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Legal Director

Multiverse
New York, NY
  • Expired: October 20, 2022. Applications are no longer accepted.

We are Multiverse, a tech scaleup with a social mission. We're creating a diverse group of future leaders by building an outstanding alternative to college and corporate training.

In June 2022, we announced our $220m Series D raise, making Multiverse a mission-driven unicorn. This funding will help us to accelerate our growth in the US, where we're committed to tackling the toughest challenges facing those who seek jobs - and those who provide them.

In our first year in the US, we launched over 20 apprentice cohorts at some of the best companies in America, including the likes of American Express, Citizens Bank and Visa. Globally, we work with over 500 clients and we've been recognized as one of the fastest-growing businesses in Europe.

Join us on our journey to democratizing access to the best careers and learning opportunities.

The Opportunity

As Director of Legal, US you will be responsible for founding and scaling the legal function for the US. As such, you are responsible for and a direct high impact into our successful expansion in the US. Your primary stakeholders and partners will be Sales, Finance and our GM of NA.

Requirements

  • Establish yourself as a leader of the US legal team reporting to the General Counsel in HQ;
  • Have a sophisticated understanding of legal concepts and the ability to apply these in a pragmatic and commercial fashion;
  • Be a key contact for legal issues and risks with direct engagement with the Product, Tech, Business Operations, Sales and Admissions teams in particular;
  • Work closely with our Go To Market (Sales) team to draft and negotiate our B2B customer and partner contracts and in particular negotiate major, complex, non-standard agreements
  • Work closely with General Counsel and VP Finance on corporate transactions, where required advising internal stakeholders (and negotiating with external counterparts where relevant) on fundraising, secondary sales, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), and intra-group agreements;
  • Provide frontline support on matters pertaining to US employment laws as they relate to clients' apprentices and Multiverse employees;
  • Proactively identify risks to our business and solutions to eliminate or mitigate them
  • Understand product, data security, and privacy process issues to be able to direct relevant teams during negotiations, and in many other contexts;
  • Provide legal support for ad-hoc projects across a range of business functions (e.g. Finance, HR, Operations, Product, Risk & Compliance);
  • Help set up agile risk-based processes and procedures; and
  • Contribute towards Multiverse's legal resources and business and training programs and assist with standardization of documentation across jurisdictions.

About you:
  • 6 years' PQE+, experience in-house or at a top law firm (with secondment experience), with a focus on commercial and corporate matters;
  • Strong commercial acumen; able to take a pragmatic approach to legal risk and advise the business accordingly. Demonstrable experience of providing end-to-end B2B and commercial contractual support;
  • Demonstrable experience of managing complex corporate transactions;
  • Experience building risk management processes and procedures from the ground up
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Strong team player and can-do approach; no job is too big or too small;
  • Enjoy working in a fast-paced, dynamic business; and
  • Qualified to practice law in the US
  • You align closely with our values and can share examples of how you have demonstrated them.
  • A plus, prior in-house experience within a high-growth technology company ; and
  • Experience working on multi-jurisdictional (US/UK) matter


Benefits

  • Multiverse currently offers the following benefits.
    • Access to no-cost and low-cost healthcare options for Multiversers and their dependents. Get care nationally through MetLife and Aetna's provider networks.
    • Support as your family grows! Fertility resources through a Kindbody Membership during their beta trial with Justworks. Time off to tend to your growing family with 16 weeks of continuous, fully paid parental leave for primary caregivers.
    • Access to a 401(k) with a 4% match up capped at $5,000 per year
    • Company sponsored One Medical membership
    • Unlimited text based therapy with TalkSpace
    • Monthly wellness reimbursement

    Multiverse currently offers the following time off types.
    • 20 Days of PTO per calendar year
    • Life event and volunteer days
    • Quarterly M-Powered Days to refresh and recharge
    • End of Year Company Shut Down
    • Time off to take care of yourself and your loved ones including sick time, compassionate leave and short term disability
    We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

    Multiverse requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. We will consider requests for reasonable accommodation based on disability and/or religious beliefs on an individualized basis.

Multiverse

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New York, NY
10261 USA

Industry

Legal

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