref: # 428-SLS - Apply Now


Director, Legal (Corporate)– San Francisco, CA

Our client, an innovative and rapidly growing pre-IPO technology company, has exclusively engaged Solutus Legal Search to assist the company in its search for a Director, Legal (Corporate). This position will report to the General Counsel and will be responsible for a variety of corporate matters. This role has management potential.

The successful candidate will have 6 to 10 years of legal experience, with a strong corporate securities background, including experience with ’33 Act, ’34 Act, and Section 16 filings. A combination of in-house and law firm experience is preferred. IPO experience is a plus but is not required. Local candidates only (San Francisco Bay Area).

Responsibilities include:

  • Advising on securities disclosures and preparing the company’s securities filings;
  • Supporting and executing financing and strategic transactions;
  • Handling corporate governance issues including preparation for Board of Directors meetings; and
  • Working with the company’s Board of Directors and internal business and finance teams to provide legal advice on general corporate matters.

Our client’s culture is second-to-none and they have been recently awarded “Best Places to Work.” Our clients value team members who roll up their sleeves and check their ego at the door. People are excited to work here, and that excitement is infectious. The successful candidate will possess these attributes as well as strong business and legal judgment and will be able to quickly and easily gain the trust and respect of internal business clients. The legal team is well regarded in the company. Legal team members partner together to create a supportive environment that fosters success. This is an outstanding opportunity to join a small and growing legal team with a great culture in a highly valued role.

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

Ref: # 428B-SLS - Apply Now


Lead Go-To-Market Counsel, San Francisco, CA

How would you like to work for a technology company that does not live and die by its quarterly sales performance? A company whose business model is so innovative that it has not only succeeded as a high-growth publicly-traded company, but also continues to scale and thrive without quarterly deal pressure?

This is not your ordinary commercial role. Our client is seeking to add an experienced attorney who will serve as the leader and architect of the Company’s outbound commercial practice – spearheading the evolution of its key agreements with a scalable, business-minded approach. This attorney will work with internal business teams to scale go-to-market strategies for the Company, such as its enterprise Cloud offering, system integrator program, government sales, developer ecosystem, and post-acquisition integrations. This attorney will also collaborate cross-functionally with the Company’s risk, privacy, engineering, sales operations, and technical accounting teams on their areas of expertise – and will advise internal clients regarding legal and business issues, including identifying, managing, and communicating risks and opportunities associated with specific agreements.

This role will offer the successful candidate the opportunity to support several internal teams including enterprise sales, channel, and customer advocate teams as they ship Company products to tens of thousands of customers around the globe. Negotiation of enterprise terms and related data protection agreements with the Company’s largest customers will be required periodically.

The ideal candidate will possess the following profile:

  • 8+ years of experience in technology transactions, including at least 4 years at a top law firm.
  • In house experience preferred, but our client will consider qualified candidates applying directly from a law firm.
  • Expert knowledge of Cloud/SaaS offerings.
  • Experience structuring, drafting, and negotiating complex commercial agreements.
  • Experience handling privacy and data protection topics in the commercial contract context.
  • Experience offering pragmatic, business-minded support and expertise to internal teams that influence the entire organization.
  • A proactive temperament with a problem solving mentality.
  • Excellent communicator with the ability to influence people across the company.
  • Ability to handle competing priorities in a dynamic and fluid environment.
  • Self-starter with a sense of urgency to get things done.
  • Entrepreneurial mindset with willingness to take on special projects.
  • J.D. with membership in at least one state bar (preferably CA).
  • Residence in the San Francisco Bay Area or a desire to relocate to the area.

Our client’s offices are open, highly collaborative and fun. To support you at work (and play) the Company offers some fantastic perks: ample time off to relax and recharge, five paid volunteer days a year for your favorite cause, plenty of food and beverages, ergonomic workstations with sit/stand desks, unique ShipIt days, a company paid trip after five years, generous employer-paid insurance coverage (medical, dental, and vision) for you and your family, 401k matching and more.

This is a unique opportunity to join a growing legal team and work on novel issues in an exciting, energizing environment.

Ref: # 425-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


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


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


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