Commercial Counsel (Remote)

Weedmaps
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Job Description

Commercial Counsel
Overview:
Weedmaps is the leading technology platform in the cannabis industry. Our mission is to power a transparent and inclusive global cannabis economy.
We are looking for a Commercial Counsel to join our amazing Legal team! Our Legal Department takes an active role in guiding the direction and structure of our strategic initiatives, products, and commercial arrangements. We’re a team of generalists who all bring deep knowledge in our areas of expertise but handle the breadth of legal issues that Weedmaps encounters. You’ll focus your efforts on a wide array of commercial matters, including being the lead attorney on technology and marketing transactions, and providing guidance on new product lines and corporate transactions. You’ll collaborate with business partners throughout the organization to help them navigate the complex legal landscape at the intersection of technology and cannabis. 
The Impact You'll Make:
- Draft, negotiate, review, and interpret commercial agreements (with a focus on SaaS licensing and marketing agreements) with our vendors, partners, and customers. 
- Create and improve processes, agreements, document templates and policies.
- Assist in updating the Weedmaps privacy policy and commercial terms of use. 
- Work with the marketing team on new promotional initiatives and client and end-user communications. 
- Advise business partners on business and legal issues and risks, company policies, and business strategy. 
- Provide advice and counsel to the Company and product team regarding new product offerings and functionalities in light of rapidly changing applicable laws.
- Identify potential areas of compliance vulnerability and risk, and develop and implement corrective action plans for resolution of problematic issues.
- Conduct research regarding legal and compliance issues affecting the Company’s businesses, translating complex laws and regulations into practical advice and solutions.
- Provide advice and counsel to the Company on all matters relating to data privacy and security, including data of users, consumers, employees and third-parties, the negotiation and drafting of data privacy agreements, data privacy requirements for websites, social media, apps, connected products, e-commerce, customer relationship management and the Company’s various products and services, and all laws relating to data privacy and security in the various jurisdictions in which the Company operates, including the US, Canada and the EU.
 
What you've accomplished:
- JD degree and active membership in at least one US state bar.
- 5+ years of commercial transactions experience (either in-house and/or at a global law firm).
- Experience being the lead drafter and negotiator of complex technology transactions with minimal oversight.
 
Preferred Qualifications: 
- Minimum of 3+ years of mergers and acquisitions experience working at or advising technology companies.
- Knowledge of global privacy and consumer protection laws, regulations, and industry guidelines, especially those relevant for ad tech and Internet companies.
- Experience advising product and marketing teams in a technology company.
- Experience advising clients in heavily regulated industries.
Your Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Highly self-motivated and able to work independently with minimal supervision.
- Ability and willingness to quickly develop expertise in legal and regulatory areas to meet needs of our dynamic business.
- Strong analytical, drafting and negotiation skills, as well as excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Talent for thinking creatively to find practical solutions to complex issues.
- Organized and detail oriented.
- Able to effectively prioritize and manage multiple matters.
- Sophisticated interpersonal skills, including the ability to develop strong internal relationships, influence others, and work as part of cross-functional teams and in partnership with team members at all levels of the organization.
- Able to manage and oversee outside counsel and internal attorneys, paralegals, business associates and other team members.
- Passion for startup-like environments and technology.