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Commercial Counsel

Posted Feb 11
Full Time
RemoteSan Francisco, California
About Rippling
Rippling gives businesses one place to run HR, IT, and Finance. It brings together all of the workforce systems that are normally scattered across a company, like payroll, expenses, benefits, and computers. For the first time ever, you can manage and automate every part of the employee lifecycle in a single system.
Take onboarding, for example. With Rippling, you can hire a new employee anywhere in the world and set up their payroll, corporate card, computer, benefits, and even third-party apps like Slack and Microsoft 365—all within 90 seconds.
Based in San Francisco, CA, Rippling has raised $1.2B from the world’s top investors—including Kleiner Perkins, Founders Fund, Sequoia, Greenoaks, and Bedrock—and was named one of America's best startup employers by Forbes.
About the role
We are looking for a highly-motivated, business-minded attorney to join Rippling as Commercial Counsel on the Legal & Compliance Team. In this role, you will partner closely with Sales, Business Development, Client Services, Product, Procurement, Finance, Accounting, and Security, and will report to our Associate General Counsel, Commercial. You are a self-starter, able to scale the commercial legal function, and take pride in helping colleagues navigate strategic initiatives and get deals done. You have a passion for providing creative, proactive, and pragmatic legal guidance and will have an exciting opportunity to drive significant commercial matters at Rippling. We love fresh perspectives on how commercial processes should be run, and welcome your innovative thoughts on achieving that intersection of highest efficiency and protection in Rippling commercial engagements. 
What you will do
  • Serve as a key legal advisor on a variety of commercial transactions, including strategic partner relationships, customer contracts, and vendor agreements.
  • Partner with our Sales, Business Development, Procurement, and Client Services teams to build out and manage Rippling’s commercial counseling function.
  • Develop enablement tools (collateral, playbooks, trainings, etc.), templates, and negotiation processes to establish best-in-class contracting practices at Rippling.
  • Navigate complex regulatory frameworks globally to create scalable and innovative solutions for our products and services. 
  • Collaborate cross functionally with our internal teams (Privacy, Finance, Security, Product and Engineering) on development and documentation of new features and services.
  • Drive the compliance culture at Rippling and embed integrity and compliance in all of our operations as our company grows.
  • Advise and assist with Rippling’s general legal needs as they arise.
What you will need
  • 3+ years of experience at a law firm, in-house, or other relevant roles. Tech transactions experience preferred. 
  • Substantive knowledge of SaaS licensing, strategic alliances, channel sales and distribution models, marketplaces and data integrations, privacy issues, and/or intellectual property.
  • Entrepreneurial mindset, solution-oriented ethos, and ready to roll up your sleeves.
    Passion for efficient processes.
  • Strong project management and organizational skills.
  • Excellent drafting and written and verbal communication skills with the ability to break down complex legal jargon into easy-to-understand and practical advice.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Sense of humor.
  • Law degree (e.g., JD or equivalent). 
Nice to have
  • Experience negotiating strategic alliances or channel sales agreements for SaaS/software or HR products.
  • Experience in data protection and privacy-related matters.

Additional information


Rippling is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce and do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, or any other legally protected characteristics, Rippling is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities who need assistance during the hiring process. To request a reasonable accommodation, please email

Rippling highly values having employees working in-office to foster a collaborative work environment and company culture.  For office-based employees (employees who live within a 40 mile radius of a Rippling office), Rippling considers working in the office, at least three days a week under current policy, to be an essential function of the employee's role.

This role will receive a competitive salary + benefits + equity. The salary for US-based employees will be aligned with one of the ranges below based on location; see which tier applies to your location here.

A variety of factors are considered when determining someone’s compensation–including a candidate’s professional background, experience, and location. Final offer amounts may vary from the amounts listed below.


The pay range for this role is:

123,000 - 215,250 USD per year (US)

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