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VP, General Counsel

Company: Amplitude
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

Amplitude's mission is to help companies build better products. By building best-in-class teams, we create best-in-class products that customers love. We approach challenges with humility, we take ownership over our work, and our growth mindset pushes us to constantly improve ourselves, each other, and the value we bring to customers. As General Counsel, you will report to Amplitude's CFO and will be a key member of the executive team. The General Counsel will lead the legal and compliance function globally. You will be responsible for providing day-to-day guidance on legal issues and risk mitigation strategies as well as enforcing policies and regulations in all aspects and levels across Amplitude. The ideal candidate is a strategic attorney with strong business acumen who has the ability to translate complex legal principles into practical and effective business solutions.-- As a General Counsel, you will:--

  • Provide strategic legal advice to the leadership team and Board of Directors on various matters with the objective of ensuring that Amplitude's business strategies, policies and programs are developed and applied in full recognition of all legal implications and risks.--
  • Lead all aspects of Amplitude's legal matters including, but not limited to, general corporate matters and commercial contracts; privacy and data security matters; employment and litigation matters; IP and technology licensing; compliance and international; legal operations; real estate; and mergers and acquisitions.--
  • Oversee the delivery of legal services and resources to accomplish corporate goals, strategies and priorities.
  • Draft, review, and negotiate a variety of agreements and documents and continuously seeks ways to improve the forms, processes, or systems involved.
  • Participate in the definition and development of corporate policies, procedures and programs and provide continuing counsel and guidance on legal matters.
  • Select, retain and manage relationships and matters with outside counsels, as required.
  • Prepare and deliver trainings and presentations to the employees, management, executives and the Board of Directors on various legal and compliance matters.--
  • Build, mentor and manage the professional development of the legal team. You'll be a great addition to the team if you have:
    • JD from an accredited law school and admitted to practice in good standing in California
    • A minimum of 15+ years of experience practicing law with a combination of law firm and in-house experience
    • Experience leading companies through financing and M&A transactions; IPO experience would be a plus--
    • Collaborative team player with no ego and an outstanding ability to partner cross functionally across the organization at all levels--
    • Must thrive in a fast-paced culture and have experience building a legal team and establishing legal systems and processes in a high-growth company--
    • You are a great communicator and you know how to talk and write like a human, not a lawyer
    • Ability and desire to roll up one's sleeves and do the work as well as handle the big picture strategic matters Preferred:
      • Experience managing the legal function at a fast growing B2B SaaS company would be a plus--
      • Previous General Counsel experience at a pre-IPO or public tech company Who We Are The Company: Amplitude is filled with humble, life-long learners who are eager to help one another and the company succeed. Our values of growth mindset, ownership, and humility are core to the way we work: we're tenacious in the face of challenges, we take the initiative to solve problems that drive our shared success, and we operate from a place of empathy and openness, seeking to understand many points of view.-- We care about the well-being of our team: along with excellent health insurance, we offer flexible time off, a monthly wellness stipend, delicious in-office lunch, dinner, & snacks, commuting benefits, a 12-week parental leave, a generous Learning & Development stipend, and a full 10 year window to exercise your stock options.-- The Product: Amplitude is a product intelligence platform- we help companies understand their users, rapidly release better product experiences, and grow their business. We're super proud of what we've built and continue to build on: a platform that enables companies to thrive.-- Other fun facts about Amplitude:--
        • Founded in 2012, Amplitude is backed by Sequoia Capital, IVP, Battery Ventures, Benchmark Capital, Y Combinator and other top tier investors.
        • Over twenty of the Fortune 100 are now customers of Amplitude as are innovative brands such as Microsoft, Ford, NBC Universal, Hubspot, and PayPal .
        • We have offices in San Francisco (HQ), New York, Amsterdam, London, Paris and Singapore.
        • Our mascot is the datamonster, who loves to chow down on all your numbers, charts, and graphs. Nom nom. Amplitude provides equal employment opportunities (EEO). All applicants are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation. Amplitude's D&I Commitment: Amplitude believes that diversity enables creation of better products, ability to solve complex problems, and drive more powerful solutions. In order to make diversity possible, we commit to striving to create an environment of inclusion: an environment focused on psychological safety, empathy, and human connection, which will allow employees of all backgrounds to feel the care they need to thrive. U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Information (Completion is voluntary) Individuals seeking employment at Amplitude are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation. You are being given the opportunity to provide the following information in order to help us comply with federal and state Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action record keeping, reporting, and other legal requirements. Completion of the form is entirely voluntary. Whatever your decision, it will not be considered in the hiring process or thereafter. Any information that you do provide will be recorded and maintained in a confidential file. Gender Please select Are you Hispanic/Latino? Please select Race & Ethnicity Definitions If you believe you belong to any of the categories of protected veterans listed below, please indicate by making the appropriate selection. As a government contractor subject to Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA), we request this information in order to measure the effectiveness of the outreach and positive recruitment efforts we undertake pursuant to VEVRAA. Classification of protected categories is as follows: A "disabled veteran" is one of the following: a veteran of the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service who is entitled to compensation (or who but for the receipt of military retired pay would be entitled to compensation) under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs; or a person who was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability. A "recently separated veteran" means any veteran during the three-year period beginning on the date of such veteran's discharge or release from active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval, or air service. An "active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran" means a veteran who served on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service during a war, or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized under the laws administered by the Department of Defense. An "Armed forces service medal veteran" means a veteran who, while serving on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service, participated in a United States military operation for which an Armed Forces service medal was awarded pursuant to Executive Order 12985. Veteran Status Please select Form CC-305 OMB Control Number 1250-0005 Expires 05/31/2023 Voluntary Self-Identification of DisabilityWhy are you being asked to complete this form? We are a federal contractor or subcontractor required by law to provide equal employment opportunity to qualified people with disabilities. We are also required to measure our progress toward having at least 7% of our workforce be individuals with disabilities. To do this, we must ask applicants and employees if they have a disability or have ever had a disability. Because a person may become disabled at any time, we ask all of our employees to update their information at least every five years. Identifying yourself as an individual with a disability is voluntary, and we hope that you will choose to do so. Your answer will be maintained confidentially and not be seen by selecting officials or anyone else involved in making personnel decisions. Completing the form will not negatively impact you in any way, regardless of whether you have self-identified in the past. For more information about this form or the equal employment obligations of federal contractors under Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, visit the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) website at www.dol.gov/ofccp . How do you know if you have a disability? You are considered to have a disability if you have a physical or mental impairment or medical condition that substantially limits a major life activity, or if you have a history or record of such an impairment or medical condition. Disabilities include, but are not limited to:
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