In House Opportunities

 

Director/Senior Director - Clinical Trial/Contracts Attorney – San Francisco Bay Area (Mid-Peninsula)

Our client, a publicly-traded clinical biopharmaceutical company, has exclusively retained Solutus Legal Search to assist the Company in its search for an experienced attorney to join the Company’s legal team. This attorney will report directly to the Vice President, Legal and will assume leadership responsibility for negotiating and finalizing contracts with a focus on clinical trial agreements for the Company’s clinical studies. The successful candidate will have substantial experience negotiating all manner of business contracts, including global clinical trial agreements, as well as experience with related data privacy regulations.

Responsibilities:

  • The successful candidate will provide thoughtful legal support to the Company’s clinical operations team. Responsibilities will include:
  • Drafting, reviewing, negotiating, and amending contracts in support of the company’s clinical development programs;
  • Providing legal review of informed consents and related clinical documents;
  • Implementing data privacy laws and requirements in global clinical trial contracting;
  • Supporting the Company’s clinical operations team;
  • Establishing contracting parameters and procedures to ensure the consistent and timely delivery of high quality agreements compliant with company policies;
  • Advising stakeholders on contract terms, interpretation and implications, dispute resolution and legal and business risk mitigation;
  • Managing the Company’s contracts management system, and monitoring metrics related to legal contracting;
  • Thinking strategically about the Company’s approach to clinical contracting and spearheading continuous process improvements.

Requirements:

  • The ideal candidate will be an experienced attorney with excellent interpersonal skills and strong business acumen in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry. The following background is strongly preferred:
  • 10+ years of legal experience; with at least 5 years direct experience negotiating contracts, with an emphasis on global clinical trial agreements;
  • Global privacy experience (as components of clinical trial agreements and informed consent)
  • JD required; licensed to practice law in the U.S.;
  • Detail oriented and highly organized;
  • Capable of working independently and as part of a team;
  • Able to prioritize and respond quickly to changing needs;
  • Outstanding written and verbal skills;
  • Personable and able to interact positively with study site personnel and external parties.

The successful candidate will thrive in a collaborative and intellectually challenging environment, be a self-starter capable of working independently, and will enjoy the thrill of supporting the advancement of clinical stage product candidates. This is a fantastic opportunity to work with people at all levels, have a meaningful impact and contribute to the growth of the Company.

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

Ref: # 533-SLS - Apply Now


Employment Counsel/Senior Employment Counsel – Dallas, TX

Our client, a hospitality unicorn and one of the fastest growing late-stage startup companies in the world, has retained Solutus Legal to assist the company with its search for its first employment counsel.

The successful candidate will have 4-8 years of broad-based employment experience and be excited about being on the ground floor of a highly talented and growing legal group. Prior in-house experience strongly preferred, but our client will consider law firm associates as well. The ideal candidate will have a positive can-do attitude and possess the ability to work independently and creatively and thrive in a fast-paced, disruptive environment.

Responsibilities include:

  • Advising the company’s HR team, managers, senior leadership and other stakeholders on the laws and regulations affecting employees and contractors in the United States.
  • Working with HR and management on crafting compliant policies and procedures that fit in the context of the company's rapidly growing and evolving business.
  • Strategically managing and resolving any employment and compliance-related litigation, claims, investigations, subpoenas etc, working independently or with outside counsel.
  • Advising on compliance with US employment laws and regulations.
  • Providing guidance on immigration matters.
  • Assisting with legal aspects of employee training programs


This attorney must be nimble, responsive, and able to quickly pivot. This is a fabulous, one of a kind opportunity to join a company poised for greatness.

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

Ref: # 532-SLS - Apply Now


Commercial Counsel – Silicon Valley

Our client, a pre-IPO company, is the independent market leader in enterprise cloud applications for governance, risk, compliance (GRC), and quality management. Our client’s apps and software solutions improve business performance by strengthening risk management, corporate governance, regulatory compliance, audit management, vendor governance, and quality management for organizations across industries, including banking and financial services, health care, life sciences, energy and utilities, consumer brands, government, technology, and manufacturing.

