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US-UT-Provo: CORPORATE COUNSEL (staff executive general)
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Job Title: CORPORATE COUNSEL
Salary Range: $100K - Unspecified
Closing Date: Until Filled
Job Description: Job Summary:
MyFamily.com, Inc, a rapidly growing and profitable
privately-held internet property, is seeking qualified
candidates for a Corporate Counsel Position.
The Corporate Counsel position will lead the company in
setting its strategic and tactical legal initiatives. The
Counsel’s role at MyFamily.com allows for an enormous degree
of creativity in new areas of business. This includes
working closely with business units and development teams on
legal issues relating to MyFamily.com’s online subscription
services, software development, product launches, and
general Internet and e-commerce related issues.
The Corporate Counsel will also be responsible for the
· Respond promptly to legal requests from business
development/licensing, advertising sales, marketing, and
other business clients.
· Advise marketing professionals and management, as well as
finance and other company departments on legal issues and
risks, complex deal structures, approval processes, company
policies and procedures, intellectual property, and
· Negotiate agreements that comply with company policies and
o Negotiate and draft contracts with commerce partners,
including major online and brick-and-mortar retailers, other
advertisers, and advertising agencies to promote products
and services through MyFamily’s online services.
o Negotiate and draft contracts with back-end technology
providers, including rich media vendors, third party ad
servers, and online research providers.
o Advise on other general transactional matters, such as
term sheets and proposals, NDAs, and consulting agreements.
o Review, draft and negotiate marketing agreements, sales
contracts, licenses/intellectual property agreements and
· Advise senior management on recommend courses of action
and legal risks.
· Advise on legal aspects of the company’s financing,
including general corporate financing and the financing of
company properties, including assessing and advising on
current and future business structures and legal entities.
· Judge the merits of major court cases filed against or on
behalf of the company, work with the appropriate
executive(s) to define a strategic defense and approve
settlements of disputes where warranted.
· Develop, implement and promote ethical conduct and legal
compliance programs, including internet-based training.
Summarize and communicate legal concepts for use by business
· Support the continuous improvement of standard form
agreements and legal processes.
· Assist in development of and compliance with privacy
principles and practices.
Other areas of significant responsibility:
Mergers and Acquisitions. Support M&A activity, including
participating with senior management and other corporate and
operations personnel in evaluating acquisition
opportunities, structuring transactions, managing due
diligence activity, drafting and negotiating definitive
agreements and assisting with post-transaction integration
Securities and Corporate Governance. As the company expands
its horizons, the counsel’s office will play a critical role
in preparing the company for SEC compliance (including by
reviewing press releases, public disclosures and '34 Act
filings, when applicable) and corporate governance issues
(including new SEC and Nasdaq requirements under the
Patent Programs. Managing MyFamily's patent application
portfolio and patent prosecution program, including:
drafting patent disclosures and applications; engaging with
technology teams; and managing outside patent prosecution
Regulatory Initiatives. Counsel will play a key role in the
development, coordination and implementation of strategies
on regulatory policy issues involving state legislative and
regulatory matters affecting MyFamily.com's regulated
businesses (both currently and prospectively). Counsel will
assist in the coordination and articulation of policy and
counsel will advise on legislative and regulatory policy
affecting all business operations.
Education and Experience:
Requirements for this role include a strong intellectual
property background and at least 5 years experience at a top
law firm and/or in-house environment. Preferred candidates
will have worked in both environments. We require
significant experience in technology, software and/or
media/content licensing. Preferred candidates will have
specific experience with legal issues relating to the
Internet and e-commerce.
· JD from top law school, excellent academic credentials.
· In-depth experience in contract law, with broad
transactional background in technology related agreements.
· Experience advising clients on and structuring complex
commercial transactions, including sales and services
· Excellent business judgment and strategic thinking
· Hard working, well organized and able to manage numerous
projects simultaneously under deadline pressure. Excellent
interpersonal skills, dynamic and highly team-oriented.
· Flexibility and willingness to work on a broad variety of
· Superior English language writing and oral communication
· Sense of humor and commitment to professionalism and
collegiality are required.
· Candidates must have top law school academics and
admission to at least one state bar.
This position would report to the Chief Financial Officer
and would work daily with all members of Senior Management,
including the Chief Executive Officer. The position would
be part of a growing Legal Department, currently comprised
of one other attorney and two support staff. MyFamily.com’s
intent is to develop a small, collegial legal team who work
in an evolutionary, fast-paced culture.
MyFamily.com is an Equal Opportunity Employer
About MyFamily.com, Inc.
MyFamily.com, Inc. is the leading online subscription
business and the leading network for connecting families. A
next-generation media company, MyFamily is focused on
connecting families with their histories and one another.
The company provides both free and paid subscription
services through its network of Internet properties, with
the number of paid subscriptions increasing substantially
each month. Servicing over 600 million page views every
month and consistently ranking among the top 20 Internet
properties, MyFamily.com's network of sites is a key online
destination for those interested in family history. The
Company also publishes Ancestry Magazine, Genealogical
Computing Magazine, Ancestry Family Tree software, over 50
book titles, the 1-2-3 Family Tree package, and databases on
Employer Contact Information
360 W. 4800 N.
Provo, UT. 84604
Email Address: email@example.com
Phone: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: 801-705-7120
Response Instructions: Please submit a resume to email@example.com
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