2021-10-12 Google Operations Center
General Counsel
Palo Alto, California, United States

About Wing: 

Wing is reshaping the future of delivery. We are an on-demand drone delivery service that can deliver food, medicine or other items within minutes. We’ve also developed an unmanned traffic management platform to safely route drones through the sky. Our service is faster, safer and produces far less pollution than traditional delivery. Originally created in 2012 within X, the Moonshot Factory, Wing is now an Alphabet company.

About the Role: 

Wing is looking for a General Counsel to lead our Legal team based in Palo Alto. The ideal candidate is a strategic partner who advises and influences stakeholders as appropriate, designs and implements legal processes, and monitors and adjusts them to achieve extraordinary business results. They will have a deep understanding of business drivers and success metrics, and the ability to deliver results amidst ambiguity. 

What You’ll Do: 

  • Build a strategic Legal practice for Wing, encompassing a wide-range of areas including but not limited to commercial, product, safety, privacy, corporate, employment 
  • Hire, inspire, and lead a strong team aligned and excited to implement the legal strategy. Coach and develop team to meet business priorities and goals
  • Serve as a key thought partner for Wing, including partnering with leadership to advise on legal strategy and ad hoc legal matters
  • Oversee the strategy and implementation of key legal processes, programs, and tools that enable Wing to work within federal, state and international laws in order to achieve ambitious goals
  • Partner with Alphabet legal teams to leverage their knowledge and execute on pan-Alphabet programs 
  • In partnership with the People team, develop and advance Equity, Inclusion and Diversity programs and ensure a sense of belonging and community at Wing
  • Leverage client-facing skills with a flexible communication style and the ability to communicate complex concepts and analytics in a structured manner. Work closely and cross-functionally to ensure that the legal organization is able to support business growth

What You’ll Need: 

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent practical experience
  • Juris Doctor and membership in good standing of at least one state bar
  • 15+ years of legal experience and 5+ years of in house experience leading teams
  • Experience inspiring, leading, and scaling legal teams 
  • Demonstrated record of developing recommendations, implementing solutions, and designing creative legal strategies as an individual contributor and as a manager
  • Proven success in taking a business through scale and building out legal programs to support that growth 
  • Experience applying a high level of discretion, common sense and good judgment to ambiguous situations
  • Ability to prioritize and succeed in a highly ambiguous environment with competing demands
  • Well developed situational judgement and risk management experience
  • A track record of personal accountability, strong work ethic, integrity, and results directly attributable to influence 
  • Experience operating in a highly regulated environment
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with proven ability to take initiative and build strong, productive relationships 
  • Large scale program and project management

Bonus: 

  • Experience leading legal internationally and general familiarity with legal landscape outside of U.S.
  • Track record of success in both hardware and software environments
  • Experience creating and managing safety compliance programs
At Wing, we don’t just accept difference - we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.
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