Asana

Head of Legal Strategy and Enablement

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What Asana is looking for in applicants

Our Legal team works cross-functionally to help achieve Asana’s mission of enabling the world’s teams to work together effortlessly. The Legal team is a collaborative group responsible for partnering with all teams throughout the organization to provide legal guidance enabling Asanas to achieve their goals in service to our mission. We run ideas past each other, problem-solve together, and partner with other groups to navigate through challenging issues.

This role is a senior leader in Asana’s Legal team reporting to the General Counsel and is responsible for managing Global Legal Operations, M&A, and Partnerships across Asana’s global Legal team. This is a great opportunity to join a mission-driven company and offers exposure to a wide variety of issues and a chance to lead us in building and refining processes as we grow as an organization and a Legal team.

What You’ll Achieve

  • Lead on strategic legal advice across a wide range of matters encompassing M&A, partnerships, and global legal operations, working cross-functionally to achieve success as we grow and scale
  • Support Asana’s business growth as the Legal team lead on mergers & acquisitions, strategic partnerships, and strategic transactions
  • Be a key asset for Asana’s General Counsel and partner to your fellow Legal leaders in our annual planning, strategic initiatives and goal setting processes
  • Lead the creation and development of core internal tools and processes of Asana Legal including metrics creation and monitoring, key commercial and procurement policies including internal SLAs, knowledge management, and general scaling of our legal operations function
  • Joining Asana’s Legal leaders, including the General Counsel, as we develop programs and resources to help our Legal Team grow

About you

  • Bachelor’s degree and JD from an accredited law school, plus at least one state bar membership (CA bar preferred)
  • 15+ years of experience practicing law. Additional experience in legal operations, and/or strategic counseling roles is a plus!
  • You understand the value proposition of in-house legal teams and how best to enable them to achieve success
  • You thrive on helping organizations mature as they grow and scale
  • You can partner with internal and external stakeholders to provide clear, actionable and practicable advice
  • You have a track record of taking initiative, working well across multiple functions, handling complex projects with competing deadlines and priorities, and creating coalescence and clarity for your collaborators when there is ambiguity in situations
  • You are a great communicator with a responsive and solutions-oriented attitude
  • You have excellent business sense and reliable legal judgement, with the ability to be strategic as well as detail-oriented

 

About us

Asana helps teams orchestrate their work, from small projects to strategic initiatives. Millions of teams around the world rely on Asana to achieve their most important goals, faster. Asana has been named a Top 10 Best Workplace for 5 years in a row, is Fortune's #1 Best Workplace in the Bay Area, and one of Glassdoor’s and Inc.’s Best Places to Work. After spending more than a year physically distanced, Team Asana is safely and mindfully returning to in-person collaboration, incorporating flexibility that adds hybrid elements to our office-centric culture. With 11+ offices all over the world, we are always looking for individuals who care about building technology that drives positive change in the world and a culture where everyone feels that they belong.

 

We believe in supporting people to do their best work and thrive, and building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive company is core to our mission. Our goal is to ensure that Asana upholds an inclusive environment where all people feel that they are equally respected and valued, whether they are applying for an open position or working at the company. We welcome applicants of any educational background, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, citizenship, socioeconomic status, disability, and veteran status.

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