Our client is looking to hire a Commercial Counsel to work at its headquarters in the Silicon Valley. The Commercial Counsel will be key member of a global legal team, supporting the sales and marketing teams in the Americas. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of applicable legal and regulatory requirements relating to cloud and SaaS contracts, licensing, data privacy and will have experience partnering with sales and channel teams to close deals. This position requires a self-starter and a business savvy team player who can effectively manage and negotiate deals with minimal supervision in a dynamic and fast-moving environment.

Responsibilities

  • Review, draft and negotiate outbound SaaS/cloud services, software licensing, reseller and professional services agreements
  • Be the negotiator and legal advisor to sales, business development and channels team and management to address and provide solutions to commercial issues during negotiations
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with the sales organization, internal stakeholders and clients
  • Effectively manage and prioritize multiple deals and agreements
  • Review and negotiate inbound vendor agreements as needed
  • As bandwidth permits, handle a wide variety of other issues and projects that arise in growing in-house legal departments
  • Collaborate with the legal team and Deal Desk group to help update legal playbooks and contract templates
  • Provide support and escalation to other team members on substantive legal issues such as data privacy

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 4 years of legal experience, preferably law firm and in-house corporate experience, handling a variety of technology agreements, including SaaS and licensing
  • Demonstrable front-line experience in drafting and negotiating outbound commercial contracts
  • Strong organizational and relationship management skills working in a team environment
  • Preference will be given to candidates with previous experience with SaaS, cloud computing, technology agreements and data privacy
  • Good business acumen with an ability to balance legal and business requirements
  • JD, member of the California State Bar
  • Strong academic credentials from a top-rated accredited law school

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: # 531-SLS - Apply Now


Commercial Counsel – Mid Peninsula (SF Bay Area)

Our client, one of the most recognized brand names in the technology and investment world, has engaged Solutus to assist the organization with its desire to add a talented attorney to its legal department. This role has significant opportunity for growth and advancement within the small and growing legal team.

The successful candidate will be a collaborative attorney with 5+ years of legal experience. A combination of in-house and law firm experience is preferred, but our client will consider strong candidates with one or the other. Admission to practice law in California is required (RIHC is acceptable). Local candidates only (San Francisco Bay Area).

This attorney will collaborate with teams across the business including corporate, compliance, finance, marketing, HR, and government affairs. The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for drafting, reviewing, and negotiating commercial agreements (including SAAS agreements, purchase and supply agreements, and master services agreements); analyzing and mitigating legal risk domestically and internationally; and working on global projects to assess compliance across jurisdictions.

Compensation is competitive and includes excellent benefits. This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic company that is helping to disrupt technology and change the world. Solutus has been engaged to partner with our client on this coveted search. Interested candidates must submit resumes directly to search@solutuslegal.com. Candidates bypassing Solutus will be redirected to our firm for consideration.

Ref: # 530-SLS - Apply Now


Contracts Manager/Sr. Contracts Manager - Silicon Valley, CA

Our client, a leading pre-public FinTech company, has retained Solutus Legal Search on an exclusive basis to assist the Company in its search for a Contracts Manager. This is a great opportunity to join a small, growing, and supportive legal team at a company that was recently recognized as one of the “2018 Best Places to Work.”

The successful candidate will partner with sales, business development, product, marketing and finance teams. They will be responsible for both drafting, reviewing, and negotiating agreements as well as contract administration including process improvement and contract management tool maintenance, tracking and reporting.

The ideal candidate will have 6+ years of experience drafting, reviewing and negotiating agreements including NDAs, software licenses, professional services, consulting and partner agreements. A bachelor’s degree and experience in a major law firm or a sophisticated in house legal department is required. Local candidates only (San Francisco Bay Area).

Our client’s culture is humble, fun, fast-paced, and roll-up-your sleeves. Employees are authentic, passionate about what they do, and dedicated to the company’s mission and product. The successful candidate will align with the above characteristics.

