Head of Legal

Mountain View, CA
About us:
Aeva’s mission is to bring the next wave of perception to a broad range of applications from automated driving to industrial robotics, consumer electronics, consumer health, security, and beyond. Aeva is transforming autonomy with its groundbreaking sensing and perception technology that integrates all key LiDAR components onto a silicon photonics chip in a compact module. Aeva 4D LiDAR sensors uniquely detect instant velocity in addition to 3D position, allowing autonomous devices like vehicles and robots to make more intelligent and safe decisions. 

Role Overview:
We are looking for a Head of Legal to help build, manage, and lead the legal team at Aeva. This person will oversee all legal and compliance activities across the business, from corporate governance to IP to negotiating complex business and commercial agreements. This hire will have the opportunity to build the legal department, scale the team, and develop processes and infrastructure while reducing reliance on outside counsel.

What you'll be doing:

  • Advising the CEO on a variety of legal and business issues
  • Develop and implement the mission for the legal department and set our legal strategy around the product, corporate, regulatory, and commercial opportunities
  • Partnering with the executives, sales, and business operations teams to manage risk and implement strategies related to agreements, commercial, etc
  • Partner with the internal Human Resource department around employment law and employment relation matters
  • Lead on behalf of legal to ensure compliance with federal securities laws and regulations, including preparation and filing of Forms 10-K, 10-Q, 8-K, proxy statements, and other SEC filings and reports
  • Coordinate and oversee relationships with external counsel and legal advisors

What you have:

  • 10+ years of combined professional legal experience at both a top-tier law firm and in-house head of counsel experience
  • Expertise in drafting and negotiating complex commercial business and supply agreements with a focus on hardware products and software features
  • Experience working on public company corporate security matters such as SEC filings, corporate governance, and complex transactions
  • Experience managing other attorneys in a growing legal department
  • High standard of ethics along with the ability to act with discretion, strict confidentiality, and sensitivity towards issues and individuals
  • Excellent communicator with the ability to explain your processes, logic, and decisions
  • Admittance to the bar in the state of California and in good standing or otherwise authorized to practice law (e.g., have registered in-house status)

Nice to have:

  • Experience in autonomous driving or automotive industry

What's in it for you:

  • Be part of a fast paced and dynamic team
  • Very competitive compensation and meaningful stock grants
  • Exceptional benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, and more
  • Unlimited PTO: We care about results, not punching timecards

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