Remote (anywhere)
Full time

Director of Legal

About Panther

Panther is the all-in-one platform to employ and pay global teams. We take care of all the heavy lifting involved in international hiring, payroll, benefits, and compliance, so companies can hire the best people on the planet and build the remote teams of their dreams — without any of the red tape. Some of Silicon Valley’s sharpest minds are funding us to be the bedrock of global, distributed teams. We’re funded by Tribe Capital, Naval Ravikant, Eric Ries, Soma Capital, and founders and executives from Stripe, SpaceX, Plaid, Drift, Fast, and more.

The Role

Panther is seeking an entrepreneurial, collaborative, and experienced Legal Director to join our executive team. As Panther builds financial and employment infrastructure for companies to employ and pay their global teams, you will sit at the very center of our value proposition. Leveraging your domain expertise in employment law and international expansion, you will be responsible for creating an innovative legal and regulatory strategy, overseeing strategic foreign entity setup, and serving as an integral partner to cross-functional leaders in the company. Your impact will span across product, regulatory, commercial, geographic expansions, privacy, corporate, IP, employment, policy, and compliance.

In this role, you'll get to‍

  • Oversee and help develop our legal strategy for a wide variety of product, regulatory, and commercial opportunities.
  • Be the face of Panther for key external legal and regulatory partners (including customers, partners, insurance companies, and regulators) to advise on regulatory and privacy-related issues.
  • Help Panther establish itself as an Employer-of-Record across key geographies.
  • Advise our leadership, product, revenue, support, and other teams, and help us understand when to take risks, how to mitigate them, and when to avoid them;
  • Coordinates and researches international laws and regulations.
  • Establish a trusted group of legal partners across the world to advise Panther in setting up local entities and staying compliant and up-to-date with local laws while offering employer-of-record and contractor-management services.
  • Represents Panther in any disciplinary actions concerning its agents, companies, or other authorized persons.
  • Collaborates with staff and subject matter experts to draft legal opinions and provide directives on company actions.

About You

  • 8+ years of relevant legal and operational experience in a leadership capacity at a venture-backed startup.
  • A passionate individual who believes in Panther's mission: simplifying global employment.
  • A shipping-oriented mindset focused on achieving results quickly. Founder experience a big plus.
  • Proven experience building and leading teams in high-growth environments.
  • A strong track record of positive outcomes for those you have hired and managed in the past.
  • Experience with employment law and international expansion.
  • Excellent communication and project management skills, and the ability to work under tight deadlines, sometimes beyond normal working hours.

Why You Might Be Excited About Us

  • 100% remote-first, global team: we’re committed to talent, not location, and we believe in trust and autonomy
  • 2x annual team retreats (when we start traveling again)
  • It’s life-work balance, here: not the other way around
  • Everyone’s an owner: stock options for a team that helps Panther grow
  • Make a difference: help us build a future where talented people from around the world have access to flexible jobs that help them earn a great living

Why You Might Not Be Excited About Us

  • Intensity: We are a young company with < 50 people, so if you like more established companies with a plethora of resources, this role isn’t for you
  • Change: Change is good; in fact, if we are not changing, we are not growing fast enough
  • Ambiguity: You should be comfortable with a sprinkle of chaos. This is not the kind of job where you show up and are told exactly what to do every day

Benefits and Perks

  • competitive salary
  • stock options
  • unlimited PTO with recommended minimums
  • employee benefits
  • private health insurance
  • 2x annual team retreats (when we start traveling again)


  • Live anywhere in the world. Seriously. Try a new country every month, or work from the beaches of Bora Bora for all we care :)

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