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

Ref: # 502-SLS - Apply Now


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

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

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

Responsibilities Include:

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

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

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

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

Ref: # 529-SLS - Apply Now


Vice President, Legal (Corporate and Securities) – Palo Alto

Our client, a hospitality unicorn and one of the fastest growing late-stage startup companies in the world, has exclusively retained Solutus Legal to assist the company in its search for a Vice President, Legal to focus on Corporate and Securities matters. This position will report to the General Counsel.

The successful candidate will have 15+ 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 attorneys with relevant experience from top law firms. IPO experience is a plus, but is not required.

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

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

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

Ref: # 528-SLS - Apply Now


Sr. Corporate Counsel (Compliance) – Palo Alto, CA

Our client, a hospitality unicorn and one of the fastest growing late-stage startup companies in the world, has retained Solutus Legal to assist the company with its search for an experienced compliance attorney.

The successful candidate will be responsible for a wide range of compliance matters including corporate, regulatory, HR, IP, and insurance. This attorney will work closely with legal, finance, HR, business teams, managers and other leaders throughout the organization to embed the compliance culture and practices in daily operations and activities within the U.S. Other duties include communicating with and training employees on new policies and procedures as they relate to the organization’s compliance programs, and performing periodic risk assessments on regulatory and legal matters and making compliance recommendations to executives

Qualifications

  • A JD with a State Bar membership (top academic credentials required)
  • 6-8 years of legal experience including experience advising companies on compliance matters
  • Ability and desire to roll up your sleeves and go beyond the traditional boundaries of the role
  • Entrepreneurial mindset: flexible, self-starting, hard-working and a problem solver
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize and effectively multitask
  • Adaptable to change

This company is a rocket ship. Its visionary founder and superb management team possess a keen eye for disruption. They are moving swiftly to affect change and expand the organization. Heavyweight investors (SoftBank, Sequoia Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners to name a few) have bet on company leaders to create one of the most successful hospitality companies in the world.

Our client has retained Solutus for this coveted search. Interested candidates are required to submit their resumes directly to Solutus for consideration at search@solutuslegal.com.

Ref: # 523-SLS - Apply Now


Sr. Corporate Counsel – Palo Alto, CA and New York, NY (2 Positions)

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


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

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

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

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

Ref: # 524-SLS - Apply Now


Corporate Attorney (SF/London/Remote)

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

Solutus Legal has been exclusively retained by our client, a high-end boutique law firm, to assist in hiring an attorney to work on corporate transactions. Founded in 2000, our client has a thriving corporate practice and established client base that includes top tier international funds, cachet companies and other clientele. Offices are located in San Francisco and London. Many team members work remotely and the firm is open to flexible schedules.


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


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


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


This position requires a dedicated home office and the ability to effectively and efficiently work and communicate across U.S. and European time zones (noting that the firm has physical locations in San Francisco and London). Team members are independent contractors. This position offers a competitive hourly rate and the opportunity for ongoing advancement in pay and professional development. The firm supplies professional liability insurance, IT and document processing support as well as access to PLC and PLI.


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

Ref: # 526-SLS - Apply Now


Corporate Attorney, Part-time (SF/London/Remote)

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

Solutus Legal has been exclusively retained by our client, a high-end boutique law firm, to assist in hiring an attorney to work on corporate transactions. Founded in 2000, our client has a thriving corporate practice and established client base that includes top tier international funds, cachet companies and other clientele. Offices are located in San Francisco and London. Many team members work remotely and the firm is open to a part-time schedule of 20-30 hours per week (with the opportunity for the attorney to work more or less if desired).


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


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


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


This position requires a dedicated home office and the ability to effectively and efficiently work and communicate across U.S. and European time zones (noting that the firm has physical locations in San Francisco and London). Team members are independent contractors. This position offers a competitive hourly rate and the opportunity for ongoing advancement in pay and professional development. The firm supplies professional liability insurance, IT and document processing support as well as access to PLC and PLI.


