Counsel, Litigation


March 23, 2021

San Francisco, CA, US

Instacart is seeking a talented and self-motivated Litigation Counsel to join our rapidly growing legal team! You must have the ability to operate independently in a fast-paced environment, prioritize a dynamic and varied workload, and possess excellent judgment. You'll also need to be proactive and engaged, able to work well cross-functionally both internally and externally, excited about technology and e-commerce, and ready to roll up your sleeves and dig into tough problems.\
  • Active and strategic management of a wide range of affirmative and defensive litigation matters, regulatory inquiries, and pre-litigation disputes in numerous jurisdictions
  • Manage all aspects of the relationship with outside counsel, including staffing, strategy, budgets, work product, and discovery
  • Work collaboratively as part of the Instacart legal team to assess and mitigate legal risks, working closely with business and internal client partners
  • Resolve disputes in an efficient and cost-effective manner
  • Create processes and procedures to help support a wide-ranging litigation portfolio
  • Respond to 3rd party subpoenas for documents and/or witness testimony
  • Think ahead, see around corners, and help to prepare for and address issues that may create litigation risk in the future

  • J.D. from a top-tier law school and membership with at least one state bar (preferably California)
  • A minimum of 5 years of law firm, government, and/or in-house litigation experience, including experience in state and federal courts
  • Previous in-house or experience with technology companies preferred
  • Broad base of substantive legal knowledge and strategies relating to the e-commerce space, commercial disputes, regulatory, insurance coverage, personal injury, and consumer legal issues
  • Demonstrated success in strategizing, handling and managing complex disputes to successful resolution
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Ability to efficiently handle and organize multiple projects at a time in a fast-paced environment
  • Willingness to roll up your sleeves, get into the legal nitty gritty, and the ability to exercise sound judgment when approaching novel problems without clear answers