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2020-08-24T14:41:56-04:00 X, The Moonshot Factory
Legal Operations Lead, X

Legal & Government Relations

Mountain View, CA

About Us:

X is a diverse group of inventors and entrepreneurs who build and launch technologies that aim to improve the lives of millions, even billions, of people. Our goal: 10x impact on the world's most intractable problems, not just 10% improvement.  Our mission at X is to invent and launch "moonshot" technologies that aim to make the world a radically better place. We define a moonshot as the intersection of a big problem, a radical solution, and breakthrough technology.


About the Team:

The X Legal team works on the most exciting legal issues since our moonshots require creative and proactive guidance. We challenge ourselves to think big and differently in providing solutions and strategies for our clients- at X, the legal team can be audacious too! Our team aims to accelerate X while demonstrating values of respect, wellbeing, creativity, integrity and continued development.


About the role:

As Legal Operations lead for X, you are central to driving and supporting the legal department’s operational excellence and efficiency.  You will manage the legal department’s finances, vendors and outside counsel spend, technology solutions, knowledge management and document management tools, as well as manage the patent portfolio and all tools, processes and operations that support it.  You are a driving force behind the success of the team, the lead of legal and patent operations, communications, competitive intelligence, and jack-of-all trades.  You create and improve processes, maintain records, conduct legal and market research and coordinate communications between the legal team and X organization, including cross-functional partners in finance, partnerships, and real estate.  You're an independent thinker who isn't afraid to ask questions, a do-it-yourselfer and you're organized in a way that never overlooks the details.


How you will make 10X impact:

  • IP Operations, including Patent and Trademark management systems, reporting and forecasting
  • Manage legal team finances, including facilitating invoice collection and payment with outside counsel.
  • Manage all vendor relationships with legal service and technology solutions providers.
  • Provision technology solutions for the legal team, including e-billing, IP management, contract management, and legal research tools.
  • Maintain legal team knowledge and documents, including maintenance of knowledge management and document management tools.
  • Assist with case management and eDiscovery in litigation matters
  • Help organize team meetings, offsites, and learning and development programs
  • Assist as needed with other legal matters of low risk and complexity for both internal clients and external parties.
  • Research legal issues, corner cases, new systems or products under supervision of attorneys.


What you should have:

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent practical experience
  • 5+ years paralegal or legal operations experience
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Attention to detail

It’d be great if you also had these:

  • Experience with patent management/docketing tools.
  • Experience in using technology and the Internet to improve work efficiency.
  • Excellent analytical skills, with a strong ability to review legal documents and organize numerous legal documents in complex intellectual property matters.
  • Ability to be flexible and self-directed in a fast paced environment with limited direction.
  • Ability to balance competing priorities and manage several time-sensitive projects at once.
  • Excellent judgment, discretion, interpersonal skills and highly team-oriented.

At X, we don't just accept difference - we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

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