Director & Associate General Counsel, Commercial Law

| San Francisco
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ABOUT THE JOB

  • Be a great manager to your team 
  • Set the strategic vision for the commercial law function at Instacart
  • Draft, negotiate, and implement all major partner agreements, across all areas of the business
  • Set up a scalable solution for tracking contract review requests and agreed upon business terms in executed agreements
  • Provide strategic and legal advice to your internal business clients 
  • Advise clients in structuring complex commercial transactions
  • Lead and take charge of special commercial projects from start to finish 
  • Remain up-to-date on relevant industry, consumer protection, advertising, IP, and privacy laws and regulations to ensure an ongoing ability to provide sound compliance advice
  • Work closely with our product and engineering teams to provide advice on legal issues during development of new products and features
  • Draft terms, policies, and disclosures, and implement related processes
  • Create and update our form legal agreements 
  • Work on international agreements and counseling
  • Think ahead, see around corners, and help to prepare for legal issues that may arise in the future

ABOUT YOU

As Director & Associate General Counsel, Commercial Law, you will head up our commercial law function at Instacart by working closely with internal client teams like business development, engineering, product, marketing, and operations to help solve thorny legal problems and enable the business to scale and grow. You’ll be drafting, negotiating, and implementing a wide variety of commercial arrangements with our major partners including retailer and advertising agreements. This attorney will report to the Deputy General Counsel.

You’ll also be providing sound legal advice to clients with respect to commercial terms, business operations, and product development. You’ll need to be proactive and engaged, able to work well cross-functionally both internally and externally, excited about technology and e-commerce, and ready to roll your sleeves up and dig into tough legal problems to reach a creative solution. 

You have...

  • A J.D. from a top-tier law school and membership with at least one state bar (preferably California)
  • A minimum of 12 years of related experience working at a leading law firm or in-house legal department (in-house experience, especially at a tech company or retailer, a plus)
  • A successful track record of managing strategic partner negotiations and contract drafting from start to finish
  • Strong negotiation presence and the ability to lead teams working towards a goal
  • Familiarity with legal issues affecting the Internet and e-commerce spaces (such as copyright, privacy, employment, SaaS, advertising, and payments)
  • The ability to provide clear, concise legal advice, work effectively cross-functionally to drive to results
  • Keen ability to provide guidance that incorporates and balances both business objectives and legal risk
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to manage several simultaneous projects under deadline pressure
  • Experience in corporate law, pharmaceutical law, alcohol law, and/or privacy and data security laws (including GDPR and US-EU Privacy Shield) a plus
  • A team player 

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Instacart SF (our HQ) is located in the Embarcadero district—a major transit hub with views of the Ferry Building, Treasure Island, and more.

An Insider's view of Instacart

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Instacart has given me the opportunity to grow my career significantly over the last 5 years. I started as an In-store shopper, became a Shift Lead, was promoted to Site Manager. Eventually, I transitioned into a new role on my current team at HQ and am expanding my coding skills with Carrot University, our internal coding bootcamp.

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