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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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Candidates circumventing Solutus will be referred directly to our firm for consideration.
About Solutus Legal Search LLC
Solutus Legal Search is the leading legal search boutique and market leader in the placement of high quality lawyers in corporations and law firms. We deliver strategic search services for our clients, as well as effective career counseling and placement services for candidates. With over 30 years of collective experience in the search business, our extensive relationships, networks and contacts in the legal community provide our candidates with a crucial edge in landing the perfect job. In addition, our quality of clients and job opportunities is unmatched. Every recruiter at Solutus is an attorney who has practiced in either large law firms or world-class corporations. This added expertise enables our team to better understand your background and career needs and creates a high placement rate for our candidates. Our search specialties include General Counsel and all levels in-house; law firm lateral associate and retained lateral partner placements. With offices across California, Solutus services clients throughout the West Coast, U.S. and the globe.
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