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The leading marketplace platform for competition-based mobile games

Vice President of Legal

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About Skillz:

Skillz is the largest mobile platform that matches players around the world in fair competition for real prizes. The company helps developers build multi-million dollar game franchises by turning content into competitive social gaming properties. 

Hundreds of millions of people play and compete with others in mobile games, but the majority of game developers struggle to achieve break-through success due to rising customer acquisition costs and diluted discovery in the app stores. Skillz is changing the game by giving developers the platform, tools and support services to achieve higher player engagement, retention and revenue. Skillz works with 20,000+ game developers, leveraging its patented technology to host over 2 billion tournaments for 30 million mobile players worldwide.


Skillz is backed by leading venture capitalists, media companies, and professional sports luminaries, ranging from Liberty Global, Accomplice, Wildcat Capital, Telstra Ventures, and a founder of Great Hill Partners to the owners of the New England Patriots, Milwaukee Bucks, New York Mets, and Sacramento Kings, as well as the National Football League’s  (protect-us.mimecast.com/s/Wt-SC5yEwZFZJ4XAU2uQsi?domain=nfl.com) investment arm, 32 Equity. The company has earned recognition as one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies (fastcompany.com/company/skillz) , CNBC’s Disruptor 50 (cnbc.com/2019/05/17/skillz-esports-platform-hooks-users-more-than-facebook-an…) , Forbes’ Next Billion-Dollar Startups (forbes.com/next-billion-dollar-startups/#6334ab494441) , Entrepreneur Magazine’s 100 Brilliant Companies (entrepreneur.com/slideshow/313595) , and the #1 fastest-growing company in America (inc.com/magazine/201709/david-whitford/2017-inc5000-skillz.html)  on the Inc. 5000. . 

Who we’re looking for:

Skillz is looking for a VP of Legal to help build, manage and lead a legal team at a company that is changing the world of digital entertainment. As head of the department for one of America’s fast-growing companies, you will work cross-functionally to play a central role in guiding Skillz on a variety of domestic and global legal matters as we continue to scale at record pace. This role will report to the CEO and requires a broad understanding of corporate, commercial, privacy, IP, regulatory, compliance, employment, real estate, and immigration law as well as compliance and litigation. 

Responsibilities

* Build, manage and lead a high-performing legal department that aligns with the needs of a rapidly growing organization
* Advise our leadership and Board to understand legal considerations surrounding strategic business decisions
* Lead legal strategy and recommendations for contract negotiations, litigation and compliance matters 
* Oversee outside counsel’s delivery of services to the Company  
* Review, draft, and negotiate a variety of commercial and corporate agreements
* Build collaborative relationships with Skillz’s department heads, providing legal advice that supports accurate and speedy decision making and mitigates risk

Required Experience

* J.D. from a top-tier, accredited institution
* 15+ years of corporate legal experience, including foundational training at a national law firm (preferably Am Law 200) and technology industry experience 
* Proven experience building and leading teams in high-growth environments. A strong track record of positive outcomes for those you have hired and managed in the past.
* Demonstrated increasing levels of responsibility and has managed a team of 3+ reports
* Track record of a practical business and solution-oriented approach to resolving issues
* Proven ability to develop collaborative relationships with internal partners, excellent interpersonal, communication, analytical and influencing skills
* In-house legal experience preferred but not required

 
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Medical, Dental, & Vision

401(k) Match Program

Stock Options

Paid Time Off Policy

Snacks, Friday Team Lunch, Dinners

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