In House Opportunities

 

Director of Legal and Business Affairs – 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 a Director of Legal and Business Affairs attorney.

The successful candidate will have 8 - 12 years of broad-based corporate, transactional and compliance experience. The successful candidate will have experience with corporate governance and public company SEC reporting as well as the demonstrated ability to lead a variety of complex corporate transactions. M&A experience is a plus.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Providing legal support for transactional matters, including M&A, joint ventures, commercial agreements, debt and equity financings, leases and other facilities related transactions
  • Providing legal support for general corporate matters, including support for operations, human resources, communications and public relations, investor relations, facilities, insurance and risk management
  • Assisting with SEC reporting and securities compliance matters, including support in connection with the preparation of periodic reports, proxy statements and annual reports
  • Assisting with corporate governance matters, including support in connection with preparations for Board of Directors, Board Committee and Stockholder meetings and maintenance of foreign and domestic entities

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.

Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communications skills are required. In addition, this attorney will be well organized and hardworking, with the ability to work independently and thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial work environment.

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: # 489-SLS - Apply Now


Corporate Counsel –San Francisco Bay Area, CA

Our client, one of the largest vertically integrated cannabis operators in California, has exclusively retained Solutus Legal Search to assist the Company in its search to add a top notch corporate attorney to its legal team. This is a truly exciting opportunity to get in on the ground floor at a high growth company, in a high growth industry, tackle interesting and unique issues and work across the business on corporate matters, compliance and corporate transactions. This person will report directly to the General Counsel.

This attorney will be responsible for a variety of areas:

  • Supporting M&A activity, including drafting and negotiating key deal documents, handling due diligence matters, attending to closing and post-closing integration matters;
  • Advising on corporate governance matters, including providing support to the Board of Directors, maintaining corporate records and corporate governance policies;
  • Advising on corporate securities matters and providing support on financing transactions;
  • Researching and counseling on compliance issues;
  • Collaborating with and managing outside counsel; and
  • Providing legal support to and working with internal teams on a variety of legal matters.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • a JD and admission to the California Bar (RIHC is acceptable). Local candidates only (Northern California).
  • 2-5 years of general corporate law experience at a law firm or in house, including securities, initial public offering, M&A, corporate governance and compliance experience;
  • Law firm associates will be considered;
  • Cannabis experience is a plus, but is not required;
  • Strong legal and business judgment and an ability to quickly risk-assess and prioritize;
  • An ability to communicate complicated issues with ease, strong written and verbal skills and a keen attention to detail; and
  • Comfort level working in a fast-paced, challenging environment where decisions you make will have a large impact.

Our client has developed and shaped the legal cannabis industry since 2015, and has quietly become one of the best funded and largest vertically-integrated cannabis companies in California, with much more on the horizon. They offer competitive compensation, including equity and comprehensive benefits.

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: # 488-SLS - Apply Now


Corporate Counsel (San Francisco Bay Area - Palo Alto)

Our client, a leading private FinTech company, has retained Solutus Legal Search on an exclusive basis to assist the Company in its search for a Corporate Counsel. This dynamic and broad role will provide room for growth and responsibility within a small and supportive legal team and at a company that was recently recognized as one of the “2018 Best Places to Work.”

In this the role, the successful candidate will partner with business development, product, marketing, and compliance teams. This attorney will negotiate technology, services, risk and regulatory compliance issues in commercial contracts and will advise on product development, privacy and marketing review. This outstanding role will provide the right candidate with diversity of work and also mentorship within a remarkable legal team.

The ideal candidate will be licensed to practice law in California (registered in house counsel is acceptable). This attorney will have 3 to 5 years of legal experience including some experience drafting and negotiating commercial agreements. Our client will consider candidates with relevant experience from either a law firm or an in-house legal department. Experience in FinTech is plus but is not 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: # 487-SLS - Apply Now


Head of Legal – San Francisco, CA

 Our client, a rapidly growing software company with marquee investors, has exclusively retained Solutus Legal Search to assist the Company in its search for the company’s first in-house attorney. This is an outstanding opportunity to join a world-class team and work across the business, with a particular focus on business-oriented legal guidance on a wide variety of issues.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • 9-15 years of experience practicing law in the technology space, including tenure at a reputable law firm and as an in-house attorney;
  • Experience at a SaaS, cloud computing or enterprise software company;
  • Experience advising sales, product development, marketing and operational teams on issues related to cloud software, including contracts, privacy, data security, intellectual property, and marketing;
  • International (EU) experience;
  • Experience working in a fast growing environment;
  • Impeccable legal and business judgment and an ability to quickly risk-assess and prioritize;
  • Strong negotiation skills;
  • Excellent presence and proven ability to influence at all levels;
  • An ability to communicate complex issues, both written and oral, with ease;
  • Willingness to roll up his/her sleeves and take on tasks both big and small;
  • A collaborative approach with no ego in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment;
  • Strategic sense to build a team, but tactical enough to execute on a day-to-day basis;
  • Strong desire to be impactful;
  • Excellent ability to prioritize effectively;
  • A JD, admission to the California Bar, and an excellent academic record. Local candidates only (Northern California).

Responsibilities will include:

  • Partnering with executives in the organization to drive business forward;
  • Structuring, drafting, reviewing, and negotiating a variety of commercial agreements, including sales, subscription, partnership, and inbound/outbound agreements;
  • Counseling on privacy, data protection, and compliance issues;
  • Designing and building processes to facilitate legal support of the company’s operational teams;
  • Building out the legal team over time.

Cultural fit is essential. If you possess the following qualities, you’ll be a great fit with the team: Low ego, humble, hungry, intellectually curious, open, honest, authentic, vulnerable, direct, positive, upbeat, transparent; and builder.

This is a unique opportunity to join a company that is headed for greatness. Compensation is competitive, hours are good, people are awesome, and the career opportunity is compelling.

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: # 486-SLS - Apply Now


General Counsel – San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay)

Our client, an international SaaS and On-Prem based software company 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 new executives and manage a variety of legal matters (domestic and international) for the organization. The General Counsel will manage a small legal team and will report directly to the CEO. 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 must. 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 very 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: # 485-SLS - Apply Now


Corporate Counsel/Senior Corporate Counsel – Silicon Valley, CA

Our client, a high profile public technology company has exclusively engaged Solutus Legal to assist the executives with their search for a skilled business-oriented transactions attorney. This attorney will report to the Vice-President & Associate General Counsel Go-to-Market and North American Operations (a great mentor and an expert in her field!).

The ideal candidate will possess 3 – 5+ years of transactions experience. In house experience is a plus, but our Client is also interested in law firm associates from high quality law firms. Local candidates only (San Francisco Bay Area). Compensation is highly competitive.

