General Counsel at Acquia

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Acquia is the open source digital experience company. We provide the world's most ambitious brands with technology (built around Drupal) that allows them to embrace innovation and create customer moments that matter. At Acquia we believe in the power of community and collaboration - giving our customers the freedom to build tomorrow on their terms.

Headquartered in the U.S., we have been named as one of North America’s fastest growing software companies as reported by Deloitte and Inc. Magazine, and have been rated a leader by the analyst community and named one of the Best Places to Work by the Boston Business Journal. We are Acquia. We are building for the future of the web, and we want you to be a part of it.

Acquia is seeking an experienced and hands on General Counsel who will provide senior management with effective legal advice on company business strategies and their implementation, manage the legal function, and collaborate with and oversee the work of outside counsel. Reporting to the CFO, the General Counsel is the principal legal officer of the company, with overall responsibility for the vision and leadership of Acquia’s global legal strategy and services and the management of legal risk throughout the organization. A member of Acquia’s senior management team, the General Counsel will serve as legal counsel and strategic advisor to the Company’s executive team.

This position is located in our Boston, MA headquarters.

This is an amazing opportunity to join a successful private company and play a key role in supporting the company’s rapid growth.

RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Managing, advising on and negotiating complex legal and business transactions.
  • Supporting a wide array of departments including Sales, Operations, HR, Finance, and Marketing; assisting with various legal matters including general risk management, data privacy, employment, and intellectual property.
  • Leading a business focused legal function, contributing to the strategy of the business and driving performance.
  • Mentor, lead and manage a small internal legal team
  • Influencing, evaluating, and managing effective, timely and cost efficient outside legal counsel services and expert advisors as needed.
  • Supporting business operations and providing direction and counsel regarding compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, and staying abreast of laws, legislative developments and developing external trends.
  • Support the Human Resource Department on global employment matters to ensure statutory and regulatory compliance.
  • Advising and counseling on equity and tax issues and regulations, including assessing and advising on current and future business structures and legal entities.
  • Maintaining responsibility for and managing all aspects of the ethics and corporate compliance function
  • Manage intellectual property portfolio, including trademark and copyright registration and protection, and patent matters.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least 15 years of legal experience, in positions of responsibility, with work on complicated issues and experience advising decision makers in high-stakes matters.
  • Software industry experience with drafting and negotiating complex commercial intellectual property transactions.
  • Strong experience with contract and legal negotiations with enterprise customers.
  • Demonstrated ability to balance legal and business considerations, multi-task, problem-solve and operate in fast-paced and rapid growth environments is required.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with senior business leaders and other professionals and colleagues at all levels of an organization while utilizing excellent business and legal judgement in complex situations.
  • Strong, pragmatic problem-solving business acumen with the ability to be adaptable and flexible in his/her approach and thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic and high-energy environment.
  • Capacity to take on significant work volume while being responsive and managing quick turnaround times.
  • Advocacy and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and as a member of a team.
  • Unquestioned integrity, credibility

EDUCATION/ACCREDITATION 

  • Doctor of Law degree (J.D.)
  • Member of Massachusetts or other state bar in good standing

Acquia is an equal opportunity (EEO) employer. We hire without regard to age, color, disability, gender (including gender identity), marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Sales & Marketing
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PHPLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • Ember.jsFrameworks
    • HadoopFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • SymfonyFrameworks
    • MemcachedDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • DrupalCMS

Location

Acquia is in the Financial District near Faneuil Hall and Post Office Square with tons of great restaurants and fun after-work venues to choose from!

An Insider's view of Acquia

What are some social events your company does?

For the past five years, the Boston office has partnered with the Wonderfund (www.wonderfundma.org) to pair Acquians with the holiday wish lists of local children. We sponsored 250 kids in 2019 and look forward to continuing our partnership in 2020!

Amy H.

Senior Talent Operations Partner

What projects are you most excited about?

There are a number of different projects we are always working on from maintenance and performance optimizations to new customer features. For me, the most exciting and rewarding projects are where we release a piece of functionality that excites and delights our customers and makes their jobs easier.

Rok

Senior Director, Engineering

How does the company support your career growth?

Our culture of continuous, lifelong learning allows every Acquian opportunities to learn, stretch and grow. With support and coaching from their managers and Global Learning Programs, Acquians have access to a robust online learning platform, a mentor program, and more. Every day offers the opportunity to take on unique challenges.

Amy P.

Senior Director, Global Talent Development

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

The trick to empowering creativity is encouraging frequent communication and iteration. Embrace behaviors, not platitudes, that remind the team there is no such thing as failure. Embed creativity and make it more than a tagline. Show that nothing is unsalvageable; focus on ‘why’ things occurred, and make everything a learning opportunity.

Brian

Manager, User Experience Research

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

We are able to influence how content is delivered and monetized by global businesses in 2 ways. Acquia's founder created Drupal, the leading open source CMS in the world and we are proud of our close relationship with the Drupal community. We have also pivoted towards DXP capabilities and offer a full suite of solutions to our customers.

Charley D.

Vice President, Products

What are Acquia Perks + Benefits

Acquia Benefits Overview

Work/life balance is important to us. Employees take time off when they need it, and come back to work feeling refreshed. We offer up to 13 weeks of maternity and six weeks of paternity, partner and adoption leave, all paid at 100 percent. Our returning-parent transition program allows new parents to ease back into work. Office amenities include snacks and beverages, common areas, a game room, Friday afternoon Happy Hour, and Mac computers.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
In Boston, Acquia has partnered with Cradles to Crayons, Pine Street Inn, Wonderfund, TUGG (Tech Gives Back), Bow Market, Horizons for Homeless Children, and the Maurice J. Tobin School in Roxbury.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available
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