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Corporate Counsel (Hybrid)

Posted Jun 07
New York

About Us

Diligent is the global leader in modern governance, providing SaaS solutions across governance, risk, compliance, audit and ESG. Empowering more than 1 million users and 700,000 board members and leaders with a holistic view of their organization’s GRC practices so they can make better decisions, faster. No matter the challenge.

At Diligent, you are an agent of positive change. You are joining a team of passionate, smart, creative people who not only want to help build the software company of the future, but who want to make the world a more sustainable, equitable and better place. Be a part of a global community on a mission to make a real impact.

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Position Overview:

Diligent is seeking a qualified lawyer with 2-4 years of transactional experience for an in-house commercial Legal Counsel position based in New York City with an emphasis on drafting and structuring contracts with clients, prospective clients, and vendors. The role will also involve a variety of other corporate and commercial legal matters as they arise. The candidate must have excellent writing skills and first-hand experience in drafting agreements and a wide range of transactional matters is strongly preferred.

Key Responsibilities

  • Review, draft and negotiate a wide range of commercial contracts, including commercial subscription agreements, amendments, service level/support agreements, consultant agreements, data processing agreements, and non-disclosure agreements.
  • Assume responsibility for the entire client contracting cycle, from initial draft to finalization and signature, driving contract negotiations to timely and successful completion.
  • Advise Product and Engineering teams on issues related to the development and rollout of new products and features throughout the product development lifecycle for Diligent’s governance, risk, and compliance offerings.
  • Identify legal issues in product development plans and customer agreements and work with the appropriate internal clients to create solutions and minimize risk.
  • Develop and administer internal processes to assist our internal clients, ensure quick delivery of legal services, and review compliance with legal requirements.
  • Work closely with internal clients and establish relationships with stakeholder departments, including Sales, Customer Success, Marketing, Finance, Product, Engineering, and Security.
  • Develop an understanding and knowledge of the enterprise software space.
  • Maintain superb attention to detail and provide timely legal support in a high volume, fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrate a high level of professionalism and exercise outstanding business judgment with minimal supervision.

Required Experience/Skills

  • 2-4 years PQE.
  • Experience reviewing and drafting contracts is required. International experience in Europe and/or Latin America is a strong plus.
  • Experience with commercial contracts, in particular handling issues related to intellectual property and privacy/data protection. Experience in IT, procurement, data protection, software licensing or SaaS is a strong plus.
  • Foreign language fluency in Spanish, Portuguese, French or German is a strong plus.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to relate comfortably at all levels with our internal clients, both in the US and internationally.
  • Highly motivated, strategic, detail-oriented individual with the ability to pro-actively organize a heavy workload and demonstrate excellent analytical abilities.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word and Outlook) is required.

FLSA Status: Exempt

U.S pay range

$85,000—$100,000 USD

What Diligent Offers You

  • Creativity is ingrained in our culture. We are innovative collaborators by nature. We thrive in exploring how things can be differently both in our internal processes and to help our clients
  • We care about our people. Diligent offers a flexible work environment, global days of service, comprehensive health benefits, meeting free days, generous time off policy and wellness programs to name a few
  • We have teams all over the world. We may be headquartered in New York City, but we have office hubs in Washington D.C., Vancouver, London, Galway, Budapest, Munich, Bengaluru, Singapore, and Sydney.
  • Diversity is important to us. Growing, maintaining and promoting a diverse team is a top priority for us. We foster and encourage diversity through our Employee Resource Groups and provide access to resources and education to support the education of our team, facilitate dialogue, and foster understanding.

Diligent created the modern governance movement. Our world-changing idea is to empower leaders with the technology, insights and connections they need to drive greater impact and accountability – to lead with purpose. Our employees are passionate, smart, and creative people who not only want to help build the software company of the future, but who want to make the world a more sustainable, equitable and better place.

Headquartered in New York, Diligent has offices in Washington D.C., Baltimore, London, Galway, Budapest, Vancouver, Bengaluru, Munich, and Sydney.

We are a drug free workplace. Diligent is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy, childbirth, physical disability, mental disability, age, military status, protected veteran status, marital status, registered domestic partner or civil union status, gender (including sex stereotyping and gender identity or expression), medical condition (including, but not limited to, cancer related or HIV/AIDS related), genetic information, or sexual orientation in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. See also Diligent's EEO Policy and Know Your Rights. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at

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