Senior Counsel, Hardware at Lime | Powderkeg

Location: Remote

Employment Type: Full-time

Team: Legal

Lime is the world's largest shared electric vehicle company. We are on a mission to build a future of transportation that is shared, affordable and carbon-free. Named a Time 100 Most Influential Company in 2021, Lime has powered more than 250 million electric bike and scooter rides in more than 200 cities across five continents, saving an estimated 60+ million car trips. Learn more at!

We are seeking a senior counsel with experience supporting teams that design and manufacture hardware to support the Lime teams that lead the manufacture of Lime’s scooters, bikes, and other new hardware. The successful candidate will also have experience advising on product liability issues, as a critical element of this role will be to mitigate Lime’s exposure to product hardware risk issues.

The senior counsel report directly to the Deputy General Counsel for Product and work closely with cross-functional teams as a thought partner to shape a comprehensive product protection and risk mitigation strategy throughout the life cycle of our hardware products, and design and operationalize legal operations in these areas.

We are a remote first company and welcome applications from anywhere we operate in the United States, with preference for NYC, Chicago, California, or DC.

What You'll Do:

  • Work closely with our Engineering, Product and Design, and Trust and Safety teams to help ensure our products are safe, reliable, and comply with legal requirements
  • Lead contract negotiations with hardware manufacturers and software providers
  • Develop policies and tools to help scale Lime’s hardware development process
  • Collaborate with Lime’s Litigation and Claims teams to mitigate product liability risk for Lime, and provide strategic advice and assistance with product liability cases
  • Address legal risks in business-centric ways by developing strategies to solve problems, while strengthening partnerships and business objectives

About You:

  • Have a JD/law degree and bar admission in at least one state or jurisdiction
  • Have 8+ years relevant experience at a firm or in-house, with in-house experience working closely with product teams at leading technology companies highly valued
  • Be inquisitive, enthusiastic about technology, comfortable with ambiguity, and enjoy working hard and being continually challenged
  • Have a Passion for Lime and our mission
  • Demonstrate the ability to provide timely, practical, business-friendly advice to clients with minimal supervision;
  • Possess strong analytical and strategic skills
  • Be able to drive issues to a quick resolution that factors in many non-legal variables, such as brand-risk, communications, government relations, tax, insurance, finance and other business units
  • Have a high degree of professional ethics and integrity
  • Anticipate risks and proactively build the processes and systems to mitigate them

What We Offer:

  • Opportunity to help revolutionize transportation in cities around the world with the leader in urban mobility solutions
  • Scale with a rapidly growing organization, with significant opportunity for growth
  • Work with a team of successful, fun and motivated people
  • Competitive salary and benefits

In accordance with Colorado State Law, if the candidate selected for this job resides in Colorado, the anticipated minimum salary will be $153,000 plus bonus and equity (when eligible) as well as benefits. Exact salary will ultimately depend on the candidate’s qualifications. In addition to base salary, this role will be eligible for a variable bonus based on a combination of management discretion and employee performance.


Lime is an Equal Opportunity Employer, but that’s only the start. We strive to build a workforce composed of individuals with different backgrounds, abilities, identities, and mindsets—not just to do great work, but to become a better company and grow as individuals.

Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Senior Counsel, Hardware
  • Company
  • Location
    San Francisco, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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