Senior Counsel, Intellectual Property

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Brex is revolutionizing financial services for businesses, starting with corporate cards for startups. We are building the product from first principles, enabling us to have unparalleled features and a seamless, modern experience for our customers. With backing from top venture firms and industry veterans such as Peter Thiel and Max Levchin, Brex is one of the fastest-growing startups to date, and we’re looking for someone to help scale the company with incredible people across the board.

Based in San Francisco, our team is committed to creating a driven and diverse company with ambitious people from wide-ranging backgrounds. We are looking for people with a strong sense for exceptional products, a keen eye to detail, and comfort learning new technologies. Most importantly, we’re looking for people who are enthusiastic about working with a variety of backgrounds, roles, and needs.

The Legal and Compliance team makes critical decisions that impact both product development and company direction. Judgment, competence, empathy, ability to collaborate within and across functions, and a good sense of humor are critical to success on our team. Working in a fast-growing fintech startup also demands that we are problem solvers and comfortable operating in a rapidly-changing environment. The legal team is looking for a Senior IP Counsel. This is an outstanding opportunity for the right lawyer to define IP strategy for Brex and help build to develop and protect Brex's IP. You are the lawyer that engineers love spending time with and will be the primary point of contact for engineers to share their inventions. You love the details and feel a strong need to understand how a product works, and can partner to drive product development.

Responsibilities:
  • Define and execute on Brex’s intellectual property strategy including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and data assets
  • Lead all aspects of Brex’s intellectual property program including developing processes for invention collection, prosecution of patent applications, and purchasing of IP assets
  • Develop procedures to protect Brex’s marks and branding, copyrights, trade secrets, and data assets
  • Partner closely with engineering and business teams
  • Stay abreast of developments in financial services that may affect competitive positioning of Brex and our products
  • Handle relationship with outside IP counsel
What you will bring:
  • Outstanding judgment and integrity, ability to balance complex matters independently and take very solutions- and product-oriented approach to your work
  • 7+ years working experience in a combination of law firms and technology companies, with a track record of strategic protection of intellectual property assets and understanding the strategic need of IP for the business
  • Creative disposition and solutions-oriented approach to lawyering that draws on your experience and your intuition coupled with validation of assumptions and the law
  • Admission to practice in at least one US state and before the USPTO
  • High potential and interest in growing into a management role is preferred
  • Entrepreneurial and ability to work across various modes of communication; strong sense of purpose; enjoy working cross-functionally with colleagues in a low-politic environment
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Technology we use

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Location

Brex is located in the East Cut, in between SOMA and FiDi a block from Salesforce Park and the Transbay Transit Center.

An Insider's view of Brex

What's something quirky about your company?

We have employees from over 30 countries. We celebrate this by displaying flags around the office or celebrating international holidays. My coworkers have fascinating stories and unique world views. We see it as a point of pride and an asset. Plus we understand immigration policies better than your average startup which opens up our candidate pool.

Elena

Engineering Manager

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Platform teams aim at being the multiplier for Brex products. One big problem we work on is a flexible underwriting platform to power different products and verticals. It allows us to cater to unique customer credit needs based on data availability, risk model and business characteristics, which in turn accelerates new product and vertical launch.

Bill

Engineering Director

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

One of the exciting things about working at Brex is the opportunities for a person to further their career. For me, Brex has provided new opportunities to hire a bigger team, scale our channels, and test into new ideas. Brex believes in my abilities and has provided me the tools and resources necessary to create a world-class marketing team.

Thomas

Head of Demand Gen & Marketing Ops

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Brex has given me the ability to expand my leadership role in a high growth environment—with the most talented and dedicated team members. As Brex’s first Product Marketer, I’ve established and led the PMM team and launched our Partner Marketing and Content Strategy functions—a truly unique experience at a fast-paced company in a dynamic market.

Aliza

Product Marketing Lead

What are Brex Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Brex has various Employee Cultural Groups that you could join, including Women at Brex; FGLI; Brex LGBT; Brexlings, Jew-ish, LadyEng @ Brex, Asians at Brex, VIDA at Brex and Afro at Brex.
Team owned deliverables
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Short-term disability insurance covers 60% of annual salary up to $2,500 per week for up to 12 weeks. Long-term disability insurance covers 60% of annual salary up to $12,000 per month up to SSNRA.
Dental Benefits
Our dental plan covers 100% of coverage.
Vision Benefits
Our vision plan covers 100% of your coverage.
Health Insurance Benefits
Brex's health insurance policy covers up 100% of your coverage with the option to choose between 4 different plans.
Life Insurance
Life insurance is equal to 1x an employee's annual salary.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 16 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. Brex also provides 12 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Brex offers flexible vacation time based on exempt or non-exempt positions.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Brex offers $125 pre-tax commuter benefits for all employees.
Company Outings
Brex hosts company outings annually.
Free Daily Meals
We provide free lunch every day Monday-Friday + snacks in the office.
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted at team's discretion.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Brex offers employees professional development opportunities like the ability to attend job-related conferences and seminars on occasion.
Lunch and learns
Brex hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
Cross functional training encouraged
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