Senior Counsel

Senior Counsel Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Senior Counsel to join our team.


  • Build relationships with internal business clients through a responsive, collaborative and solution oriented approach;
  • Other duties as assigned;
  • Moderate travel required;
  • Draft, review and negotiate a broad range of commercial agreements;
  • Counseling on the external legal environment relating to operating a Specialty business, with a clear understanding of industry practices;
  • Debt and equity financing instruments, including credit facilities and similar agreements;
  • Help with the creation and implementation of legal policies and protocols;
  • Assist with various compliance investigations, as needed;
  • Provide support and advice to human resources personnel in relation to the handling of various employment-related issues;
  • Provide active and strategic advice to Airbnb’s Trust organization;
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize workloads and communicate with all levels of the organization including senior management;
  • External accounting and financial reporting, including annual, quarterly and current reports;
  • Corporate governance, including drafting resolutions, managing Board logistics and subsidiary governance;
  • Equity compensation plans and executive compensation documentation;
  • Act as Trust liaison with payments, privacy and product legal teams.


  • Self-starter, has a sense of urgency, team player, and calm under pressure;
  • Ability to operate within a matrixed management environment;
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, and policies;
  • Strategic and analytical thinking;
  • Broad base of substantive law relating to technology companies;
  • 5 – 10 years of “generalist” practice experience, preferably a mix of law-firm experience and in-house experience;
  • Minimum 8 years of experience with a heavy emphasis on issues relevant to trust counseling;
  • Member of California Bar or eligible to register as Registered In-House Counsel;
  • Identifies and assesses legal risks and opportunities with the labor and employment area and advises accordingly;
  • Demonstrates experience in IT transactional law, healthcare law (including HIPAA), M&A, corporate governance and healthcare IT accreditations;
  • Educates Managers on legal matters, policies, and procedures;
  • Demonstrates experience in general corporate matters;
  • Good sense of humor, disdain for drama, and desire to get things done;
  • Good communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills within and across departments and externally; must be proactive;
  • Ability to work effectively in a rapidly changing environment.