Commercial Counsel

Chicago, IL
Full Time
Practice Areas: Intellectual Property Exp.: 5 - 10 Years
As Commercial Counsel, you will primarily work on reviewing, negotiating and drafting agreements supporting our product development, partnerships, and business development teams and supporting procurement across the company and new product expansion. Experience with issues pertaining to SaaS, data privacy and cloud computing and procurement of tools and services, development, IP, commercial law and revenue recognition is required. You should be excited to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment as part of a cross-functional group of professionals and have strong communication skills in both group settings and with senior management.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Work closely with the Business Development, Marketing, Product and Finance teams on commercial transactions, including various marketing and technology agreements.
  • Structure, negotiate, and close complex SaaS and commercial transactional agreements with a focus on outbound global agreements with enterprise customers and partners, such as master SaaS agreements, purchasing agreements, support agreements, data privacy agreements, partnership agreements, and evaluation agreements.
  • Working with the VP, Legal to evaluate and renegotiate or restructure existing agreements implementing a contract management system.
  • Review and negotiate inbound vendor agreements.
  • Manage and prioritize multiple deals and agreements.
  • Negotiate and manage complex market access deals as well as partnerships agreements throughout the US and internationally.
  • Develop and maintain templates and playbooks for various types of agreements.
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with internal stakeholders and clients.
  • Develop and deliver training on legal issues and contract processes.
  • As bandwidth permits, handle other issues and projects that arise in growing in-house legal departments.

  • 5-10 years of experience as a commercial attorney handling contracts in house or at a law firm.
  • Experience of working with or for a public technology company.
  • Experience as primary or lead negotiator on complex commercial agreements.
  • Familiarity with software agreements, including SaaS agreements, NDAs, Master Services Agreements, Content Licenses.
  • Experience with contract management systems and processes.
  • Ability to work proactively, independently and reliably under tight timeframes in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strategic thinker with strong problem-solving skills and the ability to manage conflicting priorities efficiently.
  • Flexible amid an ever-changing and growing environment.
  • Experience with supporting people/teams remotely.

Bonus Points:
  • Experience working in a technology startup, video game, or gambling company.
  • Experience working internationally.
  • Intellectual property program management experience.

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