Sr. Commercial Counsel

Legal [US]Legal Palo Alto, California


Job Description

The Senior Commercial Counsel serves as a key member of a legal team, supporting the sales and marketing teams.  The ideal candidate will have knowledge of applicable legal and regulatory requirements relating to software contracts, licensing, privacy and security, and will have experience partnering with sales and channel teams to close deals. This position requires a business savvy team player who can partner with and counsel internal clients with minimal supervision in a fast-moving environment.


  • Reviews, drafts and negotiates outbound on premise and SaaS licensing contracts and ancillary agreements, including professional services agreements
  • Works closely with sales, business development and channels team, building and maintaining strong working relationships with the business leadership
  • Analyzes risks and strategic opportunities from a legal perspective with a view toward creating long term solutions
  • Improves/develop standard form agreements and legal processes, as necessary


  • Minimum of 7-10 years of current experience, preferably law firm and in-house corporate experience, handling a variety of complex technology licensing matters
  • Strong business acumen with an ability to balance legal and business requirements
  • JD, member of the California State Bar
  • Strong academic credentials from a top-rated accredited law school