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Compass // tech-enabled real estate platform & brokerage
Greater New York City    Posted: Friday, July 17, 2020
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As an Associate Counsel at Compass, you work on exciting legal matters that require proactive legal guidance. You're part of a team of in-house lawyers & the projects you work on challenge you to think creatively & constructively. You are energetic & collaborative -- ready to partner in initiatives that influence all aspects of Compasss business & work with employees & agents across the company. Your contributions will be impactful, value driven & you will play an instrumental role in the Compass Legal Department.

At Compass You Will:

  • Serve as attorney & advisor responsible for Compass real estate compliance initiatives

  • Design best-in-class risk management program that incorporates multi-jurisdictional & interdisciplinary areas of the law, local business practice, innovative training programs & user-friendly policies

  • Provide legal support to regional leaders & business teams on various new initiatives & day-to-day operations 

  • Advise business teams on legal issues & risks by employing practical business judgment & the ability to qualify actual practical risk

  • Analyze the products, features & systems that Compass builds to empower its agents & implement practical, business-minded legal risk mitigation strategies

  • Support the continuous improvement of compliance initiatives, business operations, & policies.

What We Look For:

  • Strong academic credentials including a JD & membership in good standing in at least one state bar (NY bar a plus)

  • 2+ years of experience at a top-tier law firm or corporation, preferably in litigation and/or corporate compliance practice

  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational & interpersonal skills & ability to manage multiple projects under deadline pressure in a dynamic, fluid environment

  • Exceptional written & verbal communication skills & an ability to distill complex legal issues

  • A team player & consensus builder with low ego who can effectively work with others

  • A willingness to learn new areas of law, acquire new skills, & take on additional and/or new responsibilities within the team on an as-needed basis

  • Confidence operating in a fast-paced environment & knowing when to escalate issues to appropriate stakeholders

At Compass, our mission is to help everyone find their place in the world. This means we continually celebrate the diverse community different individuals cultivate. As an equal opportunity employer, we stay true to our mission by ensuring that our place can be anyones place.

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