Senior Counsel

| Greater NYC Area

Getting together with real people in real life makes powerful things happen. Side hustles become careers, ideas become movements, and chance encounters become lifelong connections. At Meetup, you’ll help create the future of real community—a future where people show up, do things, and actually talk. Join us.

We’re looking for an experienced lawyer to work closely with our Executive team and manage the legal function at Meetup.

As our Senior Counsel, you will:

  • Act as strategic legal advisor to the CEO and executive team, providing business minded legal counsel.
  • Lead the legal department at Meetup, reporting into the legal department at WeWork, and manage and grow the legal team at Meetup as business needs require
  • Identify diverse legal and business strategy issues in the areas of product development, privacy, regulatory, employment, and intellectual property.
  • Partner with WeWork legal team resources and external counsel as needed
  • Oversee and provide guidance regarding product counsel work performed by the Meetup legal team,ensuring compliance with company policies and applicable law
  • Develop and implement policies and practices to manage legal matters
  • Develop internal resources and training materials

Ideally, you’ll possess:

  • JD with high academic achievements
  • 7-10 years’ law firm or in-house experience working with high-tech company clients or principals
  • The judgment required to comprehensively understand complex legal/business issues and provide business guidance to senior leadership that balances risks/rewards
  • The desire and capacity to learn, teach, mentor, and evolve
  • An understanding of and passion for technology, the internet, and related policy issues
  • Clear and concise written and oral communication skills
  • Intelligence, confidence, self-motivation, independence, humility, a sense of humor

Our team is bold, supportive, and passionate about bringing people together in real life to create community for everyone. We care about moving fast, real-world change, and building diverse, dynamic teams. You in?

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
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    • PythonLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • React/ReduxLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
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    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • BalsamiqDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • JIRAManagement
    • TrelloManagement

Location

Meetup is in the vibrant and trendy SoHo neighborhood. Just steps away from the BDFM6 and a short hop and skip to the NQRW.
632 Broadway, New York, NY 10012

What are Meetup Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidy
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences

Additional Perks + Benefits

Meetup offers a generous health plan, including paid deductibles and One Medical access. Each employee is eligible for 3+ weeks of vacation, Summer Fridays, and up to 16 weeks paid parental leave + transition leave. Employees are eligible for a paid 3-month sabbatical. We offer smartphone, tablet or wearable device reimbursement, fitness reimbursements, and more. Each Tuesday, Meetup caters breakfast for the team, and we host weekly rooftop BBQs in the summer months.

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