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Head of Legal

Company: Human Interest Inc.
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Job Description:

Human Interest is on a mission to ensure that people in all lines of work have access to retirement benefits. Social security, our nation's retirement safety net, is projected to be insolvent as soon as 2035, making employer-sponsored 401(k) plans the primary retirement savings vehicle in the U.S. Nearly half of all working Americans are not saving enough for their future because they are employed by a company that doesn't offer a retirement plan. Human Interest is changing that by making it affordable and accessible for small and medium sized businesses to offer employees a path to financial independence through retirement savings.-- Our values are the guiding principles we use to build solutions for plan administrators and participants. They reflect our point of view on what's important and what's right: In it for customers, autonomous & accountable, outcomes driven, inclusive collaboration, and decisive.-- We're looking for a seasoned, business savvy Head of Legal to build out and lead the legal function at Human Interest. This is a unique opportunity to work across the entire business and provide guidance on a wide variety of matters that will have a meaningful strategic and operational impact on the company. The ideal candidate will be a hands-on business partner and strategic thought leader who enjoys operating in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. You will have the opportunity to shape the legal function over time as we continue to scale our business.-- What You Get To Do Every Day:

  • Manage all aspects of the legal department and legal operations
  • Act as a thought partner and legal advisor to the leadership team to support key strategic decisions across all aspects of the business, including product development, go-to-market, and finance.
  • Proactively identify areas for potential improvements and collaborate with business partners to creatively solve problems
  • Own all of our contracts and agreements with customers, partners, vendors, employees, and contractors
  • Provide legal guidance on corporate governance, insurance, employment, intellectual property, data security and privacy, and other corporate matters as needed
  • Manage all of our outside counsel relationships, including corporate, ERISA, and SEC counsel, and develop plans to bring certain responsibilities in-house over time as appropriate--
  • Design, implement, and oversee processes and technologies for scalable legal and compliance operations
  • Ensure continued compliance with all applicable laws and regulations; institute additional policies as our business continues to scale and evolve; lead all required audits in close partnership with our corporate compliance manager
  • Manage equity administration, prepare resolutions for Board review and approval, provide advice and negotiation support in financings and other corporate development opportunities as needed What You Bring To The Role:--
    • 8+ years of experience at a top law firm and in-house at a financial services and/or high-growth technology company
    • Self-starter who can execute with urgency and adapt to changing priorities and organizational needs in a fast-paced environment
    • Sound business judgment with ability to balance legal and business requirements, excellent attention to detail, problem solving mindset, and intellectual curiosity
    • Excellent communication and project management skills
    • High EQ and collaboration skills, with the ability to listen and work in concert with business partners to find mutually agreeable solutions
    • Track record of working in close partnership with senior level executives and influencing business strategy and execution
    • Willingness to roll up your sleeves and take on tasks both big and small
    • Strong sense of ownership and desire to make a cross-functional impact
    • Broad overall experience with corporate law, litigation, employment law, compliance, and financing transactions
    • Experience in highly regulated industries; some familiarity with ERISA and SEC compliance
    • J.D. from a top-tier, accredited institution and State Bar certification Inclusive collaboration makes us a better business We deliberately build processes to create a workplace where all are welcome and accepted. We're proactive and purposeful in prioritizing diversity and inclusion internally not only because it's the right thing to do, but also because we believe it's the only way to effectively create products and services that can be truly helpful to all people. Human Interest is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran or military status, pregnancy or any other characteristics protected under federal, state, or local laws. Human Interest employees must adhere to the Company's security policies and Code of Ethics. Please note Human Interest does not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from candidates. We will not consider resumes from vendors including and without limitation search firms, staffing agencies, fee-based referral services and recruiting agencies. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. Are you legally able to work in the United States? --*
      Will you now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B visa status, etc)? --*
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      Human Interest is committed to maintaining the same safe and inclusive environment for candidates as for our team members. Addressing you by the correct pronoun is an important part of this commitment.

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