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Director of Commercial Affairs

Denver, CO, USA | The Muse

  • Industry:
    Internet / Online Media
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    Business Development
  • Experience:
    7-10 years
Job Description:
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We are looking for a motivated and experienced attorney with a strong technology transactional background to join our dynamic legal team. As the Director of Commercial Affairs, you will report to Checkr’s General Counsel and partner with our sales and business development teams to draft, negotiate and review complex contracts and commercial partnership agreements.You will interact with internal clients at every level of the company and also work closely with our compliance team to advise on legal, regulatory and compliance issues in commercial deals.  

While this is a highly collaborative, flexible, and fun environment, we are looking for a self-starting problem-solver who can work collaboratively and autonomously and roll up their sleeves when necessary to get the job done.



Structure, review, draft and negotiate a variety of commercial agreements, including customer sales agreements, commercial partnership agreements, and services agreements.

Develop, improve and maintain contract templates, standard forms, corporate policies and processes, and training programs.

Build and manage processes and workflows that can scale to keep up with our fast growth.

Research and analyze laws that affect the company, including the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Counsel internal clients on the business implications of FCRA and other applicable laws and assist in the development of compliance policies, procedures, training, and risk mitigation strategies

Contribute to cross-functional teams as a trusted advisor, creative problem-solver and strategic thinker.

Advise on projects as needed, including general corporate, vendor relationship and risk management issues, as well as assisting with the management of external counsel.

​Build and manage processes, workflows, and trainings that can scale to keep up with our fast growth.

What you bring:

JD degree and a member in good standing of the California Bar

8+ years of relevant commercial experience, ideally as in-house counsel in a high-growth technology company

Top-notch expertise in structuring, drafting and negotiating a wide variety of commercial contracts

Pragmatic strategist who can identify and resolve legal issues in the context of the company’s commercial goals and risk thresholds

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Flexible and able to organize, prioritize and complete multiple priorities and projects (internally and externally) in a fast-paced environment

Thrives in an environment where you need to roll up your sleeves and own outcomes.

Collaborative team player with excellent interpersonal skills and a good sense of humor

Ability to learn quickly and take on challenging new projects with enthusiasm

Knowledge of applicable laws/regulations in consumer protection and FCRA is a plus, but not required.Must be open and willing to build FCRA and other applicable law expertise.

Experience in corporate, securities, investment, and other corporate transactional experience (financings, M&A and other strategic transactions) with a nationally recognized law firm a plus, but not required

What you get:

A fast-paced and collaborative environment

Learning and development allowance

Competitive compensation and opportunity for advancement

100% medical, dental and vision coverage

Unlimited PTO policy

Monthly wellness stipend, home office stipend

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