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Figma is growing our team of passionate people on a mission to make design accessible to all. Born on the Web, Figma helps entire product teams brainstorm, create, test, and ship better designs, together. From great products to long-lasting companies, we believe that nothing great is made alone-come make with us!

We are looking for a self-starter to join our dynamic, tight-knit global team of legal professionals. In this role, you will support the Head of Corporate Legal and manage employment and litigation matters globally. There will be many opportunities to grow and learn while enjoying the excitement of a high-growth company.

What you'll do at Figma:

  • Lead our global employment efforts as the primary legal resource to Figma's global People organization
  • Provide counseling and support on recruiting, employment, employee relations, and compensation/benefits matters
  • Draft, revise, and update employment and benefits related documentation and agreements as needed
  • Advise on internal investigations and recommend appropriate outcomes
  • Identify and operationalize compliance-based requirements and build scalable employment-related policies with partner teams
  • Manage employment-related and other litigation including strategy, discovery, drafting, and coordination with external counsel
  • Highlight developing legal requirements including identifying and addressing employment legal risks and potential future legal risks to the business
  • Work cross-functionally with teams including recruiting, HR, operations, total rewards, workplace, and equity administration, to support Figma's goals and manage its legal obligations

We'd love to hear from you if you have:

  • Licensed to practice law in the United States
  • 7+ years (or more) experience at a leading law firm and/or in house at a company with a focus on advising on employment law and related litigation
  • Familiarity with drafting and reviewing employment documentation, including agreements, policies, and handbooks
  • Extraordinary communication skills both written and verbal, with a strong attention to detail
  • Ability to provide clear explanations to members of other teams, including senior management
  • Ability to think creatively and effectively balancing legal constraints with business goals
  • Collaborative approach, with strong ability to build relationships, gain credibility, and partner with others
  • Willingness to tackle projects both large and small
  • Confidence operating in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment

At Figma, one of our values is Grow as you go. We believe in hiring smart, curious people who are excited to learn and develop their skills. If you're excited about this role but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with the points outlined in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

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We will work to ensure individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please let your recruiter know if you require accommodation.

About Figma

Dylan Field and Evan Wallace co-founded Figma in 2012 with the vision of building tools for designers in the browser. Their goal was to create the first design tool that combined the accessibility of the Web with the functionality of a native app. Today Figma is a platform with tools and spaces to support the entire product development process-idea to design to build-and has simplified collaboration for companies like Microsoft, Uber, and The New York Times to name a few.

At Figma, we celebrate and support our differences. We know employing a team rich in diverse backgrounds, experiences, and opinions allows our employees, products, and community to flourish. Figma is an equal opportunity workplace-we are dedicated to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national orientation, 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.

By applying for this job, the candidate acknowledges and agrees that any personal data contained in their application or supporting materials will be processed in accordance with the applicable candidate section of Figma's Privacy Policy.

Company name: Figma
Remote job title: Senior Counsel, Employment & Litigation
Job tags: saas / subscription, freemium, design, mobile, photos, software

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