Corporate Counsel

Legal Glendale, California Austin, Texas San Mateo, California


Description

About the Company

LegalZoom believes that everyone should have access to professional legal advice. The company has built a trusted and accessible technology-based platform to reduce barriers and help empower millions of people to grow their business, care for their families, protect their ideas and more. From Estate Planning to Business Formations to IP, LegalZoom has helped millions of customers, providing the protection and peace of mind they need. To date, the company has grown to become the leading provider of online legal solutions for families and small businesses and is committed to making its services even more valuable and easier to use than ever before.

 

Overview

The Corporate Counsel will play an integral role in LegalZoom’s corporate legal team. Reporting to the company’s Vice President of Corporate Legal, this position will be responsible for negotiating and drafting a wide variety of technology agreements for the company and will provide guidance on matters related to data privacy and security. The ideal candidate will boast 7 years of legal experience, including at least 4 years in Big Law as part of a technology transactions group.

 

You Will

  • Draft, review, negotiate and interpret a variety of inbound and outbound contracts, including Software as a Service (SaaS) agreements, data and technology licensing agreements, data protection services, consulting agreements, master services, non-disclosure, and general corporate agreements.
  • Stay up to date and ensure compliance with various data security and privacy laws and work closely with our various business units to provide guidance on data privacy issues.
  • Collaborate with other members of the Legal Team to refine standard processes for contracting and complying with contractual obligations.
  • Implement strategic sourcing best practices and advise on the business terms of established commercial agreements, ensuring that terms have long-term applicability to business needs.
  • Draft terms, policies, and disclosures, and create and implement related processes with buy-in from stakeholders within and outside of legal.
  • Provide strategic and legal advice to internal clients.
  • Participate in the administration and resolution of legal issues that arise in existing commercial relationships.
  • Contribute to other legal department goals and duties as needed.

 

You Have

  • JD from an accredited law school; licensed and in good standing to practice law.
  • A minimum of 7 years of legal experience, including at least 4 years within the technology transactions group at a leading law firm. In-house experience is preferred.
  • Strong contract drafting and negotiation skills and prior experience with various technology agreements (including but not limited to SaaS, in/outbound licensing, EULA, and partnership) required.
  • Outstanding judgment with the ability to understand the criticality and urgency of and issues and prioritize them as appropriate within a fast-paced environment, providing clarity and direction to the team and to others throughout the company.
  • Strong business judgment to anticipate legal issues or risks and build the processes and systems to prevent them from occurring.
  • Capability to manage a high volume of complex commercial contracts.
  • Ability to apply a high level of discretion, common sense and good judgment to ambiguous situations.
  • Highly skilled with negotiating and drafting a wide variety of contracts with minimal supervision, utilizing fair, deliberate, and results-oriented negotiation techniques.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with proven ability to communicate complex legal concepts confidently and effectively across multiple departments and levels within the organization.

 

Join us in making a difference as we build our future and help ensure access to professional legal advice to all! LegalZoom is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to diversity, equality, and inclusion, and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment.  LegalZoom prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.