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

Ref: # 527-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


Corporate Paralegal – Silicon Valley, CA and Dallas, TX (2 positions)

Our client, a hospitality unicorn and one of the fastest growing late-stage startup companies in the world, has retained Solutus Legal to assist the company in its search for two Corporate Paralegals - one for its Palo Alto office and one for its Dallas, TX office. The ideal candidates will possess at least 8 years of paralegal experience in a law firm and/or in-house legal department of a technology company. A bachelor’s degree and a paralegal certificate is preferred.

Responsibilities include:

  • Providing support to attorneys with a variety of corporate structure and governance matters, general corporate and commercial agreements, including vendor and procurement agreements, and M&A and strategic transactions;
  • Helping define and improve internal processes and policies;
  • Contract management;
  • Supporting and assisting with the IP maintenance process; and
  • Managing special projects and tasks as assigned and in collaboration with other team members, including creating and maintaining commercial playbooks and templates and training materials.

The successful candidates will possess an attention to detail and will be highly organized. They will be team players with a positive and collaborative attitude and excellent judgment (knowing when to escalate issues to an attorney). In addition, they will be able to work in a fast-paced and quickly changing environment with the ability to prioritize a variety of important tasks. The ability to work effectively in a dynamic environment and a willingness to roll up sleeves and pitch in where needed are required.

This is a one of a kind opportunity for a paralegal seeking to be part of an amazing and growing team who is committed to the company’s success. With its visionary founder, superb management team with a keen eye for disruption, and heavyweight investors (SoftBank, Sequoia Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners to name a few), the sky is the limit for this company and its team.

All interested candidates must submit their resumes directly to Solutus for consideration to search@solutuslegal.com. Resumes submitted directly to our client will be forwarded to Solutus for review and evaluation.

Ref: # 525-SLS - Apply Now


AGC – Corporate (San Francisco, CA)

 Our client, a well-funded, disruptive pre-IPO technology company, seeks to hire an experienced corporate attorney to join its legal team. This is a dynamic role with broad corporate responsibility for this venture-backed company including M&A, strategic ventures and corporate partnerships, corporate governance and general corporate work, securities law compliance, and stock administration.

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);
  • 10+ years of general corporate and M&A legal 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; and
  • Must enjoy working with a broad range of business team members in a fast-paced environment.

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 cutting-edge 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: # 521-SLS - Apply Now


Senior Corporate Counsel – Contracts & Legal Operations - San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay)

Our client, a leading multinational consumer and professional products company that markets some of the most trusted and recognized consumer brand names in the world, has exclusively retained Solutus Legal Search to assist the company in its search for an outstanding attorney to join its legal team in the area of Contracts and Legal Operations. Reporting to the Assistant General Counsel & Senior Director of Legal Operations, this role has primary responsibility for drafting, negotiating and advising on a wide range of commercial contracts and advising and serving on the leadership team of the Company's Global Strategic Sourcing (GSS) organization. It also has responsibility for leading and optimizing the company's contract lifecycle management system, serving as an integral part of the department's Legal Operations group, driving continuous improvements and providing counsel in other substantive areas as needed.

This is a highly collaborative, innovative and inclusive legal team that delivers world-class legal services to the company and to business partners. Together, they guide and protect the company and enhance its reputation. The company has been named as one of the Best Places to Work in the U.S. by Glassdoor, and has also been recognized for its diversity, sustainability efforts and corporate responsibility. The role is based at the Company’s headquarters in

