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Clarifai // advanced image recognition using neural networks
Remote (New York City)    Posted: Thursday, July 21, 2022
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About the Company

Clarifai is a leading, full-lifecycle deep learning AI platform for computer vision, natural language processing, & audio recognition. We help organizations transform unstructured images, video, text, & audio data into structured data at a significantly faster & more accurate rate than humans would be able to do on their own. Founded in 2013 by Matt Zeiler, Ph.D. Clarifai has been a market leader in AI since winning the top five places in image classification at the 2013 ImageNet Challenge. Clarifai continues to grow with employees remotely based throughout the United States & in Tallinn, Estonia.

We have raised $100M in funding to date, with $60M coming from our most recent Series C, & are backed by industry leaders like Menlo Ventures, Union Square Ventures, Lux Capital, New Enterprise Associates, LDV Capital, Corazon Capital, Google Ventures, NVIDIA, Qualcomm & Osage.

Clarifai is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace dedicated to pursuing, hiring, & retaining a diverse workforce.

Your Impact

As Clarifais General Counsel, you & your team will work closely with Clarifais sales, people, marketing, & product teams, as well as its executive leaders.  Here you will be at the forefront of Clarifais legal needs with respect to commercial & government transactions, intellectual property, labor & employment matters, general commercial matters & more. You will be fundamental to the scaling of the company as we hit this exciting growth phase of cementing ourselves as one of the World leaders of AI!

The Opportunity

  • Negotiating & drafting contracts with commercial & government customers & partners.
  • Guiding Clarifais legal posture, providing expert & strategic legal guidance on all matters impacting the organization.
  • Advising executives on standard & novel transactions related to sales, business development, marketing, customer success, finance, people, business operations, privacy & security.
  • Operating autonomously to manage contract negotiations, outside legal disputes & other legal matters simultaneously. 
  • Ensure ongoing compliance with intellectual property, privacy & other applicable regulations. 
  • Manage the growing Clarifai legal team, & work closely with external legal teams.


  • J.D. & membership in good standing in at least one state bar.
  • 6+ years of relevant experience, including, ideally, experience in-house at a startup or technology company.
  • Substantive experience & a high level of proficiency with:
    • Structuring, drafting & negotiating a variety of government & commercial contracts, including complex technology agreements;
    • Labor & employment-related matters & agreements;
    • General corporate law (equity/cap table management experience a plus);
    • Intellectual property law, especially licensing & intellectual property portfolio management; and 
    • Managing outside counsel & legal budget.

Great to Have

  • Prior experience as General Counsel in a SaaS/startup environment
  • Ideally, would have significant experience drafting & negotiating government prime/sub contracts & teaming agreements as well as familiarity with FAR & DFARS.
  • Ability to apply pragmatic judgment in ambiguous situations. Exhibits strong ethics & integrity. 
  • Exceptional ability to evaluate & prioritize tasks based on evolving business needs.
  • Excellent project management skills, with the ability to manage requests & expectations from various stakeholders & balance the requirements of internal teams, compliance needs & external stakeholders. 
  • Resourcefulness & ability to educate yourself on new areas of the law & keep up to date on ongoing changes in the law.
  • Strong belief in our Core Values.
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