About the role:
Goop is seeking a talented and experienced Senior Legal Counsel to join its dynamic legal team. Based in Goop's Santa Monica HQ, the role will report directly to the General Counsel and Chief People Officer. The Senior Legal Counsel will have a combination of law firm and in house experience advising clients on a wide range of legal needs, including product regulatory, compliance, risk management, litigation, and intellectual property. Success in this role requires a collaborative attitude and exceptional business acumen.

Key responsibilities include:
  • Serve as an important point of contact for the internal legal function, ensuring that all requests directed towards the Senior Legal Counsel are addressed in a timely manner.
  • Support cross-functional business teams with legal counseling and review in the areas of product development, regulatory compliance, IP, marketing and advertising, customer complaints & inquiries, employment, disputes and litigation.
  • Provide contract review and negotiation, drafting and editing for various business agreements including contracts related to: vendors, suppliers, manufacturers, product formulators and distributors, ad sales partners, product collaborations, and other contracts related to real estate, operations, supply chain and product development.
  • Engage with outside counsel in support of various business matters, including as it relates to international product distribution.
  • Develop strong relationships across the company to foster an environment where the legal department is consulted early and often, providing a solid foundation for every decision made in the business.
  • Develop and lead select legal department strategic objectives.
  • Manage, maintain and update company legal templates and facilitate their consistent use.
  • Help formulate and implement legal self-service tools, including legal-business client ways of working and specialized legal trainings for departments.

Experience & Qualifications:
  • Minimum of 7 years' experience, with prior experience at a law firm and in an in-house legal department strongly preferred
  • Bonus for experience in consumer goods, cosmetics and/or ecommerce
  • JD from a top tier law school
  • Membership in CA State Bar or Registered In-House Counsel
  • Excellent writing skills with highest attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills and excellent verbal communication skills with a focus on collaboration in every interaction
  • Ability to maintain highest level of confidentiality in all communications
  • Client-focused, professional attitude in all interactions with internal and external stakeholders
  • Proficient in use of technology
  • Self-starter attitude with a willingness to function without extensive administrative support