General Counsel

Santa Monica
Sep 18, 2023
Sep 20, 2023
Contract Type
A publicly–traded corporation operating in the business services and technology sector, with a worldwide presence, is currently seeking an accomplished attorney to serve as its General Counsel to manage all legal matters, including with respect to public reporting and securities, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, corporate governance, litigation and day–to–day general corporate matters.

This individual should possess a strong background in corporate law gained from private practice or in–house legal work, ideally both, with demonstrated proficiency in managing board–related and public shareholder affairs and a passion for transactions.

Key Responsibilities

Provide strategic solutions and guidance to executive team and stakeholders, on all legal matters affecting the Company, building and managing a global team of lawyers and legal support professionals
Act as the Company's lead lawyer in mergers and acquisitions, including cross border transactions, and significant customer transactions and financings
Review, draft and negotiate a broad range of complex agreements, including master services, licensing, professional services, marketing, SaaS, and commercial contracts working collaboratively with internal stakeholders and counterparties
Lead public reporting process, procedures and Nasdaq compliance
Act as secretary to the board and its committees, prepare board materials, manage subsidiaries.
Prepare, establish and revise corporate policies and standard form agreements
Manage intellectual property portfolio
Partner with executive team to assess and implement crisis management, legal requirements and mitigate risk
Resolve legal disputes, including employment issues and litigation
Manage outside counsel, where appropriate
Stay up–to–date with relevant laws and regulations affecting the company's industry and operations and consistently support compliance.


Juris Doctor (JD) degree from an accredited law school and active membership in the California state bar, or eligible to register to practice in California.
10+ years of legal experience, with at least 5 years in a leadership role.
Deep experience with a broad range of securities law matters, including public company SEC reporting rules, NASDAQ listing rules, the Sarbanes–Oxley Act, and preparation and review of SEC public company filings and disclosures, is required.
Experience with one or more of the following areas is an added plus: outsourcing, structured finance and capital markets matters, executive compensation, public debt and equity issuances, share repurchase transactions (including tender offers, accelerated share repurchases, and 10b5–1 plans), derivatives, corporate governance, and general banking matters.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to work collaboratively with cross–functional teams and provide clear, practical legal advice.
Proven ability to handle complex legal issues and provide strategic guidance.
Strong negotiation and contract drafting skills.
Experience with mergers and acquisitions.
Proven track record as a General Counsel, Deputy General Counsel, law firm partner or in a similar legal role.
Demonstrated professionalism, ethics, and unwavering integrity.
A talent for anticipating legal issues and assessing potential risks.
A deep understanding of financial management within a corporate legal department.
High proficiency in understanding business operations.
Candidates must be willing to work on–site at least 3 days per week in the Company's Santa Monica office.

Job Type: Full–time

Dental insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Paid time off
Vision insurance
8 hour shift

Work Location: Hybrid remote in Santa Monica, CA 90404