Senior Counsel

Remote- WFH*, Mountain View, CA, United States Legal

SmugMug is looking for an experienced and passionate individual to create our in-house legal process and team. Reporting directly to the Chief Operating Officer (COO), you'll have the opportunity to shape the policies and direction of the entire company. Working across two major photography platforms, you'll be empowered to have enormous impact on the global photography community.

As the first in-house hire for our legal team, you will be directly involved in building and growing a private, purpose-driven company. We build thoughtfully and intentionally, focusing on being proud of what we've created and how we created it. Your expertise and guidance in legal practice and policy will enable us to continue our dream of building SmugMug and Flickr to last for generations.

You Will

  • Negotiate, create, and execute contracts and partnerships on behalf of the company.
  • Educate and assist in decisions for every conceivable legal situation, and a few that are inconceivable.
  • Advise executives in every department to assist in decision making and direction.
  • Keep track of, and educate the company on, the rapidly changing global legal landscape.
  • Coordinate directly with multiple external law firms as the situations arise.

You Have

  • A law degree from a reputable university.
  • 5+ years experience in technology law, either in a respected firm or in house at a comparable company.
  • Strong communication skills and an ability to work with individuals from every part of the business.
  • A deep understanding and passion for technology and business.
  • Experience and interest in intellectual property and copyright law.

Nice to Have

  • Passion for photography!

*Remote work applies to select states: California, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Utah, Virginia, and Washington

SmugMug seeks to thrill customers around the world, and building a diverse team is essential to our success. We seek employees with a variety of backgrounds and perspectives. And we’re committed to providing equal opportunities and cultivating an inclusive culture. We believe that embracing diversity is integral to innovation and progress.


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