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Associate Commercial Counsel

Posted Apr 12
Full Time

Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is the global market leader in press release distribution and regulatory disclosure. We are on a mission to redefine how organizations connect with their audiences - and that’s just the beginning!

Organizations, large and small, depend on us to accurately publicize market-moving news and multimedia, and generate social engagements that develop interactions with their target audiences.

Associate Commercial Counsel will focus primarily on drafting reviewing, and negotiating contracts as both a buyer and a seller. You will work closely with departments across the company, with an emphasis on the sales team.

What You Will Do

  • Draft, review and negotiate vendor, customer, sales and partner agreements and templates
  • Provide legal counsel regarding contractual rights and contract issues
  • Develop and maintain digital contract repositories
  • Work closely with other members of the legal team to ensure a smooth contracting process
  • Provide practical legal support across the company for other matters as needed
  • Work with the legal team to create, update and maintain policies, processes and procedures to increase team efficiency and compliance
  • Conduct legal research and stay up-to-date on relevant developments to the law and the industry ensure an ongoing ability to provide accurate legal advice

What You Will Need

  • JD degree from an accredited law school and current member in good standing with a US state bar
  • Two to four years of reviewing, drafting and negotiating a wide variety of contracts at a law firm and/or an in-house legal team
  • Knowledge of current contract law, and related legal principles and procedures
  • Strong understanding of business sensitivities and confidentiality
  • Outstanding organizational skills, including ability to prioritize, delegate and multi-task
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Effective interpersonal and collaboration skills
  • High degree of professional ethics, integrity and gravitas
  • Proven judgement and analytical skills
  • Ability to anticipate legal issues or risks
  • Working knowledge of Office, JIRA and contract management systems

What We Offer

  • The base salary range for this position is $140K to $150K. Offered salary will be determined by several factors, including but not limited to: applicant’s education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities, as well as internal equity and alignment with geographic market data. Business Wire reserves the right to modify this salary range at any time
  • Business Wire’s total rewards include:
  • Ability to work remotely
  • Excellent health benefits that begin on your first day of employment
  • $100 monthly fitness allotment, a tuition reimbursement program, and enhanced mental health resources
  • 401(k) plan with generous company match, and annual profit sharing contribution (subject to company performance)
  • PTO, Floating Holidays, Wellness Day Off, Birthday Day Off, and more!

A pre-employment background check will be required after the acceptance of an offer. Business Wire is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and other similar state laws and local ordinances, and its internal policy, Business Wire will also consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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