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General Counsel

| Greater Boston Area

Piaggio Fast Forward (PFF) is hiring a General Counsel to report directly to our CFO.  We are excited to be adding an experienced, enthusiastic, and driven attorney with a sharp legal mind to our Boston office. Because this is our first in-house legal position, responsibilities include (but are not limited to) reviewing contracts of various types, providing advice on regulations, managing external lobbyists and bill proposals, and providing counsel on legal compliance related to advertising and promotions. As the General Counsel at PFF, you will be essential to sustaining our growth as we approach the launch of our first product, gita ®.

Responsibilities:

  • Review and comment on commercial contracts of all types (including purchase, distribution, supply, manufacturing, outsourcing, licensing, marketing, sponsorship, publicity, confidentiality and service agreements).
  • Provide day-to-day advice on regulations concerning the design, manufacture and sale of consumer electronics products.
  • Manage external lobbyist and bill proposals at state levels.
  • Partner with the senior leadership team and board of directors, consulting on legal matters across IP, employment, commercial agreements, regulatory and compliance, corporate governance, etc.
  • Counsel on legal compliance related to advertising and promotions in all forms of traditional and emerging media, including email, print, video, point of sale and web marketing campaigns. This will include reviewing marketing copy.
  • Provide assistance and support on litigation.
  • Demonstrate a willingness to learn new areas and assist on a wide variety of projects.

Requirements:

  • 3-5 years of general corporate experience gained at a top law firm or law firm combined with in-house setting.
  • Interested and excited to work in-house on a wide range of projects.
  • Desire to make a direct improvement in the business and contribute to its growth and success.
  • Law degree and top academic credentials, undergraduate math or engineering degree strongly preferred.
  • Sound judgment with ability to balance legal risk and business impact.
  • Experienced in managing outside counsel.
  • Skilled negotiator around litigation, commercial agreements, and outside counsel.
  • Admitted to practice in or eligible for Massachusetts In-House Counsel registration.

Bonus Skills:

  • Passion for manufacturing and consumer products.
  • Government regulations and lobbying background.
  • Work experience at a startup.
  • Engineering, design or other similar education or professional experience.
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Location

We are a short walk from Sullivan Square T Station! You can easily access both Assembly Row and Union Square from our office.

An Insider's view of Piaggio Fast Forward

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The PFF office has a great vibe that is a mix of collaboration, focus and fun. Our shared vision for bringing gita into the world produces a collaborative effort amongst and across teams. This collaboration is coupled with a lot of individual focus, which is rewarded with fun team lunches and outings. I really appreciate the balanced office vibe!

Brooke

Marketing Manager

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

In order to keep everything running smoothly here at PFF, proper inter-team communication is essential. Slack is our bread and butter, and we use it for everything. Personally though, I tend to prefer a face-to-face conversation with someone in front of a whiteboard, especially when complex abstract concepts are the topic of discussion.

Nick

Software Engineer

What makes someone successful on your team?

Team members who are self-motivated and ambitious, with a team player mentality -- who are excited to work with, learn from and share knowledge with others. The nature of our work requires a creative sense, ingenuity, impeccable attention to detail, a flexible mindset, and a strong desire to learn and to tackle work outside of your comfort zone.

Rosie

Lead of Smart Behaviors

What is your vision for the company?

My vision is of a world in which vehicles like Piaggio Fast Forward’s gita® enable people of all ages and abilities to move further, faster, and more enjoyably. In the present era of AI, autonomy and ubiquitous networks, vehicles that promote walkability, human interaction and off-screen exploration will be fundamental to our sense of well-being.

Jeffrey

Chief Vision Officer

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I've had the opportunity to grow with gita®. Early on, I applied my knowledge of design for manufacturing to facilitate the transition from concept to consumer product. By instilling manufacturability from an early stage I have worked to setup the foundation for a successful product. Now as the Lead Manufacturing Engineer I oversee production.

Eddie

Lead Manufacturing Engineer

What are Piaggio Fast Forward Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Piaggio Fast Forward offers a 3% 401(k) contribution.
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Parking
Pet Friendly
We have multiple office dogs including, but not limited to, Howie, the original office dog, Cooper, Sky, and Mosley!
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
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