This is not your cookie-cutter commercial role moving deals. This attorney will be heavily involved in the Go-to-Market process, practices and ecosystem in the organization - and will support the worldwide rollout of new business models. S/he will serve as a business partner and advisor to internal clients. In addition, this candidate will review current agreements to assess impact on the organization and to propose solutions. Involvement in complex commercial drafting and negotiating with customers will be a part of the role.

The ideal candidate will have knowledge and interest in technology with substantive experience in software licensing as well as commercial familiarity. Strong knowledge of intellectual property law (either through work experience or course work) is required. Strong business analytical skills and business acumen are a must. Our client is willing to consider retooling a corporate attorney with a strong IP or technology background.

The following skills are required: a “can do” attitude, exceptional work ethic, responsiveness, reliability, high EQ and relationship building.

Responsibilities include:

  • Serving the primary legal point of contact for our Client’s key ecosystem relationships. Involved in day to day tasks and supporting strategic initiatives for supporting these relationships.
  • Working with internal relationship supporting teams to develop and implement efficient processes for handling of data and contract requests.
  • Partnering with overseas legal team and serving as the ecosystem partner expert for the North America legal and sales teams.
  • Partnering with R&D, Finance, and Sales Operations to drive the creation of templates and sales practices to support new business models for our Client’s technology.
  • Legal business partner to business teams such as the marketing team and primary support for our Client’s participation in industry standards.
  • Providing support on sales transactions and other legal projects as requested.

This position will provide the successful candidate with the immediate opportunity to positively impact business and become an important contributor to the Company’s success. Strong mentoring and career advancement will be offered.

Simply put, this is an incredible opportunity.

Solutus Legal has been engaged on an exclusive basis to conduct this search. Interested candidates must submit their resumes directly to Solutus for consideration to search@solutuslegal.com.

Ref: # 484-SLS - Apply Now


Commercial Corporate Counsel (New York City)

Our client, a multi-billion dollar corporate technology leader and highly sought-after place to work has exclusively engaged Solutus to assist the company in its desire to add a Commercial Corporate Counsel to its world-class legal department. This attorney will be an accomplished attorney with a strong background in structuring, drafting and negotiating agreements with vendors, partners and customers, is both results-driven and client-focused (internal and external), and is skilled at building and maintaining relationships.

This position reports to the Director, Legal, who partners with the Americas Sales teams, and it focuses on commercial transactional support with sales and business teams.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Providing outstanding legal support to sales and operations organizations
  • Supporting commercial transactions and providing related advice
  • Negotiation and drafting of commercial agreements, including without limitation customer agreements (master purchase agreements, software license agreements, professional services agreements and support agreements), and partner agreements (reseller agreements, distribution agreements and OEM agreements)

Qualifications Include:

  • JD with 5+ years of relevant in-house experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and proven drafting and negotiation skills
  • IT industry experience strongly preferred
  • In-depth understanding of hardware/software industry practices with ability to recognize and highlight revenue recognition issues
  • Strong business and financial acumen
  • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with, and leading and motivating, department and functional colleagues and business clients to establish and execute on clear goals, objectives and priorities
  • Demonstrated ability to meet or exceed deadlines, prioritize, multi-task, provide expedient responses to inquiries and issues, and maintain flexibility in a fast-paced, changing environment
  • Strong time-management, analytical, decision-making and problem solving skills, with ability to think strategically and creatively. Ability to develop win-win solutions and to balance the interests of the customer or partner against the company’s interests
  • Team-oriented, with a high level of integrity, responsibility and professionalism
  • Sense of humor and commitment to professionalism
  • A “Get Things Done” mindset and ability to find and present simple, practical and actionable solutions to complex problems
  • Qualified to practice in at least one state, preferably New York or California

Our client seeks a sales-oriented counselor with excellent command of the law who is business savvy and capable of providing practical advice.

Compensation is competitive.

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: # 483-SLS - Apply Now


Vice President, Head of Legal – San Francisco Bay Area, CA

Our client, a successful genomics data software company in Silicon Valley, has exclusively retained Solutus Legal Search to assist the company in adding a Vice President, Head of Legal to their growing team. This legal executive will report directly to the CFO, and will be responsible for leading the legal function, managing the legal needs for the company’s data platform and partnering with the company’s sales, operations, business development, and other teams to negotiate complex commercial transactions. This is a high visibility role with a great opportunity to make a meaningful and immediate impact.

Responsibilities include:

  • Drafting and negotiating SaaS agreements, service agreements, sales contracts, strategic alliances, licenses, intellectual property agreements and other inbound and outbound commercial agreements.
  • Standardizing form agreements, driving processes and streamlining policies and procedures.
  • Supporting and advising internal stakeholders (including, sales, operations, business development, procurement, etc.) in all ranges of commercial transactions, IP, opensource and privacy matters.

Requirements:

  • 8+ years of relevant experience.
  • Extensive experience structuring, drafting and negotiating a wide range of complex commercial agreements, comfortable and adept at partnering with members of the sales organization in fast-paced commercial transactions.
  • Experience at a SaaS, cloud computing or enterprise software company and deep understanding of cloud-based data management platforms.
  • Life science experience or technical background is desired but not required.
  • Experience advising on a variety of other legal matters including privacy, intellectual property rights, and opensource.
  • Willingness to roll up sleeves, dig into details and contribute where needed.
  • Strong deal-making skills and experience partnering with sales teams to close deals.

Strong interpersonal skills are a must. The successful candidate will be confident, decisive, and intellectually curious, and a lawyer who thrives in a fast-paced environment. Our client’s culture is high integrity with a focus on respect and collaboration. The V.P. of Legal will align with these values and thrive in this culture. This is a phenomenal opportunity to join a company that is developing potentially paradigm-changing products that are the future of human health. If you are inspired and equipped to be a legal leader in the global genomics industry, this opportunity is for you. Compensation is competitive with excellent benefits and the role allows for great flexibility to be resident in the company’s Silicon Valley or San Francisco headquarters.

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: # 482-SLS - Apply Now


Associate Corporate Counsel, San Francisco, CA

Our client, a late-stage private company that is a leader in cloud infrastructure automation, has exclusively retained Solutus Legal in its search to add a talented and energetic in-house counsel to provide commercial and general operational support. Initial report to the General Counsel (who is fantastic!). The company is growing rapidly and this is a fantastic opportunity to get in on the ground floor. The position is based in San Francisco.

