Senior Counsel, Product (Platforms)

Lyft

  • Full Time

At Lyft, our mission is to improve people’s lives with the world’s best transportation. To do this, we start with our own community by creating an open, inclusive, and diverse organization.

Lyft is seeking an outstanding Product Counsel to review and negotiate strategic partnerships, and to advise on the business critical products and platforms that power the Lyft marketplace.  We’re looking for a sharp, dynamic, and self-motivated attorney to join the Product & Commercial Legal team to partner with and provide legal guidance to departments such as Product, Marketing, Brand and Business Development on initiatives that influence all aspects of the business. You’ll partner with and provide legal guidance to company leaders and departments across the organization on initiatives that influence the Lyft business and more. 

The legal issues you’ll encounter are cutting edge, revolutionary and always evolving.  It will be up to you to articulate long term legal strategies and continuously assess and advise using a creative and pragmatic approach. The successful candidate will be skilled at building strong relationships, working in the unknown while balancing legal risks, and comfortable working in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Draft and negotiate complex, product-driven contracts with partners
  • Serve as the go-to product counsel and subject matter expert on payments, subscription products, mapping services, and in-ride advertising 
  • Manage and develop junior attorney(s) 
  • Provide well-reasoned legal advice in a fluctuating and sometimes ambiguous business environment to help form strategy and drive a comprehensive, long-term approach to product development
  • Counsel and coordinate across Product, Marketing, Engineering, and Comms to recognize and mitigate legal issues related to the development and commercialization of products 
  • Spot issues related to consumer protection laws, privacy laws and regulations, employment laws, commercial and contractual issues, and other legal requirements
  • Understand and advance Lyft’s priorities by connecting issues across business leaders and subject matter experts to develop and drive comprehensive, long-term legal strategies that balance risk and business objectives
  • Prioritize workload to set goals and meet deadlines in a fluctuating and sometimes ambiguous business environment
  • Own your projects with  a can-do attitude and a willingness to jump in where needed – no job is too big or too small – and some not not exactly fit in the four corners of this job description

Experience:

  • Strong experience drafting and negotiating complex commercial transactions 
  • Experience counseling on product matters at a tech company
  • Expertise in matters specific to the payments industry and regulations (a plus, but not required) 
  • Skilled manager with enthusiasm for coaching and developing junior attorneys
  • Excellent problem-solving capabilities, judgment, communication (written and verbal), interpersonal skills, and ability to provide firm but well-reasoned advice. 
  • Ability to think quickly on your feet, convey grace under pressure, and simultaneously manage workloads, multiple client demands and shifting priorities.
  • 8+ years of experience working in a law firm and in-house legal department
  • J.D. and active membership in at least one U.S. state bar

Benefits:

  • Great medical, dental, and vision insurance options
  • Mental health benefits
  • Family building benefits
  • In addition to 12 observed holidays, salaried team members have unlimited paid time off, hourly team members have 15 days paid time off
  • 401(k) plan to help save for your future
  • 18 weeks of paid parental leave. Biological, adoptive, and foster parents are all eligible
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits
  • Lyft Pink – Lyft team members get an exclusive opportunity to test new benefits of our Ridership Program

For candidates living in Colorado, the expected base pay range is $190,740-$220,000 and depending on a variety of non-discriminatory factors, including qualifications, experience and geographic location.

This role is work-from-anywhere, excluding the following states and territory: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, West Virginia, Wyoming, Puerto Rico

Lyft is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to an inclusive and diverse workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment  without regards to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.  

Until further notice, Lyft employees working in the United States and Canada in any capacity (on a daily or hybrid schedule, remote, or as a visitor) are required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated and up to date against COVID-19. Fully vaccinated and up to date means an employee has: 1) received all recommended doses in a primary series of COVID-19 vaccine; and 2) either has received a booster dose or is not yet eligible to receive a booster dose but will do so when eligible. Lyft will maintain records associated with your vaccination history in a way that is compliant with all relevant Federal, state and local laws. Exceptions to this requirement are employees who require religious or medical exemption as approved through Lyft's accommodations process. New employees must provide proof of full vaccination or receive an accommodation exception approval prior to their start date.