Corporate Counsel

We are looking for a corporate generalist to join the Shift team as Corporate Counsel. You will be responsible for managing a wide variety of the day-to-day legal needs of the Company across a breadth of substantive areas, and will help grow and scale the legal function at Shift over time. This role will be based in San Francisco.


Support product, engineering and customer service teams.

  • Engage with a variety of stakeholders to ensure legal needs of product, engineering and customer support teams are met timely and effectively
  • Manage contractual relationships with third party vendors and partners
  • Oversee customer contracts for variety of Shift products and services

Advise Shift leadership on legal issues of enterprise-wide importance.

  • Come up to speed quickly on key legal issues, including issues that are truly of first-impression
  • Advise Shift leadership confidently and effectively, including in the face of legal uncertainty on key issues

Design and oversee implementation of key corporate policies and best practices throughout the company.

  • Prioritize key policy initiatives
  • Manage design and rollout of key corporate policies
  • Drive to institutionalize best practices throughout organization  

Play key role in the design and build-out of legal function at Shift

  • Identify key legal, compliance and risk management needs throughout organization
  • Help design legal function and secure resources to meet identified needs


  • J.D. degree from a top-tier law school
  • 4+ years of law firm or start-up in-house experience (ideal candidates will have a demonstrated ability to thrive in fast-paced, start-up environments)
  • Familiarity with a wide variety of substantive areas of corporate law (contracts, corporate governance, risk management, regulatory compliance)
  • Demonstrated ability to come up to speed quickly, proficiently and confidently on both legal and non-legal issues with which you may be unfamiliar
  • Practical, agile, biased towards action and demonstrating a consistent ability to understand the needs of an organization at both a legal and a business level
  • Team player, always willing to jump in and help out other teams when needed, particularly product teams in a tech-company context
  • Superior and positive written and verbal communication skills
  • Substantive experience in one or more of the following areas will be a plus, but is not required: lending & financial services, employment & labor, regulatory & compliance, state & federal government  


For more than a century, people have bought and sold cars exactly the same way. Shift is evolving the car buying experience by pairing a technology-first approach with superior customer service. Our end goal? To build a more trustworthy marketplace that makes it really simple to buy, own, and sell the cars that make life go. 

We’re a team of ex-Google and ex-Dropbox leaders with demonstrated ability to successfully build teams and create game-changing products. We’re backed by leading Silicon Valley investors and poised for enormous growth this year.

Shift is an Equal Opportunity Employer 

We believe diversity in the workplace cultivates empathy and provides the understanding necessary to serve a wide customer base, which in turn leads us to build better products. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/assignment, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state or local law.

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Dominic O.

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