Responsibilities:

  • Support sales and other internal client organizations in structuring commercial transactions and negotiating commercial agreements with customers and vendors.
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams, including finance, sales ops, tech ops, other internal stakeholders to provide contracting expertise and ensure consistency and compliance with company policies and processes.
  • Help update contract templates and forms, draft global corporate policies and processes, ensure regulatory compliance, and develop training materials on various topics.
  • Advise on vendor relationships and risk-management issues.

Requirements / Skills:

  • 1-4 years of relevant legal experience, ideally in a software company and/or in a law firm counseling high-growth technology companies. Our client will also consider and train successful and motivated corporate or litigation associates looking to retool or broaden their practice.
  • Accredited law degree from a highly-regarded school.
  • Admission to the bar and a current license in one or more states.
  • Knowledge of software industry; experience with open source is beneficial.
  • Substantive experience drafting and negotiating legal agreements (licensing, sales, procurement, NDAs, M&A etc.); experience with other internal company functions or areas of law a plus (e.g. intellectual property, privacy and employment).
  • Experience collaborating with different functional groups on complex contract negotiations.
  • Highly responsive and service-oriented attitude.
  • Ability to forge strong working relationships with demanding internal clients.
  • Skilled at multi-tasking and working independently with minimal supervision, while thriving in an extremely fast-paced environment.
  • Practical and creative problem-solving skills.

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. They are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills and believe an inclusive culture makes them a better company.

Solutus has been selected as the exclusive representative for this search. For those candidates interested in learning more, please submit resumes to search@solutuslegal.com for consideration. Candidates applying directly to the company will be redirected to Solutus for consideration.

Ref: # 481-SLS - Apply Now


Corporate Counsel – (Securities, Compliance, Governance) – 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. This attorney will report to the VP of Corporate (who is fantastic!).

The ideal candidate will possess 3 - 5 years of securities, compliance and governance experience. Top law firm experience servicing emerging growth and publicly-traded technology companies is required. Our client is also interested in law firm associates with top start-up corporate practices. Local candidates only (San Francisco Bay Area). Compensation is competitive.

Responsibilities include:

Securities

  • Prepare, draft, advise and review corporate securities and SEC reporting and compliance matters, including SEC periodic reports, proxy statements and registration statements. Includes: advice on Regulation S-K, Regulation FD, Non-GAAP measures disclosure and risk factors.
  • Prepare, file and manage Section 16 filings.
  • Oversee preparation of annual proxy statement, including preparing executive compensation tables and managing outside vendor relationships (transfer agent, advisory firms) and planning and execution of the annual stockholders meeting.
  • Support Stock Administration on equity incentive plan administration.
  • Manage and lead global equity compliance and issues. Advise Stock Administration on global equity matters.
  • Collaborate with investor relations department in engagement with stockholders on governance matters.
  • Support insider trading compliance program, including advice on trading windows and 10b5-1 plans, providing clearances for trading, and ensuring compliance with Section 16 filing requirements.
  • Provide legal support for Company’s conflict minerals program.
  • Provide legal support for Treasury activities, including share repurchases, corporate finance and capital market transactions.

Compliance

  • Advise on governance matters, including governance guidelines and policies, independence and related party transactions matters, and Board committee charters.
  • Manage the Company’s compliance pre-approval processes. Includes Anti-Corruption Policy and Conflict of Interest.
  • Support the Company's Board of Directors, including preparation of Board and committee materials and meeting minutes.
  • Oversee subsidiary maintenance and ensure compliance with corporate law requirements for domestic and foreign subsidiaries, including inter-company transactions.
  • Maintain corporate governance documents on external website.

M&A

  • Participate in strategic projects, financings, transactions and initiatives, as required.
  • Support merger & acquisition activity across the organization.


Culture fit with our client and the legal department is essential. This lawyer must have the proven ability to develop collaborative working relationships with internal partners and external customers. The successful candidate will also work efficiently 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: # 480-SLS - Apply Now


Associate Corporate Counsel, San Francisco or Los Angeles, CA

Our client, a world-leading artificial intelligence-enabled cybersecurity company, is currently expanding its legal organization to accommodate a rapidly-growing sales team, customer base and accelerating revenue. The company has an immediate opening for an Associate Corporate Counsel with 1-4 years of legal experience (law firm and/or in-house). This position offers significant potential, fast-paced career development, and numerous opportunities for personal achievement. The company was recently named one of Fast Company’s 50 “World’s Most Innovative Companies.”

In this role as an Associate Corporate Counsel, you will work closely with the company’s US-based in-house counsel and other members of the legal team. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Commercial Contracts: Assisting in preparing and facilitating the completion of commercial contracts with the company’s growing customer base. Ensuring appropriate contract authorization. Assisting in processing. Preparing amendments to contracts.
  • Operations Support: Working with teams across the company including Finance, Human Resources, and Facilities to ensure ongoing support of company operations.
  • Legal Research: Conducting legal research as needed.
  • Project Management: Driving progress on legal team projects and helping out wherever needed. Actively working on improving processes with the goal of positively impacting the legal team as the company grows and scales.
  • Strategic Initiatives. Supporting the legal team on a variety of projects, involving various other areas of law, potentially including intellectual property, privacy, and related fields.

Qualifications:

  • JD from an accredited, top law school and member in good standing of the California State Bar (RIHC is acceptable).
  • Relevant legal experience, with demonstrated interest in venture capital finance, mergers and acquisitions, employment law, intellectual property and technology transactions, or similar fields. In-house experience not necessary but may be advantageous.
  • Experience drafting documents, supporting and advising teams in commercial transactions.
  • Have a strong work ethic, be highly motived and have the ability to work in a fast-paced, high-growth private company environment. Ability to work independently on a variety of projects; ability to manage and prioritize multiple deadlines and be proactive.
  • Meticulous attention to detail, and excellent communication skills, including both oral and written.
  • Be able to produce excellent work product on a consistent basis, while under pressure from stakeholders.
  • Must be comfortable interacting with all levels of the company’s personnel, including management, building relationships across teams and across our offices. Experience working on teams across offices and across time zones is essential.
  • Be willing to travel within the U.S. as required to fulfil the duties of this role, with occasional trips to the head office in the UK.

Solutus has been selected as the exclusive representative for this search. For those candidates interested in learning more, please submit resumes to search@solutuslegal.com for consideration. Candidates applying directly to the company will be redirected to Solutus for consideration.

Ref: # 479-SLS - Apply Now


Senior Attorney (Corporate) – Do Excellent Work from Home with Reasonable Hours! Alternative Boutique Law Firm – U.S. & U.K. Focused Practice

Our client, an alternative corporate boutique firm with an incredible client base, is searching for a Senior Attorney to join the firm’s corporate transactions practice. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work from home; for approximately 40 hours a week (with the opportunity to work more or less if desired) while servicing the firm’s U.S. and international client base. Top law firm experience is required. California or New York Bar admission is required. In-house experience and international experience are also highly valued but not necessary. Geographic location of this attorney can be flexible. The practice is highly focused on seed and venture-capital financings; startup, M&A and other work is also present.

