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General Counsel

Company: Emerge
Location: Scottsdale
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

About Emerge
Emerge is reinventing freight procurement. Transforming the $800 billion trucking industry, Emerge empowers meaningful logistics relationships through its award-winning Freight Procurement Platform.

Built by freight professionals for freight professionals, Emerge is evolving the procurement process by offering solutions that enable shippers and carriers to make more empowered, strategic decisions that are backed by real-time connectivity and AI-driven decision making.

Founded in 2017, and located in Scottsdale, Arizona, Emerge is one of the fastest-growing technology startups in the U.S and we are recognized as the #23 best startup employer in the US by Forbes in 2021!

Preference is local to the Scottsdale, AZ area but this role can sit 100% remote anywhere in the US.

Job Summary:
We are looking for an experienced attorney eager to build the in-house legal function at Emerge. You will be responsible for ensuring the legal operation of our business as we continue rapid growth, and will be interfacing directly with senior leadership and the board of directors on issues ranging from day-to-day operations to long-term company strategy.

Duties/Responsibilities:
Develop, implement, and oversee the in-house legal function at Emerge
Maintain compliance with all applicable laws, and guide company decision-making along the best legal path
Collaborate with outside counsel on specialized issues
Notable areas of responsibility include: shipper and carrier policy development, capital raising (debt and equity), Board communication, vendor and partnership contract negotiations, insurance and claims management, tuck-in acquisition execution, contractor management/policy, and employee matters

Required Skills/Abilities:
JD from ABA-accredited law school.
Admission in good standing to AZ bar (preferred), or to at least one other U.S. state.
6+ years of relevant legal experience
2+ years of General Counsel experience
Freight and/or logistics industry experience
Experience working in a fast-paced, high-growth environment
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Preferred Qualifications:
Prior startup experience, specifically helping to build a high-caliber team
Buy-side M&A transactional experience

Keywords: Emerge, Scottsdale , General Counsel, Legal , Scottsdale, Arizona

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