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Commercial Counsel

San Francisco, CA, USA | Kayak

  • Industry:
    Internet / Online Media
  • Position Type:
    Full-Time
  • Functions:
    Legal / Compliance
  • Experience:
    5-7 years
Job Description:
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At OpenTable and Kayak we are looking for an experienced and hardworking Commercial Counsel to help navigate the challenging and fun legal hurdles of travel and dining.


Based in OpenTable’s San Francisco, CA office, your role as a key member of the legal team will involve primarily supporting the restaurant sales and services team, to help build and secure deals, review and define legal positions on key issues, and be a lead in structuring the overall commercial program. The role requires refined drafting and negotiating skills, great interpersonal skills, good judgment, and the ability to excel in a face-paced environment.


Your Key Responsibilities:


Negotiate, write and review agreements and contracts, especially with restaurants, restaurant groups, and hotels.

Help lead OpenTable’s commercial contracting function, including responsibility for our contracting playbook, contract forms maintenance and improving the contracting process.

Run privacy and data issues related to restaurant products and contracting.

Guide internal clients through the art of deal making and contracting

Communicate with our Customer Experience team to resolve customer issues and inquiries

Research and review doing business in foreign jurisdictions, update contracts, processes and legal positions accordingly.


Your qualifications:


JD from a nationally recognized law school

Licensed attorney in the State of California, or elsewhere.

Minimum 4-6 years’ experience practicing law, with at least 1 year of inhouse experience with commercial contracts.

Strong communication skills, and the experience communicating and explaining complex legal issues to various business partners

Ability to problem-solve, multi-task, and experience leading several simultaneous projects under deadline pressure

Experience working with cross-functional teams to get the job done

Not afraid to perform legal research and provide advice on unfamiliar jurisdictions; international experience a plus

Language skills a plus

A sense of humor


Benefits and perks


4 weeks paid vacation

Day off on your birthday

401k match

Awesome health, dental and vision insurance plans

Flexible Spending Accounts

Drinks, coffee, snacks, games etc.

Flexible hours

Regular team events/excursions


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