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Senior Legal Counsel (Commercial Focus)

Job description

BigCommerce is disrupting the e-commerce industry as the SaaS leader for fast- growing, mid-market businesses. We enable our customers to build intuitive and engaging stores to support every stage of their growth.

Named a “Best Place to Work” in Austin in 2020,  BigCommerce is looking for a Senior Legal Counsel to help support the company’s growth and profitability by providing legal counsel on various commercial and strategic transactions, while simultaneously balancing the company’s legal & compliance obligations. 

What You’ll Do

  • Serve as a trusted advisor to various company functions (including sales, procurement, strategic business development and customer success services) by providing counsel on commercial transactions, as well as a wide range of legal and corporate matters 
  • Draft, review, and negotiate a broad range of commercial agreements, including inbound and outbound SaaS and related service agreements, referral and strategic partnership agreements, consulting/professional services agreements, and nondisclosure agreements
  • Engage and oversee/manage other legal team members and outside counsel for support and advice on commercial transactions and related matters
  • Advise on legal issues and risks raised by our product offering and business strategies
  • Develop and maintain a thorough understanding of and familiarity with the company’s business operations, product, market, customers and competitors
  • Drive compliance in day-to-day activities, including providing training and counseling on compliance matters
  • Establish rapport and working relationships at all levels to encourage and continue the proactive use of in-house legal counsel
  • Perform other general legal and/or business duties and functions as may be required by business needs

Who You Are

  • Juris Doctorate (J.D.) and active membership in at least one state bar association
  • 6+ years’ legal experience in a top regional or national law firm and/or fast-paced, in-house legal department
  • Strong academic credentials
  • Knowledgeable and experienced in contract law and commercial contract negotiations
  • Experience representing SaaS and/or software providers preferred 
  • Understanding of data privacy and security considerations, particularly GDPR and CCPA, and familiarity with other areas of law and in-house practice such as compliance, intellectual property, insurance, employment/HR matters, contract management, operations, etc.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills
  • Fluency translating legal advice into actionable guidance for innovative business teams
  • Ability to efficiently manage and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously
  • Flexible thinker with the ability to make sound independent decisions

This description is intended to serve as a summary of key duties and responsibilities and may not contain a comprehensive list of activities



Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at BigCommerce
We have the opportunity to build not only a great business but a great company, with soul. Our beliefs and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion are a central part of achieving that.
Our dedication to DEI is grounded in two things: a moral belief in the dignity, value, and potential of every individual, and a practical belief that diverse, inclusive teams will create the best outcomes for our customers, partners, employees, and company. We welcome everyone to be a part of our journey .
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