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Associate Corporate Counsel - Litigation

at Bird

Posted: 8/1/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 66201266-c4c9-472c-a375-3bf56f3843f0
Categories: Legal
Keywords: legal, law

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Associate Corporate Counsel - Litigation

Santa Monica, California
Legal – Legal
Full Time

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Who is Bird

At Bird, we’re on a mission to make cities more livable by reducing traffic and carbon emissions with an affordable, convenient, and eco-friendly transportation option. We planted roots in Los Angeles, California. Now, our fleet of electric scooters is available to riders in cities around the world for short trips or the “last mile” of their journey. In our first year, Bird launched in over 100 cities and provided over 10 million rides. And we’re only just getting started.

Our legal team is focused on helping Bird grow and scale while safeguarding its interests and mitigating risk with minimal effect on the business. This person will have broad-based litigation experience to handle a variety of litigation and pre-litigation related responsibilities. This person will report to Bird's Senior Legal Director while supporting many of Bird's business teams.


Develop litigation strategy in partnership with business units and outside counsel to drive cost-effective resolution of litigation disputes

Legal research and writing for matters where outside counsel is deemed unnecessary
Regularly communicate with business teams to gather facts, coordinate and oversee discovery, including collection and production of materials
Supervise outside litigation counsel and establish case management protocols
Build close relationships with business and operations teams and obtain and maintain a strong knowledge of Bird products and strategic objectives
Provide additional support on insurance and claims-related matters


JD from a top tier law school

Member of at least one state bar, California preferred

Preferred Qualifications

3+ years at a nationally-recognized law firm focusing on litigation

In-house experience with a technology company a strong plus
Business minded -- ability to proactively analyze risks and provide business-minded advice and recommendations to thoughtfully drive Bird’s continued success and growth
Ability to work independently and proactively while being able to contribute successfully to cross-functional teams
Passion to work hard in a fast-paced environment
Strong written and verbal communication skills, especially negotiation and customer service skills
Excellent organizational skills; ability to manage multiple projects at once, follow through and meet deadlines

Culture at Bird

We're an ambitious, smart, and open-minded group. Our employees are passionate about our mission, and eager to complete their work at the highest level. The office itself is up tempo and supportive, because we care about each other. People first, people.

Perks up

We want people to succeed at Bird, so we give our teams plenty of time off to relax and recharge. We also offer a generous employer-paid healthcare coverage, on-demand doctor visits, childcare support, a pre-tax commuter account for mass transit or parking, a wellness stipend, and more.

Bird is the world

Bird stands for a culture of inclusion. We celebrate different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives —encouraging everyone to bring their authentic selves to work. We have a diverse environment that empowers our team to feel comfortable when they voice their opinions. For these reasons and more Bird is a proud equal employment opportunity employer. We welcome everyone regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetics, and we are dedicated to providing an inclusive, open, and diverse work environment.

Sound like a place you’d like to work? Sweet. Let’s chat.

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