Commercial Counsel

El Segundo, CA
Full Time
Practice Areas: Commercial Transactions Exp.: 5+ Years
GoGuardian is on a mission to transform education by helping to protect students in the digital space from harmful and distracting content and supporting their mental health. We partner with schools to identify learning patterns and maximize the academic potential of every student. With GoGuardian, educators can engage students with more effective resources while also promoting online accessibility in the most applicable way for their school population.

This role will support internal business partners and assist on a broad variety of transactional matters in a growing technology company in the education space. We seek an individual with a strong background in commercial contracts relevant to a technology company as they relate to our K-12 school customers and vendors. This individual should be adaptable to a quickly-changing and fast-paced environment.

What You'll Do
  • Providing strategic counsel on a broad range of initiatives and draft and negotiate a broad range of agreements (including Master Services agreements, terms of service, services agreements, collaboration agreements, integration agreements, and other SaaS agreements, requests for proposals) supporting GoGuardian’s business teams, with a primary focus of supporting the licensing of GoGuardian’s products and services to its K-12 school customers (including RFPs) and licensing software of vendors.
  • Maintaining knowledge of applicable laws, regulations and industry guidance that impact GoGuardian’s agreements and business practices.
  • Supporting GoGuardian’s privacy program, including by maintaining some fluency in student and children privacy, including the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, and various state student privacy laws.
  • Maintaining knowledge and providing guidance on school and local and state government contracts, including the request for proposal process.
  • Working cross-functionally with business and legal colleagues to support the business.
  • Helping maintain company compliance on day-to-day issues
  • Being a key leader of the legal team’s efforts in the preparation, implementation and refinement of forms, processes and procedures as GoGuardian scales.
  • Helping with other legal or compliance needs as they arise.

Who You Are
  • 5+ years of experience in a law firm and/or technology company
  • J.D. from a well-regarded law school and active good standing with at least one state bar
  • Prior experience supporting a heavy volume of commercial transactions relevant to a technology company across various business functions in a fast-paced environment
  • Superb drafting and negotiation skills
  • Familiarity with privacy (especially child and/or student privacy) and security is a plus
  • Familiarity with contracting with K-12 public schools, local governments, and/or state governments is a plus
  • Independent, self-starter who operates autonomously while being a collaborative team player
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to simultaneously manage several projects
  • Clear, collaborative, and effective communication with business teams, especially sellers.

What We Offer
  • Opportunity to impact and revolutionize safe digital learning experiences for K-12 students
  • Partner with enthusiastic and talented colleagues who are compelled to do good in the world
  • Weekly yoga classes and guided aromatherapy meditation
  • Annual personal growth stipend for continued learning
  • Grow and scale with one of the fastest growing EdTech companies

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