In-House Counsel

Do you have serious legal skills in contract agreements, negotiations and compliance? We’re looking for you! Corra is a fast-growing, award-winning digital agency that specializes in ecommerce solutions for fashion, beauty and lifestyle brands. Winner of multiple Crain’s Best Places to Work Awards, we offer exciting and challenging projects with industry leading companies, competitive pay and health benefits, flexible work arrangements, ongoing career development, company outings, and tons of other perks.

Corra is seeking a highly-motivated In-House Counsel to join our team.

Responsibilities

  • Embody and represent the company’s brand and values in all aspects of this role
  • Own entire contracts process including managing several agreements concurrently
  • Maintain company agreements including MSAs, Work Orders, and NDAs
  • Learn from experience, think strategically, and improve company agreements
  • Interpret & negotiate other agreements incl. those relating to marketing, procurement & real estate
  • Negotiate T&Cs with clients, partners, and vendors, and know when to push, when not to push
  • Work closely with leaders of the company by providing day-to-day sound legal advice in all areas including finance, human resources, real estate, IT, e-commerce, and marketing
  • Understand how e-commerce sites work, how they are developed, our company’s capabilities and delivery/business processes so you can recognize and communicate legal issues/risks
  • Understand the EU’s GDPR, PCI compliance, and ensuring company compliance
  • Follow ecommerce industry news and trends, identify areas of risk or concern, and proactively propose actions and solutions if in the company’s best interest
  • Provide legal advice and counsel to support strategic company initiatives
  • Participate in the defining and creation/modification of corporate policies and procedures
  • Draft ad hoc legal agreements as needed
  • Support potential merger and acquisition activities, including drafting and negotiating agreements, pre-deal planning, due diligence, documentation, execution and post-deal integration
  • Coordinate with outside legal resources as needed

Prerequisites

  • Bachelor’s Degree and JD degree from accredited institutions
  • Admission to the Bar in the State of NY and/or NJ (both or CA a plus)
  • Minimum 5 years legal experience in a national law firm and/or in-house legal dept.
  • Broad legal knowledge (espec. including areas of corporate law, employment law, and contract law)
  • Substantial experience in contract law and negotiating agreements
  • Expertise and experience in professional services and technology related matters including e-commerce site design and development

Qualities

  • Confident and comfortable yet very diplomatic with clients and colleagues
  • Able to influence clients, and achieve reasonable, practical solutions that strike a balance between legal and business risks for both parties
  • Problem-solving skills including being quick on your feet and the ability to use reason & logic, even when dealing with a contentious point
  • Strategic thinker
  • Solid organizational skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Able to manage significant contract load concurrently, prioritize, and meet deadlines
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Present well, well-spoken, able to articulate
  • Exceptional negotiation skills
  • Strong business acumen
  • Able to adapt to a dynamic environment
  • Self-starter who can work independently with minimal supervision, but possesses judgement to know when to consult and defer to leadership on a decision
  • Flexible and collaborative attitude
  • Interest in becoming an expert in e-commerce, espec. within fashion, beauty, and lifestyle industries