The ideal candidate possesses five (5)+ years of experience in practice areas including:

  • Financing Transactions (most important)
  • Seed Rounds
  • Venture Rounds
  • Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures
  • Start-up Work, Entity Formations and Corporate Law
  • Licensing and Commercial Contracts (optional but helpful)

This is a unique opportunity with a firm whose alternative structure has cultivated a great culture, premier clients, phenomenal work and low attrition. This position requires a dedicated home office and the ability to effectively and efficiently work and communicate across U.S. and European time zones (however the firm has physical locations in San Francisco and London). The firm supplies professional liability insurance, IT and document processing support as well as access to PLC and PLI.

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.

For the lawyer who wants to work with a great team and service world-class U.S. and international clients, this is the opportunity for you.

Founded in 2000, our client has developed a successful and robust practice, as well as a long-standing, cohesive team. This position also offers continued growth, attractive compensation and the opportunity for ongoing advancement in pay.

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: # 478-SLS - Apply Now


Director, Intellectual Property – Silicon Valley, CA

Our client, a publicly traded and leading technology company, is seeking a Director of Intellectual Property to join its award-winning legal department.

This legal executive will join the company at a pivotal time where the company is undergoing an innovation transformation as it develops technology for the next generation. The successful candidate will be responsible for advising senior leadership on “all things IP.” S/he will have an opportunity to be embedded in the Company’s business units and to influence strategy and results. This position reports to the VP in the department, who is fantastic!

The ideal candidate is a practical, business-minded attorney with sophisticated IP experience and an expertise in patent law. Qualified candidates will have at least 12 + years of quality law firm or in-house experience. Prior in-house experience is strongly preferred.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Developing IP portfolio, including assuring quality and establishing strategies for portfolio optimization in line with company objectives
  • Advising on, and collaborating with, the global technical community and senior leadership (located in multiple domestic and international tech centers) on intellectual property matters relating to the development of software and services, including open source compliance and contributions
  • Working with external communities and ecosystems (trade associations, PTO relations, and common interest organizations)
  • Developing and coaching internal team of IP attorneys
  • Managing outside IP counsel, litigation and disputes including management of both strategic and NPE disputes
  • Advising on complex IP matters in transactions and licensing, M&A and JV

Qualifications:

  • S/he must have strong software, hardware, and services experience; cloud, PaaS/SaaS/IaaS experience is preferred.
  • Experience developing and managing an extensive patent portfolio and ability to counsel colleagues and execute on portfolio development and strategy
  • Detailed knowledge and hands-on experience in patent litigation and patent prosecution and ability to manage outside counsel to meet invention capture and other patent-related processes and policies
  • Strategic, creative, practical and open-minded thinker with excellent business judgment with a focus on business outcomes
  • Strong leadership, management, interpersonal and people skills
  • Ability to thrive in a high performance, fast-paced environment and to multi-task
  • Ability to prioritize effectively and execute quickly
  • Excellent problem solving and organizational skills

This is a phenomenal opportunity for a dynamic legal professional to join a company long recognized as an industry leader in innovation and corporate culture. This is an important role with a great deal of responsibility and autonomy. In order to succeed in this corporate environment, this attorney must possess a positive attitude and strong work ethic, be collaborative and flexible.

An undergraduate degree in electrical engineering or computer science is preferred. Membership to the USPTO and California Bar or Registered In-House Counsel (RIHC) status is required. Local candidates only. Compensation is competitive with excellent benefits.

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: # 477-SLS - Apply Now


Director, Evangelist, Privacy & Data Protection - San Francisco Bay Area

Do you love the cutting-edge world of Privacy? Are you a leader who loves working with teams and serving as the go-to expert on all things Privacy? If so, this is…hands down…the perfect role for you!

Our client, a market-leading technology company with an award-winning legal department has exclusively engaged Solutus Legal to partner with the executives in its search to hire a specialist in privacy and data protection in cloud-based operations and services. This specialist will have 8-10+ years of relevant experience. S/he will be part of the legal team and will report to the company’s Chief Privacy Officer/Vice President of Legal, but does not need to hold aJ.D. This expert will be the company’s face for customers and partners worldwide on global data privacy issues and regulatory compliance. This role will provide a highly visible platform for privacy issues critical to digital transformation. The specialist will also act as a privacy and data protection evangelist and develop the company’s strategy and vision in that domain. The ideal candidate must possess deep experience as a privacy and data protection expert, including prior work that had external visibility in the technology sector.

Responsibilities include:

  • Speaking for the company to customers, partners and at industry conferences and other events, on global privacy and data protection laws and regulatory frameworks, including GDPR.
  • Conducting customer workshops with the company sales and technical teams and helping to develop business opportunities.
  • Providing thought leadership and published content to deepen and broaden the company’s prominence in its sector.
  • Partnering with the data privacy counsel in the Legal Department for interactions with Data Protection Authorities (DPAs) worldwide.
  • Building and training a network of speakers who can communicate effectively with customers and partners about privacy and data protection topics, and how the company products support customer data privacy initiatives.
  • Leading efforts to ensure the company has a consistent message around privacy and data protection with customers and partners.
  • Coordinating the development and delivery of privacy and data protection workshops and other customer-facing engagements.
  • Advising on privacy and data protection terms and conditions in contracts and agreements.
  • Collaborating with diverse internal teams on the company’s privacy and data protection programs, policies and compliance requirements and obligations.
  • Participating in the development of employee training on privacy and data protection issues, and the use of company products.

Privacy certification from IAPP CIPP/US or non-US equivalent is required.

This is an outstanding opportunity for a highly qualified privacy professional to work at the forefront on cutting-edge issues in a quickly developing high-visibility field.

Solutus has been selected as the exclusive representative on this desirable search. Interested candidates must submit resumes to Solutus at search@solutuslegal.com.

Ref: # 476-SLS - Apply Now


Employment Counsel (Americas/India) - San Francisco Bay Area

Our client, a market-leading publicly-traded technology company has exclusively retained Solutus with its search to add an employment specialist to its growing legal department. This attorney will serve as a key advisor to the company’s human resources, executives and employees. S/he will provide counsel on all facets of employment law, including employee data privacy under the GDPR and other requirements.

