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Senior Corporate Counsel

Evolv Technology

Evolv Technology

Waltham, MA, USA
Posted on Saturday, November 18, 2023

Job Title: Senior Corporate Counsel

The Elevator Pitch

Evolv is seeking an innovative and enthusiastic Corporate Counsel to join the Legal Team of a mission-driven company with an industry-disrupting technology.

This role will be essential in advising Evolv on a variety of interesting and complex legal matters and will have a broad range of responsibilities including providing legal guidance on go-to-market and strategic initiatives as well as handling contract negotiations with strategic partners, channel partners, customers, and vendors. Your proactive, and solution-oriented approach will be valued as you effectively manage legal risks and foster strong relationships with internal stakeholders, while promoting a culture of continuous learning and integrity.

As the fifth attorney on the growing Legal team reporting to the VP, Deputy General Counsel, your ideas and contributions will make an immediate impact.

Success in the Role: What are performance outcomes over the first 6-12 months you will work toward completing?

In the first 30 days, you will:

·Participate in “EvolvED”, a weeklong orientation program for all new employees.

·Understand the organizational structure and responsibilities within Evolv.

·Develop an understanding of Evolv’s products and services, including commercial contracting lifecycle, CLM tool, product roadmap, and go-to-market strategy.

·Embrace Evolv’s mission-driven culture of making the world a safer place to live, work, learn, and play.

Within 3 months, you will have:

·Developed a deep understanding of Evolv’s business strategies and contributed to the legal strategy designed to support these objectives.

·Cultivated strong relationships with internal and external business partners, including Evolv leadership, while working on corporate strategic initiatives such as deals with professional sports teams and other iconic venues.

·Drafted and negotiated commercial contracts that accurately reflect business objectives and manage risks, including Service Agreements (with a focus on SaaS), vendor/supplier contracts, technology contracts and partnership/channel agreements.

By the end of the first year (if not before), you will:

·Be seen as a trusted advisor who provides practical, business-oriented legal advice and strives to find creative solutions that will help the business grow while managing risk.

·Have helped to lead the development and roll out of a comprehensive compliance program tailored to the needs of the channel partner organization.

·Collaborated with colleagues to build and scale innovative processes for streamlining commercial transactions.

·Have supported the readiness and release of products or features by identifying and driving resolution to varied legal issues related to commercial terms, IP, and other related legal and regulatory areas.

·Have participated in special projects that challenged you and provided the opportunity to learn new areas of the law.

The Work: What type of work will you be doing? What assignments, requirements, or skills will you be performing on a regular basis?

·Draft and negotiate commercial contracts, identifying those aspects of an agreement or transaction that matter most to the business, and being proactive and pragmatic in addressing potential issues. Examples of agreements include strategic transactions and partner agreements, license agreements, SaaS and professional service agreements, data processing agreements, and vendor contracts.

·Leverage your deep knowledge and expertise regarding Evolv’s products and features to ensure Evolv’s commercial contract templates and related policies are accurately maintained and updated.

·Assist in the development of legal resources such as templates, playbooks, policies, and training materials.

·Support the business in other areas as needed based on business needs including data privacy, ethics & compliance, and IP.

·Monitor legal and regulatory developments that are relevant to Evolv’s business, think ahead, see around corners, and help prepare for and minimize risks that may arise in the future.

·Depending on interest, career goals, and experience, may also assist on various other legal projects in different functions that will inevitably arise at a rapidly growing company.

What is the leadership like for this role? What is the structure and culture of the team?

You will be joining Legal team and reporting directly to the Deputy General Counsel and will also work closely with the General Counsel.

The team culture is one based on building trust, collaboration, on-going development through kindness, authenticity, courage, drive, and fun!

Where is the role located?

While the preference is for this role to be hybrid and based out of HQ in Waltham, MA, Evolv will consider fully remote for the right US-based candidate.

Qualifications and preferred experiences:

The successful candidate must have a J.D. degree with admission to, and in good standing with, at least one state bar. While we prefer someone with approximately 4-8 years of in-house legal experience, we welcome all candidates who believe they will be successful in this role.

What is the salary range?

  • The base salary range for this full-time position is $174,000-$226,000 + bonus + equity + benefits. Our salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location. The range displayed on each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position across all US locations. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range for your preferred location during the hiring process.
  • Please note that the compensation details listed in role posting reflect the base salary only, and do not include commission, equity, or benefits.

If you want to solve one of the most difficult issues of our time and save lives doing it, you want to work at Evolv. We are passionate, knowing that what we do and how we do it can affect life or death situations for our customers. At Evolv, you will have unparalleled exposure to all aspects of our business, working with a talented team that shares our vision for a safer world. If you are inspired by invention and gain satisfaction from seeing how your work impacts the bigger picture, Evolv will be a great fit.

  • Equity is an important component of every compensation package
  • Flexible work environment
  • Unique culture
  • Medical and dental insurance
  • 401(k) plan and company match
  • Unlimited vacation policy
  • $300 per quarter to spend on the perks that are most meaningful to you
  • Tuition Reimbursement

Evolv Technology (“Evolv”) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. We welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace, and all employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by law in the locations where we operate. Evolv will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.