General Counsel – Ocean Tomo, LLC

Oceantomo Job Title: General Counsel

Ocean Tomo, LLC is a fully-integrated intellectual capital merchant bank that specializes in understanding and leveraging intellectual property assets.  Established in 2003, The firm has 80+ employees and provides advice in IP-related mergers and acquisitions, valuations, expert services, analytics and IP auctions. Ocean Tomo has offices in Chicago, San Francisco, Palm Beach, Orange County and Washington, DC.

Subsidiaries of Ocean Tomo include: Ocean Tomo Auctions, LLC -- a live IP house; Ocean Tomo Capital, LLC -- publisher of the Ocean Tomo 300® Patent Index (Amex: OTPAT); Ocean Tomo Asset Management, LLC -- an Investment Advisor offering hedge funds utilizing IP-based investment strategies; and IP Exchange Chicago -- a securities exchange aiming to be the world’s first exchange with an IP focus.

Ocean Tomo offers an entrepreneurial environment where you will work at the intersection of financial theory and cutting-edge technology.  We value creativity, curiosity, and problem solving.  We require flexibility, dedication and initiative.  In return, we provide exceptional opportunities for skill development and professional growth.

Ocean Tomo is seeking a General Counsel to lead its legal, regulatory and compliance functions, as well as general business development. The General Counsel will be part of the firm’s Executive Committee and report directly to the CEO.

  • Undergraduate degree and JD required
  • At least one state bar admission
  • 8+ years of legal experience in corporate, securities and general contract law at a national law firm and/or in-house
  • Experience with private equity and hedge fund formation and deals a plus
  • Maturity and professionalism a must
  • Positive attitude, sense of urgency and client service experience
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Overtime and travel flexibility a must
  • Strong IP law knowledge preferred


  • Member of the firm’s Executive Committee
  • Responsible for overseeing all legal and regulatory affairs, including handling corporate, tax, securities, licensing, IP, real estate, employment, litigation, collections, press inquiries and government relations matters
  • Assist the firm’s management with acquisitions and the structuring of joint ventures
  • Conduct legal press interviews
  • General business development

For more information about Ocean Tomo, see our website at  Qualified applicants, please send your resume to the Director of Recruiting at

Applicants for employment in the U.S. must possess work authorization which does not require sponsorship by the employer for a visa.

Ocean Tomo, LLC is an equal opportunity employer.

Employer Type: Small Corporation
Job Location: Chicago, IL