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Zola is seeking a Senior Counsel to join our team. As Zola’s first in-house attorney, you will be responsible for providing legal advice to support all business functions within the company. Named by the Wall Street Journal as one of New York City’s fastest growing tech startups of 2017, we are growing rapidly and need an experienced attorney to help support the business’ growth and success. This person will work closely with our leadership team to develop and protect Zola’s future. The ideal candidate is someone who is a business-savvy, start-up-minded legal specialist, who is passionate about what they do and will support Zola’s mission.
Who We Are Looking For:
A go-getter who can self-manage, define and execute new processes and strategies
A detail-oriented and perceptive communicator who is fluent in legalese but can effectively advise non-legal professionals
A master negotiator and expert in drafting and reviewing broad range of business contracts
A team player with a collaborative spirit who will go the extra mile for Zola (no big egos!)
Someone with a proven track record of providing excellent support and advice to business leaders in a high-growth, tech / e-commerce start up. Experience in the technology and/or e-commerce workspace is a must.
An excellent multi-tasker who can prioritize to meet numerous deadlines in a fast-paced environment
Someone who has strong business judgment and will manage sensitive information with integrity
Someone who will uphold Zola's values and represent the company
Someone who will be energized by challenges of serving a dynamic, high growth business
Manage the legal and regulatory aspects of the business as we grow across all departments including marketing, merchandising, finance, product, technology, and corporate
Advise, draft, revise, and evaluate contracts and legal agreements with vendors, investors, partners, etc.
Facilitate resolution of business/legal issues, formulating recommendations using analysis, creatively and developing approaches to optimize business needs and customer experience while safeguarding the company and ensuring compliance
Research and advise business leaders and stakeholders on regulatory and compliance matters, privacy implications, and security issues
Partner with the Talent team to build out and strengthen policies and procedures, audit and report on hiring practices, and oversee compliance
Develop and establish contract management process
Protect Zola’s brand by working with the marketing team to monitor advertising materials and partnerships to avoid legal issues. Oversee the legal aspects of advertising campaigns, contracts, affiliate marketing, social networking, and more.
Contribute to Zola’s business strategy by investigating and analyzing potential risks and making recommendations to the Executive team which support the company’s vision
Coordinate and manage outside counsel on as-needed basis (e.g. trademark and intellectual property, employment issues)
Other projects and responsibilities based on skills and interests and needs of company and may include corporate transactions, investor and cap table management
J.D from an accredited law school
Minimum 6 years of relevant experience, including experience at a leading national law firm and as in-house capacity. Experience within a venture-backed startup and/or ecommerce/consumer company a plus.
License to practice law in New York and in good standing
Exceptional communication skills a must
Demonstrated ability work collaboratively and effectively with business partners
Experience with M&A and capital raising a plus
An entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for business development
In your cover letter, please include two to three sentences on why you would like this job at Zola specifically. If you do not include this you will not be considered.
Zola is the fastest growing wedding company in the country. We're reinventing the wedding planning and registry experience to make the happiest moment in our couples' lives even happier. From engagement to wedding and decorating your first home, Zola is there, combining compassionate customer service with modern tools and technology. All in the service of love. Headquartered in New York City, our team brings deep experience working on beautiful, award-winning e-commerce sites and mobile apps in past roles at Gilt Groupe, Yahoo, Amazon, J.Crew, Rent The Runway, Goldman Sachs, among many others. In 2017 the Wall Street Journal named Zola a top 25 Tech Company to Watch, and Forbes named Zola a Next Billion-Dollar Startup.
Zola is the fastest growing wedding company in the country. We're reinventing the wedding planning and registry experience to make the happiest moment in our couples' lives even happier. From engagement to wedding and decorating your first home, Zola is there, combining compassionate customer service with modern tools and technology. All in the service of love.
Headquartered in New York City, our team brings deep experience working on beautiful, award-winning e-commerce sites and mobile apps in past roles at Gilt Groupe, Yahoo, Amazon, J.Crew, Rent The Runway, Goldman Sachs, among many others. In 2017 the Wall Street Journal named Zola a top 25 Tech Company to Watch, and Forbes named Zola a Next Billion-Dollar Startup.