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Corporate Counsel (Head of Commercial Contracts)

Clara Foods

Clara Foods

Daly City, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, March 29, 2024

About us

EVERY™ is a leading VC-backed food tech ingredient company and market leader using precision fermentation to create animal proteins without the animal for the global food and beverage industry. EVERY™ is a team of passionate change-makers who are reimagining the factory farm model with a kinder, more sustainable alternative. Leveraging precision fermentation to produce hyper-functional and one-to-one replacement proteins from microorganisms, EVERY™ is on a mission to decouple the world’s proteins from the animals that make them. We are a passionate, determined (and fun!) team with a vital objective, and we're on the lookout for like-minded people to join our mission. For more information, visit

The Role:

As the Head of Business Legal Affairs at EVERY, you will be instrumental in shaping the legal architecture of our business operations and spearheading various legal functions within the realms of food manufacturing and consumer packaged goods (CPG). Your role primarily involves leveraging your legal expertise in the commercial domain, where you will be tasked with creating, reviewing, and providing counsel on diverse commercial contracts to foster our cutting-edge food technology initiatives. Additionally, you'll oversee our commercial paralegal management. The role offers the prospect of leading other legal domains as necessitated. You will report directly to the COO of EVERY.

What you'll accomplish

  • Prioritizing, driving, and owning from start to finish, all aspects of our supply and commercial contracts with an emphasis on quick thinking, excellent partnership, and creative strategic solutions.
  • Orchestrating the formulation, negotiation, and finalization of an array of other contracts including partnership and service agreements pertinent to the food manufacturing and CPG sectors.
  • Delivering expert legal advice to our leadership and operational teams regarding contractual commitments, risk evaluation, and regulatory compliance to further EVERY's strategic aims.
  • Acting as the go-to legal advisor for matters related to contracts, including educating and assisting internal teams on legal and contractual issues.
  • Ensuring a collaborative effort with the R&D, sales, and procurement departments to align contracts with EVERY's strategic objectives and innovative projects.
  • Establishing objectives and Key Results (OKRs) for the legal departments under your purview.

What you bring (required)

  • Minimum of 10 years of legal experience, with a strong preference for candidates who have at least 4 years (some years of experience to have seen enough to do the job well)
  • In-house experience in the food industry or CPG space
  • Proven track record in leading the negotiation and management of commercial contracts, with a deep understanding of food or manufacturing legal considerations
  • Excellent legal and business judgment, with the ability to act as both a legal and strategic advisor to the business.
  • Strong leadership skills with experience in managing cross-functional projects and advising senior management on legal and risk management issues.
  • Exceptional communication skills, capable of conveying complex legal concepts clearly and effectively to non-legal stakeholders.

Why you’ll love it here:

  • Comprehensive benefits: 100% medical, dental, and vision coverage, 401k matching, and stock options
  • Tasty perks: Weekly catered lunches
  • Customizable options: FSA, HSA, Commuter, Pet Care, and additional life insurance
  • Work-life harmony: Flexible PTO and 10+ paid company holidays per year
  • Onsite conveniences: Free parking and unlimited gym access
  • Energizing refreshments: Unlimited sparkling water, granola bars, snacks, local coffee, and tea
  • Exciting socials: Themed happy hours and quarterly company outings
  • Open communication: Monthly all-hands meetings and direct access to CEO and leadership
  • Ideal location: Close to Daly City BART and Caltrain stations

Pay Range: $230,000 - $250,000 + Stock Options

At EVERY™ pay ranges are subject to change and assigned to a job based on the location specific market median of similar jobs according to 3rd party salary benchmark surveys. Individual pay within that range can vary for several reasons including skills/capabilities, experience, and available budget.

Dedication to Diversity

EVERY is dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive work environment. We want our workplace to enable productivity and meaningful work for individuals from all backgrounds, experiences, and lifestyles, allowing all employees to feel comfortable being their true, authentic selves at work.

Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We are not able to sponsor individuals for employment visas for this job. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

If you require a reasonable accommodation to complete a job application or a job interview or to otherwise participate in the hiring process, please contact us at

Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination is a condition of employment, subject to accommodation as required by law. CDC defines fully vaccinated as: 2 weeks after your second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfzier or Moderna vaccines, or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson's Janssen vaccine.