San Francisco, CA
Mission Barns is where some of the world’s smartest, most passionate people are pioneering the future of food. We are scaling up and optimizing our process to provide sustainable, safe, and humane meat products to the world.
We are a venture-backed startup with decades of experience in cell biology, tissue engineering, media development, food science, bioreactor design, and more. We’re united by our collective drive to solve difficult problems, ask tough questions, and apply cutting-edge science and engineering. At Mission Barns, you’ll have the freedom to dream big and do the best work of your life.
•Fully onsite in San Francisco, CA
•Full time employees enjoy medical, dental and vision coverage, flexible holiday and vacation time, stock options, 401k, and ample opportunity for career advancement as the company grows.
Serve as lead counsel on all legal and regulatory matters across the business including commercial contracts, employment matters, intellectual property etc.
Identify & manage a wide range of external counsel and consultants
Review, draft, and advise on a variety of technology and commercial agreements
Support contract negotiations with strategic partners on complex commercial and technology matters
Assist in developing legal strategy (specifically intellectual property and regulatory strategy) aligned with business priorities
Advise leadership on legal issues and risks throughout the business and relationships with third parties, and advise on appropriate risk mitigation
Assist with managing fundraising due diligence and preparing transaction documentation
Other special projects given your interest areas and the needs of a rapidly scaling company & team
Passionate about our goal of building a more sensible food system
Licensed to practice law, preferably in California (member of the bar or Registered In-House Counsel)
5+ years of experience practicing law either at a top-tier law firm and/or in-house experience at a startup
Practical knowledge in a wide range of legal areas, including: intellectual property, employment, commercial transactions (food regulatory would be a plus!)
Deep understanding of deal structures and Intellectual Property licensing models
Works well both independently and with a highly collaborative team, with proven ability to multi-task and set priorities
Ability to work under pressure, manage multiple projects with competing priorities, meet deadlines, and adapt to change within a rapidly growing company
Business-oriented and creative problem solver
Full time employees enjoy medical, dental and vision coverage, flexible holiday and vacation time, stock options, and ample opportunity for career advancement as the company grows.
Mission Barns is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability status.