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Associate General Counsel

Vanta is on a mission to secure the internet and protect consumer data. Before Vanta, companies were stuck in a perpetual cycle of having to make the feature vs compliance and security tradeoff. They had to engage with costly auditors that took hundreds of hour of valuable company-building time, spending hours aggregating data instead of working on making their software better.

Vanta has lowered the barrier for companies to become secure and compliant, especially SMBs. Our challenge is to enable B2B companies to remain continuously secure and compliant with an ever decreasing amount of effort. That means helping our customers understand what good security looks like for them, helping them become secure as their business and products change, and helping them prove their compliance and security so that they can grow their business.

Vanta is seeking an independent, self-starter lawyer with good business sense to build out its in-house Legal function. Expertise in commercial matters around enterprise SaaS with a side of negotiation and dispute experience will be critical in this role, and relevant candidates will have at least three years experience working with an in-house legal team at a fast growing technology company.


The role

You will...

  • Develop plans for managing legal matters, including activities to be performed in house or through outside counsel, to efficiently and effectively manage the company’s legal activities
  • Manage and direct general corporate matters, including corporate organization, securities compliance, general transaction support, employment law, regulatory matters, compliance, and financial matters
  • Draft, review, and negotiate a wide variety of agreements including commercial transactions, MSAs, NDAs, financing, license, advisory board, market research, and other commercial matters with domestic and international parties including clients, partners, and vendors
  • Advise on the legal structure of key business initiatives in a manner that helps to achieve business objectives protecting legal, regulatory, and tax directives and considerations
  • Ensure compliance with security and privacy regulations and standards, securities regulations, corporate governance requirements and other relevant legal and statutory requirements
  • Advise on legal aspects of the company’s financing activities and corporate structure considerations, including assessing and advising on current and future business structures and legal entities
  • Proactively address evolving regulatory and governance compliance environment, including changes in laws, regulations, regulatory focus areas and industry best practices
  • Enforce claims the company may have against third parties, as appropriate and defend the company against third party claims and litigation
  • Advise on employment law matters
  • Provide oversight and leadership for all legal needs of the business, advising across business functions

You might...

  • Be actively licensed to practice law in at least one U.S. state, preferably California or New York
  • Have a deep understanding of transactional practices in enterprise SaaS, particularly in software security and compliance
  • Be experience with a wide range of in-house legal matters including intellectual property, international, employment, litigation, and corporate matters


We offer competitive benefits, as you may expect:

Industry-competitive salary and equity
Medical (mental and physical health), dental, and vision benefits
Paid parental leave for all parents
401(k) plan
Flexible work hours and location
Ergonomically-friendly workspace equipment
Open paid-time-off policy and 10 company holidays
Generous monthly stipend for commute to our SF office
Health and wellness focused company activities

Beyond these table stakes, our greatest benefit may be the opportunity to build a fundamental internet infrastructure: how a business becomes trustworthy and then proves its reliability.

About us

We started by building the simplest way for a company to prepare for a SOC 2 assessment.

We started with SOC 2 because it was the most common way for an internet business to prove its security. In the course of building for SOC 2, we built out a suite of security tools that every internet business needs: laptop management, account monitoring, employee onboarding and offboarding, cloud infrastructure configuration, policy documentation, and more.

Over time, we’ll add additional certifications (HIPAA, ISO27001) and partner with industry experts to bolster the ways a business’ security is proved. We’re just getting started.

Our goal is to demystify internet security to the average person, equipping beginners with sane defaults and growing them into security-savvy principals who can explain how their company protects customer data and why their business is worthy of your trust.

Vanta’s mission is to secure the internet and protect consumer data

Interested? We'd love to talk! Email us at jobs@vanta.com

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