Associate Counsel

Los Angeles, California /
Legal & Compliance /
Full-time - Remote
Aspiration is in the business of fighting the climate crisis. We help people and businesses build sustainable impact into what they do every day by making it easy, automated, and powerful -- whether it is in the ways people spend and save their money or the ways businesses engage their customers and employees. The estimated cumulative climate impact of the Aspiration community thus far is the equivalent of taking every car in the state of Wyoming off the road for a year. Aspiration is a certified B Corporation and, in fact, has been named to the “Best for the World” list of the top five percent of highest scored certified B Corporations four years in a row. Aspiration has raised over $550M in funding to date and is growing quickly.

Aspiration Values
Action: We take initiative. We are doers, not bystanders.
Boldness: We don’t tinker, we transform.
Customer-Centered: Our customers are at the core of our business. Delivering for them is our North Star.
Diligence & Dedication: We do what we say we’re going to do, when we say we’re going to do it.
Entrepreneurial: Act like an entrepreneur not an employee, generate results for the company and customers everyday.

What You'll Do

    • Provide counsel to management and project teams on matters of law and policy, including regulatory, finance, marketing, advertising, intellectual property, and contract drafting and interpretation
    • Provide assistance as needed with respect to areas of Aspiration’s business, including: Procurement and Contracting / Regulatory and licensing matters and interactions
    • Research, review, interpret, draft and negotiate legal documents such as credit and finance documents, confidentiality agreements, and commercial contracts (residential and small business electric sales agreements, third party vendor contracts), etc.
    • Work regularly with staff across the organization to advise on a wide variety of legal and risk management issues
    • Draft responses to copyright, libel and other claims and assist with litigation matters
    • Analyze contractual requirements, special provisions and terms and conditions to ensure compliance with appropriate laws, regulations, and company policies and procedures

What You'll Bring

    • J.D. degree and a state bar member in good standing with 5+ years of law firm or in-house counsel experience, required
    • Proven experience representing corporations in commercial transactions and general business law
    • Proficient in commercial transactions, including content, copyright and trademark licensing, and how specific contract clauses affect digital products and partnerships
    • Excellent drafting, negotiating and communication skills, and extensive experience with contracts, particularly in the areas of licensing and intellectual property

What You'll Get

    • Making an impact for a company with a mission of transforming the financial industry and the lives of millions
    • Competitive salary and equity incentives
    • Robust healthcare plans, 401K and unlimited vacation time
    • Diverse & inclusive culture

Aspiration is proud to be an ESG company.  We are an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer. Diversity at Aspiration is not just compliance-driven. Diversity is our compass to drive equitable practices; to celebrate individuality; and to foster the uniqueness within each of us that makes our products, services, and culture better than most. Yes, we are proud to be a DEI company and we encourage everyone, inside and outside of Aspiration, to show up as you are and as you want to be, every day.

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