Oakland.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Commercial Contracts and Contract Management:
  • Draft, negotiate and advise on a wide range of commercial contracts, including procurement, logistics, general consulting and services, sales, distribution, and other agreements from time to time, including international, IT and marketing agreements, as needed.
  • Serve on the Global Strategic Sourcing (GSS) leadership team, providing counsel to the company's GSS organization.
  • Optimize the company’s contracting processes, including creating and updating templates and self-service resources, including playbooks, trainings and knowledge management resources.
  • Lead and optimize the company's contract lifecycle management system and track contracting metrics.
  • Legal Operations:
  • Lead Legal Operations initiatives, including in the areas of budgeting, outside counsel management, business continuity planning, training, knowledge management, process improvements, technology solutions, and other areas as needed.
  • Other Responsibilities:
  • Assist in other substantive legal areas and work with members of Legal leadership, attorneys and staff on departmental matters as needed.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • 5+ years as a practicing attorney with experience drafting and negotiating commercial agreements and advising on general commercial matters, including experience at a top tier law firm. In house experience preferred.
  • Experience interacting at a senior level with business management.
  • Strong technology skills and interest in technology. Experience with contracts lifecycle management and legal software and systems preferred.
  • Demonstrated commitment to inclusion, diversity and pro-bono service and/or community involvement.
  • JD degree and bachelors degree; top tier undergraduate and law schools
  • Member of the California State Bar, or having the qualifications and willingness to sit for (and pass) the California bar exam or qualifications for registration under the California State Bar in-house counsel program

Skills and Abilities:

  • Broad range of relevant legal experience, including the ability to identify, prioritize and resolve critical legal issues in real time.
  • Excellent leadership skills, with the ability to drive and lead, while effectively working with legal and technical staffs.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Strong negotiation, consultative and facilitation skills with the ability to effectively interact with all internal and external stakeholders.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills.
  • Excellent execution and organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Team player with ability to work effectively in a matrixed organization and interact with and command respect from company employees.
  • Self-starter with a sense of urgency, ability to prioritize matters and to handle unanticipated situations effectively and work well under pressure with tight deadlines to ensure timely and appropriate response to issues raised.
  • Unquestioned personal integrity; seen as a role model for ethical principles and values of the company and practices required by law.
  • Excellent judgment and ability to handle sensitive and confidential information.
  • Firmness and courage to confront issues at every level.
  • Ability to identify and use the most efficient and effective legal resources to complete the work in a timely and cost effective manner.
  • Strong ability to influence, provide points of views, and to listen.
  • Strong decision making and problem solving skills.
  • Some limited travel may be required.

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

Ref: # 522-SLS - Apply Now


Senior Counsel – Shanghai, China

Our client, a successful technology company, seeks to hire a strategic Senior Counsel - China to oversee all legal functions in its Shanghai office.

In this role, the successful candidate will be responsible for aligning local legal initiatives to global legal strategy at the company and be responsible for a diverse array of legal matters, including but not limited to negotiating, drafting, reviewing, and advising on commercial transactions, advising on general corporate matters, and overseeing litigation, and employment matters. The person in this high-visibility role will act as a strategic partner to executives and will report directly to the General Counsel (resident in the company’s U.S. Headquarters). He/she will also manage a small local team.

The ideal candidate must have strong Mandarin and English language skills. She/he will have 10+ years of legal experience practicing law in China for large U.S.-based or China multinational operations. Some U.S. education and/or training is preferred.

Key responsibilities include:
· Draft, negotiate and close commercial contracts relating to logistics, supply and similar matters
· Manage all China product compliance matters, including privacy, advertising, marketing and similar legal issues
· Coordinate with the US legal team to manage the updating of terms of service and privacy policies
· Educate teams about regulatory issues
· Design and build processes to facilitate legal support of the company’s operational teams
· Handle and respond to legal requests relating to compliance matters

The successful candidate will have excellent judgment and ability to handle sensitive and confidential information, strong leadership, negotiating, decision-making and problem-solving skills, and excellent verbal and written communication skills. S/he will be a strategic thinker with the ability to execute and solve problems and must be comfortable working independently with minimum supervision.

This is a fantastic opportunity to assume a great deal of responsibility and be part of a world-class legal team.
Solutus Legal has been exclusively retained on this search. Interested candidates may submit resumes to search@solutuslegal.com. Resumes submitted directly to our client will be forwarded to Solutus for evaluation.

