General Counsel

Job description

Lead Linktree's legal function globally and make sure we are doing everything by the book and protect us from bad people with a focus on international IP, contractual laws, M&A, and employment law.

Beyond legal matters, you will also be a trusted partner to the business on company strategy across all areas and across the globe.

What is Linktree?

We have grown quickly in 2020, from a team of 20 people to 40 in the past 6 months, with more growth planned due to the continued expansion of our customer base around the world.

The Linktree journey begins in 2016 when co-founders Alex, Anthony and Nick were running a digital agency and using Instagram to make announcements about the artists they managed. Created as a side hustle to solve a simple problem, Linktree has well outgrown its roots, with over 8 million users worldwide, 20,000 new signups every day, and over 120 million unique views per month. Paired with rapid growth, Linktree has recently garnered much attention in the tech world, earning 4th place on Fast Company's "10 most innovative social media companies of 2020".


Role responsibilities

  • Develop Linktree's internal and external policies and contracts
  • Review and negotiate partner and supplier contracts
  • Manage external legal counsel
  • Partner with our content moderation and support teams to develop risk reduction strategies and resolve conflicts
  • Lead litigation when required
  • Advise and protect from risk in M&A and expansion

Must have experience

  • Experience leading legal functions in technology companies globally
  • Experience in international IP disputes, copyright, trademarks, patent filing and defamation 
  • Proven knowledge of social media laws including Internet takedown notices 
  • Proven knowledge of data and privacy protection laws

    What do we offer in return?

    Linktree's company culture and values are based around collaboration, diversity, inclusion, and flexibility. Those are all nice words but to give you some more specific examples:

    We are a family-friendly and flexible work environment with our team with a number of our team working hours around school and home commitments.

    We have several diversity and inclusion initiatives underway, including a D&I council, training for all staff on neurodiversity and the incorporation of a transgender inclusion policy.

    Our team is diverse across age, gender, and race and we are very proud of that.

    Due to COVID we are all remote but even when COVID is behind us, we will be a mixed remote and in-office company. With our team already spread across 8 locations and 3 countries, we will always be some form of remote. This role could be based in Sydney, Melbourne, or LA. 

    We prioritise our team's mental health, with all employees have free access to Smiling Mind & Uprise, including 1:1 coaching sessions from qualified psychologists or counsellors.

    If this sounds like your dream role or you're not sure and have questions, you can email with your questions or your CV.