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Senior Employment and Commercial Counsel

| Greater NYC Area

Motivate is seeking an entrepreneurial in-house counsel with a strong background in employment law to bring a business-minded legal perspective to a fast growing company.


About Us

Motivate is a best-in-class service operations and logistics company, delivering bike share services to some of the largest urban environments in the US. We operate in 8 cities across the U.S. including New York, San Francisco, Chicago and Washington D.C. Led by a group of seasoned urban visionaries and creative leaders our mission is to revolutionize the landscape of our cities. In an effort to completely transform the urban experience, Motivate is leading the way in making cities more accessible, healthier and sustainable. We operate and maintain safe and dependable systems that help make cities great by connecting individuals to the people and places they love.


About the role

You will manage a broad range of general corporate and commercial matters, including subcontractor agreements, supply contracts, real estate leases, MSAs, and insurance and other risk management issues.  You will also work closely with the company’s People team on all aspects of day-to-day employment-related matters, including but not limited to hiring and termination issues, compensation and benefits, leaves of absence and accommodations, privacy, diversity, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, leaves of absence, wage and hour issues, restrictive covenants, employee investigations, implementation of policies and procedures and compliance. As the “backbone” of our business, you will report to the CEO and be a key member of Motivate’s leadership team, in a fast-paced, collaborative, service-oriented environment, where flexibility and ability to achieve results are valued.


About You

  • J.D. from an ABA accredited law school and NY state bar admission with 5+ years of legal experience (mix of inhouse and law firm preferred)

  • Strong employment law background (labor law experience a plus)

  • Superior judgment and common sense, who can be a trusted advisor to the CEO and a key partner in driving the business strategy

  • Highly organized, detail oriented, collaborative team player, who thrives in a dynamic fast-paced environment

  • Ability to manage competing demands, shifting priorities and interests of multiple stakeholders

  • Demonstrated ability to take ownership with strong work ethic and follow-through skills

  • Excellent leadership and communication skills to drive results across a wide range of stakeholders, from data scientists to sales executives to external consultants

  • Sound business judgment, a high degree of integrity and objectivity, innovation in approaching business challenges, and the ability to translate strategy into operating results

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Located in Industry City, Brooklyn; our office has varied lunch options and after work bars/activities. Also, train and bike stations close by!