Corporate Paralegal, 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 including 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 implementing extended post-termination exercise windows to incorporating and converting public benefit corporations.
 
The right candidate should have at least 2+ years of experience as a startup paralegal 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 clients
    • 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 paralegal 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 as a paralegal and help hire, train, mentor and manage other paralegals and practice assistants
    • Gain voluminous insight into the venture-backed, mission-driven company space
    • Have a formative impact in significantly improving the legal services mission-driven companies receive

What You Need to be Successful

    • 2-6 years’ experience as a paralegal with significant early-stage startup experience, including formations, board actions, stock option issuances, venture financings and cap table management on Carta
    • Frequent client-facing interaction with confidence in knowing when to answer client questions directly vs looping in an attorney
    • Experience owning specific client responsibilities including following up with periodic filings, 83(b) elections, etc.
    • Organized, detail-oriented, and confident in applying learnings to new situations
    • Growth mindset to identify and address any gaps in skills needed to make projects successful
    • Compelling narrative on why you want to succeed in this role and how this role will help you achieve your personal goals

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
    • A collaborative work environment where your input is highly valued
    • San Francisco office across from 4th & King CalTrain with large private patio and views of downtown