Title: General Counsel
Databases are the beating heart of every business in the world.
Cockroach Labs is the team behind CockroachDB, an open-source, distributed SQL database. We aim to build infrastructure that keeps pace with the world, so developers can focus on what matters most: building the best products. Join us on our mission to Make Data Easy. Are you ready to aim high and build to last?
About the Role
The General Counsel will be responsible for building and leading our Legal team, setting legal strategy, overseeing key deals and relationships, and serving as a partner to the rest of the company. Your purview will span across product, regulatory, commercial, international expansions, privacy, corporate, IP, employment, policy, and compliance. And beyond just the legal function, we’re looking for a business partner who will have input and influence across the company.
In your first 30 days, you will assess where we are with our legal efforts. We currently leverage external counsel but want you to bring some of these efforts in-house while continuing to build strong relations with our external counsel. You will meet with the executive team and external counsel to determine what priorities will need to be focused on moving forward.
In your first 60 days, you will have a firmer understanding of Cockroach Labs’ legal priorities. You will start to socialize the legal team’s initiatives moving forward. At this point, you will begin restructuring legal operations to ensure they can scale with a high-growth technology company.
After 3 months, you’ll be fully integrated into the team. You will be working on the legal team’s core priorities and start identifying new opportunities for the team’s initiatives. You’ll create a scalable framework and repeatable policies and procedures to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the legal team’s efforts.
Reporting to Spencer Kimball – Co-founder & CEO
Spencer strives to maintain a delicate balance between his love for programming distributed systems and the excitement of helping the company grow smoothly. He first cut his teeth on databases during the dot com heyday and had a front-row seat at Google for a decade’s worth of their evolution. His best part of leaving work is stepping out into the brilliant and always exciting life of Manhattan with his daughter and Carl (his dog).