In House Opportunities

 

Corporate Counsel – Privacy, Cyber Security and Compliance - San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay)

Our client, a leading multinational consumer and professional products company that markets some of the most trusted and recognized consumer brand names in the world, has exclusively retained Solutus Legal Search to assist the company in its search for a Corporate Counsel who will help oversee the company’s day-to-day compliance with data privacy and information security laws and regulations, in addition to the company’s overall global compliance program. This position will provide opportunity for growth into other areas, and will work closely with the company's different business units and with personnel in other key functions, including senior management.

The role is based at the Company’s headquarters in Oakland, and they are willing to consider flexible hour/working from home (1-2 days a week) arrangements.The company has been named as one of the Best Places to Work in the U.S. by Glassdoor, and has also been recognized for its diversity, sustainability efforts and corporate responsibility. This attorney will report directly to the Vice President – Compliance and Assistant General Counsel.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • 3-6+ years of experience with privacy legal issues and/or related areas. CIPP and/or CIPM as well as CCEP certifications are nice to have.
  • Experience with privacy, information security, and compliance laws and regulations.
  • Knowledge of FCPA, UK Bribery Act, and related anti-corruption regulations.
  • Knowledge of the EU's General Data Protection Regulation and the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018.
  • A JD, admission to the California Bar (RIHC is acceptable), and an excellent academic record. Local candidates only (Northern California).

Key responsibilities include:

  • Help drive the continued development and implementation of the company’s data privacy program and related policies and procedures.
  • Drive the company’s compliance with U.S. and international data privacy and information security and laws and regulations.
  • Counsel on legal issues related to advertising and marketing through websites, social media, and other emerging technology platforms, including advising on consumer protection and FTC guidelines.
  • Draft and negotiate data privacy and security provisions in agreements.
  • Develop and provide employee training in the areas of privacy, cyber security, and compliance.
  • Help support the global compliance program and initiatives, which may include investigation support, training, regional and local compliance initiatives, and/or third party evaluation and monitoring.
  • Counsel on legal issues related to the company’s efforts to monitor and audit processes and systems to enhance identification of potential issues.
  • Provide legal support for business initiatives in emerging markets and the company’s professional products sales.
  • Assist in other substantive legal areas, including on general commercial transactions; also work with members of Legal leadership, other attorneys and staff on departmental matters as needed.

The successful candidate will have excellent judgment and ability to handle sensitive and confidential information, strong leadership, negotiating, decision-making and problem-solving skills, and excellent verbal and written communication skills. They will be a self-starter with an ability to multi-task and to identify and use legal resources efficiently and effectively. They will have a commitment to inclusion and diversity, excellent execution and organizational skills, and the firmness and courage to confront issues at every level. The team is highly collegial and collaborative – excellent interpersonal skills and a good sense of humor are key!

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a great legal team at one of the most highly recognized and reputable companies in the world.

Solutus Legal has been exclusively engaged on this search. Interested candidates may submit resumes to search@solutuslegal.com. Resumes submitted directly to our client will be forwarded to Solutus for evaluation.

Ref: # 511-SLS - Apply Now


Corporate Counsel – Silicon Valley, CA

Our client, a highly regarded public technology company has engaged Solutus Legal on an exclusive basis to assist the company in its search for a top corporate attorney. The ideal candidate will possess 3 - 5 years of M&A and other relevant corporate transaction experience. Top law firm experience servicing emerging growth and publicly-traded technology companies is required. Local candidates only (San Francisco Bay Area).

The successful attorney must possess the “soft skills” required to thrive in our client’s culture. S/he must be collaborative with legal and business teams, flexible, team-oriented, selfless, secure, confident, willing to learn and approachable. In addition, s/he must possess the judgment to know when to escalate issues within the legal team and have the ability to work together to create solutions.

This attorney will be responsible for strategizing and managing the legal life cycle of the company’s global M&A practice and will work closely with the company’s executive, corporate development, legal and other cross-functional teams. S/he will provide advice and guidance on acquisitions, investments and other strategic corporate transactions, will advise on deal structure and issues, conduct and manage due diligence, draft and negotiate deal documentation, coordinate deal closings, track post-closing requirements and monitor strategic investments.

The successful attorney will also support corporate governance and compliance matters, including managing corporate and compliance matters for U.S. and foreign subsidiaries. In addition, this lawyer will have the opportunity to assist with SEC public reporting disclosures, including 10-Ks, 10-Qs, 8-Ks, proxy statements and Section 16 filings, and licensing transactions. S/he will work closely with outside counsel and must possess the ability to effectively manage the relationship.

Personality fit with our client and the legal department is paramount. This lawyer must possess a positive attitude and have the proven ability to develop healthy working relationships with internal partners and external customers. The successful candidate will also work efficiently and independently with confidence and manage his/her own workload. In addition s/he must possess excellent strategic, organizational and presentation skills, business acumen and sense of awareness and confidence to successfully negotiate deals and work with the legal team and other cross-functional teams.

This is a phenomenal opportunity to join a high quality company in an important role. Our client offers an attractive compensation package for the qualified candidate.

Solutus Legal has been engaged on an exclusive basis to conduct this search. All interested candidates must submit their resumes directly to Solutus for consideration to search@solutuslegal.com. Resumes bypassing Solutus and submitted directly to our client will be redirected to Solutus for consideration

Ref: # 484-SLS - Apply Now


Corporate Counsel/Senior Corporate Counsel – Eastern/Southeastern United States

Corporate Counsel/Senior Corporate Counsel – Eastern/Southeastern United States (Remote Working Opportunity)

Our client, a late-stage private company that is a leader in cloud infrastructure automation, has exclusively retained Solutus Legal to assist the company in its search to add a talented and energetic commercial counsel to its growing legal team. This person initially will report to the General Counsel and will advise the company’s sales and business teams globally on all aspects of the business, with an emphasis on contract drafting, review and negotiation, as well as compliance with local laws, including data privacy laws. The company is in rapid growth mode and this is a fantastic opportunity to get in on the ground floor. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, and this is a remote working opportunity for someone based in the East/Southeast region of the United States.


Responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting Sales, Partner and Customer Success organizations in structuring commercial transactions, and drafting and negotiating commercial agreements.
  • Supporting business teams in structuring transactions, and drafting and negotiating agreements with vendors.
  • Advising business teams worldwide on legal compliance, including on data protection and privacy issues.
  • Working closely with other stakeholders throughout the organization, including finance, sales ops, tech ops, other internal teams to provide contracting expertise and ensure consistency and compliance with company policies and processes.
  • Advising senior management and business clients on aspects of law globally and transactions of all types.
  • Assisting in updating contract templates, drafting global corporate policies and processes, ensuring regulatory requirements are adhered to and developing training materials on relevant topics such as the contracting process and data privacy and legal compliance in the sales and contracting processes.
  • Other duties may include advising on general corporate, vendor relationships and risk management issues.

Requirements / Skills:

  • 4-7 years of relevant legal experience, in a software company and/or in a law firm, counseling rapid-growth technology companies.
  • Accredited law degree from a highly-regarded school
  • Admission to the bar and a current license in one or more states.
  • Knowledge of subscription technology industry; experience with open source software preferred.
  • Substantive experience with drafting and negotiating complex legal agreements (sales, procurement, NDAs, M&A, ELA, others); experience with other internal company functions or areas of law is desired (such as intellectual property or privacy).
  • Substantive experience with commercial technology transactions.
  • Substantive experience dealing with/collaborating with Sales, Sales Management, Executive team on complex contract negotiations.
  • Highly responsive and service-oriented attitude
  • Ability to maintain strong working relationships with demanding internal clients
  • Ability to multi-task and work independently with minimal supervision, while adapting quickly to a rapidly changing and challenging environment.
  • Practical yet creative problem-solving approach that emphasizes addressing business needs while protecting the company’s interests.

Our client is looking for a motivated attorney with excellent interpersonal skills and a strong team orientation for this exceptional opportunity. The company embraces diversity and equal opportunity. It is committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills and believes an inclusive culture makes a better company. Compensation is competitive and includes equity.

Solutus has been selected as the exclusive representative for this search. Interested candidates may contact us at search@solutuslegal.com for consideration. Candidates applying directly to the company will be redirected to Solutus for consideration.

Ref: # 510-SLS - Apply Now


Associate Attorney (Litigation) – Boutique Law Firm (San Francisco)

Solutus Legal Search has been exclusively retained by our client, a prestigious litigation boutique law firm in San Francisco, to assist in their search for an associate attorney. Our client’s practice is a mix of IP and commercial litigation.

The successful candidate will have 2-5 years of complex litigation experience at a top law firm, be admitted to practice law in California, and have superior academic credentials. Federal clerkship experience is a plus.

Our client seeks an attorney with experience or an interest in IP litigation, who is ready to transition to a smaller law firm where they can participate in a variety of projects and be an integral part of the growth of the firm.

Competitive compensation, immediate responsibility, variety of work and partnership potential are just a few of the benefits of joining this firm. This is an excellent opportunity for a high-quality attorney to take a meaningful step in advancing their career.

Interested candidates should send their resume to search@solutuslegal.com for additional information.


Ref: # 509-SLS - Apply Now


Head of Litigation – Palo Alto, CA

Our client, OYO, a hospitality unicorn and one of the fastest growing late-stage startup companies in the world, is seeking to add a Head of Litigation to its growing legal department. Solutus Legal Search has been exclusively retained on this highly coveted engagement.

The Head of Litigation will manage and lead the company’s litigation and dispute resolution matters. Reporting to the company’s U.S. General Counsel, this attorney will help set and guide the company’s litigation and dispute resolution strategies. S/he will possess at least 15 years of legal experience directly handling and managing high stakes litigation in several of the following areas including commercial litigation, consumer protection, government investigations, class action defense, municipal litigation, contract disputes, intellectual property, product liability, employment, environmental law and real property disputes. Experience in the hospitality industry is a strong plus, but is not required.

The successful candidate will bring an entrepreneurial mindset to the role, as s/he and the executives confront new legal challenges during the company’s continued expansion. Prior experience in a hypergrowth company as well as experience advising and interacting with top level management is required.

Superb interpersonal skills are a must (enthusiastic, can-do attitude, collaborative, gets along with others, thick-skinned, great manager, responsive, proactive). The demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with people from diverse professional backgrounds in a rapidly scaling environment is critical. An entrepreneurial spirit and ability to work in a high scale growth environment is also required.

The following substantive skills are required:

  • Hands-on Litigation Skills (e.g., risk assessment, discovery, trial and ADR experience)
  • Litigation Management
  • Managing Outside Counsel
  • Experience in several of the following substantive areas: commercial litigation, consumer protection, government investigations, class action defense, municipal litigation, contract disputes, intellectual property, product liability, employment, environmental law and real property disputes.
  • Advising Executive Management and Business, Product and Finance Stakeholders
  • Case Budgeting and Controlling Legal Expenses

Experience Required

  • 15+ years of legal experience
  • Top law firm training
  • In House experience at a hypergrowth company
  • Strong strategic business acumen with business oriented legal solutions
  • Proven track record of strong negotiation, communication, organizational, and management skills
  • Ability to communicate complex legal issues to company executives easily, succinctly and in a logical and organized manner.
  • Collaborative work style
  • Responsive
  • Proactive
  • JD from a well-regarded law school
  • California Bar, or RHIC (In good standing)

This is a one of a kind opportunity for a seasoned litigator to join a company poised for greatness. With its visionary founder, superb management team with a keen eye for disruption and heavyweight investors (SoftBank, Sequoia Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners to name a few), the sky is the limit for OYO and its team.

Solutus Legal Search is proud to have been exclusively retained to assist our client with this special engagement. Interested candidates, please submit resumes to search@solutuslegal.com.

Ref: # 508-SLS - Apply Now


Principal Counsel – Silicon Valley, CA

Our client, a highly regarded multinational technology company, has exclusively engaged Solutus Legal to assist the executives in their search for an experienced commercial attorney to support the sales team and provide legal advice and support to various stakeholders in the business worldwide.

