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Bay Area: San Francisco

Our client, a venture capital firm, is seeking a Counsel to join their Legal Team. This person will partner closely with the firm’s General Counsel, while supporting all aspects of the legal function.


  • Develop systems, policies, and procedures to support the firm’s corporate governance, as well as the back office, talent operations, and incubation efforts.
  • Negotiate and review agreements and other documents relating to domestic and foreign private investment funds, separately managed accounts, and co-investment vehicles.
  • Negotiate and review a wide variety of agreements, such as investment documents, vendor agreements, NDAs, advisory, and/or consulting agreements.
  • Provide support for enforcing, evaluating, and drafting investment policies, guidelines and compliance measures.
  • Improve the firm’s standard form agreements and legal processes.


  • JD required. Bar admission and in good standing in at least one state, preferably California.
  • 2-4 years of relevant law firm and/or in-house experience.
  • Previous exposure to fund/asset management, especially venture capital, as well as corporate governance.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills to, among other things, keep relevant stakeholders informed.
  • Demonstrated ability and exceptional judgment while balancing competing priorities.
  • Efficiently executing multiple projects and maintaining the highest levels of professionalism.
  • Passionate about the law, technology, and the venture world.
  • Ownership mentality and enjoyment of taking initiative on projects with a high degree of responsibility and complexity.
  • Passion for challenging, team-focused, intellectually-driven, and fast-moving environment.
  • Able to simplify and write about complex legal and business issues for a non-legal audience
  • Passionate about strategy and execution.

The estimated annual base salary for this position is $200,000 -  $230,000.

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