Senior Director, Commercial Counsel

Washington, D.C. / United States
Legal /
Full-Time /
Salary Range: $175,000-225,000k + bonus & equity eligible
Location: Washington, DC strongly preferred. Our in-office team comes together to collaborate in our Dupont Circle office Tuesday through Thursday and works from home Monday and Friday.
To Learn More: Please watch THIS video produced by one of our primary investors, Macquarie, that does a great job explaining who we are and what our team does.  
About Us:  
Inspiration Mobility is the first Electrification AcceleratorTM - a company wholly committed to driving decarbonization in North America through electrification. Inspiration provides tailored, turnkey solutions that enable our customers and partners to achieve their business and sustainability goals as quickly as possible, with minimal risk. As the only EV-first Fleet Management Company (eFMCTM), Inspiration is your one partner to simplify fleet electrification - delivering vehicle leasing, EV-first fleet management services, and fully financed charging solutions. 
Your Mission:  
Your mission is to provide critical legal support and services to one of the most ground-breaking companies in the clean energy sector. You will report to our General Counsel, Christy Freer.  In your role, you will work closely with our Sales Team, our Fleet Operations, and our Customer Success Team on all legal aspects of onboarding new customers and supporting our existing customers, to ensure their seamless success in transitioning to EVs. You will also work closely with our Energy team to negotiate agreements for our charging solutions, and with our Services Team to provide our customers with the critical fleet management, vehicle maintenance and data-based services agreements they need to support their electrification journey.  
You will report to Christy Freer, General Counsel and join our 2-person legal team!  
The Legacy You’ll Leave:  
As a result of your time in this role, our organization moved significantly faster and more efficiently on customer-facing deals and vendor arrangements because of your timely legal support. You facilitated the signing of multiple Master Lease Agreements, Master Services Agreements and related Schedules and SOWs for both new and existing customers as they transitioned their fleets to electric-only vehicles, resulting in thousands of new EVs on the road. Your contributions were crucial in supporting our Customer Success team in delivering a top-level experience to our customers who require quick and agile solutions. You also successfully handled various legal tasks, such as reviewing NDAs along with drafting and negotiating Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) Agreements, Charging Services Agreements, Site Lease Agreements, and other documentation to enable the development of charging solutions nationwide.   
By helping more vehicles transition to EVs, you helped ‘make a dent in the universe’ by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and decarbonizing the planet for future generations. 

Outcomes You'll Deliver:

    • Draft and negotiate multiple agreements such as: Master Lease Agreements, Lease Schedules, Master Services Agreements, Site Lease Agreements, EPCs, NDAs, and several other agreements necessary to support fleet electrification goals 
    • Identify and evaluate risks, propose appropriate solutions in contracting to support goals of scaling the business responsibly 
    • Work across a variety of cross-functional teams to balance needs of internal and external stakeholders 
    • Provide valuable suggestions on how to enhance our form documents and processes 
    • Review, maintain and continually improve our company policies and governance framework 

Who You Are:

    • You have a J.D. or L.L.M. from an ABA accredited law school; you are barred and in good standing in any U.S. state or DC 
    • You have 4-7 years practicing law with ideally at least 4 years working for a large U.S. law firm 
    • You have experience in one or more of the following areas: leasing, mobility, fleet management, charging, charging management, electric vehicles, energy or tax  
    • You explain complex, legal issues in a clear, straightforward way and successfully adjust your communication style to reach your audience 
    • You like a good challenge and are not deterred when faced with tight deadlines
    • You are passionate about drafting contracts and your negotiation skills are top-notch 
    • You have a creative, solutions-oriented mindset, like to roll up your sleeves and work collaboratively  
    • You take full ownership and accountability for your work and can work with minimal supervision 
    • You are energized about our mission of accelerating the transition to EV's 
Our Core Values:  
Inspiration’s culture is based on a shared respect for our core values described HERE. Fit with these values is a critical component of our hiring process, and employees are expected to demonstrate these behaviors in their interactions with colleagues, customers, and all stakeholders. An assessment of how each employee has exhibited our values is an important part of our performance review process.   
Our Commitment To You:  
Inspiration embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the greater our impact will be!