Associate Counsel - Litigation at Wish

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Company Description

Wish is a mobile e-commerce platform that flips traditional shopping on its head. We connect hundreds of millions of people with the widest selection of delightful, surprising, and—most importantly—affordable products delivered directly to their doors. Each day on Wish, millions of customers in more than 160 countries around the world discover new products. For our over 1 million merchant partners, anyone with a good idea and a mobile phone can instantly tap into a global market.

We're fueled by creating unique products and experiences that give people access to a new type of commerce, where all are welcome. If you’ve been searching for a supportive environment to chase your curiosity and use data to investigate the questions that matter most to you, this is the place.

Job Description

Wish is looking for an Associate Counsel (Litigation) who can contribute to our growing Legal team and work on complex issues in a dynamic and fast-paced environment. The role will support our global litigation portfolio on a wide variety of subject matters and in multiple domestic and international jurisdictions. 

Areas of focus may include complex civil litigation and arbitrations (including class actions), commercial disputes, securities law, regulatory and administrative disputes, intellectual property (including patent, trademark and copyright) matters, unfair competition, and intermediary liability, among others. This role will work on and assist through all stages of the litigation process, including initial case assessment, factual investigation, discovery, third-party subpoenas, briefings, ADR, and supervising and collaborating with outside counsel. This role may also include duties related to responding to law enforcement requests (including subpoenas) and may involve certain intellectual property clearance and (non-litigation) conflict responsibilities. In addition, this role will provide proactive and reactive business advice to help minimize litigation risk, and otherwise assess litigation risk. This role will report to Wish’s Associate General Counsel for Litigation.

What You’ll Do

  • Contribute to a wide range of defensive and affirmative pre-litigation and litigation issues across varied subject matters, both domestically and internationally.

  • Lead and manage certain litigation or pre-litigation disputes, including overseeing outside counsel. 

  • Assist in responding to regulator and law enforcement inquiries in numerous domestic and international jurisdictions.

  • Draft responses to third-party subpoena requests.

  • Work with internal stakeholders to identify risk areas and develop systems and procedures to manage and reduce risk. 

  • Manage internal processes and tools related to litigation, including existing and new eDiscovery and litigation-management tools.

  • Conduct legal research as needed.

  • Conduct factual investigations, including witness and employee interviews as needed.

  • Draft and manage litigation holds and internal tools relating to same. Oversee document collections and manage ESI.

  • Draft meet and confer letters and/or pre-litigation correspondence to opposing party and/or counsel.

  • Learn the Wish business, issue-spot potential risks areas as they may arise, and communicate effectively with Legal and non-Legal teams.

  • Manage case files and email correspondence. 

Qualifications


  • J.D. with membership in at least one U.S. state bar.

  • 2-5+ years of legal experience either in-house or with a reputable law firm.

  • Experience advising clients or internal stakeholders on legal issues.

  • Ability to multi-task and efficiently manage numerous matters under time-sensitive deadlines.

  • Organized, with an attention to detail. 

  • The desire to have ownership over complex legal issues and a portfolio of cases/matters. 

  • Mature, self-starter who sees matters/cases through to the end. 

  • Flexible and adaptable in a fast-paced, innovative and demanding environment.

  • Sound and practical business judgment, intellectual creativity, work ethic, and problem-solving skills.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and a commitment to professionalism.

  • Sense of humor and ability to not take yourself too seriously.

 Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience as a judicial clerk.

  • Experience in cross-border disputes or cross-border dispute resolution.

  • Arbitration experience, including international arbitration. 

  • Experience with patent litigation and trademark and/or copyright law clearance and conflicts is a plus.

  • Experience in/with government facing investigations or litigations is a plus.

  • Knowledge of laws and regulations applicable to e-commerce or platforms/marketplaces. 

  • ESI experience and experience with online review platforms. 

  • Project-management experience.

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Additional Information

Wish values diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive work environment. We provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. We do not discriminate based on any legally-protected class or characteristic. Employment decisions are made based on qualifications, merit, and business needs. If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability, please let your recruiter know. For job positions in San Francisco, CA, and other locations where required, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Individuals applying for positions at Wish, including California residents, can see our privacy policy here.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
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Location

Our San Francisco office is located in the Citigroup Center with direct access to BART and surrounded by amazing restaurants and coffee shops.

An Insider's view of Wish

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

We do a lot of cross-functional work with other teams to create promotions, campaigns, articles, social media content, videos, and more. We also provide regional insights to stakeholders and exchange ideas to help grow each market. I love looking back and seeing how much my role has evolved since I started working at Wish!

Tania

Localization Manager, Spanish

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

My goal coming out of university was to learn how to scale the infrastructure of a growing company. Larger tech companies have mostly solved these scalability problems and Wish gave me the opportunity to solve tough problems hands on. Wish is now handling 100x the traffic since I joined and I'm still learning new things everyday.

Vitaliy

Manager, Software Engineering

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

My role as a Brand Protection specialist at Wish revolves around reviewing and actioning on merchants that infringe on our Intellectual Property policy. My work will hopefully create a fair and trustworthy platform for both our users and merchants.

Miguel

Brand Protection Specialist

What are Wish Perks + Benefits

Wish Benefits Overview

Here at Wish, one of our top priorities is to maintain the health and well-being of our employees and their families. To achieve this goal, Wish covers 100% of insurance premiums for full-time employees and their dependents. And that's not all! In addition to our amazing benefits, we proudly offer many perks like fitness reimbursement, flexible work hours, generous paid time off, Wish cash, an ESPP program and many more...

Culture
Partners with Nonprofits
Wish proudly partners with Black Girls Code, University of Waterloo WiCS and Women Who Code through volunteering and hosting events.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Coming soon!
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Our Wish Employee Resource Groups, or WERGs as we call them, are employee-led organizations that help build awareness, educate and drive inclusivity.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Wish covers 100% of medical, dental & vision monthly premium costs for employees and their dependents.
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Wish offers a fitness allowance.
Mental Health Benefits
Employee Assistance Plan - Up to 5 in-person visits with a trained professional, per issue. Additional online benefits include legal, financial, childcare, and parental leave resources.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Breakfast pastries.
Fitness Subsidies
Wish offers a fitness allowance.
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
New! All full time employees are eligible to receive a monthly work from home stipend.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Wish offers "Wish for Leaders" management training program as well as other Learning & Development workshops.
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Wish offers up to $500 per year for job related professional development activities.
Customized development tracks

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