Ref: # 516-SLS - Apply Now


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

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

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

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

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

This position requires a dedicated home office and the ability to effectively and efficiently work and communicate across U.S. and European time zones (noting that the firm has physical locations in San Francisco and London). Team members are independent contractors. This position offers a competitive hourly rate and the opportunity for ongoing advancement in pay and professional development. The firm supplies professional liability insurance, IT and document processing support as well as access to PLC and PLI.

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

Ref: # 518-SLS - Apply Now


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

Solutus Legal has been exclusively retained by our client, a high-end boutique law firm, to assist in hiring a Senior Attorney to work on corporate transactions. Founded in 2000, our client has a thriving corporate practice and established client base that includes top tier international funds, cachet companies and other clientele. Offices are located in San Francisco and London. Many team members work remotely and the firm is open to a part-time schedule of 20-30 hours per week (with the opportunity for the attorney to work more or less if desired).

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

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

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

This position requires a dedicated home office and the ability to effectively and efficiently work and communicate across U.S. and European time zones (noting that the firm has physical locations in San Francisco and London). Team members are independent contractors. This position offers a competitive hourly rate and the opportunity for ongoing advancement in pay and professional development. The firm supplies professional liability insurance, IT and document processing support as well as access to PLC and PLI.

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

Ref: # 519-SLS - Apply Now


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

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

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

The ideal candidate will possess:

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

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

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

Ref: # 520-SLS - Apply Now


Corporate Paralegal/Sr. Corporate Paralegal

Solutus Legal Search has been exclusively engaged by our client, a leader in financial process automation for small businesses and mid-size companies, to assist the company in hiring a bright, motivated and experienced Corporate Paralegal to join its outstanding legal team. The company partners with many of the largest U.S. financial institutions, more than 70% of the top 100 U.S. accounting firms, and major accounting software providers and it was recently recognized as one of the “2018 Best Places to Work.” This position will manage and assist on a variety of corporate legal matters for the organization as it continues to scale.

The successful candidate will possess 7-10+ years of experience as a corporate paralegal at Am Law 100 law firms or late-stage private and public companies. Key responsibilities include:

  • Assist with the management of the corporate governance function; assist with SEC filings including Section 16 filings, SEC periodic reports, investor communications and related matters and maintain calendar of required filings.
  • Prepare Board and committee meeting materials, resolutions, minutes, written consents and other corporate documents;
  • Communicate with Board members and stockholders for board and shareholder consents and regulatory disclosures;
  • Maintain corporate records and state filings for parent company and all subsidiaries;
  • Support the team in the coordination of complex legal, compliance and regulatory matters;
  • Perform legal research as requested;
  • Assist with oversight and implementation of corporate policies;
  • Provide paralegal support during audits and examinations.

Prior experience with the abovementioned responsibilities in a law firm or in-house setting is required.

The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) and ideally a paralegal certificate. S/he will be a team player with a positive and collaborative attitude, a strong sense of the importance of attention to detail, the ability to prioritize and excellent judgment (knowing when to escalate issues to an attorney). S/he will be able to interact effectively with people at all levels of the company and will have the willingness to roll up sleeves and pitch in where needed. Local candidates only (San Francisco Bay Area).

This is an outstanding opportunity to join a small legal team in an impactful and diverse role. Our team has known the legal team for several years. This is a phenomenal group and one that would be a privilege to work with. Our client offers a competitive compensation package, including equity.

Solutus Legal 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 review and evaluation.

Ref: # 517-SLS - Apply Now


Sr. Counsel/AGC – Product (Mortgage) (San Francisco or Phoenix or Dallas)Sr. Counsel/AGC – Product (San Francisco or Phoenix)

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 product development and operational business teams to ensure mortgage 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 the relevant jurisdiction (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 and origination - 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: # 493-SLS - Apply Now


Product Counsel, Silicon Valley, CA

Our client, one of the leading fintech companies in the world has exclusively engaged Solutus Legal Search to assist the company in hiring a high caliber, energetic attorney with experience in financial services regulation and technology to join its Product Legal team.


