Corporate Counsel at Crunchbase

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About Crunchbase
Crunchbase is the leading destination where you can discover innovative companies, connect with the people behind them, and uncover new opportunities. Our mission is to democratize the way innovators connect to opportunities, and over 50 million professionals—including entrepreneurs, investors, market researchers, and salespeople—trust Crunchbase to inform their business decisions. Companies all over the world rely on Crunchbase to power their applications, making over one billion API calls on our platform each year.
Crunchbase is seeking an experienced and highly motivated attorney to lead Crunchbase’s growing legal function. Reporting directly to the Head of Finance and Operations, this attorney will work closely with cross-functional teams, focusing primarily on reviewing and drafting commercial contracts, but also assisting with compliance matters and supporting the continuous improvement of Crunchbase’s legal processes.
This role requires at least 5 years of experience between working at a law firm and in a corporate legal department with a focus on reviewing, drafting, and negotiating commercial contracts.

As a Crunchbase Corporate Counsel, you will:

  • Advise internal clients regarding legal issues, including identifying, managing, and communicating risks and opportunities in commercial transactions
  • Review, draft, and negotiate a variety of commercial agreements, including enterprise customer contracts, service agreements, licenses, marketing agreements, partnership agreements and reseller agreements
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with Crunchbase’s business teams to ensure agreements are consistent with internal corporate policies and processes
  • Advise the business on employment, privacy, intellectual property and compliance issues
  • Draft and implement policies and procedures to ensure legal standard methodologies
  • Provide advice on company’s standard terms and conditions with customers
  • Manage outside counsel
  • Maintain and improve a centralized legal and contracts database

Qualifications

  • Law degree from top tier law school with excellent academic performance
  • License to practice law in the State of California
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant and recent legal practice experience in a law firm and in a corporate legal department with a focus on reviewing, drafting, and negotiating commercial contracts
  • The ability to provide clear, concise legal advice, and work effectively cross-functionally to drive resolutions and closure
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, prioritize appropriately and handle multiple tasks simultaneously with minimal guidance
  • A confirmed ability to effectively influence, lead, collaborate with and motivate others at all levels
  • Strong business acumen and project management skills
  • Exceptional business negotiation skills and effective client counseling skills
  • Ability to solve complex problems while balancing legal risks with business needs
  • High personal standards of excellence and ethics, as well as the ability to act with discretion, strict confidentiality and sensitivity towards issues and individuals
  • Innate curiosity, desire and ability to learn rapidly, resiliency and comfort serving as trusted business partner
  • Great teammate who is willing to pitch in wherever needed
  • Ability to quickly and accurately to recognize areas of risk/opportunity
  • Creative thinker with strong problem-solving skills
  • Collaborates well with both legal and business team members

What Crunchbase Offers

  • Competitive salary and equity
  • Generous Reimbursement policy for learning and development activities
  • Daily catered lunches and plenty of snacks
  • Fitness reimbursement (to work off the catered lunches)
  • Flexible Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Volunteering Paid Time Off
  • Incredible medical, vision and dental benefits for employees and their families
  • Free One Medical Group membership for employees and their families
  • 401(k) and Roth plans, and free annual financial adviser check-in
  • Monthly commuting stipend
  • Free Lyft rides anywhere in the Bay Area after late nights at the office
  • Prime location in the Financial District of SF, near BART and Muni stops
  • A team of creative, transparent entrepreneurs driven to accomplish our mission

Crunchbase does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, height, weight, veteran status, military obligations, or marital status. Every day our team is honored to work with entrepreneurs and innovators from every corner of the globe, and we aim to build a team that reflects the diversity of our customers. Each individual at Crunchbase brings their own perspectives, work experiences, lifestyles, and cultures with them, and we believe that a more diverse team creates more innovative products, provides a better service to its customers, and helps us all grow and learn as individuals.
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