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Senior Counsel/Associate GC, Commercial



1mo ago

  • Job
    Senior Level
  • Legal
  • $215K - $325K
  • San Mateo
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  • You must have a JD, state bar admission, 6+ years of legal experience (2+ in-house at a tech company), expertise in B2B contracts, data privacy, government procurement, CLM platforms, document management, strong communication skills, and ability to prioritize.
  • You will negotiate and draft technology-related commercial agreements, build relationships, automate contract review processes, and support the company's growth by wearing multiple hats.


  • J.D. degree from an ABA-approved law school and admission to a state bar
  • 6+ years of relevant legal experience (preferably with at least 2 years of in-house counsel experience at a technology company)
  • Deep experience negotiating and drafting B2B software and hardware commercial contracts and license agreements, as well as a variety of vendor contracts and other types of commercial agreements
  • Strong knowledge of data privacy regulations such as GDPR, CCPA, etc.
  • Experience with government procurement processes and regulations
  • Experience working with contract lifecycle management (CLM) platforms (such as IronClad) and implementing their related AI tools
  • Experience working with document management platforms (such as Google Workspace)
  • Ability to work independently but also collaborate effectively with a team
  • Excellent legal and business judgment with the ability to provide practical, concise advice
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects, prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with a high degree of attention to detail


  • Negotiate and draft a wide variety of technology-related B2B commercial agreements (including multi-jurisdictional transactions, hardware and software sales and licensing, and distribution agreements), as well as a variety of vendor contracts
  • Think on your feet to negotiate and draft contracts quickly and practically in order to facilitate fast closure of end customer deals
  • Be excited to develop and maintain in-depth working knowledge of Verkada products
  • Be comfortable taking risks while still managing a reasonable compliance posture
  • Build relationships with people and leaders across the organization
  • Develop systems to automate and bring efficiency to the contract review process in order to scale the work and team over time
  • Be ready to roll up your sleeves and wear multiple hats to help the company grow


What level of experience is required for the Senior Counsel/Associate GC, Commercial position?

The position is open to candidates with varying levels of experience, ranging from Senior Counsel to Associate General Counsel, depending on years of experience.

What specific responsibilities will the Senior Counsel/Associate GC, Commercial have in this role?

The individual will be responsible for building out the company’s commercial legal function, managing and overseeing both inbound and outbound contract negotiations and drafting, handling critical supply chain contracts, vendor contracts, reseller contracts, end user agreements, and government procurement processes and regulations.

What type of company is this position based in?

This role is based in San Mateo, CA, and the company is an "in the office" company.

What kind of legal experience is preferred for this role?

Ideal candidates will have experience in government procurement processes and regulations, familiarity with B2B deals in a channel sales model, and expertise in privacy and data protection issues in commercial transactions.

What is the overall goal of this position?

The goal of this role is to establish and develop the company’s commercial legal function from the ground up.

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Mission & Purpose

Verkada is a leader in cloud-managed enterprise building security, enabling over 17,000 organizations worldwide to protect their people and assets while prioritizing privacy. Designed with simplicity in mind, Verkada’s seven product lines - video security cameras, door-based access control, environmental sensors, alarms, visitor management, mailroom and intercom - provide unparalleled visibility through a single secure cloud-based software platform. The company was founded by computer scientists and security experts from Stanford University, and Hans Robertson, the former co-founder and COO of Cisco Meraki. Verkada is headquartered in San Mateo, CA with offices in Salt Lake City, Tampa, Phoenix, Austin, London, Sydney, Taiwan, New York, Philadelphia, Toronto, Mexico City, Seattle and Tokyo.