Bolt Threads has retained Major, Lindsey & Africa on an exclusive basis to conduct a search for a General Counsel for its Emeryville, CA, headquarters. Interested candidates, please respond by submitting your resume to BoltThreadsGC@mlaglobal.com. Please do not contact Bolt Threads directly as all resumes will be routed to MLA for handling and, thus, will cause delay.
Company: Bolt Threads is a privately-held materials innovation company made up of scientists, engineers, and consumer product experts who are using bioengineering to develop the next generation of performance materials and solve the problems of a resource-constrained world. With acquisitions such as Best Made Co. and partnerships with companies such as Patagonia and Stella McCartney, Bolt Threads is pushing the boundaries of sustainable and cutting-edge materials innovation. The company recently completed a Series D round of funding at $123 million from prominent venture capitalists, bringing the total capital raised to date to $213 million.
Position: The General Counsel (GC) will serve as a member of the executive team, managing a small but growing team, and advising on a variety of issues including strategic collaborations, M&A, joint ventures, partnerships, and a wide variety of commercial contracts. The GC will be the corporate Secretary and, with the aid of outside counsel, also will oversee and manage corporate matters (financing, registrations, corporate structure, securities, board support, governance) as well as IP, litigation, employment, regulatory and any other legal matters as they arise.
Location: Emeryville, CA (Bay Area) (it is also possible to be based in Portland, OR)
Experience: 10-15+ years of relevant legal experience gained in a dynamic in-house setting. Must be intellectually agile, highly curious, resilient, and accustomed to thinking “outside the box.” Some experience directly managing others is required. Previous law firm training is a plus. A strong desire to innovate is a must.
Process: Interested candidates please submit your resume (in MS Word format) to BoltThreadsGC@mlaglobal.com, or to the MLA recruiter who contacted you about this position.
Internal Number: O-2374249
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