The ideal candidate with have 5 – 8+ years of experience advising on commercial contracts, with a strong background in sales transactions, technology transactions, software transactions and IP law. Knowledge of semiconductor industry, particularly with System-on-Chip (SoC) designers and/or foundry businesses and experience with open source software licenses and projects is a plus. In-house experience at a technology company is preferred.

Responsibilities include:

  • Working directly with executives, engineers, business development, program managers, marketing, and sales persons to analyze legal risks and negotiate and draft technology licenses (software and hardware).
  • Providing creative and proactive counseling to the business on intellectual property licensing and developing business models.
  • Developing expertise on a range of technology (software and hardware) and building relationships with internal clients across international offices.
  • Developing expertise on a number of Arm’s partners with the aim of improving the existing relationship from a legal perspective.
  • Occasional international travel may be required.

Culture fit with our client and the legal department is essential. They value collaboration and are looking for team players with the ability to think laterally. This lawyer must have the proven ability to develop collaborative working relationships with internal partners and external customers and have a “we not I” attitude. In addition, s/he must possess excellent strategic, organizational and presentation skills, business acumen and sense of awareness and confidence to successfully negotiate deals and work with the legal team and other cross-functional teams.

This is a phenomenal opportunity to join a high quality company at an exciting growth stage, in an important role. Our client offers an attractive compensation package for the qualified candidate.

Solutus Legal has been selected as the exclusive representative on this desirable search. Interested candidates, please submit resumes to search@solutuslegal.com for consideration. Resumes submitted directly to our client will be forwarded to Solutus for review and evaluation.

Ref: # 506-SLS - Apply Now


Corporate Counsel – Silicon Valley

A global leader in memory, storage and high performance computing solutions for the electronics industry, is seeking to hire an attorney with experience in federal government contracts. This professional will report directly to the Chief Legal Officer. The successful candidate will handle all government contracts and government contracting compliance and will tackle a broad array of commercial and technology agreements with vendors and customers, including manufacturing and supply agreements, joint development agreements and IP licensing; also support M&A transactions, corporate governance and compliance programs. This is a great opportunity for someone seeking to develop a wide range of counseling skills.

Responsibilities include:

  • negotiation and administration of government contracts;
  • advising on FARs, security clearances, export controls and ITAR;
  • manage government contracts compliance;
  • supporting strategic transactions, including M&A transactions;
  • negotiating and drafting commercial and technology, partnership and business development agreements;
  • negotiating and drafting customer contracts and supply agreements;
  • supporting corporate governance (securities compliance experience is a plus, but not required);
  • compliance with data privacy regulations;
  • assist in developing and delivering training for various compliance programs;
  • shared oversight of corporate compliance programs; and
  • tackling day-to-day legal issues and needs as they arise.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • license to practice in California;
  • 2-4 years post-JD experience;
  • significant experience with government contracts
  • strong negotiating and drafting skills;
  • strong organization and prioritization skills;
  • strong work ethic; and
  • ability to work independently.

Must have strong attention to detail; be highly responsive to client needs and demonstrate good business acumen.

Local Candidates Only.

Ref: # 504-SLS - Apply Now


General Counsel (U.S.) – Palo Alto, CA

Our client, OYO, one of the fastest growing hospitality companies in the world, is seeking to hire a world-class General Counsel to serve as its top U.S. legal executive. This executive will report directly to the U.S. CEO. Solutus Legal Search has been exclusively retained on this highly coveted engagement.

The General Counsel will be instrumental in preparing the organization for IPO readiness for listing in the US. S/he will provide broad legal and business counsel to the CEO, the management team and the board of directors. S/he will establish the legal department in the U.S. and will work closely with executives to create a broad set of domestic legal policies as the company expands its business and prepares for explosive growth in the U.S. This will require not only the ability to think critically and strategically, but will also require the ability…and desire to hustle and perform the “blocking and tackling” legal work necessary to protect the company. Such work will include drafting and negotiation a variety of agreements and handing consumer disputes.

This attorney will participate in the administration and resolution of legal issues that arise from regulatory matters, existing commercial relationships and handling pre- litigation legal disputes and inquiries. S/he will have a thorough knowledge of inter-state regulatory issues and will be able to work closely with the business team to pre-emptively identify such issues for smooth operations of the Company. The successful candidate will maintain excellent relationships with business and work closely with the team based in India to help roll out initiatives in the US in line with the best practices followed for global programs and policies.
The ideal candidate will possess 20+ years of legal experience (including management experience), at a top law firm as well as a hypergrowth company. General Counsel and IPO experience are strongly preferred. This legal executive will serve as a hands-on business partner with the ability to think strategically and work diligently in a rapidly scaling global environment. Substantively, the General Counsel will have a proven background in a wide range of areas including general corporate, corporate governance, litigation, antitrust, real estate, commercial transactions, risk management, regulatory and government policy. Experience with a hypergrowth company, hospitality company, capital markets and/or large technology will be an added advantage.

The successful candidate must possess the following:

  • Excellent negotiation and communication skills;
  • Ability to partner with the business;
  • A solution oriented approach with a clear and concise communication style;
  • The ability to simplify complex matters and tailor their communication style to suit their audience; and
  • Gravitas/confidence/presence required to be a respected leader.
  • Ability to thrive in a high growth environment
  • Passion for innovation and building things

Simply put, this is one of a kind opportunity. With its visionary founder, superb management team with a keen eye for disruption and heavyweight investors (SoftBank, Sequoia Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners to name a few), the sky is the limit for this company and its team.


Solutus Legal Search is proud to have been exclusively retained to assist our client with this special engagement. Interested candidates, please submit resumes to search@solutuslegal.com. Resumes submitted directly to our Client will be forwarded to Solutus Legal for evaluation.

Ref: # 505-SLS - Apply Now


Associate General Counsel/Deputy General Counsel – San Francisco or Silicon Valley, CAAssociate General Counsel/Deputy General Counsel – San Francisco or Silicon Valley, CA

Our client, a publicly-traded global technology company, seeks to hire an Associate General Counsel or Deputy General Counsel (depending on seniority and relevant experience) to add to its growing legal department.

