General Counsel

IXL Learning - San Mateo, California - Full time

    IXL Learning, a leading edtech company with products used by 10 million students worldwide, is seeking a General Counsel to support the executive team and to optimize our organizational efficiency regarding legal matters, ensure legal compliance and limit risk exposure to the business by supporting a broad spectrum of legal issues. The ideal candidate will have sound knowledge and understanding of applicable laws and regulations, and the ability to make prudent legal decisions.  The General Counsel will be a member of the IXL Leadership team, providing counsel and guidance to support the strategic growth and direction of the company.


    • Directing all aspects of legal affairs at IXL and ensuring business policies and activities are managed correctly and in compliance with current laws
    • Staying abreast of changes to law and regulations and advising management about any impact to the business
    • Providing guidance and counsel to management on business transactions and initiatives
    • Leading the defense of the organization in lawsuits and the prosecution of lawsuits on behalf of the organization against others
    • Ensuring that all company communications, contracts, documents, filings and press releases undergo a legal review
    • Engaging and coordinating with outside counsel for certain matters. Serving as the internal liaison for ensuring IXL has adequate representation and guidance in areas where outside counsel is needed, including overseeing the management of all litigation involving IXL
    • Ensuring compliance regarding mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity


    • J.D. degree from an accredited law school
    • Admittance to the California State Bar Association highly preferred
    • Must have a minimum of 10 years of legal experience gained in mid to large law firms and/or as in-house counsel preferably in the education or technology industry
    • Overall broad legal knowledge (corporate law, litigations, labor law, data privacy, compliance, M&A, etc), with expertise in California law
    • In-depth understanding of how legal issues affect organizations
    • Ability to develop legal strategy and objectives
    • High degree of professional ethics and integrity
    • Excellent judgement and analytical skills
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
    • Ability to anticipate legal issues or risks and to advise accordingly  


IXL Learning is a leading educational technology company on a big mission: creating innovative learning experiences that help all learners reach their full potential. IXL's comprehensive curriculum and insightful analytics help more than 500,000 teachers deliver personalized instruction, and empower over 10 million students to achieve new learning milestones every day.

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