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Shutterstock Vacancy For Assistant General Counsel

Posted on: 24 Jun 2020 105 views
: Assistant General Counsel
: Shutterstock
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The Assistant General Counsel, International, reporting to Shutterstock's General Counsel, will have a broad range of responsibilities, with a primary focus on international corporate and regulatory matters, including global expansion, commercial contracts, and employment-related matters, while also serving Shutterstock’s core licensing business as necessary. This candidate will work with business units throughout Shutterstock. 


  • Advise on international corporate, securities and employment-related matters and ensure compliance with foreign laws and regulations.
  • Assist in global expansion efforts by helping to form new entities, understand legal and regulatory compliance landscape, navigate local employment issues, etc.
  • Review and draft contracts related to commercial transactions, including vendor agreements, non-disclosure agreements and independent contractor agreements. Identify and address risks associated with agreements and ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

  • Support international employment efforts by preparing employment contracts, assessing post-termination employment issues and evaluating immigration matters.
  • Review, draft and negotiate licenses related to Shutterstock’s core business.
  • Conduct preliminary legal research on a broad range of topics across international jurisdictions.
  • Liaise with and oversee outside counsel as necessary, particularly with respect to international tax, employment, immigration and regulatory matters.
  • Track legal matters and transactions from inception to conclusion.


  • 7+ years of international corporate transactional experience at a law firm or a corporate legal department; experience in e-commerce or technology sectors preferred but not required.  
  • Previous experience with international corporate, securities and regulatory matters, negotiating transactions, drafting and reviewing commercial contracts, and advising clients is required.
  • Basic knowledge of international tax and employment laws; familiarity with trademark and copyright law a plus.
  • Strong research, drafting, negotiating and interpersonal skills.
  • Must be admitted to the bar or similar legal body in the United Kingdom .
  • Must be highly detail-oriented and possess exceptional writing and organizational skills.
  • Must be responsive and flexible to a variety of business needs, able to manage multiple priorities, and adapt quickly to change.
  • High level of integrity and ability to maintain and protect confidential information.
  • Proactive "can-do" approach- resourceful, ability to problem-solve and communicate with multiple departments.
  • Must be a team player.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Prior in-house experience and prior employment law experience a plus.
  • Periodic international travel will be required.

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