This new legal executive will report directly to the Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary and will serve as a true generalist in the legal department. S/he will be responsible for a diverse array of legal matters, including but not limited to negotiating, drafting, reviewing, and advising on general corporate matters, commercial and technology transactions such as marketing and advertising agreements, corporate financings, and M&A matters; and overseeing litigation. This attorney also will work on IP strategy and management, employment, privacy and compliance matters; and will interact with government bodies as required.

This position is located in either Santa Clara (headquarters) or in San Francisco, CA.

The ideal candidate will have 10+ years of legal experience with a depth of knowledge and experience in some of the transaction practice areas identified above as well as at least four to five years of hands-on complex litigation experience gained in a national or international law firm. Clerkship experience is a plus. In house experience is preferred. Local candidates only.

In order to thrive in this corporate environment, this attorney must possess a positive attitude and strong work ethic, be collaborative and flexible. The successful candidate will have the ability to team well with others and thrive in a fast paced and collaborative environment. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, sound business and legal judgment are required. This attorney will possess a highly responsive and service-oriented value system and be skilled at prioritizing work and managing deadlines.

This is a phenomenal opportunity for a dynamic legal professional to join a company that is continuing to scale and disrupt its industry. This position will provide the successful candidate with the immediate opportunity to positively impact business and become an important contributor to the Company’s success. Competitive compensation including equity, comprehensive benefits, and matching 401k.

Our client has engaged Solutus Legal Search as its exclusive representative on this highly coveted engagement. Interested candidates, please submit your resume to search@solutuslegal.com. All resumes submitted directly to our client will be forwarded to Solutus for review and evaluation.

Ref: # 503-SLS - Apply Now


Director, International Ethics and Compliance – San Francisco Bay Area

Our client, one of the most recognized brand names in the technology and investment world is seeking to hire a Director of Ethics and Compliance (“Director”) to support the Company’s global vision and framework for ethical conduct and compliance with laws (“Program”).

Reporting to the Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, the Director will be responsible for the operations of the company’s Ethics and Compliance Office. S/he will manage the day to day operational implementation of the Program and ensure that the office will function as an independent and objective body that reviews and evaluates compliance issues and concerns within the organization.

This executive will work with senior management to ensure company employees and agents understand and comply with applicable rules, regulations, and company Policies, and Code of Conduct (“Code”). Finally, the Director will oversee investigations into allegations regarding violation of law or misconduct and ensure that disciplinary action is consistent and appropriate.

A minimum of 6 years’ experience in complex organizations and familiarity with legal, compliance, assurance, risk, internal audit and human resource procedures and regulations is required. The successful candidate will possess the following skills and character traits.

  • Experience in ethics and compliance program development and implementation
  • Experience with preventive and detective control development, implementation and testing
  • Familiarity with Investor Advisors Act
  • Facility with conflicts of interest management, diligence, ethics training development, implementation and delivery; and formulating ethics and policies, procedures, and practice
  • Ability to effectively coordinate, motivate and mentor a cross-functional team members to resolve complex problems
  • Experience collaborating with multiple departments to execute projects
  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal skills with the ability to interface with all levels of management and staff
  • Excellent sense of humor
  • CCEP qualified

Key Responsibilities Include the Implementation of the company’s Program architecture including:
Oversight

  • Prepare Program status on a regular basis, and no less than annually, for reporting to the leadership Board on the activities of the Ethics and Compliance Program, significant allegations of misconduct or violations of law, the handling of conflicts of interest, the training of personnel, compliance monitoring/auditing and related procedures, and any government investigations.
  • Prepare Program status on a regular basis, and no less than annually, for reporting to the Board on the activities of the Ethics and Compliance Program, significant allegations of misconduct or violations of law, the handling of conflicts of interest, the training of personnel, compliance monitoring/auditing and related procedures, and any government investigations that may involve the company.

Written Standards

  • Development, maintenance and consistent enforcement of company’s policies and procedures for the general operation of the Program and its related activities to prevent illegal, unethical, or improper conduct in line with the Code.
  • Maintain and periodically review and update Program policies to keep them current and relevant using the results of periodic surveys and efficacy testing.
  • Manage Jsox environmental controls development, implementation and testing.

Training and Awareness

  • Oversee the implementation and maintenance of an effective compliance communication program for the company, including promoting (a) an organizational culture that encourages ethical conduct and a commitment to compliance with the law; (b) heightened awareness of Code of Conduct and appropriate reporting of improper activities, (c) ethical decision making and conduct, and (d) understanding of new and existing compliance issues and related policies and procedures.

Monitor, Audit and Report

  • Conduct regular monitoring and auditing of the function and effectiveness of the Program and report to management, HQ and governance.
  • Monitor and, as necessary, direct the coordination of the compliance activities of other functions and compliance sectors to remain informed of the status of Program activities and to identify trends.
  • Prepare reports annually for the Board on the progress of the Program and planned future activity including status, content and operation.
  • Direct the response to alleged violations of the Code and related Policies, laws, and regulations, by evaluating the allegations and overseeing any appropriate investigation and resolution of such allegations.
  • Develop, implement and operate the Company’s COI policy and procedure.
  • Develop, implement and operate the Company’s deal-based diligence policy and procedure.

Risk Assessment

  • Direct periodic reviews with the Risk Management function to identify risks of criminal conduct and compliance vulnerability with regards to COI and transaction diligence, among other key risks.
  • Develop and implement corrective action plans for resolution of issues arising from Risk reviews and provide general guidance on how to avoid or deal with similar situations in the future.
  • Conduct regular risk assessments to identify changing risk, mitigation, and residual risk. Oversee mitigation of any gaps or deficiencies. Report on a regular basis to corporate HQ.

Collaboration

  • Oversee the company’s compliance sectors to ensure consistent application of the company’s program and to direct compliance issues to appropriate existing channels for investigation and resolution.
  • Work closely with other functions such as Legal, HR, IA and Finance.

Ref: # 500-SLS - Apply Now


Deputy Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer – Tokyo, Japan

Our client, one of the premier global organizations is seeking to add a Deputy Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer (DECO) to its expanding legal team.

Reporting to the Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer (CECO), this executive will possess a deep understanding of the Company’s business operations and effectively partner with counterparts in Legal, as well as colleagues in our Group Companies, finance, risk, security, HR, IA and other functional teams.

