General Counsel

San Francisco, CA
Operations – Legal
Full-time
Carta is seeking a General Counsel to lead and manage a growing legal team that plays a central role in a rapidly growing fintech company in regulatory and legal landscapes ripe for disruption.

Reporting to the CEO, this individual will play a critical role in supporting the implementation of Carta’s business strategy and methods. Carta’s Legal team partners with product and business leaders to support a diverse suite of product and service offerings, which ranges from equity management software to employee equity solutions for public companies.   

Responsibilities

    • Contribute to the Carta leadership team by providing guidance on business initiatives and executive decisions
    • Work cross-functionally across the business to mitigate legal risk
    • Own all strategy and counseling for all legal matters, including financial and securities regulations, HR, employment, IP, litigation and others
    • Build, manage, and lead a team that drives analyses of our various businesses and develop a deep understanding of key value drivers to identify and prioritize improvement opportunities
    • Ensure product and service offerings comply with local, state, federal and applicable international legal requirements
    • Oversee risk management and scale best practices across the organization

Qualifications

    • 10+ years of General Counsel, Deputy General Counsel, or Partner experience in a corporate setting
    • Experience working with financial and securities regulatory agencies (SEC, FINRA, CFTC)
    • Motivated to work collaboratively in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment to accelerate Carta’s growth
    • Experience managing complex projects while demonstrating exceptional business judgement and building relationships with executive teams
    • Excellent communication skills with the ability to distill complex legal concepts and into simple, actionable recommendations
    • Comfort with ambiguity, and an ability to both delve into details and engage meaningfully on overall strategy
    • Ability to seek information, solve conceptual problems, corral resources and deliver results in challenging situations
    • History of developing junior colleagues and building capabilities of teams for scalable growth

Nice-to-haves

    • Experience in enterprise software, SaaS, financial services, and/or fintech
    • Solid technology skills/ability to work closely with technical and product teams across the firm


Carta is creating the ownership network that maps the world's assets. Check out who we are and how we work here.

At Carta we want to create an environment for Carta's owners - you - to do your best work, by offering competitive benefits and perks:

We are committed to WELLNESS:
- Health, dental, vision, and life insurance
- Competitive PTO and unlimited sick time

We are committed to INVESTING IN YOUR FUTURE:
- 401k matching program

We are committed to A SUPPORTIVE WORK ENVIRONMENT:
- Commuter benefits
- Catered lunch and unlimited snacks
- Cell phone stipend

We are committed to LIFELONG LEARNING:
- Unlimited reimbursement for work related books
- Fast paced work environment geared towards professional growth

Carta is backed by many of the best investors in the world, including Social Capital (Slack, Intercom, Box), Union Square Ventures (Twitter, Twilio, Coinbase), Menlo Ventures (Uber, Warby Parker),  Spark Capital (Oculus VR, Slack, Cruise Automation), Meritech Capital (GoFundMe, Looker, Snowflake), and Tribe Capital.