Corporate Counsel

Legal Glendale, California Austin, Texas San Mateo, California


Description

About LegalZoom
We believe that everyone should have access to professional legal advice. So, we’ve 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, we’ve helped millions of customers, providing the protection and peace of mind they need. To date, we’ve grown to become the leading provider of online legal solutions for families and small businesses, and we’re committed to making our services even more valuable and easier to use than ever before. Join us!

Overview
LegalZoom is looking for a talented powerhouse corporate attorney to join its fast-paced corporate legal department. You will support business teams in completing a wide variety of complex commercial transactions, securities, and governance matters as well as managing the occasional financing, real estate, or international matter. If you have extensive law firm and in-house experience drafting and negotiating contracts as well as the ability to manage securities and provide best practices in corporate governance, we want to hear from you!

How you’ll spend your day:
  • Work closely with the investor relations team regarding communications including press releases, investor presentations, management presentations, and other disclosures.
  • Negotiating, drafting, and revising a wide variety of commercial contracts, including technology and SaaS agreements.    
  • Providing ongoing legal counsel to all levels of internal business owners on strategic product initiatives.
  • Serving as legal point on complex partnership, acquisition, and other securities transactions
  • Participating in the administration and resolution of legal issues that arise in existing commercial relationships.
  • Supporting HR, finance and legal departments in crafting and building systems and policies.
  • Mentoring and supervising the work product of junior attorneys.
  • Contributing to other legal department goals and duties as needed.

Who you are:

  • Education & Licensing. JD from an accredited law school; licensed and in good standing to practice law.
  • Work Experience. Minimum of 7 years of legal experience, ideally with a mix of leading law firm and in-house experience advising companies in technology and online services.
  • Negotiator.  Highly skilled with negotiating and drafting a wide variety of contracts with minimal supervision, utilizing fair, deliberate, and results-oriented negotiation techniques.
  • Team player attitude.  You are excited to build strong cross-functional relationships across the organization.
  • Workhorse. Background in managing high volume and occasionally complex commercial contracts.
  • Reliable Judgment. Strong business judgment and the ability to anticipate legal issues or risks and build the processes and systems to prevent them from occurring.  You have a natural ability to apply a high level of discretion, common sense and good judgment to ambiguous situations.
  • Securities Veteran. Experience with SEC filings and public company reporting requirements.
  • Governance Master. You are familiar with board and shareholder governance best practices, including board material preparation and organization.
  • Demonstrate Ownership. Natural inclination to “own” the projects one’s working on, complete projects timely, and assume work even if not within the scope of the assigned project.
  • Detail Oriented. Exceptional attention to detail; drive to perfect; and proactively improve the status quo.     
  • Self-driven.  No hand-holding in this role.  You will meet deadlines, prioritize, manage multiple projects simultaneously, and work well with change in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Communicator.  Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with proven ability to communicate complex legal concepts confidently and effectively with all levels of the LegalZoom team. 

You get bonus points if you laugh easily, can maintain a smile after hours of back-to-back Zoom calls, and can somehow make the practice of law fun.

LegalZoom is an Equal Opportunity Employer, dedicated to diversity.