Major, Lindsey & Africa ("MLA") has been exclusively retained by Emeritus Institute of Management ("Emeritus" or “Company") to conduct a search for a Senior Legal Counsel. Emeritus is an equal opportunity employer. Interested candidates, please submit your resume (in MS Word) to the recruiters managing this search at Emeritus@mlaglobal.com. Please do not contact Emeritus directly; all resumes sent to the Company will be routed back to MLA for handling and will create delays.
Company Overview: Emeritus provides Small Private Online Courses (“SPOCs”) to students all over the world. Using technology and curriculum innovation, Emeritus enables working professionals who cannot enroll in full-time courses to access a top-tier, affordable education that will give them the skills needed to be the business leaders of tomorrow. Emeritus offers management education programs in collaboration with three top-ranked business schools: MIT Sloan, Columbia Business School Executive Education, and Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, and continues to launch new programs in partnership with other leading institutions.
Emeritus's global team includes 600+ employees located in Boston, San Francisco, Dubai, Mexico City, Mumbai, New Delhi, Singapore, and Shanghai.
Position Overview: The Senior Legal Counsel will be a true business partner and advisor to the CFO, executive team, and other key leaders across the business. The ideal candidate will balance legal know-how with commercial and business risks and will have the ability to operate in a fast-paced, dynamic global environment. This person will be responsible for drafting, reviewing, and negotiating a variety of commercial contracts, including licensing, partnership, vendor, client, employment agreements, and stock incentive agreements. Moreover, this role will require a business mindset in which the Senior Legal Counsel can weigh legal risk and commercial reward. The ideal candidate will also be competent in education law, and U.S. government regulatory and compliance requirements, while having international exposure. The Senior Legal Counsel will be tasked with the registration and maintenance of Emeritus's intellectual property portfolio, litigation management, and data privacy.
Experience: 7+ years of professional legal experience, including both in a law firm and in-house.
Compensation: Competitive base and equity commensurate with experience.
Location: The position is virtual; however, the candidate will be located in the U.S., ideally in the Eastern or Central time zones.
Bar: Member of the bar in good standing of at least one (1) state bar.
About Major, Lindsey & Africa
Founded in 1982, Major, Lindsey & Africa is the world’s largest and most experienced legal search firm. Combining local market knowledge and a global recruiting network, MLA has earned recognition for its track record of successful General Counsel, Corporate Counsel, Partner, Associate and Law Firm Management placements. With offices throughout the U.S., Hong Kong, London, and Tokyo, MLA recruiters are dedicated to understanding and meeting clients’ and candidates’ needs while maintaining the highest degree of professionalism and confidentiality. MLA considers every search a diversity search, and has been committed to diversity in the law since its inception. For these reasons, MLA was voted “Best Legal Search Firm in the U.S.” in the most recent national survey of America’s top law firms. To learn more about MLA, please visit our website at www.mlaglobal.com.