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Corporate Counsel

Business Operations | Redwood City, CA | Full Time

Job Description

Corporate Counsel

Redwood City, CA 

As IMVU’s only Corporate Counsel, you are a business-friendly and highly collaborative person, providing pragmatic and creative solutions. As a versatile person that thrives in an entrepreneurial environment, you embrace the opportunity to not only partner with all corporate functions but also drive the firm’s legal strategy across all dimensions. You’re comfortable with a day that includes addressing business operations, finance, human resources, technology and marketing - both to advise on critical strategic and legal matters. 

In this role, you will...

  • Draft and negotiate a broad range of agreements, including commercial, technology, real estate and partnerships

  • Manage legal actions related to employment, trademark, patent, compliance and other corporate matters aided by outside legal counsel

  • Advise the executive team and school leadership on business and legal issues including privacy, corporate and commercial transactions, compliance, licensing, employment and intellectual property

  • Identify and evaluate business and legal risks, and find creative ways to mitigate them while achieving business goals

  • Train and educate colleagues on legal and compliance issues

  •  Ownership of the management of internal legal records and documents


  • High degree of personal integrity

  • Sense of humor, strong work ethic and positive attitude

  • J.D. from a quality law school; licensed in good standing in California

  • 5 - 8 years of work experience, including experience within an in-house legal department

  • Self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit and an energetic do-what-it-takes attitude

  • The temperament and drive to quickly make impactful decisions in collaboration with stakeholders

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to produce high quality work product with limited oversight

  • Organizational skills and versatility to manage multiple matters simultaneously

  • Bonus points for first-hand experience with California and federal employment and Labor law, DMCA, CCPA, GDPR, crypto and MTL/MSB.

  • Experience negotiating agreements with vendors and partners domestically and internationally in fast-paced environments and with shifting priorities.

  • Experience handling data privacy and security issues. 


IMVU, the #1 avatar-based social network welcomes users to join a never-ending world where anything is possible, including connecting with people from all over the world. It's here that the fun is infinite and reality is limitless. The IMVU Virtual Shop is the largest of its kind, with an inventory of more than 40 million user-generated, VR-ready goods and growing everyday. From collections that include the hottest trends and throwback sneakers to fairy wings and couture gowns, the marketplace allows our users to personalize, customize and stylize their 3D avatars and environments to their hearts' content. With over Eight million unique users every month, our platform is poised for future growth and available on desktop, tablet and mobile devices.

Founded in 2004 and based in the heart of Silicon Valley, IMVU is led by a team that's dedicated to pioneering the virtual reality industry. IMVU is backed by venture investors Menlo Ventures, Allegis Capital, Bridgescale Partners, and Best Buy Capital.

IMVU has been recognized frequently as Best Place to Work in the Silicon Valley. 



  • Please try out our core product before you apply. We’d like you to understand our products and have some understanding of our customers.

  • Please include a cover letter. Make sure to discuss why you are interested in learning more about IMVU. 

IMVU is an equal opportunity employer; applicants are considered for all roles without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, marital, parental, veteran or military status, unfavorable military discharge, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.