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General Counsel

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Minted

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San Francisco, CA, US

Description

Minted is a design marketplace, sourcing creative content from independent artists around the globe and selling the best designs to the world in the form of art, home decor, and stationary. Founded in 2007 by Mariam Naficy on the principles of transparency and putting design first, we are early pioneers of crowdsourcing having launched our first design challenge in April 2008 and have held monthly art and design challenges ever since. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to learn more. Our corporate headquarters is located near the waterfront in downtown San Francisco, with additional offices in Oakland and Kansas City and we're backed by Benchmark Capital, IDG Ventures SF, Menlo Ventures, Primera (angel investors include Marissa Mayer of Yahoo and Jeremy Stoppelman of Yelp). We're a team of smart, ambitious, creative, and passionate people who come from all walks of life. Might you be one of us?
 
The Role
The General Counsel will serve on the senior management team and be expected to function as a strong cross-functional leader and strategic business partner with the capability to add value in a high-growth late stage start-up. The General Counsel oversees and manages all legal affairs of the company, including intellectual property, labor and employment, commercial transactions, real estate, disputes & litigation, and corporate compliance, and governance. 

You will:

    • Formulate an Intellectual Property strategy for Minted through deep knowledge of our business, product portfolio, innovations, and competitive landscape.
    • Draft, structure, and negotiate strategic and complex commercial agreements and corporate transactions, including highly structured partnerships.
    • Provide strategic guidance in both major financing transactions and other significant commercial and intellectual property transactions.
    • Provide legal advice and guidance on labor and employment issues.
    • Proactively manage all outside counsel relationships. 
    • Act as Corporate Secretary and support Minted’s CEO and Board in all related matters.
    • Proactively identify potential risks and trends throughout the organization and ensure that appropriate and effective risk mitigation strategies are in place.
    • Advise on various other issues such as privacy, antitrust and competition laws, advertising/promotional matters, fiduciary duties, ethics, sourcing and vendor relationships, and strategic transactions.
    • Stay abreast of changes in laws and regulations impacting the business and communicate to appropriate parties any changes to controls, policies and procedures.
    • Assist in managing Minted’s equity plans.

You are:

    • Able to bring a solid business orientation and focus on problem solving, with the ability to distill complex legal principles into easily understood frameworks for decision-making.
    • A builder of relationships, collaborating to provide sustainable solutions to legal and business issues as needed.
    • Able to perform significant legal work in house while effectively leveraging outside counsel where appropriate to achieve both effective and cost-efficient results.
    • A proactive developer of creative solutions that enable the business to grow and thrive in a manner consistent with Minted’s values and culture.
    • Someone with uncompromising integrity and values.
    • A courageous leader who can be relied upon as an objective, trusted advisor focused on long-term interests of Minted. 

You have:

    • A Juris Doctorate from a top accredited law school, and a membership in good standing with the California Bar.
    • 10+ years of experience with at least 3-4 years in-house legal department, preferably with a consumer internet company.
    • A generalist background with broad exposure to multiple legal disciplines, including intellectual property and general corporate experience (preferably with publicly-traded companies), real estate law, employment law, and general litigation.
    • Superior critical thinking, analytical, drafting, problem-solving, and negotiation skills.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Minted is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to inclusion and diversity. We welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives and will consider all qualified applicants for employment in accordance with all state, local, and federal laws. Minted participates in the E-verify program.

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