Senior Corporate Counsel

| Greater NYC Area
Transfix, named one of Forbes' "Next Billion-Dollar Startups" in 2018, is the leading freight marketplace that's transforming the $800 billion trucking industry, connecting shippers to a national network of reliable carriers. Fortune 500 companies such as Anheuser-Busch, Unilever, and Target rely on Transfix to handle their most important FTL freight needs. With instant pricing tools, guaranteed capacity, data-driven insights, and reliable service, Transfix is changing the world of transportation one load at a time. Join us, and leave a positive impact on the environment as we help reduce the carbon footprint caused by the 65 billion wasted miles on the road.
Based in New York City, Transfix is backed by top VC firms in NYC and San Francisco including New Enterprise Associates (NEA), Canvas Ventures, and Lerer Hippeau.
The problems we solve everyday are real and require creativity, grit, and determination. We are building a culture that challenges norms while fostering experimentation and personal growth. We're hiring team members who are passionate and are energized by the vision to simplify and transform one of the largest and most complex industries through technology, data and a strong commitment to customers.
As in-house counsel for Transfix, you will not only provide sound advice and judgement on a wide range of legal matters, you will be crucial in helping teams at Transfix engage with and win new business. Working primarily with the Transfix team and large, sophisticated shippers, you will use your legal, negotiation, and interpersonal skills to build great relationships with key stakeholders (both internally and externally) to drive Transfix forward.
If you’re excited about transforming an industry, being part of an innovative culture, and making a positive impact on the environment, send us your resume.

WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING

  • You will draft, review, and negotiate a broad range of commercial agreements, including shipper contracts.
  • Working with our Contract Manager and others, you will make iterative improvements to processes to improve transaction velocity without materially increasing risk.
  • You will provide counsel on day to day compliance decisions; support sales activities; including providing training and counseling to sales professionals; and coordinate with other groups on compliance matters.
  • You will partner with the People Team and outside counsel to address any employment or compensation matters that arise.
  • You will collaborate with the CFO and senior leadership team on the negotiation and execution of debt facilities, equity fundraises, and other strategic transactions.
  • You will provide practical legal advice and support on a variety of other topics, including vendor management and procurement, data privacy, IP, marketing, and new product development.
  • You will manage outside counsel relationships, deliverables, and budgets.
  • You will network with experts and stay on top of changing regulations, laws, policies and industry standards. 

ABOUT YOU

  • You are someone who maintains the highest business and professional ethics.
  • You reject bureaucracy and are at your best when you are scrappy, creative, pragmatic and solution oriented.
  • You are calm under pressure, and instill confidence in your peers.
  • You have a pragmatic mindset towards protecting the company from risk while enabling fast paced growth and innovation.
  • You have exceptional contract negotiation and drafting skills
  • You can artfully distill complex legal matters into actionable business decisions in a clear, concise manner.
  • You have strong organizational and interpersonal skills and desire to make legal processes more efficient.
  • Minimum 3-5+ years of transactional legal experience in a mid-to-large sized law firm.
  • Preferred additional 2-3 years operating as in-house counsel for a fast moving, dynamic company, preferably a mid-to-late stage technology oriented startup.
  • JD from a top-tier law school.
  • Member of NY State Bar in good standing.
  • Transportation law experience a plus.

To all recruitment agencies: Transfix does not accept unsolicited agency resumes and will not be held responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases

Location

Transfix borders the famous Times Square neighborhood–there is nothing you won't find here!

An Insider's view of Transfix

What are some social events your company does?

Transfix has a culture committee dedicated towards creating events that cater to our team’s unique interests. From Game Night to Transfixgiving Dinner, our events are a healthy mix of both in-house team bonding to outdoor team building experiences.

Jenni

Office Manager

What are Transfix Perks + Benefits

Transfix Benefits Overview

Transfix covers 100% medical benefits for all full-time employees, as well as provides flexible paid vacation.

We have amazing catered lunches every Friday, and a kitchen that is stocked with snacks / drinks throughout the week. Depending on the season, we have avocados for days. Not to mention, there's enough cold brew on tap to win the Kentucky Derby!

Lastly, we have a cultural committee called "Guardians of the Galaxy" that meets bi-monthly to make sure each month has it's fair share of fun office events. Maintaining a fun and inclusive office culture that keeps employees engaged it very important to us.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs

Additional Perks + Benefits

Our Medical, Vision, and Dental plans are 100% paid—we got you covered!

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