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Robinhood // stock trading app
Menlo Park, CA    Posted: Tuesday, June 18, 2019
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About the role

Robinhood is seeking to expand its legal department to support the needs of its growing business operations. As the Legal Operations Manager, you will be responsible for contract administration, management of budget, legal technology solutions, & the oversight of paralegals.

In addition, you will be responsible for creating processes & practices to improve the day-to-day efficiency & effectiveness of the legal team. This role will work closely with stakeholders throughout the company to guide best practices, & ultimately ensure legal process fluidity.

In this role you will:

  • Identify opportunities to improve processes, share best practices, & improve efficiency with the legal teams organizational structure, systems & technologies
  • Develop & implement legal team technology solutions (e.g., e-billing, contract & document management, approval workflow, e-signature, knowledge management, etc.)

  • Implement & manage legal team metrics, benchmarking, & reporting

  • Manage legal vendors (outside counsel & vendors) to optimize efficiency & reduce spend, while ensuring quality in services

  • Develop & manage vendor cost reduction strategies, including fee arrangement negotiations, payment processes, & governance of billing guidelines

  • Build strong relationships within the legal team, & other cross-functional stakeholders including Finance, IT, Admin, & People

  • Strategically manage paralegals & their respective projects & workflow

  • Lead & support various ad hoc projects within the legal team as needed

Some things we consider critical for this role:

  • B.A. or B.S. Degree
  • 5+ years experience in the areas of legal operations or legal program management in house or at a law firm.
  • Experience with contract drafting & negotiation
  • Managed a team including paralegals & analysts

  • Demonstrated experience building cross-functional company relationships

  • Excellent business acumen, with verbal & written communication skills

  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate & effect change, & process improvements

  • Ability to maintain discretion & manage confidential information

Some things that would be amazing to have for this role:

  • Experience in developing & implementing legal team technology solutions (e.g., e-billing, contract & document management, approval workflow, knowledge management, etc.)
  • Led the building out of certain aspects of legal team technological infrastructure from its inception

  • Experience in house within a hyper-growth company (preferably tech) in a legal operations lead role

  • Proven ability to think ahead, engage proactively & take initiative

  • Demonstrated ability to influence others & capable of thinking creatively to develop solutions for a diverse range of complex issues.

  • Excellent strategic thinking & tactical execution skills. Adept at managing multiple, complex priorities & balancing the needs of various stakeholders

  • Inspires & leads others to success & influences to high performance

Note to Recruiters & Placement Agencies: Robinhood does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Robinhood does not pay placement fees for candidates submitted by any agency other than its approved partners.

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