Corporate Associate, Mission & Impact Practice at Atrium
San Francisco, CA, US
Atrium is the most client-centric law firm providing legal services and applications to fast-growing companies. We have helped hundreds of companies with everything from drafting and reviewing commercial contracts to raising over $500M in new capital. We're based in San Francisco and funded by top Silicon Valley investors including General Catalyst, SV Angel, Greylock, Y Combinator, and more. Our vision is to disrupt Big Law and the $160 billion corporate legal services market.
 
This is a unique role to help develop the Atrium legal team focused on providing legal services for mission-driven venture-backed companies and entrepreneurs (“Atrium Mission & Impact”). You’ll get to work with some of the leading mission-driven companies in a diverse set of industries such as education technology, government technology, energy analytics, health technology and products, civic engagement technology, and sustainable agriculture. In addition, you’ll get to work on a range of progressive corporate matters, from advising on and implementing extended post-termination exercise windows, incorporating and converting public benefit corporations, and counseling founders on managing relationships with impact investors and others.
 
The right candidate should have at least 3+ years of experience as a startup attorney who is passionate about working with mission-driven companies and delivering great client experiences.

What You'll Get to Do

    • Develop close relationships with a small legal team and very appreciative mission-driven clients
    • Lead client engagements as corporate and general counsel
    • Use the latest technologies, including Asana (project management), Carta (cap table management), ContractExpress (form management), HelloSign (signature management), and custom tools developed in-house at Atrium
    • Participate as a key member of the larger Atrium legal community and help reinvent legal processes, advise on the creation of new software tools, and reshape legal workflows (we’ve already redesigned 83(b) elections and how we collect equity and termination information!)
    • Level up by hiring, training, mentoring, and managing directly paralegals and practice assistants assigned to your practice
    • Gain voluminous insight into the venture-backed, mission-driven company space
    • Work closely with other members of the team to define the strategy for the practice
    • Have a formative impact in significantly improving the legal services mission-driven companies receive

What You Need to be Successful

    • California Bar Membership
    • 3+ years relevant experience at AmLaw 100 firm
    • Process-oriented mindset
    • Process-improvement mindset
    • Hunger for success as a practicing lawyer
    • Hunger to make “Legal” a better experience for practitioners and clients alike

What You'll Get from Atrium

    • The unique opportunity to join one of the hottest SF startups to watch in 2018. We're not just another legal tech company disrupting a traditional industry, we're transforming how legal services are provided!
    • Compensation and benefits competitive with Bay Area AmLaw 100 firms;
    • Opportunity for equity in Atrium LTS;
    • Continuing legal training by senior Atrium lawyers and guest speakers;
    • Opportunity to lead and manage teams;
    • Training in contemporary business management fundamentals;
    • A collaborative work environment where your input is highly valued; and
    • San Francisco office across from 4th & King CalTrain with large private patio and views of downtown!