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In House Counsel

In House Counsel

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What We're Looking For

We’re looking for an In-House Counsel to join our dynamic and growing legal team. You’ll be the fifth lawyer on our team and will work hand-in-hand with the business units across our company.


2U partners with great colleges and universities to build what we believe is the world's best digital education. Our platform provides a comprehensive fusion of technology, services and data architecture to transform high-quality and rigorous campus-based universities into the best digital versions of themselves. 2U's No Back Row® approach allows qualified students and working professionals around the world to experience a first-rate university education and successful outcomes. To learn more, visit 2U.com.


2U’s legal team touches every aspect of the company. We translate our university partnerships into writing, protect 2U’s values, ensure that we’re complying with all rules and regulations applicable to us and work with the finance, operations, brand and marketing teams to help the business run.

Responsibilities Include, But Are Not Limited To

  • Draft, review, negotiate and provide advice regarding commercial agreements with vendors across the business, including IT, marketing and software vendors
  • Provide practical, strategic and prompt guidance on commercial disputes
  • Analyze and negotiate agreements related to the ownership or licensing of intellectual property
  • Assist the facilities team with lease agreements and other miscellaneous real estate matters
  • Assist on other matters as needed

Things That Should Be in Your Background

  • J.D.
  • 2-5 years of relevant legal experience in law firm or in-house environment with a general commercial experience (but a focus on specialized transactional work (i.e., licensing, structured finance, etc.) is OK); in-house experience preferred, but not required
  • Excellent contract drafting and negotiation skills; ability to close deals and projects in a rapid manner
  • Experience in intellectual property matters a plus
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at once and to follow through and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work collaboratively and build consensus amongst cross-functional groups and demonstrate sound judgment
  • Admitted to a state bar and permitted to practice law in Maryland
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal and written
  • Ability to analyze, research and grasp new issues and areas
  • Strong analytic ability – identify issues and develop innovative solutions and strategies to reach satisfactory resolution
  • Mature judgment on relevant matters of business and law
  • Ability to work with all levels of management and staff and work cooperatively as a team player



2U Diversity and Inclusion Statement

At 2U, we are committed to creating and sustaining a culture that embodies diverse walks of life, ideas, genders, ages, races, cultures, sexual orientations, abilities and other unique qualities of our employees. We strive to offer a workplace where every employee feels empowered by the ways in which we are different, as well as the ways in which we are the same.


Why It’s Great to Work at 2U

2U offers a high-energy work environment that’s both challenging and fun. We work hard, but our offices are casual and social places. We wear jeans to work and fuel brainstorming sessions with snacks and seltzer.



2U offers a comprehensive benefits package:

  • Medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Life insurance, disability and 401(k)
  • Unlimited snacks and drinks
  • Generous paid leave policies
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • Spontaneous dance parties
  • No Asshole policy 

Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this position, and are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.


2U is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against applicants or employees and ensures equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of their race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, age, marital status, disability, citizenship, military or veterans’ status, or any other classifications protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. 2U’s equal opportunity policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, job benefits, pay and dismissal.