GENERAL COUNSEL (Part-Time)

Location: Cambridge, MA

About the Job

iZotope, Inc. is seeking a dynamic, experienced, and highly self-motivated business-minded attorney to join our team, reporting directly to the CFO. The General Counsel is directly responsible for managing all corporate legal matters and initiatives, including contracts (customer and vendor); intellectual property (applications, maintenance filings, and infringement claims); securities and governance; complex negotiations; and employment law. This part-time role is expected to require 20-25 hours per week with flexible hours.

Job Responsibilities

  • Serves as legal lead for contract drafting and negotiation--including sales, licensing, vendor and other agreements–as well as document management for the company
  • Supports internal functions, such as HR, sales, marketing, engineering and product, with all day-to-day legal matters and works closely with the company’s finance team on audit and contract-related items
  • Partners with HR on compliance, policies and procedures, employment and separation agreements, stock option plan matters, and employment claims and disputes
  • Evaluates, together with engineering and product teams, new technology patentability and maintains a close relationship with outside counsel in managing the company’s IP portfolio
  • Ensures good corporate governance, in partnership with outside corporate counsel, and coordinates any corporate and capital matters, including investor/stock issues and bank/debt-related transactions
  • Provides legal and compliance support with regard to international offices and related expansion
  • Advises the board of directors and management on corporate governance matters and serves as the management point person for governance committee meetings and materials including the drafting of minutes
  • Manages property & casualty insurance matters and relationship with the company’s broker
  • Stays current with respect to applicable laws, rules and regulations that may potentially impact the business and leads the implementation of any newly mandated standards or practices
  • Manages any litigation or disputes
  • Manages all outside counsel resources and optimizes the outsourcing of legal matters
  • Performs other duties, as assigned, commensurate with the level and scope of the position.

Qualifications

  • Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school
  • Member in good standing of the Massachusetts Bar
  • Minimum of 5-7 years of related experience as a corporate generalist, ideally within a firm or company with international operations
  • Solid experience in commercial contracts supporting active business development and global sales initiatives
  • Substantial understanding of intellectual property, software licensing, and commercial laws and regulations
  • Entrepreneurial mindset with ability to manage autonomously all aspects of the company’s legal function but also to use good judgment and escalate issues when appropriate
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills necessary for collaborative interactions with internal and external stakeholders at varying levels
  • Exceptional planning and organizational skills, including ability to manage multiple projects and competing priorities comfortably, with meticulous attention to detail

To Apply:  http://izotope.applytojob.com/apply/Bx8o3mjQcj/General-Counsel-Part-Time

About iZotope

iZotope makes audio products and technologies that are used around the world. We have a wide range of customers, from the millions of consumers who enjoy our audio enhancement to GRAMMY-winning producers using our pro products to the corporations who license our technology for use in their own products. We are a growing team of highly motivated people who are constantly looking to innovate and improve the way we create and listen to audio.

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