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Corporate Counsel, Commercial

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Date Last Verified

Oct 14, 2021

Valid Through

Jan 27, 2022

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Sep 15, 2021

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Min 7 yrs required


Denver, CO, United States

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Corporate >> Corporate - General
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Corporate Counsel, Commercial
Duties: Draft, review, and negotiate a variety of commercial agreements to support customer sales with both start-ups and public companies. Primary focus will be on SaaS subscription agreements, software licenses, data processing agreements, and order forms. Use the experience gained from supporting hundreds or thousands of commercial transactions to help define business terms and structure deals in the most optimal way. Provide input on processes and policies to help drive the growth and capture new learnings. Then, iterate again. Provide practical, decisive guidance to Accounts, Marketing, Business Operations, and Business Development teams that balance business objectives and legal risk, taking into account the company's policies and positions. Stay up-to-date on relevant industry, commercial, open-source, IP, privacy, employment, and other laws, regulations, and developments to be able to give the most effective advice. Provide input on contract processes to optimize interactions with the Accounts team.

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Qualifications: J.D. Degree. Bar admission and in good standing in at least one state. 7+ years of experience working on different kinds of commercial transactions (e.g., SaaS, IP licensing, software licensing, product resale and distribution, working with contractors, outsourcing, facilities, etc.) matched with deep experience on the types of transactions you’ll see most often (see above). Experience working with regulated industries (e.g., federal/state government, education, financial services, healthcare, etc.) is preferred. Experience supporting a high-volume Sales organization with commercial contracting matters. Substantial understanding of intellectual property, licensing, privacy, data security, and commercial laws. Ability to develop a nuanced understanding of Slack and the industry, with an eye towards aligning decisions with the bigger picture goals. Comfortable negotiating data processing agreements, and related privacy documents including a working knowledge of GDPR as it relates to commercial contracts. Ability to draft documents, policies, emails, and anything else in a very precise manner, while still being concise and digestible for non-lawyers. Attention to detail. Confident, effective, and positive negotiator who can lead the process, focus on important issues, and efficiently bring deals to a favorable close. Flexibility to adapt and thrive. High integrity and excellent judgment, supported by a point of view that is thought out and communicated well. Entrepreneurial mindset. Ability to work cross-functionality with different departments to reach consensus on whether to accept non-standard contract terms. Ability to contribute to, and iterate on, contract playbook of fallback terms.

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Hiring Coordinator
Slack Technologies
1681 Chestnut Place
Suite 700
Denver, CO 80202

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