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Director of Legal

Hearsay Systems is looking for a talented Director of Legal to join our team!

In this role, you will join a small, fast-paced and collaborative legal team! You will provide a wide array of legal services across the company, working with colleagues in all parts of the business across multiple jurisdictions with a strong emphasis on commercial transactions. 

About Hearsay Systems
Founded in 2009, Hearsay Systems is reinventing the human-client experience in financial services. The Hearsay Client Engagement Platform empowers over 200,000 advisors and agents to authentically and intelligently grow business relationships by proactively guiding and capturing the last mile of digital communications. The world’s leading financial firms—including Allstate, New York Life, Morgan Stanley, and Charles Schwab—rely on Hearsay’s SaaS platform to scale their reach, optimize sales engagements, and deliver exceptional client service in a consistent and compliant manner. 

We are a tight-knit and dedicated team that passionately believes in our products, our people, and our culture. Our products help advisors and agents scale personalized customer engagements across social media (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram), websites, text, and voice.

Headquartered in San Francisco, Hearsay has a globally distributed team with members in San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Seattle, New York, Toronto, London, Budapest and Manila and is backed by Sequoia Capital, NewView Capital, and Salesforce Ventures.

About the Role:

  • Draft and negotiate Hearsay’s inbound and outbound licensing agreements, ranging from enterprise SaaS agreements to key strategic alliance partnerships and critical vendor relationships.
  • Monitor regulatory environments, including new FINRA and SEC and insurance industry regulation and interpretive guidance, as well as consumer protection laws (CCPA, GDPR, etc).
  • Interpret potential impacts to Hearsay’s operations and corporate risk profile. 
  • Collaborate with the VP of Compliance regarding regulatory implications to our customers and potential actions needed.
  • Manage, maintain and refine the company’s internal risk mitigation program across all departments.
  • Advise senior management on legal strategy and emerging risks as the company business model scales.
  • Oversee general corporate legal duties such as corporate filings, stock administration, SOC2 audits, etc.
  • About You:

  • Eastern US time zone preferred
  • 7+ years of experience at a law firm or in-house
  • Consistently, and successfully, negotiated enterprise SaaS licensing agreement
  • Possess subject matter expertise in at least one of the following: 1) Cloud computing legal provisions & issues, 2) Financial Services, 3) Telecommunications
  • Comfortable with business metrics and have the ability to break down complex legal problems into business and legal risks; ability to explain legal issues to business and technology focused partners
  • Enjoy being cross-functional, you have a strong sense of ownership, and you strive to continually learn and grow
  • Licensed to practice law in the US (or registered as in-house)

  • Our commitment to diversity and inclusion: At Hearsay we believe that diverse teams are the best teams. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.