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Chief Legal Officer

Company: CreateMe
Location: New York
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionCreateMe is a research and development company at the intersection of automation, apparel, and customization — driving on-demand manufacturing, at speed and scale. We're breaking down barriers through trailblazing, frictionless technology that provides an end-to-end solution that is set to revolutionize individualism.We're based in New York City with a global footprint that extends to London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Seoul, Sydney and beyond. It includes customization services worldwide, a knitwear factory in Brooklyn, a manufacturing R&D lab in San Francisco, a specialized R&D team in Portland, and a licensing and product development team in LA. About the Role:We are seeking a Chief Legal Officer ("CLO") to lead our growing legal team. You will be responsible for the day-to-day legal operations activities at CreateMe as well as a key member and advisor to the Executive Team. As CLO, you will oversee the corporate-wide management of all legal business matters pertaining to the organization and coordinate with external counsel as required. The ideal candidate has broad legal experience, is detail-oriented, high integrity, and is a compassionate and business-minded leader.Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and coordinate with internal and external IP counsel on patent and IP strategy and internal and external licensing and business affairs counsel; as well as with all other internal external legal advisers
  • Act as a central point of contact and conduit for all legal company matters, and cost effectively manage legal spend with vendors, against goals
  • Lead legal due diligence for potential acquisition targets and capital raising activities
  • Organize and work with business ops to automate legal process, flows, and centralize and permission repositories where applicable
  • Coordinate, execute, and unify all corporate legal agreements, including employment agreements, NDAs, PIIAs, partnership agreements, equity incentive agreements, vendor agreements, and customer agreements (including terms of service)
  • Drive licensing agreement strategy and execution, including working with the technology team on blockchain implementation
  • Oversee global compliance and risk function, including OSHA and other compliance team members

    Required Skills/Abilities:
    • 15+ years of experience as a corporate attorney, preferably with a mix of in-house and outside legal experience
    • JD and strong academic credentials required
    • Professional discretionary disposition, upholding, representing and advocating for the company values
    • Mastered experience in general corporate matters, including capital raising, corporate organization, securities compliance, drafting transactional documents, license agreements, IP and patent law, corporate law, contractual law, regulatory matters, employment matters, RE law, and risk management
    • Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to provide leadership, supervision and training for employees using positive supervisory techniques to ensure maximum productivity; demonstrated ability in organization and delegation skills
    • Exceptional verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to apply common sense to carry out instructions and instruct others, train personnel, read, analyze and interpret documents and professional journals, understand procedures, write reports, correspondence and procedures, speak clearly to customers and employees
    • Ability to deal with complex problems involving multiple facets and variables in non-standardized situations
    • Show initiative, high energy and a desire to succeed, while demonstrating enthusiasm and passion to inspire employees throughout the organization
    • Team player with the ability to work independently or as a part of a team
    • Strong knowledge of NY and DE corporate law
    • Strong understanding of NY corporate law
    • Experience at a startup, or scaled startup, and in being a hands-on leaderAdditional Skills/Abilities (Nice to Haves):
      • Admitted to CA bar, or strong knowledge of CA law
      • Admitted to NY Bar
      • Apparel or technology or manufacturing corporate legal experience is a plusWorking at CreateMe:
        • Be rewarded for your innovation through our Inventor Award and Recognition program
        • Save for the future with our 401(k) program + match
        • Stay healthy and happy through our comprehensive medical, dental and vision insurance
        • Take time away from the office through our Flexible Paid Time Off
        • Be a part of a community and take part in our lunch'n learns and team outings
        • Learn and grow through formal and informal learning opportunitiesAt CreateMe Technologies, we value diversity and treat all employees and job applicants based on merit, qualifications, competence, and talent. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.#LI-AJ1#LI-Remote

Keywords: CreateMe, New York , Chief Legal Officer, Executive , New York, New York

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