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General Counsel (Part Time)

 

PART-TIME GENERAL COUNSEL

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

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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