Corporate Counsel


Elastic is a search company with a simple goal: to solve the world's data problems with products that delight and inspire. As the creators of the Elastic Stack, we help thousands of organizations including Cisco, eBay, Grab, Goldman Sachs, ING, Microsoft, NASA, The New York Times, Wikipedia, and many more use Elastic to power mission-critical systems. From stock quotes to Twitter streams, Apache logs to WordPress blogs, our products are extending what's possible with data, delivering on the promise that good things come from connecting the dots. We have a distributed team of Elasticians across 30+ countries (and counting), and our diverse open source community spans over 100 countries. Learn more at

Our group plays a critical role in Elastic's ability to execute its ambitious growth plans, from providing services for a distributed workforce to helping the company scale revenue growth — all while leveraging an open source software business model. We field and solve many compelling, cutting-edge legal issues with creative thinking and teamwork.

The corporate legal team is looking for a Corporate Counsel to join our team in this fast-growing, truly global company. This is primarily a work from home or your local co-working space position if you don't live by an office and we are focusing on lawyers located in the USA.

What You Will Be Doing:

  • Assist the two existing corporate attorneys on a variety of work vital to the growth of our business, including finance, corporate governance, and more
  • Assist in the preparation of corporate governance materials, including Board and Committee materials, policies, and charters
  • Anticipate and identify changes in relevant laws and regulations, and develop and implement recommended actions
  • Collaborate with other members of the legal, finance (tax, treasury, etc), HR, and operations teams to complete corporate finance, M&A and other strategic initiatives around the globe
  • Assist in ensuring compliance with SEC and NYSE rules and regulations
  • Partner with co-workers who are sharp and motivated, combined with a company culture that is inclusive, stimulating, and unequaled

What You Bring Along:

You have excellent judgment, are able to balance competing demands on your time, independently function in a fast-paced environment, and can handle ambiguity and rapidly shifting priorities with flexibility, patience and humor. We’re looking for someone with the ability to learn quickly and enthusiastically, who is also effective at collaborating across multiple teams and building positive relationships.

Moreover, you have/are:

  • Juris Doctor degree from a top law school
  • Between approximately 3 and 5 years of corporate law experience in a top law firm and maybe even in-house (the latter is preferred, not mandatory)
  • Eager to jump in and do whatever needs doing, whether or not it fits squarely in your area of expertise
  • Excellent organizational skills, meticulously thorough, and proud to ensure nothing is missed
  • Strong strategic and problem-solving capabilities
  • The ability to prioritize and drive to results
  • An excellent work ethic
  • Unfailingly discreet, able to take care of confidential and often highly sensitive information with the utmost care
  • Prior experience working in-house or onsite at a fast-growing or startup technology company (preferred, not mandatory)
  • Prior experience with employment law (preferred, not mandatory)

Additional Information - We Take Care of Our People

As a distributed company, diversity drives our identity. Whether you’re looking to launch a new career or grow an existing one, Elastic is the type of company where you can balance great work with great life. Your age is only a number. It doesn’t matter if you’re just out of college or your children are; we need you for what you can do.

We strive to have parity of benefits across regions and while regulations differ from place to place, we believe taking care of our people is the right thing to do.

  • Competitive pay based on the work you do here and not your previous salary
  • Health coverage for you and your family in many locations
  • Ability to craft your calendar with flexible locations and schedules for many roles
  • Generous number of vacation days each year
  • Double your charitable giving — we match up to 1% of your salary
  • Up to 40 hours each year to use toward volunteer projects you love
  • Embracing parenthood with minimum of 16 weeks of parental leave

Elastic is an Equal Employment employer committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action for all applicants and employees. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance or regulation. Elastic also makes reasonable accommodations for disabled employees consistent with applicable law.

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