General Counsel, Corporate

San Francisco, California /
Diamond Foundry – Legal /
Full-time
At Diamond Foundry, we are delivering the future of diamonds. We are America's #1 producer of diamonds, creating real diamonds aboveground in our San Francisco foundry using our proprietary solar technology.  We sell our products via multiple channels world-wide.

We are looking for a business-driven General Counsel to join our growing team. This role is very hands-on in the day-to-day with the ability to execute at a leadership level.  An ideal candidate must understand issues surrounding data privacy/protection, IP protection, possess a good understanding of international supply chains, sales channels, manufacturing, both D2C and B2B businesses  and must be able to provide strategic alternatives and ideas on both legal issues and business issues affected by legal considerations. This role will be part of making strategic operational decisions, provide guidance and support the rapid scale of the organization.    Reporting to the VP, Finance, the General Counsel, Corporate position’s primary responsibilities include:

Responsibilities:

    • Review, draft, negotiate, and execute a wide range of routine and mission-critical contracts, agreements, licenses, and other legal agreements that support and enable business operations 
    • Lead all required compliance audits
    • Address pertinent issues relevant to business and product initiatives including: Intellectual property protection, compliance and safety requirements, consumer privacy and data protection 
    • Advise leadership and company on standard startup legal matters, including, but not limited to; Employment agreements, bilateral commercial agreements, privacy agreements, standard user terms and conditions, and cap-table related corporate legal matters
    • Anticipating unique legal issues and "blind spots" that could have a material impact on the company's compliance 
    • Staying abreast of relevant legislative and regulatory developments
    • Negotiating business deals with major customers

Requirements:

    • A minimum of five years corporate commercial and transactional law experience in firm and/or in-house environments
    • Law degree from a reputable university 
    • Member in good standing of a recognized bar association; admission in CA will be required
    • Financial services regulatory expertise 
    • Breadth of legal knowledge across disciplines relevant to most startups (corporate law, litigations, etc.) 
    • A solutions-oriented mindset geared towards growing the business successfully rather than simply policing in-house activity 
    • Strong experience in managing international entities including setting up and filings
    • Strong analytical, interpersonal, drafting, negotiation, and written/verbal communication skills
    • Excellent judgment with the ability to balance competing priorities and meet tight deadlines
    • Excellent organizational skills with high level of attention to detail and accuracy
    • Proven ability to lead transactions and projects
    • Demonstrated ability to proactively identify and resolve problems
    • Practical team player with the ability to professionally collaborate in a results-oriented environment
    • Partnership mentality - you're excited to work cross-functionally and contribute to the success of other teams and the organization as a whole
We are rapidly expanding and are hiring for positions in:
 San Francisco, CA - technology
 Los Angeles, CA - ecommerce
 Wenatchee, WA – foundry
 Shanghai, CN - ecommerce
 
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For more information, visit DiamondFoundry.com