This attorney will primarily support our client’s product offerings and provide legal and regulatory guidance as the product team develops, implements and updates its products and services.


The successful candidate will possess at least six (6) years of in house or law firm experience with at least 2 years of those years focused on either payments law, the FinTech space, or financial services regulatory analysis. A familiarity with payments law, including federal and state consumer financial laws and regulations like Regulation E; data privacy laws; consumer protection laws; and new rules, enforcement actions and other guidance coming out of agencies such as the CFPB and the FTC is required.


This attorney will have the ability to provide legal and regulatory guidance on the design and modification of products, review product user experiences to ensure legal compliance and proper disclosures. S/he will also help document guidance for consumption by members of both the legal and product teams.


The following qualities are required:

  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced environment and to tolerate change and ambiguity.
  • Ability and drive to take ownership of projects and tasks which, in many cases, will be matters of first impression.
  • Comfortable with gray areas and interpreting and applying the law in unsettled contexts.
  • Confident self-starter with strong interpersonal and organizational skills and a demonstrated ability to effectively and proactively provide sound legal advice, exercise good business judgment, work well with other attorneys, senior management and cross functional stakeholders, and implement policies and processes.
  • Creative thinker with strong problem solving skills and the ability to stay calm under challenging circumstances.
  • Exceptional writing skills and oral communication skills and ability to work both in teams and independently.
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments simultaneously, with effective resolution of conflicting priorities.
  • Juris Doctorate or equivalent degree.
  • Admitted to, and in good standing with, a state bar.

This is an outstanding opportunity to be part of a team that is at the forefront of the development of some of our client’s most important product offerings.

Solutus has been exclusively engaged on this coveted search. Interested candidates, please submit resumes to search@solutuslegal.com.

Ref: # 512-SLS - Apply Now


Senior Corporate Counsel – Privacy, Cyber Security and Compliance - San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay)

Our client, a leading multinational consumer and professional products company that markets some of the most trusted and recognized consumer brand names in the world, has exclusively retained Solutus Legal Search to assist the company in its search for a Senior Corporate Counsel who will help oversee the company’s day-to-day compliance with data privacy and information security laws and regulations, in addition to the company’s overall global compliance program. This position will provide opportunity for growth into other areas, and will work closely with the company's different business units and with personnel in other key functions, including senior management.

The role is based at the Company’s headquarters in Oakland, and they are willing to consider flexible hour/working from home (1-2 days a week) arrangements.The company has been named as one of the Best Places to Work in the U.S. by Glassdoor, and has also been recognized for its diversity, sustainability efforts and corporate responsibility. This attorney will report directly to the Vice President – Compliance and Assistant General Counsel.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • 3-6+ years of experience with privacy legal issues and/or related areas. CIPP and/or CIPM as well as CCEP certifications are nice to have.
  • Experience with privacy, information security, and compliance laws and regulations.
  • Knowledge of FCPA, UK Bribery Act, and related anti-corruption regulations.
  • Knowledge of the EU's General Data Protection Regulation and the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018.
  • A JD, admission to the California Bar (RIHC is acceptable), and an excellent academic record. Local candidates only (Northern California).

Key responsibilities include:

  • Help drive the continued development and implementation of the company’s data privacy program and related policies and procedures.
  • Drive the company’s compliance with U.S. and international data privacy and information security and laws and regulations.
  • Counsel on legal issues related to advertising and marketing through websites, social media, and other emerging technology platforms, including advising on consumer protection and FTC guidelines.
  • Draft and negotiate data privacy and security provisions in agreements.
  • Develop and provide employee training in the areas of privacy, cyber security, and compliance.
  • Help support the global compliance program and initiatives, which may include investigation support, training, regional and local compliance initiatives, and/or third party evaluation and monitoring.
  • Counsel on legal issues related to the company’s efforts to monitor and audit processes and systems to enhance identification of potential issues.
  • Provide legal support for business initiatives in emerging markets and the company’s professional products sales.
  • Assist in other substantive legal areas, including on general commercial transactions; also work with members of Legal leadership, other attorneys and staff on departmental matters as needed.

