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Principal Commercial Counsel


About the Role

If you are a business-oriented, self-motivated, commercial attorney who wants to be part of a dedicated, fun and talented legal team, we want to hear from you!  This key role will work closely with business partners across the organization to provide practical and sound legal advice on a broad range of commercial matters. The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience with complex commercial contract negotiations and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment. This position will report to the Associate General Counsel, Commercial. The position can be based near one of our corporate facilities in the Bay Area, CA; Eden Prairie, MN; Tempe, AZ; Fort Mill, SC or Durham, NC.

What You’ll Do Here:

  • Review, draft and negotiate a variety of commercial agreements, including strategic partnership agreements, customer agreements, service agreements, software licenses, leases and fulfillment agreements.
  • Negotiate data processing agreements and similar agreements directly with customers and vendors, with the support of our Privacy team
  • Counsel internal stakeholders at all levels of the organization by providing clear and concise advice and creative solutions on timelines to meet business needs.
  • Drive best practices by maintaining and updating legal templates and playbooks and implementing improved contract management processes and tools.
  • Partner with internal stakeholders and Litigation team to resolve disputes that arise from existing commercial relationships.
  • Educate legal team members and internal stakeholders on commercial legal issues, best practices, templates, playbooks and processes.

The Skills You’ll Bring:

  • At least 5 years of commercial contracting experience with prior in-house experience.
  • J.D. from an accredited law school with an excellent academic record.
  • Member in good standing of state bar (preferably of a state where one of our corporate facilities is located).
  • Strength in delivering practical, actionable advice to overcome challenges.
  • Ability to develop and sustain positive relationships with internal stakeholders and external vendors and customers.
  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to effectively communicate legal considerations to non-lawyers.
  • Professional maturity to take ownership of various assignments with limited supervision.
  • Ability to influence and provide effective advice at all organizational levels.
  • Working knowledge of data privacy and security issues, with experience drafting and negotiating data privacy and data security terms.
  • Detail-oriented, organized, efficient and resourceful with strong follow-through skills.
  • Ability to manage shifting priorities within a fast-paced environment.

If this position aligns with your career goals, skills and experience, we want to work with you! 

We are unable to provide visa sponsorship or transfers for this position at this time.  No candidates requiring visa sponsorship or transfer will be considered.

Supporting a diverse and inclusive workforce is important to Shutterfly not only because it directly reflects our value of Embracing our Differences, but also because it’s the right thing to do for our business and for our people. Learn more about our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Shutterfly DE&I.