The DECO’s primary responsibility will include assisting with the development and implementation of the Company’s compliance strategy set forth by the CECO and managing direct reports across the organization. This executive mandate includes developing and ensuring proper business processes and controls in place to implement the Company’s ethics and compliance programs throughout the organization and ensure that they are consistent, effective, and efficient in identifying, preventing, detecting and correcting non-compliance with applicable rules and regulations. In partnering with CECO, this role will establish and advance policies, procedures and culture to uphold legal, ethical, and proper conduct. The DECO will also review and update standards of conduct to ensure continuing relevance in providing guidance to management and employees.

The ability to navigate an extensive, complex organization with effective communication skills (including strong listening and persuasive skills) as well as unwavering discretion is a must. The successful candidate will possess the highest integrity with the ability to work with diplomacy and urgency.


The DECO will be based in Tokyo, Japan and must have demonstrated ability to function effectively in a large Japanese company. Must be fluent in spoken Japanese.


Responsibilities Include:


Program Management

  • Supporting the CECO in driving and effectively implementing Company’s ethics and compliance program to include mitigation of risks with respect to corruption, antitrust, trade, sanctions, money laundering, conflicts of interest and operations through a program that relies on risk assessment, third-party management, training, compliance monitoring and testing, compliance auditing, internal investigations, and root cause analysis, among other things.
  • Support and advance the achievement of compliance goals by successfully collaborating across all business units, functions and leaders to integrate compliance into key global business practices and processes.

Oversight

  • Manage the preparation of the periodic program reports for the Group Risk and Compliance Committee (GRCC) and Board of Directors.
  • Attend and present to GRCC and Board as may be required.

Training and Awareness

  • Oversee the implementation and maintenance of an effective compliance communication program for the company, including promoting (a) an organizational culture that encourages ethical conduct and a commitment to compliance with the law; (b) heightened awareness of Code of Conduct and appropriate reporting of improper activities, (c) ethical decision making and conduct, and (d) identifying new and existing compliance issues and developing related policies and procedures.

Written Standards

  • Encourage and drive heightened awareness of the Code of Conduct, understanding of new and existing compliance issues and related policies and procedures, and developing policies and programs that encourage managers and employees to report suspected fraud and other misconduct.

Monitor, Audit and Report

  • Implement a system for uniform handling of all violations of rules, regulations, policies, procedures and Standards of Conduct in terms of evaluation, investigation and resolution in collaboration with other departments and to ensure proper reporting of violations or potential violations to duly authorized enforcement agencies as appropriate and/or required.
  • Implement a global helpline.
  • Conduct and assess employee cultural surveys.

Risk Assessment

  • Address potential areas of compliance vulnerability and risk; execute corrective action plans for resolution of problematic issues, and deliver general guidance on how to avoid or deal with similar situations in the future. Develop and implement compliance risk assessment function.

Advice

  • Advise executive leadership team and other business leaders on compliance issues pertaining to existing and new products, competition, and engagement with government officials, among other things

Skills and Experience

Qualified candidates will have 10+ years of experience in serving in ethics and compliance positions of increasing scope and responsibility in private practice, government service and/or in-house role. The ideal candidate will possess public company experience and, preferably, some experience working as a government attorney handling compliance investigations.

  • Juris Doctor or equivalent.
  • Fluent Japanese speaker.
  • Comfortable working in a large Japanese company.
  • Substantial global experience in driving compliance for complex, international entities.
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities and strategic vision as a people manager. Ability to inspire and motivate others to perform well and to accept feedback from others.
  • Exposure to global compliance regulatory regimes and compliance sectors including competition, conflicts of interest, trade controls, ABAC, investigations and data privacy.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness operating in complex organizational environments and self-starter qualities.

Personal Characteristics

  • A strong communicator. Maturity and empathy to resolve potential issues between technology and the core business working with multiple personalities.
  • Prior success: Through past successes, immediate credibility as an extremely capable business leader and compliance expert.
  • Calm under pressure: Ability to keep cool under pressure and not react to surprises critically – drives to understand the issue and solve the problem.
  • High emotional IQ: Sufficient emotional intelligence to attract world-class talent and to enable organizational competence in the midst of pervasive change.
  • Reliable colleague.
  • Experience developing talent: Proven track record of hiring, developing, and deploying top talent at all levels and an equal ability to consistently top-grade the organization while simultaneously reducing costs and cycle times.
  • Change management: Skill in defining, leading, and managing change.
  • Excellent sense of humor.

This is a phenomenal opportunity to work for one of the world’s most prestigious organizations in a critical role.

Ref: # 501-SLS - Apply Now


Sr. Counsel/AGC – Product (Mortgage & Title Services) (San Francisco)

Our client, a well-funded, cutting-edge pre-public technology company, seeks to hire an experienced product and/or regulatory attorney to join its small, but growing, legal team. This role will support our client’s mortgage brokerage corporate affiliate and affiliated title companies. The key focus of this role will be partnering with product development and operational business teams to ensure mortgage and title products, marketing collateral, and processes comply with applicable financial service and licensing laws, as well as protect customer privacy and company intellectual property.

Requirements:

  • J.D. from an accredited law school and licensed to practice law in California (registered in house counsel is acceptable);
  • At least 8 years of legal experience, including as in-house counsel at a company that offers mortgage brokerage, origination, and/or title or escrow services - law firm candidates with significant experience advising such companies may also be considered;
  • An understanding of residential real estate regulations and industry practices is highly desirable; and
  • The ability to work independently, think creatively and flexibly, and provide practical legal solutions.

Our client seeks a go-getter with the ability to quickly build rapport with business teams and calibrate compliant advice and strategy based on a practical approach to risk tolerance. The legal department is extremely collegial and friendly with a good sense of humor. The ideal candidate will thrive in such an environment. This is an outstanding opportunity for the right attorney to take on interesting work and assume a great deal of responsibility at a fast-paced, creative, high-growth, and disruptive company. Our client offers competitive compensation, including equity, comprehensive benefits, and startup perks. Title and compensation will be dependent on directly relevant experience.

Solutus has been selected as the exclusive representative on this desirable search. Interested candidates, please submit resumes to search@solutuslegal.com for consideration. Resumes submitted directly to our client will be forwarded to Solutus for review and evaluation.

