Wag! is looking for a collaborative, energetic attorney to join its growing legal team with experience advising corporations in all legal matters, including commercial contracts, employment matters, privacy,
IP, corporate governance, marketing, litigation, strategic alliances, partnerships and technology transactions. Reporting to the General Counsel, you will work closely with business partners across the
company, advising on legal risks, business strategies and other issues related to our core business. You will help us to build scalable tools and processes to support a fast-growing gig-economy business. You
will coordinate and collaborate with internal stakeholder organizations as well as interface with senior management and legal departments of our customers and prospects with the goal of reducing process
friction, improving transaction flow and driving better customer experience. You will operate as a part of a best-in-class legal team to provide practical and productive legal advice to our business partners and executives and have fun while doing it. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone with a passion for dogs and those who love them, technology, superlative legal skills and the ability to thrive in a dynamic corporate environment.
What You’ll Do
Manage the day-to-day commercial operations of the legal department
Review, draft and manage all variety of legal agreements, including contractor agreements, consulting agreements, marketing and partnership agreements and other complex commercial agreements
Advise on employment law matters, privacy and data security, corporate governance, marketing, IP and any other legal matters that arise
Advise on all issues related to Wag!’s technology platform and other legal issues related to the gig-economy
Manage litigation matters and outside commercial and litigation counsel as needed
Manage the legal effort on special transactions including financings, acquisitions and joint-ventures
Stay on top of current and pending legislation to ensure that Wag! stays in compliance across the board; develop internal policies to ensure compliance with all applicable state and federal statutes and regulations
Identify, propose and implement solutions to address issues; take prudent risks within the context of
our overall business
Work without supervision, independently initiate new legal projects and identify ways to improve our
processes and operations
Take a client-centric approach to handling complex legal issues, while demonstrating grace and a positive attitude under all circumstances.
Demonstrate strong leadership skills and contribute to a team culture focused on fun.
Exercise good judgment in all matters and operate with the highest ethical standards
At least 5-8 years of relevant legal experience, with at least 2 years of in-house experience Juris Doctorate from a leading law school and California bar admission in good standing
Significant experience in drafting and negotiating complex commercial agreements
Experience with gig-economy matters, employment law, intellectual property, litigation, licensing, privacy and/or data security a plus
Exceptional judgment and creativity, with the ability to think strategically and give practical advice appropriately weighing legal and business objectives
Entrepreneurial mindset; flexible, self-starting and hard-working
Deal-focused with a sense of urgency to get things done
Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects concurrently
Effective at managing project expectations, reporting to upper level management and managing escalations of legal and business issues
Superior written and oral communication skills
Familiarity with Google Docs, Gmail, Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Pro, DocuSign and Salesforce, but we will train a person who has experience with similar tools or a willingness to learn.
At Wag! we're crazy about dogs and the people who love them, and everything we do is intended to bring them joy and keep them safe. Our company was founded in 2015 and born from a love of dogs and an entrepreneurial spirit to help make pet parenthood just a little bit easier, so dogs and their humans can share a life full of joyful moments.
We invented on-demand dog walking by connecting an already passionate community of local dog walkers with pet parents. Launching in Los Angeles in 2015, Wag! services are now available in 43 states and more than 100 cities nationwide. Our walkers and sitters are vetted and pass a robust screening process—and our services are bonded and insured. We know your dogs are members of your family and taking care of them is the highest honor you can give Wag! walkers and sitters.