Head of Legal
Shake - New York, NY

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Shake is a mobile application that makes it dead-simple to create, sign, and send binding agreements in seconds. We are looking for a product minded Lawyer + tech junkie + mobile advocate who is passionate about disrupting the massively inefficient $250B legal industry. The heart of our product is legal agreements, which makes this a unique opportunity for a lawyer interested in technology to have a huge impact at a very early-stage Venture backed startup with an experienced founding team. This role reports directly to the CEO and will work closely with board members and advisors.

Responsibilities: Draft language for legally binding agreements written in plain English Work closely with product and engineering teams to architect and build Work with the CEO to negotiate, draft, and execute distribution partnerships, real estate leases, content and software licensing agreements Manage all intellectual property issues Ensure that the company maintains best practices around privacy and data usage Provide counsel on fundraising and employment issues Qualifications and Experience: JD from top-tier law school Licensed to practice law in NY (bonus if you ’re licensed in CA as well) Tech startup operating experience (product management experience is a plus) Plain-English (aka non-legalese) writing experience Strong familiarity with sales contracts and employment agreements Proven track record of making things happen Equal parts respect and skepticism of the legal industry and eagerness to challenge the status quo Company Description Shake is a venture-backed legal tech startup based in New York. The complexity and expense of legal services have gotten way out of hand. Our mission is to make the law accessible, understandable and affordable for consumers and small businesses. We ’re starting with simple agreements and we ’re building for mobile first.

The company was founded in 2012 by an experienced team of entrepreneurs and investors with executive leadership experience at companies such as Google, Spotify, AOL, Buzzfeed, and RRE Ventures. Shake Principles and Beliefs We are not afraid to be bold, push the envelope, and challenge the status quo We are driven by what legal transactions can and will be, not what they have been historically We value innovative design and superior mobile user experiences We are a technology company solving a legal problem, not a legal company trying to understand technology We believe that the legal market is highly underserved by technology and begging for disruption We believe that significant change in the legal industry will be driven by consumers and small businesses, not by lawyers and law firms We believe that the value in mobile technology is in building utility not serving banner ads If you share our beliefs and are passionate about transforming an outdated $250B industry, we look forward to hearing from you. Feel free to be creative in your application, we like to be surprised! For more information, visit www.ShakeLaw.com.