The successful candidate will have excellent judgment and ability to handle sensitive and confidential information, strong leadership, negotiating, decision-making and problem-solving skills, and excellent verbal and written communication skills. They will be a self-starter with an ability to multi-task and to identify and use legal resources efficiently and effectively. They will have a commitment to inclusion and diversity, excellent execution and organizational skills, and the firmness and courage to confront issues at every level. The team is highly collegial and collaborative – excellent interpersonal skills and a good sense of humor are key!

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

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

Ref: # 511-SLS - Apply Now


Corporate Counsel – Silicon Valley, CA

Our client, a highly regarded public technology company has engaged Solutus Legal on an exclusive basis to assist the company in its search for a top corporate attorney. The ideal candidate will possess 3 - 5 years of M&A and other relevant corporate transaction experience. Top law firm experience servicing emerging growth and publicly-traded technology companies is required. Local candidates only (San Francisco Bay Area).

The successful attorney must possess the “soft skills” required to thrive in our client’s culture. S/he must be collaborative with legal and business teams, flexible, team-oriented, selfless, secure, confident, willing to learn and approachable. In addition, s/he must possess the judgment to know when to escalate issues within the legal team and have the ability to work together to create solutions.

This attorney will be responsible for strategizing and managing the legal life cycle of the company’s global M&A practice and will work closely with the company’s executive, corporate development, legal and other cross-functional teams. S/he will provide advice and guidance on acquisitions, investments and other strategic corporate transactions, will advise on deal structure and issues, conduct and manage due diligence, draft and negotiate deal documentation, coordinate deal closings, track post-closing requirements and monitor strategic investments.

The successful attorney will also support corporate governance and compliance matters, including managing corporate and compliance matters for U.S. and foreign subsidiaries. In addition, this lawyer will have the opportunity to assist with SEC public reporting disclosures, including 10-Ks, 10-Qs, 8-Ks, proxy statements and Section 16 filings, and licensing transactions. S/he will work closely with outside counsel and must possess the ability to effectively manage the relationship.

Personality fit with our client and the legal department is paramount. This lawyer must possess a positive attitude and have the proven ability to develop healthy working relationships with internal partners and external customers. The successful candidate will also work efficiently and independently with confidence and manage his/her own workload. In addition s/he must possess excellent strategic, organizational and presentation skills, business acumen and sense of awareness and confidence to successfully negotiate deals and work with the legal team and other cross-functional teams.

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

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

Ref: # 484-SLS - Apply Now


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

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

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


Responsibilities will include:

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

Requirements / Skills:

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

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

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

Ref: # 510-SLS - Apply Now


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

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

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

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

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

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


Ref: # 509-SLS - Apply Now


Corporate Counsel – Silicon Valley

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

Responsibilities include:

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

The ideal candidate will have:

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

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

Local Candidates Only.

Ref: # 504-SLS - Apply Now


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

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

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

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

The successful candidate must possess the following:

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

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


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

Ref: # 505-SLS - Apply Now


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.


Fifteen years ago the Smithline team set out to create a law firm that operates differently: support a wide range of technology companies with a single, integrated team in downtown San Francisco; be outside counsel, but know their clients’ businesses well enough to operate just like a lawyer down the hall; charge for the value of the service they provide, not the time they spend providing it; and be on the leading edge of Internet, SaaS, software, mobile, device and video game deals. Today, they have just that firm and are looking to add another associate to their team.

Smithline seeks to hire an attorney with 2-5 years of law firm or in-house experience. Our client is willing to consider a stand-out corporate, real estate or other transactional attorney who is seeking to retool their practice and is dedicated to learning technology transactions and intellectual property law. The successful candidate will have top academic credentials, exceptional written and oral communication skills, and a love for their mobile phone, tablet or gaming device.

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

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

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

Ref: # 464-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