Senior Employment Counsel

EverlawOakland, CaliforniaPart TimeOn Site

We’re thrilled to announce our recent $202 million Series D funding round that will accelerate our mission-driven growth! Our mission is to promote justice by illuminating truth. We believe that justice is served by truth, and our platform helps users discover it. Cloud-native and AI-powered, Everlaw is revolutionizing the way law firms, government agencies, and corporate legal departments handle mountains of digital data for internal investigations, ediscovery, and case preparation. We’re growing rapidly and we’re looking for passionate people to join us on the next phase of this incredible journey!

Everlaw has rapidly expanded over the past 18 months and we’re continuing to grow. We’re seeking a hands-on and experienced Senior Employment Counsel to join our legal team to provide practical and clear legal advice on a broad range of personnel-related topics and ensure Everlaw’s compliance with employment laws in line with its business goals. We are looking for a thoughtful, creative and collaborative individual, who will thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic, and intellectually challenging work environment.

The Senior Employment Counsel will be the primary legal advisor to Everlaw’s Human Resources Team and will support all aspects of US and international employment for Everlaw’s quickly growing workforce.

Everlaw's growing and dynamic legal team strives to facilitate the company's growth while mitigating risk. We are committed to serving as the trusted legal advisor to Everlaw and Everlawyers. We work cross-functionally to tackle the challenges Everlaw faces and find innovative solutions to complex issues. We are deeply involved in every aspect of Everlaw's business, operations, and security, from bringing our product to market and operating effectively on a global scale in the information age.

Think you’re missing some of the skills and are hesitant to apply? We do not believe in the ‘perfect’ candidate and encourage you to apply if you feel you can bring value to our team. Learn more about Life at Everlaw.

This is a part-time (20 hrs/week) onsite position located in Oakland, California.

Getting started

    • We want you to feel like part of the team early on! Our onboarding process will integrate you into the company with informative sessions on our product, policies, processes, and team structure and goals.
    • We’re excited for you to learn, grow, and contribute right away! We trust that you’ll bring experience and knowledge that will uplift and uplevel the team, but we don’t expect you to know everything on Day 1.

In your role, you’ll...

    • Provide substantive area expertise on a broad range of employment issues, including ADA; FMLA; wage and hour/FLSA; employee/contractor classification issues; discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims; and workplace safety/security (including COVID-19).
    • Work closely with Human Resources to develop and implement policies and procedures.
    • Coordinate and manage employment related projects, including internal process reviews and training programs.
    • Review and respond to internal claims, demand letters, audits, and other employment-related inquiries or litigation matters.
    • Lead and/or advise on internal investigations of potential violations of Company policy.
    • Work with outside counsel to support all aspects of employment in international jurisdictions.
    • Partner with cross-functional teams, including the Legal and Executive Teams, to provide strategic, business-oriented employment law guidance for successful execution of company initiatives.
    • Support Everlaw’s commitment to building and maintaining a diverse workplace, free of discrimination and harassment.
    • Keep Human Resources and the Business informed of relevant new employment laws, best practices, and regulations that may have implications for the Company.

About you

    • You have at least 12 years of employment law experience in a law firm and/or in-house corporate legal department, preferably with technology companies.
    • You have excellent judgment in both assessing legal risks and business strategy, and a proven ability to work in a complex and fast-paced environment.
    • You are flexible and willing to approach legal challenges with a business-partner mentality to provide solution-oriented results that balance risk with business goals.
    • You are able to think strategically, be creative and analyze risk in an environment of change and ambiguity.
    • You have excellent interpersonal and communication skills with a dedication to teamwork, integrity, and collegiality.
    • You have excellent business judgment, drafting and legal interpretation skills.
    • You enjoy challenges and are able to provide creative solutions.
    • You are authorized to work in the United States; please note that at this time, Everlaw is not sponsoring visas for this position.


    • Competitive salary
    • Substantial equity
    • Retirement plan with company matching
    • Health, dental, and vision
    • Flexible Spending Accounts for health and dependent care expenses
    • Paid parental leave and sick leave
    • Seventeen paid vacation days plus 11 federal holidays
    • Membership to Modern Health to help employees prioritize mental health and wellness
    • Annual allocation for Learning & Development opportunities and applicable professional membership dues
    • Company-sponsored life and disability insurance


    • Work in Uptown Oakland, just steps from the BART line and dozens of restaurants and walking distance to Lake Merritt
    • Flexible work-from-home days on Tuesdays and Thursdays
    • Monthly home internet reimbursement
    • Select your preference of hardware (Mac or PC) and customize your desk setup
    • Enjoy a wide variety of snacks and beverages in the Oakland office
    • Bond over company-wide out-of-the-box events and fun activities with your team
    • Time off for company-sponsored volunteer events and 4 paid hours per quarter to volunteer at a charitable organization of your choice
    • Take advantage of learning and career development opportunities
    • One of Wealthfront’s 2021 Career Launching Companies, one of “Inc Magazine's Best Workplaces”, and one of 2020’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in the Bay Area
    • “G2 Ranks Everlaw #1 for Ediscovery for the Fourth Quarter in a Row” and proud contributor of free ediscovery resources to benefit the greater good through “Everlaw for Good”
    • #LI-EJ1
Pursue Truth While Finding Yours
At Everlaw, we are deeply invested in pursuing the truth, for our clients and for our employees. We know that when you’re empowered to pursue your passions, it is reflected in the work. That’s why we’re committed to the professional growth of all our team members, offering an annual learning and development stipend and regular career check-ins with managers. If you’re looking for a place that values passion, integrity, and a desire to learn, we’d love to hear from you!
About Everlaw
We help law firms, government agencies, and corporations sift through millions of documents of evidence in big lawsuits and investigations to find the proverbial smoking gun (or needle in the haystack - pick your metaphor). It's a multi-billion dollar space typically dominated by service-oriented vendors, and we're coming at it with cutting-edge technology and elegant design. It's working, and we've been growing very rapidly: we host hundreds of terabytes of data and work with all 50 state Attorneys General and hundreds of law firms on some of the most high-profile cases litigated today.
Everlaw is an equal opportunity employer. We pride ourselves on having a diverse workforce and we do not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy or related condition, or any other basis protected by law. We respect the gender, gender identity and gender expression of our applicants and employees, and we honor requests for pronouns. It is our policy to comply with all applicable national, state and local laws pertaining to nondiscrimination and equal opportunity, including the California Equal Pay Act. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

As of December 8, 2021, Everlaw will require all of its employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless a medical or religious exemption applies. If you are hired, we will require you to prove that you have received the COVID-19 vaccine, unless you have received a medical or religious exemption.

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