Corporate Counsel

SquareTrade   •  

San Francisco, CA

Industry: Retail & Consumer Goods


5 - 7 years

Posted 55 days ago

In this role, you will operate as a part of a team of experienced lawyers who work closely with our business team to provide practical and productive legal advice and have fun while doing it.

  • Review, draft and manage variety of legal agreements, including retailer partnerships, supply chain/sourcing deals, inbound/procurement, development and other complex commercial agreements
  • Advise on employment law matters, privacy and data security, corporate governance, real estate, marketing, trademark, and any other legal matters that arise
  • Manage outside counsel in specialty areas including SquareTrade’s global expansion
  • Manage litigation matters and outside counsel
  • Stay on top of current and pending legislation to ensure that SquareTrade stays in compliance across the board; develop internal policies to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations
  • Manage the legal effort on special transactions including financings, acquisitions and joint-ventures
  • Identify, propose and implement solutions to address issues; take prudent risks within the context of our overall business
  • Work without supervision, independently initiate new legal projects and identify ways to improve our processes and operations;
  • Deliver timely, pragmatic, and business-focused legal counsel to your clients and other internal stakeholders, even in ambiguous situations 
  • Exercise good judgment in all matters


  • At least 5 years of relevant legal experience, with at least 2 years of in-house experience
  • JD and California Bar admission in good standing (or qualified for and willing to maintain Registered In-House Counsel status with California State Bar)
  • Significant experience in drafting and negotiating strategic alliance, partnership, intellectual property and procurement-related agreements
  • Experience with employment law, intellectual property, litigation, licensing, privacy, and/or data security a plus
  • Exceptional judgment and creativity, with the ability to think strategically and give practical advice appropriately weighing legal and business objectives
  • Entrepreneurial mindset; flexible, self-starting and hard-working
  • Deal-focused with a sense of urgency to get things done
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple urgent projects concurrently
  • Effective at managing project expectations, reporting to upper level management, and managing escalations of legal and business issues
  • Superior written and oral communication skills