Ref: # 493-SLS - Apply Now


Senior Regulatory Product Counsel – San Francisco, CA

 
Our client, a well-known public consumer technology company with headquarters in San Francisco and offices in San Diego, Boston and around the world, has exclusively retained Solutus Legal to assist in its search for a senior regulatory and product counsel. The company is looking to expand its product team as it rolls out new devices, interactive experiences, and enterprise health products.

The successful candidate will have 5-12 years of relevant legal experience in advising on consumer and medical device laws and regulations, including FDA regulations, HIPAA, healthcare program regulations, healthcare fraud and abuse laws, and clinical research regulations. Experience with regulators is a plus, particularly with the FDA on medical devices. Prior in-house experience working for a medical technology company is strongly preferred.

Responsibilities will include working on a wide-range of legal issues surrounding the company’s new health and fitness products. The attorney in this role will play a major role in handling some of the most interesting and novel issues facing digital health wearables and will serve as the primary counsel and subject matter expert on legal issues related to the regulation of hardware and software used in medical technology and devices. This position will offer the opportunity to work closely with the Product, Engineering, and Health Solutions teams to proactively manage legal risk while advancing company goals and protecting its users around the world. This attorney will also help to develop scalable processes for legal review of new product launches.

This is a high visibility role. This attorney will work closely with executives and a cross section of business units, including Product, Engineering, Customer Support, Public Relations, Sales, and Marketing, and will advise on product compliance with U.S. and international laws dealing with consumer protection, privacy and data protection, intellectual property, content regulation, and advertising and marketing.

This is a phenomenal opportunity for the lawyer who wants to be at the forefront of developing new precedents and practices for digital health wearables and is excited by the company’s mission to transform the way consumers and businesses manage personal health and fitness.

Solutus Legal has been selected as the exclusive representative on this desirable search. Interested candidates, please submit resumes to search@solutuslegal.com for consideration. Resumes submitted directly to our client will be forwarded to Solutus for review and evaluation.

Ref: # 492-SLS - Apply Now


Corporate Counsel –San Francisco Bay Area, CA

Our client, one of the largest vertically integrated cannabis operators in California, has exclusively retained Solutus Legal Search to assist the Company in its search to add a top-notch corporate attorney to its legal team. This is a truly exciting opportunity to get in on the ground floor at a rapidly growing company, in an evolving industry, tackle interesting and unique issues and work across the business on corporate matters, compliance and corporate transactions.

This attorney will be responsible for a variety of areas:

  • Supporting M&A activity, including drafting and negotiating key deal documents, handling due diligence matters, attending to closing and post-closing integration matters;
  • Advising on corporate governance matters, including providing support to the Board of Directors, maintaining corporate records and corporate governance policies;
  • Advising on corporate securities matters and providing support on financing transactions;
  • Researching and counseling on compliance issues;
  • Collaborating with and managing outside counsel; and
  • Providing legal support to and working with internal teams on a variety of legal matters.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • a JD and admission to the California Bar (RIHC is acceptable). Local candidates only (Northern California).
  • 5-8+ years of general corporate law experience at a law firm or in house, including M&A, venture/debt financing, initial public offering and corporate governance experience;
  • Law firm associates will be considered;
  • Cannabis experience is a plus, but is not required;
  • Strong legal and business judgment and an ability to quickly risk-assess and prioritize;
  • An ability to communicate complicated issues with ease, strong written and verbal skills and a keen attention to detail; and
  • Comfort level working in a fast-paced, challenging environment where decisions you make will have a large impact.

Our client has developed and shaped the legal cannabis industry since 2015, and has quietly become one of the best funded and largest vertically-integrated cannabis companies in California, with much more on the horizon. They offer competitive compensation, including equity and comprehensive benefits.

Solutus Legal Search has been retained on an exclusive basis for this search partnership. Interested candidates may contact us at search@solutuslegal.com. Candidates applying directly to the company will be redirected to Solutus for consideration.

Ref: # 488-SLS - Apply Now


Corporate Counsel – (Securities, Compliance, Governance) – Silicon Valley, CA

Our client, a highly regarded public technology company has engaged Solutus Legal on an exclusive basis to assist the company in its search for a top corporate attorney. This attorney will report to the VP of Corporate (who is fantastic!).

The ideal candidate will possess 3 - 5 years of securities, compliance and governance experience. Top law firm experience servicing emerging growth and publicly-traded technology companies is required. Our client is also interested in law firm associates with top start-up corporate practices. Local candidates only (San Francisco Bay Area). Compensation is competitive.

Responsibilities include:

Securities

  • Prepare, draft, advise and review corporate securities and SEC reporting and compliance matters, including SEC periodic reports, proxy statements and registration statements. Includes: advice on Regulation S-K, Regulation FD, Non-GAAP measures disclosure and risk factors.
  • Prepare, file and manage Section 16 filings.
  • Oversee preparation of annual proxy statement, including preparing executive compensation tables and managing outside vendor relationships (transfer agent, advisory firms) and planning and execution of the annual stockholders meeting.
  • Support Stock Administration on equity incentive plan administration.
  • Manage and lead global equity compliance and issues. Advise Stock Administration on global equity matters.
  • Collaborate with investor relations department in engagement with stockholders on governance matters.
  • Support insider trading compliance program, including advice on trading windows and 10b5-1 plans, providing clearances for trading, and ensuring compliance with Section 16 filing requirements.
  • Provide legal support for Company’s conflict minerals program.
  • Provide legal support for Treasury activities, including share repurchases, corporate finance and capital market transactions.

Compliance

  • Advise on governance matters, including governance guidelines and policies, independence and related party transactions matters, and Board committee charters.
  • Manage the Company’s compliance pre-approval processes. Includes Anti-Corruption Policy and Conflict of Interest.
  • Support the Company's Board of Directors, including preparation of Board and committee materials and meeting minutes.
  • Oversee subsidiary maintenance and ensure compliance with corporate law requirements for domestic and foreign subsidiaries, including inter-company transactions.
  • Maintain corporate governance documents on external website.

