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Attentive®️ is a personalized text messaging platform for innovative brands.

Senior Counsel, Employment
United States of America
Job Description / Skills Required

Attentive is a personalized text messaging platform changing the way consumers interact with businesses and organizations. The company is one of the fastest growing startups in New York City and recently raised a $470 million Series E investment led by Coatue in March 2021. Other investors in Attentive include Bain Capital Ventures, Sequoia, IVP.  
We work with 4,000+ of the most innovative brands like Coach, Urban Outfitters, CB2, Pura Vida, Lulus, and Jack in the Box. Attentive was founded in 2016 by the co-founders of TapCommerce, a mobile marketing platform that was acquired by Twitter in 2014.
Attentive Mobile is seeking a Senior Counsel to join Attentive’s growing legal team and report to the Associate General Counsel. You should have superb legal experience and strong business judgment. You will serve as Attentive’s first employment attorney, working closely with our business leaders and  recruiting and people teams.


    • Provide advice on full range of employment law issues, including hiring, discipline, termination, compensation and benefits
    • Draft employment contracts, separation agreements and other employment documentation relating to employee population
    • Review and provide guidance on drafting and development of HR policies and procedures globally
    • Lead or provide assistance with internal investigations
    • Defend, supervise and manage employment related claims and litigation, including managing outside counsel, responding to administrative charges, complaints, attorney’s letters, settlement demands and claims globally
    • Develop training for Company employees regarding employment law matters
    • Provide, at times, advice and counsel in the area of global mobility, expatriate and international assignments and global immigration matters
    • Provide counsel on employee-related service agreements with outside vendors
    • Provide support to maintain, determine and/or remediate legal compliance issues impacting the company’s global operations from a total employment law, compensation and benefits perspective
    • Provide other legal assistance as needed to the General Counsel and the Associate General Counsel on employment law and other matters


      • Juris Doctor degree and qualified to practice law in-house in New York or the state where you live
      • At least 7+ years of relevant legal experience, preferably at or representing successful, high-growth venture-backed companies 
      • Able to provide legally sound, pragmatic and practical recommendations under tight deadlines
      • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills
      • A strong “business-friendly” style that comes with an understanding that the Legal team’s primary purpose is to support the growth and success of the business

Benefits & Perks:

      • Robust health benefits packages including access to a 401k and various medical, dental and vision plans, and $100/month fitness reimbursement
      • Full support for remote work during COVID-19
      • Daily lunch delivery credit and other goodies sent to home
      • Regular company-wide social events (even virtually!)
      • Generous annual education stipend toward job-related external learning opportunities
      • An extremely enthusiastic team that appreciates collaboration
    • #LI-remote #LI-BH1
Attentive is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We’re committed to diversity and maintaining a work environment that is free from harassment and discrimination. We’re committed to them because our core values demand it - values like Integrity First, Listening & Cultivating Discussion, and Default to Action. We believe in embracing “self” and that our true strength lies in the diversity of our employees. For this reason, applicants from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of any protected status under federal, state, or local law.