The successful candidate will have 5+ years of legal experience and a strong record of giving outstanding legal advice on a wide range of employment law issues, and a demonstrated expertise in employment-related regulations and trends. S/he will be outgoing personally, and have proven leadership skills, the ability to set and achieve goals for a team, and strong strategic and creative analytical skills. In house experience is a strong plus, but our client will consider superstar law firm associates with the relevant background and interpersonal skills. Local candidates only atthis time.

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 and worldwide.
  • Managing the company’s representation in employment and compliance-related litigation, claims, investigations, and subpoenas, and outside counsel involved in that work.
  • Advising on global compliance with employment laws and regulations.
  • Providing guidance on laws and regulations for employee data privacy around the world, including under the GDPR and data privacy laws in the Americas and India.
  • Overseeing employee training programs.

This is an outstanding opportunity for the qualified attorney to take on interesting work, assume a great deal of responsibility and visibility, and to work closely with senior leaders at a highly sought-after leading technology company. Our client’s legal department has received numerous industry awards for its culture and legal services innovation. It is a beloved group in the organization. The team is outstanding – not only in its legal excellence, but they are also the nicest group of people you will meet.

Solutus has been selected as the exclusive representative on this desirable search. Interested candidates, must submit resumes to search@solutuslegal.com.

Ref: # 475-SLS - Apply Now


Senior Product and Privacy Counsel - San Francisco, CA
Our client, a high-profile, consumer-facing, global technology company has exclusively engaged Solutus Legal to assist the executives in their search for a Senior Product and Privacy Counsel. This attorney will serve as the primary attorney leading the company’s privacy, consumer protection, payment processing, IP, and general regulatory compliance efforts globally. The ideal candidate will possess 7 – 10+ years of legal experience, including experience in the aforementioned areas. Open source, GDPR and/or payments experience, are a strong plus, but not a requirement. In-house experience is preferred, but our client will consider strong attorneys with directly relevant experience from a law firm. Prior management experience is also preferred.

This attorney will be a business enabler for product managers, research and design, engineering, user experience, customer support, and the data and security teams, allowing these business units to move quickly while maintaining an appropriate risk profile and creating scalable processes. This attorney will also partner closely with the Company’s security and data engineering teams, creating global policies and procedures specifically related to fraud, data incident mitigation and overall data governance. This role offers immediate impact by guiding product development and privacy policies across the entire global business as the Company brings its products to market.

This Senior Product and Privacy Counsel will:

  • Serve as the legal lead for the company’s global data privacy program, including integration and training efforts across North and South America, Europe and Australia and helping the company plan for CCPA and Brazil’s General Data Privacy Law
  • Advise on compliance with local and international laws and regulations dealing with consumer protection, payments, e-commerce, IP, tax, marketing, privacy and security
  • Support M&A transactions and/or financing transactions, including post-close integration
  • Forge strong cross-functional relationships with teams throughout the organization
  • Concisely articulate the Company’s privacy and regulatory positions in briefs or meetings, for both internal and external audiences
  • Analyze proposed applicable emerging market regulations to update internal stakeholders and understand future compliance risk
  • Manage Data Protection Impact Assessments & Records of Processing Activities
  • Continue Privacy by Design efforts to create compliance efficiencies within the product
  • Work closely with the Security and Corp Communications teams in the event of a data incident
  • Stay benchmarked against and connected to the privacy and product landscape across Silicon Valley and with similarly situated businesses
  • Partner with Company Strategy and Finance leadership in creating an approach to effectively monitor, assess, and manage risk across the organization
  • Lead or assist with various compliance efforts e.g., PCI, SOX, GDPR, PSD2
  • Advise and educate Company leadership and conduct trainings on certain regulations (e.g., GDPR impact to various teams)
  • Participate in strategic planning and budgeting for the Product and Privacy legal function

Our client’s culture is fast-paced, innovative, team oriented and collegial. The successful candidate will align well with these characteristics. In addition, this attorney will:

  • Be a creative and practical legal counselor who can communicate information accurately and completely, while being concise and digestible for non-lawyers.
  • Have the ability to offer both practical and theoretical advice demonstrating knowledge of the product and good business instincts.
  • Be a critical thinker and possess the problem solving skills necessary to analyze regulatory requirements, product limitations, and the effectiveness of proposed resolutions.
  • Embody a collaborative team player with an ability to work independently and exercise sound judgment.
  • Have the ability to prioritize and multitask; flexibility and adaptability in the workplace.
  • Have experience creating and implementing compliance policies and will participate in legal team planning and budgeting.
  • Show passion for the work and initiative to take on projects outside of one’s wheelhouse.

The company is thriving. This is a great opportunity to be part of an inspiring mission that is paying dividends in success. This role provides the right attorney with the opportunity to take on interesting work, assume a great deal of responsibility, help shape the legal department and work closely with senior leaders. The chance to make a material impact is real and supported by the company executives.

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


Ref: # 474-SLS - Apply Now


Senior Corporate Counsel (Northern Virginia)

Our client, a multi-billion dollar corporate technology leader and highly sought-after place to work has exclusively engaged Solutus to assist the company in its desire to add a Senior Corporate Counsel to its world-class legal department. This attorney will be an accomplished government contracting and compliance lawyer. S/he will play a key role in supporting our client’s public sector (civilian and defense) sales team, advising on compliance issues and information security related to public sector sales, and advising on supply chain matters.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Reviewing, negotiating, and drafting a wide range of contracts and subcontracts with United States public sector customers and partners, including teaming agreements, system integrator agreements, reseller agreements, direct agreements, non-disclosure agreements, certification and representations, purchase orders, and bid proposal responses
  • Supporting compliance with United States government contracting laws, rules, and regulations
  • Creating and training employees on policies related to government contracting
  • Serving as subject matter expert on information security and internal governance matters related to the United States public sector, including offering advice and training as needed
  • Keeping abreast of applicable laws, government regulations (including FAR/DFARS) and industry guidance that impact the hardware, software, services, and cloud businesses, and assist in the design and implementation of appropriate policies to ensure compliance
  • Providing advice re supply chain risk management, export compliance and foreign military funding sales

Qualifications Include:

  • JD with 10+ years of experience, including 5+ years of in-house experience at a technology or internet company
  • Strong knowledge of US federal procurement laws, rules, and regulations for commercial items contracting, Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS)
  • Expertise in GSA, data privacy governance, cybersecurity, and FOCI
  • Strong software, hardware, and services experience
  • Cloud, PaaS/SaaS/IaaS experience desired
  • Demonstrated experience providing outstanding legal support to sales organizations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and proven drafting and negotiation skills
  • Strategic, creative, practical and open-minded thinker with excellent business judgment and a focus on business outcomes
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal and people skills
  • Ability to thrive in a high performance, fast-paced environment and to multi-task
  • Ability to prioritize effectively and execute quickly
  • Excellent problem solving and organizational skills
  • A “Get Things Done” mindset and ability to find and present simple, practical and actionable solutions to complex problems
  • Security clearance, or the ability to qualify for a security clearance
  • Team-oriented, with a high level of integrity, responsibility and professionalism

Our client seeks a sales-oriented counselor with excellent command of the law who is business savvy and capable of providing practical advice.

