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1stdibs // online marketplace for beautiful things
New York City    Posted: Tuesday, November 10, 2020
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Were looking for a General Counsel to help build out the 1stDibs Legal & Compliance function. In this role, you will be a thought partner & strategic advisor to the Executive Team & Board on all legal & business issues, & will report to the Chief Executive Officer as a member of the Executive Team.

This role is both a strategic & hands on role. We are seeking an experienced legal professional who will set the vision of a global legal strategy & help manage risk throughout the organization.  The ideal candidate will be able to effectively interact with business leaders to find the right balance of executing strategy, mitigating risk, & advising on business decisions.  In addition, & importantly, we are looking for an executive with an understanding of the fast moving operating environment of a digital growth company & an ability to be effective within that environment.

What youll do

  • Oversee all legal & compliance matters, including transactions, litigation, governance, compliance, regulatory processes, & management of legal entities
  • Review, help negotiate, & draft commercial contracts with customers & partners, including developing, improving & maintaining 1stDibs standard agreements
  • Provide counsel as required on all aspects of the business, & efficiently manage outside counsel & insurance providers Drive strategic direction for Corporate transactions including fundraising, M&A, & other financial outcomes.  
  • Project & analyze outcomes of organizational decisions & advise of steps needed to deliver upon strategy & mitigate risk
  • Keep abreast of administrative & regulatory requirements & proactively plans for future needs by educating Sr. Leadership Team & Board & putting to policies & processes in place
  • Support international expansion strategy including foreign entity formation & foreign employment matters
  • Develop & implement tools, processes, procedures & best practices with respect to legal, compliance & other company operations
  • Manage robust intellectual property enforcement, including registration of IP rights (trademark, copyright, patent)
  • Oversee a variety of employment issues, including separations, disputes, reorganizations
  • Manage all aspects of dispute resolution & litigation

What youll bring

  • Licensed attorney in New York State with a minimum of 10 years of experience
  • In house legal responsibilities including familiarity with Corporate governance law
  • Experience working at a law firm supporting corporate clients
  • Experience with ecommerce, commercial transactions, corporate transactions & securities law 
  • Experience in both pre-and-post IPO company is preferred 
  • Experience building, managing & mentoring a team 

1stDibs is the worlds largest online luxury marketplace for rare & desirable objects. It has become the go-to source for the world's leading interior designers & consumers to find antiques, furniture, jewelry, vintage fashion & fine art.

Backed by Benchmark Capital, T. Rowe Price, Insight Venture Partners, Index Ventures, Spark Capital & Alibaba, 1stdibs is a unique blend of expert curators & seasoned Internet executives from companies including eBay, Gilt, Google, FreshDirect,, Shutterfly, & Twitter.

1stDibs is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity & we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees, & we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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