Pocket Gems, a leading mobile games and interactive entertainment company backed by Sequoia Capital and Tencent, is breaking new ground by building graphically rich mobile games, developing fun new genres of mobile entertainment and creating innovative technologies like our proprietary Mantis Engine. Launched in 2009, Pocket Gems has grown to over 230 employees and its games have been downloaded over 200 million times by players around the world. With its pioneering team, Pocket Gems is uniquely capable of making original and genre-defining products as mobile devices become the primary computing device for everyone in the world.
We are looking for a motivated and experienced attorney with a strong technology transactional background to join our legal team. As Senior Counsel, you will work closely with internal clients at every level of the company. The successful candidate will be a team player who is able to provide practical guidance while considering legal and business implications.
Structure, draft, and negotiate a wide variety of commercial, licensing, development, and advertising agreements, including agreements with TV / film studios
Help advise the game teams in connection with game launches and user acquisition
Develop, improve, and maintain contract templates, standard forms, corporate policies and processes, and training programs
Build and manage processes and workflows that can scale to keep up with the company’s growth
Contribute to cross-functional teams as a trusted advisor, creative problem-solver, and strategic thinker
Counsel internal clients on applicable laws and assist in the development of compliance policies, procedures, training, and risk mitigation strategies
Advise on projects as needed, including general corporate, IP, litigation, and risk management issues
JD with a combined 5+ years experience in technology transactions or commercial contracts / licensing at both a major law firm and as part of an in-house legal team at a technology company
Top tier law degree with excellent credentials
Experience structuring, drafting, and negotiating a wide variety of development, technology, licensing, publishing, marketing, and commercial agreements
Experience in corporate law
Excellent judgment balancing legal risks with business strategy while maintaining the highest levels of ethics and integrity
Excellent technical drafting skills and deep understanding of intellectual property issues in the context of complex commercial, licensing, and technology transactions
Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
Superior interpersonal, communication, and negotiation skills
Keen attention to detail while being able to focus on the bigger picture and larger business strategy
Interest in mobile gaming and/or entertainment
Analytical aptitude and comfort with numbers
Startup experience a plus
Technical background a plus
Admitted to California State Bar
Pocket Gems offers top-notch benefits, including Anthem PPO, Kaiser health plans, and free One Medical membership. We cover 100% of the cost of employees’ Medical, Dental and Vision premiums (and 75% of the cost for their dependents), as well as short and long-term disability, and life insurance. We also offer flex spending & dependent care accounts, pre-tax commuter benefits and a 401(k) match. Pocket Gems is located in beautiful downtown San Francisco, one block North of the Montgomery Street BART station.
Pocket Gems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or any legally protected status.
Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.