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Head of Corporate and Compliance Legal

$218,000- $468,000/ year
Posted Mar 26
Full Time
San Francisco, California

Grammarly is excited to offer a remote-first hybrid working model _. Team members work primarily remotely in the United States, Canada, Ukraine, Germany, or Poland. Certain roles have specific location requirements to facilitate collaboration at a particular Grammarly hub.

All roles have an in-person component: Conditions permitting, teams meet 2–4 weeks every quarter at one of Grammarly’s hubs in San Francisco, Kyiv, New York, Vancouver, and Berlin, or in a workspace in Kraków. _This flexible approach gives team members the best of both worlds: plenty of focus time along with in-person collaboration that fosters trust and unlocks creativity.

Grammarly team members in this role will collaborate in person 3 weeks per quarter, traveling if necessary to different hubs. It is preferred that they live within a commutable distance of their home hub of San Francisco, but other US locations may be considered for strong candidates. Grammarly may provide relocation assistance.

_ The opportunity

Grammarly is the world’s leading AI writing assistance company trusted by over 30 million people and 70,000 professional teams every day. From instantly creating a first draft to perfecting every message, Grammarly’s product offerings help people at 96% of the Fortune 500 get their point across—and get results. Grammarly has been profitable for over a decade because we’ve stayed true to our values and built an enterprise-grade product that’s secure, reliable, and helps people do their best work—without selling their data. We’re proud to be one of Inc. ’s best workplaces, a Glassdoor Best Place to Work, one of TIME ’s 100 Most Influential Companies, and one of Fast Company ’s Most Innovative Companies in AI.

To achieve our ambitious goals, we’re looking for a Head of Corporate and Compliance Legal to join Grammarly’s Legal team to manage and scale our Corporate and Compliance functions. Reporting directly to the General Counsel, this role will partner closely with our Executive team, Corporate Development, Finance, People, and a wide variety of other cross-functional teams to develop strong corporate and compliance practices to help move the business forward, including working on corporate governance matters, building and scaling a compliance program and corporate processes, equity and entity management, mergers, acquisitions, fundraising activities, and ESG. As a core member and leader on the Grammarly Legal team, this person will also help develop the culture of the Legal team by exemplifying care for their craft, care for others, and a commitment to finding solutions to complex questions.

Your impact

As Grammarly’s Head of Corporate and Compliance Legal, you will leverage your deep corporate and compliance experience and expertise to support and accelerate Grammarly's next era of growth. You will take on critical and high-profile corporate and compliance projects with accuracy, creativity, and ownership. You will use your background and skill to efficiently use outside counsel and build in-house expertise.

In This Role, You Will


  • Collaborate cross-functionally across the company at every level on corporate governance and compliance matters.
  • Work on corporate governance matters, including corporate entity management and new entity development and implementation, equity program strategic planning, and board-related matters.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to complete M&A transactions, including due diligence, negotiations, and integration planning.
  • Scope, develop, implement, and scale a corporate compliance program and organizational processes to support a maturing company.
  • Develop strategies for handling legal issues in creative ways and build processes for scaling flexible solutions that address risk.
  • Be a cross-functional leader and ensure our work is cohesive, thoughtfully crafted, and executed.

We’re Looking For Someone Who


  • Embodies our EAGER values—is ethical, adaptable, gritty, empathetic, and remarkable.
  • Is inspired by our MOVE principles, which are the blueprint for how things get done at Grammarly: move fast and learn faster, obsess about creating customer value, value impact over activity, and embrace healthy disagreement rooted in trust.
  • Is able to collaborate in person in San Francisco and potentially other hubs 3 weeks per quarter.
  • Brings extensive experience (10+ years) and a proven background in corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, strategic investments, due diligence, and integration activities, with training at a top-tier law firm and solid in-house experience.
  • Has experience supporting finance and investor relations at a high-growth and innovative technology company and a track record of driving alignment and delivering results on complex, cross-functional projects involving various stakeholders.
  • Shows a track record of managing, developing, and empowering teams.
  • Demonstrates excellent time management skills to juggle multiple time-sensitive projects simultaneously in a fast-paced, high-growth environment.
  • Is comfortable working with cross-functional teams and advising senior leaders on risk tolerance and balancing to drive the business forward.
  • Communicates clearly and empathetically both face-to-face and in writing.
  • Holds a JD and has been admitted to the bar, with a license to practice law in at least one US state.

Support for you, professionally and personally


  • Professional growth: We believe that autonomy and trust are key to empowering our team members to do their best, most innovative work in a way that aligns with their interests, talents, and well-being. We support professional development and advancement with training, coaching, and regular feedback.
  • A connected team: Grammarly builds a product that helps people connect, and we apply this mindset to our own team. Our remote-first hybrid model enables a highly collaborative culture supported by our EAGER (ethical, adaptable, gritty, empathetic, and remarkable) values. We work to foster belonging among team members in a variety of ways. This includes our employee resource groups, Grammarly Circles, which promote connection among those with shared identities, such as BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ team members, women, and parents. We also celebrate our colleagues and accomplishments with global, local, and team-specific programs.

Compensation And Benefits

Grammarly offers all team members competitive pay along with a benefits package encompassing the following and more:

  • Excellent health care (including a wide range of medical, dental, vision, mental health, and fertility benefits)
  • Disability and life insurance options401(k) matching (US only)
  • Paid parental leave
  • Twenty days of paid time off per year, eleven days of paid holidays per year, and unlimited sick days
  • Home office stipends
  • Caregiver and pet care stipends
  • Wellness stipends
  • Admission discounts
  • Learning and development opportunities

Grammarly takes a market-based approach to compensation, which means base pay may vary depending on your location. Our US and Canada locations are categorized into compensation zones based on each geographic region’s cost of labor index. For more information about our compensation zones and locations where we currently support employment, please refer to this page.

Base pay may vary considerably depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.

United States

Zone 1: $312,000 – $468,000/year (USD)

Zone 2: $281,000 – $421,000/year (USD)

We encourage you to apply

At Grammarly, we value our differences, and we encourage all—especially those whose identities are traditionally underrepresented in tech organizations—to apply. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, political belief, or any other characteristic protected by law. Grammarly is an equal opportunity employer and a participant in the US federal E-Verify program (US). We also abide by the Employment Equity Act (Canada).

Please note that EEOC is optional and specific to US-based candidates.

All team members meeting in person for official Grammarly business or working from a hub location are strongly encouraged to be vaccinated against COVID-19.