Commercial Counsel (San Francisco)

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About Patch

Climate change is a complex, systemic challenge, but the solutions can’t be. As long as climate action is hard to access for companies and consumers, we’ll never have enough unified impact to avoid 1.5°C.

Patch is the platform scaling unified climate action across companies of all sizes, their customers, and their networks. We do this by simplifying and democratizing access to the voluntary carbon market, making it easy for carbon credit sellers to manage inventory and go to market and for buyers to access that supply. We have the broadest selection of vetted carbon credits available, accessible through direct purchases, multi-year offtake agreements, or in any digital transaction using our API.

Companies like Bain & Company, Credit Suisse, and Route rely on Patch to help them accelerate their climate impact while engaging their customers in climate-first experiences. Patch pairs cutting-edge software with impartial, transparent project scrutiny to make climate action accessible and reliable for everyone, so we can rebalance the planet — together.

About position

In this Commercial Counsel role at Patch, you'll play a pivotal role in shaping our company's legal strategy and road map. You'll be able to develop innovative strategies, drive best practices and programs, and much more while working directly with leadership and individual contributors on things like commercial contracts.

What you'll do

  • You'll own corporate and commercial legal matters, with a significant focus on development and reviewing of commercial contracts
  •  You'll work with our Head of Finance and cofounders to build out a roadmap for all things related to commercial laws and policy.
  • You’ll help scale how Patches communicate and collaborate with each other
  • You'll build deep partnerships with the leadership team and go-to-market teams
  • You'll roll up your sleeves to develop, implement, and maintain legal programs and procedures

Who you are

  • You have a JD from an accredited law school and are a member in good standing of the California Bar Association.
  • You have significant experience as an in-house counsel working directly with go-to-market teams at a startup.
  • You have sound judgment, high integrity, and a commitment to ethical conduct.
  • You have excellent analytical, written, verbal, and interpersonal skills.
  • You are currently based out of San Francisco, California, and can occasionally come onsite to the office.

What makes Patch exciting

  • Work with the most talented team in climate tech
  • Competitive compensation and meaningful equity
  • Monthly wellness stipend for mental and physical health
  • Time-off as-needed vacation policy
  • Generous parental leave policy
  • The base salary for this role if filled within the United States is $180,000-$200,000. Full-time employees will also be eligible for equity and insurance. Actual compensation packages are based on a wide array of factors unique to each candidate, including but not limited to demonstrated skill set, years and depth of relevant experience, location, and some role-dependent factors.
  • If you are extended an offer, that offer may be contingent upon your successful completion of a background check, which will be conducted in accordance with applicable laws. We may obtain one or more background screening reports about you, solely for employment purposes.

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