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Senior Compliance Counsel

Posted Apr 20
Full Time
RemoteMountain View, California


About LegalZoom
We're here to make legal help accessible to all. LegalZoom transformed the legal industry with the launch of our online services and groundbreaking technology in 2001. Since then, millions of customers have counted on us to officially start and run businesses, protect brands and intellectual property, and look after loved ones through wills and trusts.
As the industry leader for over 20 years, innovation remains at the center of all we do. We're creative thinkers and problem solvers with a passion for building legal and tax products that make a positive impact on the world, and we're always looking for exceptional people to push us further.
With us, you'll do work that's as rewarding as it is challenging with a team where every voice matters and diversity, equality, and inclusion are truly embraced. Together, we'll continue to democratize the law and make a real difference in the lives of millions.
Since March 2020, our Zoomers have worked remotely and reported an overall better work-life balance with more time for family and personal wellness.
At the end of 2021, LegalZoom made the official commitment to being a remote-first company. Remote-first means that there is no expectation that Zoomers come into an office for a fixed number of days outside of those employees identified as essential onsite workers. While we remain a remote-first culture, our local offices have evolved as collaboration spaces for Zoomers to meet and engage in person.
This position will be remote.


Being a lawyer on our legal team is a unique experience where the company’s core product and focus align with your craft as a lawyer. Our legal team comes from a diverse set of backgrounds and experiences and we thrive on finding a path to yes with creative solutions for our cross functional business partners. People are the driving force of success at LegalZoom, and we’re building a team that drives our growth and shapes our culture and products. We’re looking for an experienced and collaborative Senior Compliance Counsel to join our team. If you’re someone who is passionate about technology, solution-oriented, and likes to have fun, we want to talk to you. 

You will

  • Provide strategic legal advice and guidance on a broad range of compliance issues, including telemarketing, identity verification, fraud prevention, registered agent and CMRA operations.
  • Develop, implement and monitor internal policies, procedures, and training programs to ensure organizational compliance.
  • Apply excellent legal and business judgment in performing risk assessments and audits to identify and size potential compliance gaps.
  • Stay abreast of evolving legal and regulatory landscapes relevant to LegalZoom’s operations.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including engineering, product, and fulfillment to assist the company with meeting its compliance obligations.
  • Contribute to other legal department goals and duties as needed.

You have

  • A JD from an accredited law school; licensed and in good standing to practice law. 
  • A minimum of 6 years of legal experience, including at least 2 years advising on compliance issues at a leading law firm. In-house experience is preferred.
  • Experience in developing and implementing compliance programs.
  • Strong research skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Proactive, detail-oriented, and highly organized.  Ability to guide projects from inception through completion.
  • Outstanding judgment with the ability to understand the criticality and urgency of  issues and prioritize them as appropriate within a fast-paced environment, providing clarity and direction to the team and to others throughout the company.
  • Strong business judgment to anticipate legal issues or risks and build the processes and systems to prevent them from occurring. 
  • Ability to apply a high level of discretion, common sense and good judgment to ambiguous situations.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with proven ability to communicate complex legal concepts confidently and effectively across multiple departments and levels within the organization. 
LegalZoom is a remote-first company and the national range for this role is ($148,500-$220,000). Actual compensation offered will depend on several factors including but not limited to: geographic location, work experience, education, skill level, and/or other business and organizational needs. In addition, an annual bonus, incentive bonus and/or restricted stock units may be provided as part of the compensation package. You will also receive a full range of medical, financial, and other benefits as seen below.
●                Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
●                401k, With Matching Contributions
●                Paid Time Off
●                Health Savings Account (HSA)
●                Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
●                Short-Term/Long-Term Disability Insurance
●                Plus other wellness benefits to include:
○                Fertility
○                Mental Health
○                One Medical
○                Fringe lifestyle benefits up to $250
Join us in making a difference as we build our future and help ensure access to professional legal advice to all! LegalZoom is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to diversity, equality, and inclusion, and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment.  LegalZoom prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
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