Director of Legal



San Francisco, CA, USA · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, February 21, 2024

About us

Scribe is where exceptional people come to do the best work of their careers. We are a Series B, product-led growth startup based in SF. Scribe automatically creates step-by-step guides for any process, putting an end to hours spent taking screenshots and running training sessions. We’ve helped over a million users in 100+ countries document and share what they know. We have raised $55M in funding from top investors and are growing our revenue, user base, and product very quickly. Come join us in our mission to unleash and uplevel the world’s know-how!

How we work

We are builders aspiring to master our crafts. We care deeply about our teammates and want to win, together. We embrace the following values:

  • A strong sense of ownership
  • Defaulting to action
  • Humans over everything else
  • A continuous learning and growth mindset
  • High performance, high-velocity output
  • A supportive, respectful and transparent work environment

About this Role

As the Director of Legal and the foundational member of the team, you will own all aspects of legal strategy, including commercial, product & privacy, corporate, and employment law. You will be responsible for maintaining and improving our legal practices, working closely with Sales, Customer Success, Revenue Operations, and Finance to develop best-in-class B2B commercial processes that set Scribe up for success across channels. This includes advising on strategic deals, go-to-market issues, and tactical input regarding commercial agreements and regulatory compliance. In addition to providing hands-on legal support in a few core domains, this role will manage outside counsel relationships when specialized legal expertise is required. You will report to the Director of Finance and Operations and work closely with the Founders and Leadership team.

Examples of what you’ll be doing

  • Advise the executive leadership team on legal matters
  • Draft, structure, review, negotiate, and advise on various inbound and outbound commercial agreements, including customer and channel sales transactions that drive the company’s revenues, strategic partnerships, NDAs, and vendor agreements
  • Manage, influence, evolve, and scale Scribe’s commercial contracting function, including operational aspects, to drive excellence and efficiency in contracting
  • Balance and prioritize the strategic and complex projects you are leading and the contracts you're negotiating
  • Work cross-functionally with revenue, partnerships, and finance teams to navigate customer requirements while balancing Scribe’s operational process and need for scalability, becoming a trusted advisor to the team
  • Provide guidance on data privacy and protection issues, ensuring products and services adhere to relevant regulations
  • Manage corporate legal matters, including equity transactions and governance matters
  • Advise on employment-related matters, including HR policies, employment agreements, and compliance with employment laws
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with teams across the organization, providing legal insights to support strategic initiatives and product development

You could be a great fit if

At your core, you are a strong transactional attorney who readily adapts to changing priorities and organizational needs. You consider yourself a business-minded lawyer, you prioritize creativity and pragmatism over standard accepted norms, consistently analyzing legal issues through a business lens, balancing business agility with legal risk. Your adaptability, flexibility, and curiosity drive you to continuously learn and enhance your skills while proactively identifying and resolving issues.

Your comfort with ambiguity enables you to operate autonomously, you excel at prioritizing high-impact workstreams and make swift decisions amid imperfect information. Your enthusiasm for providing strategic and tactical legal counsel to cross-functional leaders aligns seamlessly with our dynamic and fast-paced environment.

Additionally, your ability to cultivate strong relationships with key stakeholders and effectively communicate complex legal concepts to diverse audiences will be instrumental in driving positive outcomes for the organization.


  • 6+ years of experience, including 3+ years at law firms and 3+ years in-house at high growth technology companies (strong preference for SaaS or B2B businesses)
  • Experience providing tactical, day-to day legal support while also having the ability to zoom out and think strategically
  • Proficiency in commercial B2B SaaS transactions, including direct, channel partnerships, and strategic transactions
  • Deep expertise in tech-related legal matters, including SaaS agreements and data privacy regulations (GDPR, CCPA, etc.)
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • Must understand and be able to articulate the financial and regulatory impact of our business decisions to internal and external stakeholders
  • An appetite to learn new areas of the legal function that you previously didn’t have exposure to
  • Experience with managing external counsel
  • Exceptional judgment and integrity
  • Strong sense of initiative & ownership
  • JD degree from an accredited law school and admission to a state bar

What we can offer you

  • Some of the nicest and smartest teammates you’ll ever work with
  • Competitive salaries
  • Comprehensive healthcare benefits
  • Exciting and motivating equity
  • Unlimited PTO
  • 401k
  • Parental Leave
  • Commuter/Remote benefits
  • WFH Stipend
  • Team Bonding opportunities - as a distributed team, being able to build meaningful bonds both virtually and in person is incredibly important to us! We are constantly evaluating how we accomplish this and currently, teams are given opportunities to gather in person throughout the year


$180K - $250K + equity + benefits

We consider several factors when determining compensation, including location, experience, and other job-related factors.

At Scribe, we celebrate our differences and are committed to creating a workplace where all employees feel supported and empowered to do their best work. We believe this benefits not only our employees but our product, customers, and community as well. Scribe is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.