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: # 473-SLS - Apply Now


Corporate Paralegal – Palo Alto, CA

The Corporate Paralegal 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 working with mid-to-late stage start-up companies. Key responsibilities include:

  • Support the team in the management and coordination of complex legal, compliance, regulatory and administrative activities;
  • Maintain corporate records for parent company and all subsidiaries, including capitalization records;
  • 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;
  • Work directly with outside corporate legal counsel on financial transactions, due diligence and corporate reporting;
  • Manage the stock option plan and stock agreements;
  • Handle all state corporate filings for parent and subsidiaries; maintain calendar of required filings;
  • Manage company database of contracts;
  • Assist in responding to liens, subpoenas and other litigation-related 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: # 472-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


Sr. Counsel/AGC – M&A/BD (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 responsi

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.

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: # 471-SLS - Apply Now


Corporate Counsel/Sr. Corporate 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 top flight attorney to its growing department.

Reporting to the Chief Legal Officer, the successful candidate will serve in a management role and will be responsible for a broad range of general corporate matters relating to the business and operations of a critical investment divisions within the United States. This attorney will directly supervise 2-3 attorneys and paralegals and will work closely with different constituencies, including investment attorneys and functional groups across corporate operations, including compliance, tax, finance/treasury and human resources. This attorney will also work with the legal and overseas business division in the organization.

The successful candidate will have at least 5+ years of legal experience. In house experience preferred, but our client will consider strong performers from top law firm backgrounds with solid general corporate experience. Some experience with legal operations is a strong plus.

Primary responsibilities include general corporate activities including:

  • Commercial contracting
  • Intercompany financing transactions
  • Entity management
  • General corporate governance
  • Portfolio company management
  • Compliance
  • Outside counsel management

Compensation will be based on the candidate’s experience level. 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: # 470-SLS - Apply Now


Senior Product Counsel - Indianapolis, IN or Chicago, IL

Our client, one of the most highly regarded technology companies in the world, has exclusively retained Solutus Legal Search to assist its executives in hiring an exceptional product attorney. This attorney will serve as Senior Product Counsel supporting the company’s digital marketing products. S/he will provide the product and engineering teams with legal support for product development, go-to-market issues, and privacy and data protection issues, from development through launch and distribution. This attorney will also play an important role in shaping policies and processes to help the legal department scale as the company continues to grow, and in driving compliance initiatives for product development, privacy, and data protection. This position can be based in Indianapolis or Chicago.

The successful candidate will have at least eight years of legal experience with product counseling, negotiating and drafting of technology agreements, privacy and data protection practices (including GDPR), a solid understanding of IP issues, and familiarity with marketing or advertising technology.

Responsibilities include:

  • Providing guidance to product management teams for new and existing services, products, and features throughout the entire product lifecycle.
  • Being a resident expert and resource on issues related to privacy and data protection as it relates to the company’s platform, products, and services.
  • Reviewing and negotiating agreements with service providers and technology partners.
  • Assisting with acquisition and integration of products, content, services, and technologies, including due diligence and integration related to mergers and acquisitions.
  • Building cross-functional relationships with business teams as well as other members of the Legal Team to help drive efficient practices and consistency with internal policies and processes.

Excellent written/verbal communication and negotiation skills are essential to align with our client’s culture. The successful candidate will be a highly responsive attorney with a service-oriented attitude, a team player able to prioritize and manage deadlines in a fast-paced and demanding environment, and a person who understands the importance of collaboration and good humor, and who enjoys building strong relationships with internal clients. This is a phenomenal opportunity to join one of the most highly sought after and cutting-edge companies in the world.

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

Ref: # 469-SLS - Apply Now


Associate General Counsel – Corporate and Commercial (San Francisco)

Our client, a privately-held, venture-backed technology company and leader in mobile data and analytics, has exclusively retained Solutus Legal Search to assist the Company in its desire to add a combined corporate/commercial attorney with software/SaaS licensing, product counseling and general corporate experience to their legal team. This self-motivated individual will be comfortable working in an exciting, high-growth, fast paced, sales-driven culture. This role will primarily involve contract negotiations (both inbound and outbound) but will also be responsible for managing subsidiary governance and handling other corporate matters. The position is based in the San Francisco office and will report directly to the Company’s Chief Legal Officer.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide global support for both the corporate and commercial aspects of the business;
  • Draft and negotiate a wide range of global B2B agreements, both inbound and outbound, including cloud-based licensing agreements, professional services offerings, vendor contracts, and consulting agreements;
  • Provide guidance to product teams on issues related to new and existing products and features;
  • Handle corporate governance for the Company’s large portfolio of global subsidiaries;
  • Maintain and update terms of service, privacy policies and other templates;
  • Interface with Sales, Product and Finance teams to assist the Legal team’s efforts in the preparation, implementation and optimization of forms, processes and procedures;
  • Streamline contract management processes and templates and conduct training sessions for the Company’s internal clients on procedures and other contract or legal topics;
  • Work effectively with senior management and create strong trusted advisor relationships with the business leaders.

Requirements:

  • 7+ years as a deal/transactional lawyer at a top law firm and in-house cloud company;
  • JD from an accredited law school and Member of the California State Bar in good standing;
  • Local candidates only will be considered at this time (San Francisco Bay Area);
  • Direct experience in structuring, negotiating, and drafting cloud-based licensing and vendor agreements;
  • Ability to work efficiently under pressure, juggle multiple projects with contending priorities, meet deadlines, and adapt to change in a dynamic environment;
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills and an ability to facilitate clear and open communication at all levels of the organization;
  • The ideal candidate will have a sense of humor, be well organized, and demonstrate a genuine willingness to be accountable to timely delivery with exceptional results;
  • Experience in data privacy & protection and/or B2C mobile apps is preferred but not required.

The Company offers competitive compensation, including equity, comprehensive benefits, and numerous startup perks.


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: # 468-SLS - Apply Now


Senior Vice President, General Counsel ― East Coast, Baltimore

Our client, a leading financial services company, has exclusively engaged Solutus Legal to assist its executives in their search to add a Senior Vice President and General Counsel to the organization. This position will be one of ten on the executive committee, which is the strategic decision making and governing body for the organization.

