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Boston, MA, USA

Associate Counsel, Litigation

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Employer Provided Salary: 106,000-170,000 Annually
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Toast is driven by building the restaurant platform that helps restaurants adapt, take control, and get back to what they do best: building the businesses they love.

We are hiring our first Associate Litigation Counsel to join Toast’s Legal team. Reporting to the Assistant General Counsel, Employment & Litigation, the Associate Litigation Counsel will have primary daily responsibility for managing all aspects of Toast’s litigation docket, including investigating and responding to threatened disputes of all kinds, setting strategy and managing outside counsel in active litigation matters, and responding to subpoenas. The Associate Litigation Counsel will work cross-functionally within the Legal team and across the business to develop deep knowledge of Toast and our products and services and provide practical, strategic advice and guidance to Toast management on a wide variety of legal issues that arise in the course of business at a growing public company.

This role is a hybrid/remote role, with a preference for candidates who are able to commute to our Boston office at least once a month. 

About this roll* (Responsibilities) 

  • Manage all aspects of Toast’s litigation docket on a day to day basis
  • Develop strong relationships with other members of the Toast Legal team and business stakeholders, becoming a trusted advisor to internal clients
  • Provide practical and effective advice to Toast management about all aspects of the company's litigation and disputes,  as well as settlement and litigation avoidance 
  • Effectively and strategically manage outside counsel to achieve Toast’s goals in active litigation 
  • Investigate and respond to threatened claims, serving as a passionate and effective advocate for the Company’s position
  • Handle a high volume of legal work, balancing competing priorities and deadlines and keeping stakeholders informed about important developments 
  • Manage responses to third-party subpoenas and develop processes to improve efficiency of Toast’s subpoena management
  • Issue litigation holds and manage discovery as needed.
  • Develop employment law subject matter expertise over time.

Do you have the right ingredients*? (Requirements)

  • J.D. from an ABA-Accredited U.S. law school, and membership in good standing to at least one state bar
  • 4+ years of experience of dedicated litigation experience in a law firm setting
  • Experience with all aspects of the discovery process and third-party subpoena management
  • Strong written and oral communication skills to a variety of audiences, including the ability to clearly and concisely explain legal concepts to a business audience
  • Strong business and legal acumen with the ability to: quickly identify legal and business issues; assess and appropriately contextualize risks; and devise creative and practical solutions to various internal and external audiences in a dynamic and fast-paced global environment
  • Ability to work with independence, manage competing priorities effectively, and meet deadlines
  • Passion for collaborating with and the ability to inspire trust and confidence with  a wide range of stakeholders at all levels in a diverse and inclusive environment

Special Sauce* (Nice to Haves)

  • Experience working in an in-house legal department
  • Legal operations expertise
  • Background in fintech, technology, and/or software industries
  • Employment law or intellectual property subject matter knowledge
  • Experience with litigation in international jurisdictions
  • Experience working independently in a hybrid or remote environment
  • Located within a commutable distance to Toast’s Boston office and able to work from the office in-person on at least a monthly basis

Our Spread* of Total Rewards

We strive to provide competitive compensation and benefits programs that help to attract, retain, and motivate the best and brightest people in our industry. Our total rewards package goes beyond great earnings potential and provides the means to a healthy lifestyle with the flexibility to meet Toasters’ changing needs. Learn more about our benefits at

*We love a great bread/food pun



The base salary range for this role is listed below. The starting salary will be determined based on skills and experience. In addition to base salary, our total rewards components include cash compensation (overtime, bonus/commissions if eligible), equity, and benefits.

Pay Range

$109,000$174,000 USD

We are Toasters

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is Baked into our Recipe for Success.

At Toast our employees are our secret ingredient. When they are powered to succeed, Toast succeeds.

The restaurant industry is one of the most diverse industries. We embrace and are excited by this diversity, believing that only through authenticity, inclusivity, high standards of respect and trust, and leading with humility will we be able to achieve our goals.

Baking inclusive principles into our company and diversity into our design provides equitable opportunities for all and enhances our ability to be first in class in all aspects of our industry.

Bready* to make a change? Apply today!

Toast is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive hiring process. As part of this commitment, we strive to provide reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities to enable them to access the hiring process. If you need an accommodation to access the job application or interview process, please contact [email protected].

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What are Toast Perks + Benefits

Toast Benefits Overview

Toast strives to provide competitive compensation and benefits programs that help to attract, retain and motivate the best and brightest people in our industry. Our total reward package goes beyond great earnings potential and provides the means to a healthy lifestyle with the flexibility to meet our employees’ changing needs.

Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Employee resource groups
Employee-led culture committees
Hybrid work model
President's club
Employee awards
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity employee resource groups
We have 14 employee resource groups, known as Toast Communities, dedicated to empowering employees.
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Team workouts
Mental health benefits
Transgender health care benefits
Wellness days
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Company equity
Employee stock purchase plan
Performance bonus
Charitable contribution matching
Pay transparency
Child Care & Parental Leave
Childcare benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Fertility benefits
Vacation + Time Off
Unlimited vacation policy
Generous PTO
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Flexible time off
Bereavement leave benefits
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Free daily meals
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
Onsite office parking
Recreational clubs
Relocation assistance
Fitness stipend
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Meditation space
Mother's room
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education stipend
Continuing education available during work hours
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
Personal development training

Additional Perks + Benefits

At Toast, we're focused on empowering the entire person. We know that wellness looks a little different for everyone, which is why we offer an array of benefits outside of the traditional offerings, including mental health programs, financial wellness resources, care giver benefits, and so much more. By providing our employees with plentiful resources and benefits, we're setting them up to thrive.

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