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Our client, OYO, a hospitality unicorn and one of the fastest growing late-stage startup companies in the world, is seeking to add a Head of Litigation to its growing legal department. Solutus Legal Search has been exclusively retained on this highly coveted engagement.
The Head of Litigation will manage and lead the company’s litigation and dispute resolution matters. Reporting to the company’s U.S. General Counsel, this attorney will help set and guide the company’s litigation and dispute resolution strategies. S/he will possess at least 15 years of legal experience directly handling and managing high stakes litigation in several of the following areas including commercial litigation, consumer protection, government investigations, class action defense, municipal litigation, contract disputes, intellectual property, product liability, employment, environmental law and real property disputes. Experience in the hospitality industry is a strong plus, but is not required.
The successful candidate will bring an entrepreneurial mindset to the role, as s/he and the executives confront new legal challenges during the company’s continued expansion. Prior experience in a hypergrowth company as well as experience advising and interacting with top level management is required.
Superb interpersonal skills are a must (enthusiastic, can-do attitude, collaborative, gets along with others, thick-skinned, great manager, responsive, proactive). The demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with people from diverse professional backgrounds in a rapidly scaling environment is critical. An entrepreneurial spirit and ability to work in a high scale growth environment is also required.
Experience in several of the following substantive areas: commercial litigation, consumer protection, government investigations, class action defense, municipal litigation, contract disputes, intellectual property, product liability, employment, environmental law and real property disputes
Advising Executive Management and Business, Product and Finance Stakeholders
Case Budgeting and Controlling Legal Expenses
15+ years of legal experience
Top law firm training
In House experience at a hypergrowth company
Strong strategic business acumen with business oriented legal solutions
Proven track record of strong negotiation, communication, organizational, and management skills
Ability to communicate complex legal issues to company executives easily, succinctly and in a logical and organized manner.
Collaborative work style
JD from a well-regarded law school
California Bar, or RHIC (In good standing)
This is a one of a kind opportunity for a seasoned litigator to join a company poised for greatness. With its visionary founder, superb management team with a keen eye for disruption and heavyweight investors (SoftBank, Sequoia Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners to name a few), the sky is the limit for OYO and its team.
Solutus Legal Search is proud to have been exclusively retained to assist our client with this special engagement. Interested candidates, please submit resumes to email@example.com.
About Solutus Legal Search
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.
For a current list of our in house and law firm opportunities, please visit our website at www.solutuslegal.com.