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Counsel, Litigation & Regulatory at Squarespace

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The Gig

Squarespace is looking for an experienced litigation and regulatory counsel to join our Legal team. As a key part of our team, you will have the opportunity to work with stakeholders from across the company and advise on a range of legal, compliance and business issues. The ideal candidate is a business-minded litigator who understands business objectives and helps balance legal risks. 

The role can be based in NYC or remotely in an approved location (see application question below for approved locations). This role reports into our Assistant General Counsel based in New York.

You'll Get To...

  • Support a wide range of litigation, pre-litigation and other matters across multiple disciplines involving consumers, employees, intellectual property rights holders, and other parties.
  • Assisting in all aspects of litigation including fact finding and analysis, discovery, document retention, revising pleadings and briefs, legal research, witness preparation, negotiations, risk assessments and developing legal strategy.
  • Handle responses to law enforcement requests for information and third party discovery requests. Manage and enhance subpoena and discovery processes.
  • Help build, administer and refine response framework for common third party and customer complaints.
  • Understand US legislative process and monitor evolving statutory developments in multiple areas of internet-related laws including CDA §230, DMCA, and other online intermediary liability laws; GDPR, CCPA/CPRA and other privacy and data protection laws; consumer protection laws and guidance from relevant regulatory authorities (e.g., FTC).
  • Keep others on the Legal team up to date on proposed changes to internet-related laws. Advise on Company strategy on trade group, lobbying and amicus efforts.
  • Opportunities to support additional practice areas and initiatives based on the candidate’s background and interest, for example, commercial contracts, internal policies.

Who We're Looking For

  • 2 to 4 years of litigation and/or regulatory experience, including at a major law firm or in-house legal department
  • A passion for technology and a commitment to innovation
  • Knowledge of internet-related laws
  • Strong familiarity with e-discovery strategy and management is a plus
  • Flexibility and creativity in solving problems and dealing with ambiguity in a fast-paced environment 
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills, and solid business judgment
  • Organized, diligent and pragmatic with a high attention to detail and a commitment to operational execution
  • Admitted to and in good standing with at least one state bar

Benefits & Perks

  • Health insurance with 100% premium covered for you and your dependent children
  • Fertility and adoption benefits
  • Retirement benefits with employer match
  • Flexible vacation & paid time off
  • Up to 20 weeks of paid family leave
  • Equity plan for all employees 
  • Pretax commuter benefits
  • Education reimbursement
  • Employee donation match to community organizations
  • 7 Employee Resource Groups across locations 
  • Dog-friendly workplace
  • Free lunch and snacks
  • Private rooftop

About Squarespace

Squarespace is a leading all-in-one website building and ecommerce platform that enables millions to build a brand and transact with their customers in an impactful and beautiful online presence. Our suite of products enables anyone at any stage of their journey to manage their projects and businesses through websites, domains, ecommerce, marketing tools, and scheduling, along with tools for managing a social media presence with Unfold and hospitality business management via Tock. Squarespace democratizes access to best-in-class design, helping our customers in approximately 200 countries and territories maintain consistent branding across all digital touchpoints to stand out online. Our team of more than 1,400 is headquartered in downtown New York City, with offices in Dublin, Ireland, Portland, Oregon, Los Angeles, California and Chicago, Illinois. For more information, visit www.squarespace.com

Our Commitment 

Today, more than a million people around the globe use Squarespace to share different perspectives and experiences with the world. Not only do we embrace and celebrate the diversity of our customer base, but we also strive for the same in our employees. At Squarespace, we are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, national origin, gender, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital or parental status, disability, veteran status, or other class protected by applicable law. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

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Where we are

Squarespace is headquartered in the West Village of Manhattan, within walking distance from the 1, A, C, E, B, D, F, and M trains.

Technology we use

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    • ReactLibraries
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What are Squarespace Perks + Benefits

Squarespace Benefits Overview

Flexible PTO policy for full time employees
20 weeks paid leave to welcome a child through any of the ways to form a family for all genders
Up to 12 weeks paid personal care leave
Up to 20 weeks paid leave to care for a family member
Bereavement leave for loss of a loved one
$20,000 benefit for fertility planning & treatment, adoption & surrogacy
Unlimited free virtual family planning visits with OB/GYNs, doulas & midwives
Subsidized backup care for family, infant, child, adult, or elder dependents
Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) to support child care & parenting, helping aging parents & more
Virtual counseling sessions with licensed therapists fully covered with HealthJoy
100% paid Headspace app subscriptions
Access to mental healthcare apps, Talkspace & Ginger
100% paid premiums on health benefits for you, your dependent children & domestic partner
$5,000 tuition reimbursement per year
2 complimentary Squarespace sites & subscription to Unfold

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Squarespace offers virtual counseling sessions with licensed therapists fully covered with HealthJoy. 100% paid Headspace app subscriptions and access to mental healthcare apps, Talkspace & Ginger.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
All employees have full access to LinkedIn Learning.
Online course subscriptions available

An Insider's view of Squarespace

What does your typical day look like?

My days are usually split between weekly one-on-ones with my team and pockets of time where I can focus on what I need to get done for the week. The dedicated time to speak one on one with my team is the best place for me to hear about their wins, understand and coach them through their challenges, and help them move forward.

Trish

Technical Program Manager

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I first stepped into Squarespace as an intern, and it’s been a crash course in all things advertising and design since then. I’ve worked on some cool projects, from developing a microsite built to celebrate our awesome customers called Makers & Dreamers to creating content for our product that tons of users will come across.

Gina

Art Director

What is your vision for the company?

My role is to lead the creation of a shared vision, strategy, and plan toward the development of a learning culture at Squarespace. We envision Squarespace becoming a place where people come to not just do their career’s best work, but also as a place where they learn and grow in unimaginable ways.

Jason

Director of Learning & Development

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