Associate General Counsel - Corporate

San Franscisco Legal


Contentful provides content infrastructure for digital teams to power websites, apps, and devices. Unlike a CMS, Contentful was built to integrate with the modern software stack. It offers a central hub for structured content, powerful management and delivery APIs, and a customizable web app that enables developers and content creators to ship their products faster. Companies including Spotify, Red Bull, WeWork, Lyft, and Urban Outfitters rely on Contentful to manage content as part of their modern web stack.

Contentful is growing rapidly, backed by $80 million in funding from VC firms including Benchmark and General Catalyst, and strategic investors including Sapphire Ventures (SAP) and Salesforce Ventures.

We’re a fun team of more than 200 people from 44 nations, with offices in Berlin and San Francisco. Join us!


Our Chief Legal Officer is hiring a key leadership role on Contentful’s small but growing legal team. This is a dynamic role with broad corporate responsibility for this venture-backed company including M&A, strategic ventures and corporate partnerships, corporate governance and general corporate work, securities law compliance, and stock administration.

The successful candidate will have 8 - 12 years of broad-based corporate and transactional experience both domestically and internationally. The successful candidate will have experience helping growing companies mature and scale, and will have a demonstrated ability to lead a variety of matters. 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Providing legal counsel on the full spectrum of general corporate matters, including joint ventures, financings, acquisitions and divestitures and other business development activities
  • Working with domestic and international cross-functional teams on international corporate governance matters, including legal support for international entity formations and restructurings
  • Providing legal support for corporate communications, human resources, facilities, insurance, and risk management
  • Providing legal advice and counsel on federal and state securities laws matters
  • Advising on and supporting executive compensation, stock plan, stock administration, and related matters
  • Building and managing a corporate team comprised of a corporate paralegal and equity plan administrator

Job Competencies:

  • Ability to provide practical legal advice to business personnel at all levels of an organization
  • Strong working knowledge of corporate, contract and federal securities laws
  • Experience working effectively with senior-level management
  • Team player who is willing to pitch in wherever needed
  • Comfortable and confident in thinking independently and making his/her own decisions
  • Ability to quickly and accurately to recognize areas of risk/opportunity
  • Excellent communication skills, both speaking and writing
  • Creative thinker with strong problem-solving skills
  • Well-organized and able to work on tight timelines while handling multiple projects
  • Works well with both legal and business personnel
  • High personal standards of excellence and ethics, as well as the ability to act with discretion, strict confidentiality and sensitivity towards issues and individuals
  • Innate curiosity, desire and ability to learn rapidly, resiliency and comfort serving as a trusted business partner
  • Team player who is willing to pitch in wherever needed


  • J.D. from an accredited law school and licensed to practice law in California (registered in house counsel is acceptable);
  • 10+ years of general corporate and M&A legal experience at a top-tier law firm, in-house, and public company experience is a plus;
  • Experience working with venture-backed high growth private companies is desired;
  • The ability to work independently, think creatively and flexibly, and provide practical legal solutions; and
  • Must enjoy working with a broad range of business team members in a fast-paced environment.


  • Join an innovative, fast-growing tech company as we help drive the evolution of digital experiences to become ever-more ubiquitous and interactive
  • Shape the future of Contentful: help us establish, scale, and improve our team's processes
  • Travel to Berlin, Germany, at the heart of Europe, both for onboarding and for other visits to Contentful’s Berlin office
  • Work in our beautiful downtown space close to Embarcadero Station, complete with a fully stocked kitchen
  • Health, vision and dental insurance
  • Commuter benefits to help you get to and from work
  • An unlimited time off policy that rivals the best in Silicon Valley
  • Pick and use the tools you feel comfortable with, both hardware and software
  • A generous education budget to support your continued professional development, and extra days off to be spent on learning and development
  • Relocation budget to support your move to San Francisco and assistance to help you settle down in your new city
  • Plus, Contentful socks, oh yeah!

“Variety is the spice of life” — and a celebrated component of our culture. At Contentful, we strive to create an inclusive environment that empowers our employees. We believe that our products and services benefit from our diverse backgrounds and experiences and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer: all qualified applicants are considered for positions regardless of race, ethnic origin, gender, age, religion or belief, marital status, gender identification, sexual orientation, veteran status or disability. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. We look forward to your application!



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