Our client offers a wide array of innovative financial services and products with a common purpose: to help individuals, families, and businesses build, protect and achieve a lifetime of financial security. With more than a century of experience, our client has built a strong reputation on solid management, sound decisions and consumer confidence. The General Counsel Officer will embody these values.

Reporting to the Executive Vice President, Chief Legal and Administrative Officer, this highly experienced attorney will lead a department of 275+ legal and compliance professionals and will serve as a key advisor to the executive team, global partners and the Board of Directors.

S/he will possess at least 15 – 20+ years of relevant legal experience. In-house experience is required and prior General Counsel experience is preferred; however, our client will consider strong deputies, if the requisite substantive and management experience exists. Prior in-house experience in the financial services industry is highly preferred, but our client will consider strong candidates with relevant experience in other relevant industries. Experience advising, interacting and influencing with top level- leadership is crucial.

The successful candidate will possess strong business acumen and have the ability to translate difficult legal principles into practical and effective business solutions. S/he will provide the highest quality legal counsel to the CEO, Board of Directors, and other executives in the organization and will serve as a strategic business partner who collaborates with other senior leaders to accelerate the evolution of the Company.

The following substantive skills are required:

  • Corporate Governance and Ethics
  • Commercial Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Commercial and Regulatory Compliance
  • Intellectual Property Strategy & Management
  • Litigation Management
  • Legal Department & Outside Counsel Management
  • Securities regulated products
  • Privacy and Digital
  • Labor and Employment law

Preferred experience includes:

  • Life and health products (experience preferred not required)
  • Reinsurance and derivatives (experience preferred not required)
  • Tax (preferred but not required)

The successful candidate will have:

  • Experience advising C-level executives and Boards
  • Impeccable legal and business judgment and an ability to quickly risk-assess and prioritize
  • Executive presence and proven ability to influence at all levels
  • Business acumen
  • Learning agility
  • Analytically astute and data driven
  • Superior written and oral communication skills
  • The ability to communicate with all levels and drive alignment
  • Proven relationship skills with the ability to indirectly lead and influence
  • A collaborative approach in a fast-paced, growth and team-oriented environment
  • Effective and efficient management of external legal resources
  • High responsiveness

Qualifications

  • JD required
  • Bar Admission
  • MBA preferred (not required)

Superb interpersonal skills are a must (enthusiastic, can-do and customer centric attitude, gets along with others, thick-skinned, great manager, responsive, proactive). The demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with people from diverse professional backgrounds in a fast-paced environment is critical. In addition, possesses excellent credentials.

Our client offers competitive compensation and relocation packages.

Solutus Legal Search has been exclusively retained to assist our client with this special engagement. Interested candidates please forward your resume to search@solutuslegal.com. All resumes submitted directly to our client will be forwarded to Solutus for consideration.

Ref: # 467-SLS - Apply Now


Senior Commercial Counsel - San Francisco, CA

Our client, a successful and rapidly growing pre-public technology company, seeks to hire its first in-house counsel. This attorney will handle all of the company’s commercial matters, support the sales team and will provide hands-on legal counsel companywide. The position reports to the Senior Director of Operations. This is a great opportunity to play a key role in shaping an emerging company’s compliance and legal practices. It is ideal for a lawyer who is customer-oriented and excited about helping to build a lasting legacy.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • 6+ years of legal experience. In house experience strongly preferred.
  • Experience working with a sales team.
  • Extensive experience drafting and negotiating enterprise software licensing (SaaS), and other commercial agreements with the ability to drive negotiations to conclusion.
  • A confident personality but not a pit bull mentality or overly aggressive style.
  • The ability to discuss complex legal issues in plain terms.
  • Impeccable legal and business judgment, the ability to face new challenges and the willingness to be hands on and do what it takes to get the job done.
  • Strong negotiating skills and proven ability to negotiate and close deals in a collaborative manner.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, exceptional attention to detail, and an openness to creative problem-solving.
  • An appetite for hard work, a can-do attitude, and an attraction to a fast-paced environment;

The executives value dynamic personalities who will thrive in a fast-scaling and consumer-driven business, without sacrificing collegiality, civility and kindness. Our client offers competitive compensation, including equity, startup perks, 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: # 466-SLS - Apply Now


Associate General Counsel – Commercial (San Francisco)

Our client, a privately-held, venture-backed technology company and leader in mobile data and analytics, has exclusively retained Solutus Legal Search to assist the Company in its desire to add a commercial attorney with software/SaaS licensing and product counseling experience to their legal team. This self-motivated individual will be comfortable working in an exciting, high-growth, fast paced, sales-driven culture. This role will be dedicated to managing the expectations of the Sales department as well as engaging directly with customers and partners and their attorneys during contract negotiations. The position is based in the San Francisco office and will report directly to the Company’s Chief Legal Officer.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide global support; draft and negotiate a wide range of global B2B agreements, both inbound and outbound, including cloud-based licensing agreements, professional services offerings, vendor contracts, and consulting agreements;
  • Provide guidance to product teams on issues related to new and existing products and features;
  • Maintain and update terms of service, privacy policies and other templates;
  • Interface with Sales, Product and Finance teams to assist the Legal team’s efforts in the preparation, implementation and optimization of forms, processes and procedures;
  • Streamline contract management processes and templates and conduct training sessions for the Company’s internal clients on procedures and other contract or legal topics;
  • Work effectively with senior management and create strong trusted advisor relationships with the business leaders.

Requirements:

  • 7+ years as a deal/transactional lawyer at a top law firm and in-house cloud company;
  • JD from an accredited law school and Member of the California State Bar in good standing.
  • Local candidates only will be considered at this time (San Francisco Bay Area);
  • Direct experience in structuring, negotiating, and drafting cloud-based licensing and vendor agreements;
  • Ability to work efficiently under pressure, juggle multiple projects with contending priorities, meet deadlines, and adapt to change in a dynamic environment;
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills and an ability to facilitate clear and open communication at all levels of the organization;
  • The ideal candidate will have a sense of humor, be well organized, and demonstrate a genuine willingness to be accountable to timely delivery with exceptional results;
  • Experience in Data Privacy & Protection and/or B2C mobile apps is preferred but not required.

The Company offers competitive compensation, including equity, comprehensive benefits, and numerous startup perks.

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: # 465-SLS - Apply Now


Employment Associate – Boutique Law Firm – San Francisco Bay Area Mid-Peninsula

Our client, a thriving employment law boutique firm seeks to hire a high-quality associate to join the group’s growing practice. The successful candidate will perform employment litigation with the opportunity to learn employment counseling as well.

