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Senior Commercial Counsel



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San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, February 3, 2024
Who we are

The problem: Every minute matters in fire response. As climate change amplifies the intensity of wildfires—with longer fire seasons, dryer fuels, and faster winds—new ignitions spread faster and put more communities at risk. Today, most wildfires are detected by bystanders and reported via 911, meaning it can take hours to detect a fire, verify its exact location and size, and dispatch first responders. Fire authorities need a faster way to detect, confirm, and pinpoint fires so that they can quickly respond—preventing small flare-ups from becoming devastating infernos.

About Pano: Pano is a venture-backed early-stage climate tech startup that is the leader in wildfire early detection, leveraging the latest advancements in IoT, AI, satellites, and SaaS software to deliver actionable intelligence to customers. Pano leverages mountaintop cameras and satellites to detect the first traces of smoke and put real-time fire images in the hands of asset owners and first responders to speed up containment. Pano is already partnering with major utilities, fire authorities, and government agencies in the USA and Australia. Recent media coverage includes being named one of the Top 10 most innovative companies in AI of 2023 by FastCompany and recipient of the Innovative Mobile Service and Application Award at Mobile World Congress through our partnership with T-Mobile.

Pano brings together a diverse team bridging frontline, wildland firefighting experience with best-in-class know-how in operations, logistics, artificial intelligence, and software. Our team is composed of experienced technology professionals from companies such as Apple, Cisco, Nest, DoorDash and Meta. Headquartered in San Francisco with an office and factory in the Mission District, our hybrid team works from locations around the world. Founded in mid-2020, we’ve raised over $40M from leading VC funds.

The Role

We are looking to add a 2nd member to our small but mighty Pano Legal team! As a founding member of the Legal team, you will report to and partner closely with the Head of Legal to build out the legal function from the ground up! You will be the primary support for commercial deals (inbound and outbound) and will have the opportunity to lead key legal initiatives. Pano Legal aims to be a strategic partner to support product & business growth while improving compliance and mitigating legal risk. Pano Legal aims to build a high-performing team that values trust, empathy, growth, agency, and collaboration. This role is hybrid based out of the San Francisco office (typically 1 day a week in office).

What You’ll Do

  • Draft, structure, review, negotiate, and advise on a broad range of inbound and outbound commercial agreements (e.g., customer agreements, lease agreements, services agreements, partnership agreements, NDAs, etc.), primarily supporting Sales and Operations.
  • Create forms, playbooks, and training to improve consistency, execution speed, risk mitigation, and scalability.
  • Implement workflows and processes in our Contract Lifecycle Management tool to increase efficiency and automation and oversee company-wide contract management.
  • Be a trusted advisor to clients, including by providing practical guidance on relevant U.S. and international laws and regulations as they relate to contracts (e.g., privacy, intellectual property, government contracting).
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with multiple stakeholders (e.g., Sales, Operations, Finance, InfoSec, Product, Engineering, etc.) to lead key initiatives.

What You’ll Bring

  • Juris Doctor (JD) degree from an accredited law school and active California bar membership.
  • 7+ years of technology transactions or commercial transactions experience supporting high-growth technology clients (internationally / nationally recognized law firm training a plus)
  • Solid foundational technology / commercial transactions skills, with experience drafting, structuring, reviewing, negotiating, and advising on a broad range of inbound and outbound commercial agreements.
  • Working knowledge of privacy, security, and intellectual property issues as they relate to contracts (government contracting issues a plus).
  • Strong commitment to client service and excellent work product.
  • Ability to prioritize and effectively manage a high volume of projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience with Contract Lifecycle Management tools.
  • Experience driving cross-functional projects with multiple stakeholders.
  • Strong collaboration skills, with a focus on relationship building, feedback, and alignment.
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to explain complex legal concepts clearly and concisely to a non-legal audience.
  • Motivated to continuously learn, take on new challenges, and drive impact.
  • Low ego, team player, willing to roll up your sleeves and do what needs to be done regardless of how large or small the task.
  • First principles thinker who focuses on understanding topics from the ground up and strategically solving problems.

$185,000 - $235,000 a year

Final salary offered is based upon multiple factors, including individual job-related qualifications, education, experience, knowledge, skills and location. In addition to salary, this position is also eligible for stock options. We offer comprehensive health insurance, paid time off, and 401k.

Pano is an equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and supporting our team-members regardless of where they come from. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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