Zapproved is seeking a Sr Inside Counsel to join our fast-growing legal software company headquartered in Portland, Oregon. We are looking for someone to lead corporate strategic and tactical legal initiatives, provide senior management with effective advice on company strategies and their implementation, manage the legal function, and obtain and oversee the work of outside counsel. This position will report to the CFO.
In this role, you will use strong analytical skills to collaborate and communicate with a wide variety of stakeholders, including the executive team and board of directors. You should also have strong attention to detail and organizational skills, and be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment.
What You’ll Be Doing:
Lead complex business transactions and negotiate critical contracts for customers, suppliers, vendors, etc.
Own the process for efficient and effective contract management and maintenance
Participate in the definition and development of corporate policies, procedures and programs and provide continuing counsel and guidance on legal matters and legal implications of all matters
Serve as legal advisor on all major business transactions, including acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures
Judge the merits of major court cases filed against or on behalf of the company, work with the appropriate executive(s) to define a strategic defense and approve settlements of disputes where warranted
Partner with compliance manager and security committee to assume ultimate responsibility for ensuring that the company conducts its business in compliance with applicable laws and regulations
Advise on legal aspects of the company’s financing, including assessing and advising on current and future business structures and legal entities
Attend selected legal conferences on behalf of Zapproved as an evangelist for Zapproved’s products
What You’ll Need:
Law degree and minimum of six years’ experience practicing law
Experience working on matters of corporate governance and with a board of directors
Experience with cost-effective management of outside legal resources
What Would Be Nice:
Ten years’ experience as a practicing litigation lawyer, preferably initially with a prominent national law firm before moving to an in-house position
Broad, overview experience in intellectual property law, including licensing of IP rights and IP due diligence
Exposure to or familiarity with the following areas of law:
securities, antitrust, computer law and privacy
Experience working for or with a software company and/or rapidly scaling start-up environment
Working for Zapproved:
Zapproved is a software-as-a-service provider based in Portland, OR. Our suite of e-discovery software offers corporate legal teams cloud-based technologies for conducting e-discovery affordably and sustainably. Our growing customer base includes some of the world’s largest companies, including many in the Fortune 500 and Global 2000, across a wide variety of industries. Recently, we’ve been recognized as:
Rising Star Company of the Year - 2016 Oregon Technology Awards
Best E-Discovery Legal Hold Product at 2016 Legaltech News Innovation Awards
Entrepreneur of the Year in the 2016 Women of Influence Awards - Portland Business Journal
2016 Best of the National Law Journal - Best Legal Hold Solution - Legal Hold Pro by Zapproved
How to Apply:
To be considered, please provide your resume and cover letter. We are looking for the things that drive and excite you and the mark that you want to leave on the world, so consider that in your cover letter. We think this is more important than your resume, and we will read your letter first.
Website : https://www.zapproved.com
Zapproved LLC is a pioneer in developing cloud-hosted software for corporate legal departments. The Z-Discovery platform returns power to in-house corporate legal teams and helps them navigate electronic discovery with minimal risk and cost, and it sets new standards for scalability and intuitive design.