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

Solid employment litigation experience is essential. Excellent drafting skills, precise attention to detail and strong and clear written and oral communication skills are also a must. The successful candidate must be able to change directions quickly and thrive in a growing, fast-paced environment and be comfortable and skilled at being a zealous advocate. Counseling experience is a plus but not necessary.

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: # 463-SLS - Apply Now


Sr. Counsel/AGC – Mortgage Compliance (San Francisco or Dallas/Fort Worth)

Our client, a well-funded, cutting-edge pre-public technology company, seeks to hire an experienced Mortgage Compliance attorney to join its small, but growing, legal team. This attorney will be responsible for the formulation, communication and implementation of compliance policies and procedures across the company.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Serving as the subject matter expert within the company on relevant laws and regulations;
  • Collaborating with business teams to implement policies and procedures to ensure compliance with laws and consistency in standards;
  • Evaluating processes and controls to identify vulnerabilities and provide recommendations for improvement;
  • Partnering with business teams to prepar for regulatory audits and examinations including any remediation resulting from such audits or examinations; and
  • Training business teams on applicable regulations and consumer regulatory requirements.

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);
  • Solid working knowledge of consumer mortgage products and a strong regulatory background in regulations including Regulation B and fair lending laws, Regulation Z, FHA, GLBA, BSA/AML, and RESPA;
  • Strong understanding of the Compliance Management Systems and the federal and state regulatory frameworks that apply to mortgages;
  • ACAMS certification is preferred;
  • At least 6 years of legal experience, at a law firm and/or in house; and
  • The ability to work independently and cross-functionally, 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: # 462-SLS - Apply Now


Sr. Counsel/AGC – Regulatory Compliance(San Francisco or Dallas/Fort Worth)

Our client, a well-funded, cutting-edge pre-public technology company, seeks to hire an experienced regulatory compliance attorney to join its small, but growing, legal team. This attorney will be responsible for the formulation, communication and implementation of compliance policies and procedures across the company.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Staying up to date on regulatory changes and industry best practices and keeping the business apprised of such changes;
  • Partnering with teams across the business to manage, monitor, and resolve compliance related issues;
  • Identifying compliance gaps, creating compliance solutions for the business, and establishing oneself as a reliable internal compliance expert;
  • Developing, maintaining, monitoring, and updating the company’s compliance manual and procedures; and
  • Supporting company positions by developing responses to compliance complaints, investigations, and administrative proceedings.

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);
  • Real estate transactional experience is a plus;
  • At least 6 years of legal experience, at a law firm and/or in house; and
  • The ability to work independently and cross-functionally, 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: # 461-SLS - Apply Now


Director/Sr. Corporate Counsel, Social Media Compliance & Policy, San Francisco, CA

Our client, one of the most highly regarded technology companies in the world, has exclusively
retained Solutus Legal Search to assist its executives in hiring an experienced social media
attorney. This attorney will be responsible for the company’s compliance efforts and
relationships with social networks and other strategic partners, and will advise the product and
engineering teams in its cloud marketing business unit. This is a high-visibility role with a great
opportunity to help shape a long-term strategy for use of social network data. This attorney will
work closely with company verticals including: Technology & Product, Strategic Product
Alliances, Government Affairs, and Legal.

The successful candidate will possess at least eight years of legal experience with a focus on
compliance, data privacy and protection (including GDPR) and commercial agreements that
involve the acquisition of data through social media and the Internet. Some familiarity with
marketing or advertising technology is a plus.

Responsibilities include:

  • Providing expertise on compliance with applicable law, industry guidelines, and social
  • network terms and policies.
  • Developing legal perspectives on the market for social network data.
  • Advising product teams on new and existing services, products, and features throughout
  • the entire product lifecycle.
  • Reviewing and negotiating agreements with service providers and technology partners.
  • Assisting with acquisition and integration of products, content, services, and
  • technologies, including due diligence and integration related to mergers and acquisitions.
  • Building relationships with multiple business teams and other members of Legal to
  • enhance efficiency and internal consistency.


Strong interpersonal skills and confidence are essential to align with our client’s culture. The
successful candidate will be a highly responsive attorney with a service-oriented attitude, a team
player able to prioritize and manage deadlines in a fast-paced and demanding environment, and a
person who understands the importance of good humor and fun. This is a phenomenal
opportunity to join one of the most highly sought after and cutting-edge companies in the world.

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

Ref: # 460-SLS - Apply Now


Sr. Counsel/AGC (Debt/Finance) (San Francisco, CA)

Our client, a well-funded, cutting-edge pre-public technology company, seeks to hire an experienced senior debt finance attorney to join its small, but growing, legal team.

The ideal attorney will have 8-12+ years of legal experience including extensive experience with a wide variety of structured finance transactions. Experience with esoteric assets, real estate transactions, and/or RMBS is a plus.

All candidates must have a J.D. from an accredited law school and be licensed to practice law in California (registered in house counsel is acceptable). A mix of top-tier law firm and in-house experience is preferred, but our client will also consider candidates with relevant experience coming directly from a top law firm. Our client will consider non-local candidates who are serious about relocating to the 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: # 458-SLS - Apply Now


Sr. Corporate Counsel – 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, financings and equity work, mergers and acquisitions and other strategic ventures and corporate partnerships.

Responsibilities:

  • 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 financings and equity transactions, corporate governance, 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 4 years of general corporate experience especially supporting venture-backed high growth private companies at a top-tier law firm, in-house experience is a plus;
  • 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.

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: # 459-SLS - Apply Now


Sr. Counsel/AGC – Product/Real Estate/Mortgage/Title (San Francisco, Phoenix, Dallas or Atlanta)

Sr. Counsel/AGC – Product/Real Estate/Mortgage/Title (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/regulatory attorney to join its small, but growing, legal team. This role will support our client’s real estate transactional and brokerage services and mortgage brokerage corporate affiliate and affiliated title companies. The key focus of this role will be partnering with regional brokerage teams to ensure products, marketing collateral, and processes comply with applicable financial service, real estate transaction 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, Arizona, Texas, or Georgia (as applicable - registered in house counsel is acceptable);
  • 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 or offers mortgage brokerage, origination, and/or title or escrow services - 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: # 457-SLS - Apply Now


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


Senior Director (possible VP), 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 about 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.

This attorney 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.
  • Have opportunities to 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


Corporate Counsel/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 securities and capital markets experience. Securities deal experience is a must. 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. S/he will build company template agreements, drive placement agent-side deal documents (and sometimes issuer-side as well), and review product, marketing, regulatory and tax issues related to offerings. The successful candidate will take the lead in drafting templates and will work on offerings at a fast-paced environment. S/he will also 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


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


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