M&A

  • Participate in strategic projects, financings, transactions and initiatives, as required.
  • Support merger & acquisition activity across the organization.


Culture fit with our client and the legal department is essential. This lawyer must have the proven ability to develop collaborative working relationships with internal partners and external customers. The successful candidate will also work efficiently and independently with confidence and manage his/her own workload. In addition, s/he must possess excellent strategic, organizational and presentation skills, business acumen and sense of awareness and confidence to successfully negotiate deals and work with the legal team and other cross-functional teams.

This is a phenomenal opportunity to join a high-quality company in an important role. Our client offers an attractive compensation package for the qualified candidate.

Solutus Legal has been engaged on an exclusive basis to conduct this search. All interested candidates must submit their resumes directly to Solutus for consideration to search@solutuslegal.com. Resumes bypassing Solutus and submitted directly to our client will be redirected to Solutus for consideration

Ref: # 480-SLS - Apply Now


Associate – Technology Transactions, San Francisco, CA

Solutus Legal has been exclusively retained by our client, Smithline PC, to conduct a search for an excellent junior to mid-level attorney to join their unique technology transactions practice.


Fifteen years ago the Smithline team set out to create a law firm that operates differently: support a wide range of technology companies with a single, integrated team in downtown San Francisco; be outside counsel, but know their clients’ businesses well enough to operate just like a lawyer down the hall; charge for the value of the service they provide, not the time they spend providing it; and be on the leading edge of Internet, SaaS, software, mobile, device and video game deals. Today, they have just that firm and are looking to add another associate to their team.

Smithline seeks to hire an attorney with 2-5 years of law firm or in-house experience. Our client is willing to consider a stand-out corporate, real estate or other transactional attorney who is seeking to retool their practice and is dedicated to learning technology transactions and intellectual property law. The successful candidate will have top academic credentials, exceptional written and oral communication skills, and a love for their mobile phone, tablet or gaming device.

  • What makes our client unique?
  • Amazing clients. Amazing work.
  • Team-based representations.
  • Top notch training and practice resources (both internally and for clients).
  • Subscription based fee structure.
  • No tracking time. Efficiency is the mark of excellence.
  • Reasonable hours with no weekends.
  • Three weeks vacation – mandatory and unplugged.
  • Friendly and happy culture, great founder.
  • Competitive compensation.

While not your traditional “in house” position, this is an amazing opportunity for the lawyer who wants to work on the most cutting edge technology deals for great clients and with bright colleagues. In addition, the firm truly enables a balanced life. Compensation is competitive.

Solutus has been retained as the exclusive representative for this search. Interested candidates please submit your resume and indication of interest to search@solutuslegal.com. All resumes sent to our client will be forwarded to Solutus for consideration. Local candidates only.

Ref: # 464-SLS - Apply Now


Sr. Counsel/AGC – M&A/BD (San Francisco, CA)Our client, a well-funded, cutting-edge pre-public technology company, seeks to hire an experienced corporate attorney to join its small, but growing, legal team. This role has a diverse range of responsi

Our client, a well-funded, cutting-edge pre-public technology company, seeks to hire an experienced corporate attorney to join its small, but growing, legal team. This role has a diverse range of responsibilities, primarily focused on general corporate work, mergers and acquisitions and other strategic ventures and corporate partnerships.

Responsibilities:

  • Be the primary lawyer on strategy and execution of corporate development projects, strategic ventures and partnerships, and other corporate transactions;
  • Handle day-to-day general corporate matters across the company and subsidiaries while supporting fast-growth and expansion;
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including finance, tax, stock administration, accounting, people, corporate and business development, product, and engineering to manage corporate transactions and initiatives;
  • Provide advice, strategic support and education to business clients about corporate governance, securities, M&A, and other corporate matters; and
  • Manage multiple deals and support colleagues to ensure business initiatives are executed timely and accurately.

Requirements:

  • J.D. from an accredited law school and licensed to practice law in California (registered in house counsel is acceptable);
  • At least 6 years of general corporate and M&A experience at a top-tier law firm; in-house and IPO experience is a plus;
  • Experience working with venture-backed high growth private companies is desired;
  • The ability to work independently, think creatively and flexibly, and provide practical legal solutions;
  • Must enjoy working with a broad range of business team members in a fast-paced environment; and
  • Local candidates only (San Francisco Bay Area).

Our client seeks a go-getter with the ability to quickly build rapport with business teams. The legal department is extremely collegial and friendly with a good sense of humor. The ideal candidate will thrive in such an environment. This is an outstanding opportunity for the right attorney to take on interesting work and assume a great deal of responsibility at a fast-paced, creative, high-growth, and disruptive company. Our client offers competitive compensation, including equity, comprehensive benefits, and startup perks. Title and compensation will be dependent on directly relevant experience.

Solutus has been selected as the exclusive representative on this desirable search. Interested candidates, please submit resumes to search@solutuslegal.com for consideration. Resumes submitted directly to our client will be forwarded to Solutus for review and evaluation.

Ref: # 471-SLS - Apply Now


Senior Product Counsel - Indianapolis, IN or Chicago, IL

Our client, one of the most highly regarded technology companies in the world, has exclusively retained Solutus Legal Search to assist its executives in hiring an exceptional product attorney. This attorney will serve as Senior Product Counsel supporting the company’s digital marketing products. S/he will provide the product and engineering teams with legal support for product development, go-to-market issues, and privacy and data protection issues, from development through launch and distribution. This attorney will also play an important role in shaping policies and processes to help the legal department scale as the company continues to grow, and in driving compliance initiatives for product development, privacy, and data protection. This position can be based in Indianapolis or Chicago.

The successful candidate will have at least eight years of legal experience with product counseling, negotiating and drafting of technology agreements, privacy and data protection practices (including GDPR), a solid understanding of IP issues, and familiarity with marketing or advertising technology.

Responsibilities include:

  • Providing guidance to product management teams for new and existing services, products, and features throughout the entire product lifecycle.
  • Being a resident expert and resource on issues related to privacy and data protection as it relates to the company’s platform, products, and services.
  • Reviewing and negotiating agreements with service providers and technology partners.
  • Assisting with acquisition and integration of products, content, services, and technologies, including due diligence and integration related to mergers and acquisitions.
  • Building cross-functional relationships with business teams as well as other members of the Legal Team to help drive efficient practices and consistency with internal policies and processes.

