AfrosInTech.com is a leading social network and online community dedicated to empowering and connecting individuals within Africa, the African diaspora, and anyone interested in Africa or “anything African” working in the technology industry. Our platform fosters collaboration, professional development, and inclusivity, providing a space where members can share knowledge, access resources, and build a strong support network. We are seeking an experienced and proactive Legal Counsel to join our team and provide legal guidance and support to ensure compliance, risk management, and protection of our platform and community.
As the Legal Counsel at AfrosInTech.com, you will play a critical role in advising on legal matters and ensuring that our platform operates within legal and regulatory boundaries. You will work closely with cross-functional teams, including management, product development, and human resources, to address legal issues, draft agreements, and develop policies. This role requires strong legal expertise, excellent communication skills, and a passion for promoting diversity and inclusion within the tech industry.
- Legal Advisory
- Provide legal counsel and guidance on a wide range of legal matters, including contract law, intellectual property, privacy, and data protection.
- Analyze and interpret laws, regulations, and policies affecting the platform and its operations.
- Contract Drafting and Review
- Draft, review, and negotiate various agreements, including vendor contracts, partnership agreements, and content licenses.
- Ensure that contracts align with the platform’s objectives and protect its interests.
- Privacy and Data Protection
- Oversee the platform’s compliance with data protection laws, including GDPR and CCPA.
- Develop and implement privacy policies and practices to safeguard user data.
- Risk Management
- Identify and assess legal risks related to platform operations and initiatives.
- Develop strategies to mitigate legal risks and ensure compliance with legal requirements.
- Intellectual Property
- Manage and protect the platform’s intellectual property, trademarks, and copyrights.
- Conduct intellectual property searches and filings as necessary.
- Regulatory Compliance
- Monitor and stay updated on relevant laws and regulations to ensure ongoing compliance.
- Coordinate with internal teams to implement compliance programs and training.
- Legal Disputes and Resolutions
- Manage legal disputes and work with external counsel as necessary.
- Facilitate resolution of legal issues in a timely and efficient manner.
- Policy Development
- Develop and review internal policies and guidelines to ensure legal compliance and adherence to best practices.
- Diversity and Inclusion Advocacy
- Advocate for diversity and inclusion within legal practices, ensuring equitable representation and protection of underrepresented groups.
Qualifications and Experience:
- Juris Doctor (J.D.) or equivalent law degree from an accredited institution.
- Licensed attorney in good standing with relevant jurisdiction(s).
- Proven experience (5+ years) as legal counsel, preferably within the tech industry or community-focused organizations.
- Strong knowledge of contract law, privacy law, intellectual property, and data protection.
- Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills to assess legal risks and provide sound advice.
- Effective communication and negotiation skills to work with diverse teams and stakeholders.
- Familiarity with technology-related legal issues and digital platforms.
- Experience in managing legal disputes and external counsel.
- Passion for promoting diversity, inclusion, and representation within the tech sector.
If you are a qualified and proactive Legal Counsel with a commitment to providing sound legal advice and promoting diversity within the tech industry, we encourage you to apply for the position of Legal Counsel at AfrosInTech.com. Join us in safeguarding our platform’s operations and supporting our vibrant and inclusive tech community.