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Chief Legal Officer – SF Bay Area (South Bay)

Job Type
Practice Areas
General Counsel,
Company Name
Solutus Legal Search
Job Title
Chief Legal Officer – SF Bay Area (South Bay)


Our client, a commercial stage, next generation emerging growth medical device technology company, has exclusively retained Solutus Legal Search to assist the executives with their search for a Chief Legal Officer. This top legal executive will lead an existing high performing legal team and will serve as a key business partner and industry leader in the organization. The Chief Legal Officer will work closely with the executive team, Board of Directors, external partners, and regulatory agencies. As a top executive in the organization, this attorney will be required to work in the office two days a week (with some flexibility). Office headquarters are in the South Bay. Our client will consider relocation for select candidates.

The ideal candidate will possess prior inhouse General Counsel/Chief Legal Officer experience and will have managed a team of legal professionals. Meaningful experience advising Board of Directors is required. A background in the medical device/medical technology industry is strongly preferred. IPO experience is also highly desired. Substantively, this legal executive will possess broad-based legal experience in a variety of legal areas including general corporate, contracts (investor, customer, OEM, R&D), corporate governance, employment, regulatory, risk management, product, and/or intellectual property. Our client is a sophisticated entity with multiple product lines, multiple business units and potential spinoffs. The Chief Legal Officer will have the ability to manage these complexities both proactively and reactively – and with a level of business acumen to move the business move forward.

In addition, this legal executive will possess the following traits:

  • Superb negotiating skill, ability to prioritize, handle multiple tasks and work independently under tight deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing in both individual and group settings.
  • Ability to work calmly under pressure, manage a significant number of projects simultaneously and to thrive in a dynamic and fast paced environment.
  • Expertise in managing teams and working cross-functionally.
  • Positive and enthusiastic demeanor
  • A passion for medical technology and its mission

Revenue continues to climb in the company with an expectation of 40%+ growth in 2023. In a market rarity, the company is building the business as a stand-alone entity  targeting an IPO as early as 2024. They will be relying on their new Chief Legal Officer to shepherd the company through the event and provide leadership in the newly formed public company.

Our client’s mission is to save lives and make a positive difference in the lives of the community. They take pride in hiring the best and brightest minds to its world-class company.  This is a spectacular opportunity to join a special company making its mark in the most virtuous way.

Base salary range is $400,000 - $425,000. Our client offers a target bonus with a substantial stock grant as part of the overall compensation package.

Solutus Legal has been exclusively retained as the recruiter of choice for this coveted search. Interested candidates, please submit resumes to search@solutuslegal.com for consideration. Candidates applying directly to our client will be forwarded to Solutus for review.

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