Legal Counsel

Homerun B.V.
May 30, 2024
Jun 17, 2024
Contract Type

At Human Native AI we're looking for a Legal Counsel to join our team.

Full–time London

About Human Native AI

Human Native AI is a UK–based startup founded in 2024 with the mission to help creative humans thrive in the age of AI. We believe creators and rights holders should have agency over and be fairly compensated for the use of their original works to train AI systems. We are building a marketplace for training data that will enable AI innovators to responsibly and frictionlessly licence the training data they need to build AI systems.

The role

As a founding team member you will have the opportunity to lead and shape our legal strategy in an industry with little legal precedents, brand new legal questions, and quickly evolving business models. This role will be responsible for providing legal support on a wide variety of issues including commercial, regulatory, compliance, intellectual property and more. This role is based in London, UK.

What you'll do at Human Native AI:

Help tackle one of the most interesting legal challenges of a generation: AI and copyright / intellectual property.

Provide expert legal advice on intellectual property, copyright, and data protection.

Gain experience with corporate transactions and governance including fundraising, drafting policies, board and investor engagement.

Draft, review, and negotiate contracts and agreements related to data processing, data sharing, and vendor management.

Be an instrumental part of our ramp–up and maintenance of our compliance around the AI Act, GDPR, and trust and safety in general.

Negotiate, prioritise, and otherwise manage commercial transactions with customers and partners with minimal oversight.

Enable us to address any special legal requirements or risks in our products or services as part of a cross–functional team including engineerin

Stay current on cutting edge legal and regulatory developments that impact the AI sector, and adapt our contracts and commercial operations accordingly.

Contribute to the continuous improvement of legal processes, templates, playbooks and best practices to improve the speed at which we operate.

Build and maintain relationships with key regulators and stay abreast of emerging legal and regulatory developments in the AI and data licensing landscape.

About you:

Are optimistic about the future of AI and passionate about helping creators and rights holders receive fair compensation for their work.

Familiarity with AI–related legal issues, such as intellectual property rights, liability, and ethical considerations.

We expect the successful candidate to have at least 3 years PQE (English qualified) depending on appropriate skill and experience, and we are open to candidates with substantially more experience than that (e.g. 10+ years).

A significant portion of that experience focused on commercial or technology transactions, IP or copyright.

Strive for excellence in every aspect of work, consistently taking ownership of your results and delivering impact.

Have a humble attitude, energetic personality and are eager to learn whatever it might take given the speed of evolution in AI technologies and the legal landscape surrounding them.

Can handle a wide variety of matters, including commercial contracts, product support, IP issues, copyright, regulatory issues and corporate matters.

Negotiate effectively and confidently, with strong drafting skills and excellent attention to detail.

Lead and manage projects with composure, balancing multiple priorities, stakeholders and deadlines.

Have an understanding of intellectual property law, copyright, data privacy regulations (e.g., GDPR, CCPA), and technology licensing.

Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills; Strong ability to communicate complex legal concepts in a clear and understandable manner.

Feel comfortable establishing strong working relationships with regulators across different jurisdictions.

Bonus: Proficiency in additional European languages is a plus.

A fast–growing company with opportunities for career advancement

Competitive salary and benefits package that includes private medical insurance

Stock options; we want you to have ownership in the company.

Apply for the job

Do you want to join our team as our new Legal Counsel? Then we'd love to hear about you!