Legal Counsel (Washington DC)

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We are The Motley Fool, a purpose-driven financial information and services firm with nearly 30 years of experience focused on making the world smarter, happier, and richer. But what does that even mean?! It means we're helping Fools (always with a capital "F") demystify the world of finance, beat the stock market, and achieve personal wealth and happiness through our products and services.

The Motley Fool is firmly committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity. We are a motley group of overachievers that have built a culture of trust founded on Foolishness, fun, and a commitment to making the world smarter, happier and richer. However you identify or whatever winding road has led you to us, please don't hesitate to apply if the description above leaves you thinking, "Hey! I could do that!"

What does this team do?

Our Legal Fools speak fluent legalese while walking a tight rope* and wearing a jester cap**. The Fool is a place where a lot of fun and a lot of work happens quickly. Our Legal team ensures that we maintain strict adherence to laws and regulations that may affect all of the work and fun we do. Noteworthy legal fiascoes that our Legal Fools have helped us avoid include [redacted], [redacted] - and of course I can't forget that time that the Recruiting team almost [redacted].

* tight rope optional

** jester cap highly encouraged.

What would you do in this role?

In this role, you'll be advising and supporting the Fool's business operations and initiatives. You'll be surrounded by Fools who move quickly, think brilliantly (we hope), and constantly look to disrupt the status quo in ways that help investors. And we need someone like you to make sure we color beautifully AND between the lines.

But what does this role actually do?
  • Review marketing and advertising content for interactive media, publishing, as well as investment advisory services
  • Advise internal clients on a wide array of matters including marketing and promotions, e-commerce, social media and intellectual property
  • Draft and review nondisclosure agreements, advertising and other commercial agreements
  • Work with other members of the legal department to develop compliance and other internal policies
  • Other matters, sometimes strange, as they arise
  • Provide documentation for external auditors

What do you need to apply?
  • At least two years of legal experience in a law firm or company
  • Good standing membership in at least one U.S. state bar
  • Passion for the law and business, technology, and/or investing
  • Intellectual flexibility and enthusiasm for innovation
  • Organizational prowess to prioritize and juggle multiple time-sensitive matters simultaneously
  • Ability to communicate legal concepts to non-lawyers
  • Ability to understand and embrace The Motley Fool's philosophy, culture, values, and goals
  • Juris Doctor (AKA J.D. degree)

It's even better if you have
  • Specific knowledge of and demonstrated practical experience with federal and state laws and regulations related to marketing, advertising, and consumer protection
  • Experience in native, influencer marketing and sponsorships
  • Knowledge or interest in securities regulation, commercial agreements, or intellectual property
  • Experience reconciling business needs with regulatory and legal requirements

The Motley Fool has been twice named Glassdoor's #1 Best Small Business to work for in the U.S., named to Inc.'s Best Workplaces of 2020, named one of BuiltIn's Best Places to Work in Colorado, and we're a perennial favorite on Washingtonian's list of Best Places to Work year after year. Our targeted cash compensation for this role is between $110,000 and $150,000, which does not include any potential equity offerings. Below you'll see a few of our perks, but check out our Careers page to learn more about benefits and culture:
  • No "vacation policy" (not to be confused with a "No vacation" policy)
  • Paid maternity, paternity, and pet-ernity leave
  • $1,000 to invest when you start
  • Super low premiums for medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Comprehensive compensation package, including company equity

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The Motley Fool operates in the Consulting industry. The company is located in Alexandria, VA. The Motley Fool was founded in 1993. It has 782 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 1 open jobs at The Motley Fool, click here.
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