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Legal Counsel, Commercial


San Francisco, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Legal
  • Industry: Enterprise
  • Post Date: 10/07/2021
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  • Company Address: 325 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, 94107

About Ironclad

Ironclad is the digital contracting platform loved by modern legal teams.

Job Description

Ironclad is the #1 contract lifecycle management platform for innovative companies. L’Oréal, Staples, Mastercard, and other leading innovators use Ironclad to collaborate and negotiate on contracts, accelerate contracting while maintaining compliance, and turn contracts into critical carriers of operational business intelligence. It’s the only platform flexible enough to handle every type of contract workflow, whether a sales agreement, an HR agreement or a complex NDA. The company was named one of the 20 Rising Stars on the Forbes 2019 Cloud 100 list, and is backed by leading investors like Accel, Y Combinator, Sequoia, and BOND. For more information, visit or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.
We are excited about expanding our Legal Team! Specifically, we’re searching for an experienced commercial counsel who will partner closely with our rapidly growing Sales organization and provide contracting and transactional support across the organization. You’ll be a trusted business partner to teams across the company and share Ironclad’s pragmatic, thoughtful, creative, collaborative, technology and process-driven approaches when providing legal and business guidance. 
This is an exciting opportunity to help build the commercial function at a cutting-edge, modern legal department. As a power user of Ironclad’s own digital contracting platform, you’ll drive innovative contracting practices and “dogfood” the latest product features. As part of a close-knit, results-driven, and collaborative Legal Team, you will play an important role in maintaining and shaping the culture, objectives, and execution strategy of the Ironclad Legal Team and the entire company.

Requirements & Responsibilities:

    • JD from an accredited law school and an active bar membership.
    • 2-4 years of related legal experience, with a focus on commercial transactions, including extensive experience negotiating software/SaaS and enterprise B2B transactions.
    • Experience working at a software/SaaS company or working with software/SaaS clients preferred.
    • Drafting and negotiating a variety of commercial transactions, including SaaS customer agreements, professional services and partnership agreements, NDAs, DPAs, BAAs, vendor agreements, and other related agreements.
    • Partnering with Sales, Sales Operations, Finance, Security, Customer Success, and other functions to ensure efficient and effective legal support for commercial transactions.
    • Providing strategic advice on a broad range of areas applicable to commercial transactions, including general commercial, regulatory, data protection, and intellectual property issues.
    • Collaborating with the team to evolve the commercial legal function, by identifying opportunities to centralize knowledge and creating scalable processes to increase visibility and expedite communication, alignment, and execution.

Key Skills & Attributes:

    • A profound love for contracts and the thrill of closing deals.
    • High EQ. Low Ego.
    • Positive and calm under pressure.
    • Excellent drafting skills and ability to adapt legal requirements in balanced, creative, and pragmatic ways, consistent with company objectives, policies, and processes.
    • Excellent negotiator, able to effectively navigate issues externally and internally, with proven ability to influence.
    • Working knowledge of privacy and data protection regulations and revenue recognition principles.
    • Intellectually curious and comfortable pitching in on any legal task or project with a “no task-too-big-or-small” attitude.
Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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