Excellent written/verbal communication and negotiation skills are essential to align with our client’s culture. The successful candidate will be a highly responsive attorney with a service-oriented attitude, a team player able to prioritize and manage deadlines in a fast-paced and demanding environment, and a person who understands the importance of collaboration and good humor, and who enjoys building strong relationships with internal clients. This is a phenomenal opportunity to join one of the most highly sought after and cutting-edge companies in the world.

Solutus legal has been exclusively engaged on this search. Interested candidates may submit resumes to search@solutuslegal.com. Resumes submitted directly to our client will be forwarded to Solutus for evaluation.

Ref: # 469-SLS - Apply Now


Sr. Counsel/AGC – Corporate (San Francisco, CA)

Our client, a well-funded, cutting-edge pre-public technology company, seeks to hire an experienced corporate attorney to join its small, but growing, legal team. This role has a diverse range of responsibilities, primarily focused on general corporate work, mergers and acquisitions and other strategic ventures and corporate partnerships, as well as securities law compliance, corporate governance and stock administration matters.

Responsibilities:

  • Be the primary lawyer on strategy and execution of corporate development projects, strategic ventures and partnerships, and other corporate transactions;
  • Handle day-to-day general corporate matters across the company and subsidiaries while supporting fast-growth and expansion;
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including finance, tax, stock administration, accounting, people, corporate and business development, product, and engineering to manage corporate transactions and initiatives;
  • Provide advice, strategic support and education to business clients about corporate governance, securities, M&A, and other corporate matters; and
  • Manage multiple deals and support colleagues to ensure business initiatives are executed timely and accurately.

Requirements:

  • J.D. from an accredited law school and licensed to practice law in California (registered in house counsel is acceptable);
  • At least 6 years of general corporate and M&A experience at a top-tier law firm; in-house and IPO experience is a plus;
  • Experience working with venture-backed high growth private companies is desired;
  • The ability to work independently, think creatively and flexibly, and provide practical legal solutions;
  • Must enjoy working with a broad range of business team members in a fast-paced environment; and
  • Local candidates only (San Francisco Bay Area).

Our client seeks a go-getter with the ability to quickly build rapport with business teams. The legal department is extremely collegial and friendly with a good sense of humor. The ideal candidate will thrive in such an environment. This is an outstanding opportunity for the right attorney to take on interesting work and assume a great deal of responsibility at a fast-paced, creative, high-growth, and disruptive company. Our client offers competitive compensation, including equity, comprehensive benefits, and startup perks. Title and compensation will be dependent on directly relevant experience.

Solutus has been selected as the exclusive representative on this desirable search. Interested candidates, please submit resumes to search@solutuslegal.com for consideration. Resumes submitted directly to our client will be forwarded to Solutus for review and evaluation.

Ref: # 453-SLS - Apply Now


Associate Attorney (Employment Litigation) – Boutique Law Firm (San Francisco)

Attorney – (Employment Litigation) (Flexible Hours/Remote Work) – Boutique Law Firm in San Francisco

Solutus Legal Search has been exclusively retained by a successful employment litigation boutique law firm to assist in their search for a high quality associate attorney. The successful candidate will have 4 – 7+ years of employment litigation experience including experience with the following:

  • Drafting motions
  • Taking and defending depositions
  • Conducting discovery
  • Making court appearances

The ideal candidate will work full-time (approximately 35 – 40 hours per week). Candidates seeking a part-time or reduced schedule may also apply. Law firm experience and California Bar admission are required. This position can be done remotely or from the firm’s San Francisco office. Remote candidates should expect to spend no less than two days per week in the office during the first six months in order to integrate with the firm.

This is an amazing opportunity for the lawyer who wants to work with a great team and work for high level clients while having the flexibility to work remotely and to work non-traditional hours depending on the client and project needs. Excellent drafting skills, attention to detail and strong and very clear written and verbal communication skills are essential. Substantive knowledge of employment law including experience with wage and hour class actions and PAGA claims is preferred, however, our client is willing to consider a stand-out litigation associate who is seeking to shift their focus to employment litigation.

The firm was founded in 2013 and has a successful and consistently busy practice. Benefits and compensation are competitive and will depend on experience. Local candidates only (San Francisco Bay Area).

Solutus has been selected as the exclusive representative for this search. Interested candidates may contact us at search@solutuslegal.com. Candidates applying directly to the company will be redirected to Solutus for consideration.

Ref: # 436-SLS - Apply Now


Director of Legal Recruiting – Silicon Valley and San Francisco (2 positions)

Solutus Legal Search is the premier legal search boutique firm dedicated exclusively to the placement of attorneys in law firms and corporations globally.  Our reputation for quality and superior service is unparalleled and our team of attorney professionals is the very best.

We are busy - and seeking to add two professionals to add to our growing team.  The ideal candidate will possess experience in the legal profession either as an attorney or in an HR, marketing or business development function.  S/he will be outgoing, have a can-do attitude and proactive personality, great sense of humor and will be a team player.  Dedication to the highest quality service to our clients is an absolute must.  In addition, the successful candidate will possess excellent judgment, an entrepreneurial spirit, a strategic mind and will be a true “connector”.  In our industry, having thick skin is also imperative for success and happiness in the profession.

This position provides the ultimate control over your own destiny:  Flexible hours; and the freedom to choose which assignments to which to dedicate your time.  We provide training and support on an ongoing basis so you always feel like you are learning.  In addition, the Solutus platform will provide you with exposure and access to the finest clients and the most highly coveted searches.

Our firm is unique in that our recruiters have the opportunity to play a meaningful role in all of our searches: law firm associate, law firm partner, General Counsel and all other levels and substantive areas for our in house clients.  Consequently, each of our consultants develops a wide and deep range of knowledge within the corporate and legal world.

We love what we do and look forward to meeting exceptional people who want to learn more about this special opportunity. 

Interested candidates please email your resume and inquiry to search@solutuslegal.com .  We look forward to hearing from you!


Ref: # 100-SLS - Apply Now