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Commercial Counsel

at Notion

New York, United States

About Us:

We're on a mission to make it possible for every person, team, and company to be able to tailor their software to solve any problem and take on any challenge. Computers may be our most powerful tools, but most of us can't build or modify the software we use on them every day. At Notion, we want to change this with focus, design, and craft.

We've been working on this together since 2016, and have customers like Pixar, Mitsubishi, Figma, Plaid, Match Group, and thousands more on this journey with us. Today, we're growing fast and excited for new teammates to join us who are the best at what they do. We're passionate about building a company as diverse and creative as the millions of people Notion reaches worldwide.

Notion is an in person company, and currently requires its employees to come to the office for two Anchor Days (Mondays & Thursdays) and requests that employees spend the majority of their week in the office (including a third day).

About The Role:

As Commercial Counsel, you will have the chance to help build the commercial legal foundation to be our first attorney at our New York office and help Notion meet its ambitious goals. In this role you will be expected to serve as the lead commercial legal counsel supporting our Americas sales team. We are looking for a team member who is excited about our passionate user base and is interested in joining a dedicated cross-functional team that engages with our customers and vendors.

What You'll Achieve:

  • Have broad responsibility for providing practical day-to-day commercial legal support in the Americas while also chipping in to support our global sales, marketing, and success teams
  • Negotiate and independently identify creative legal solutions for commercial transactions, including customer subscription agreements and data processing agreements
  • Support procurement and requesting business teams on negotiation of vendor agreements
  • Identify and independently pursue improvements to our contracting processes
  • Develop and revise contract templates as necessary, based on changes in our product offerings, organization, and privacy laws

Skills You'll Need to Bring:

  • Admitted to the New York State Bar and in good standing
  • 10+ years of combined experience practicing as a commercial attorney within a law firm or software technology company, including 5+ years in-house commercial legal experience at a software technology company
  • Ability to confidently and independently manage and negotiate high visibility SaaS negotiations with enterprise customers
  • Excellent drafting, written and verbal communication skills and ability to adapt legal requirements in balanced, creative and pragmatic ways to facilitate communication at all levels of the organization
  • Experience advising sales and marketing teams on privacy regulations (GDPR, e-Privacy Directive, CCPA, etc.) and the ability to incorporate evolving requirements into the customer facing agreements
  • Resilience, resourcefulness, the ability to directly interact and build meaningful relationships and trust with internal and external clients and leaders, and the ability to make recommendations and decisions with imperfect facts

Nice to Haves:

  • Certified Information Privacy Professional or equivalent
  • Experience supporting channel and reseller partnerships
  • Familiarity using Notion

We hire talented and passionate people from a variety of backgrounds because we want our global employee base to represent the wide diversity of our customers. If you’re excited about a role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every bullet point listed in the job description, we still encourage you to apply. If you’re a builder at heart, share our company values, and enthusiastic about making software toolmaking ubiquitous, we want to hear from you.

Notion is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate in hiring or any employment decision based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or other applicable legally protected characteristic. Notion considers qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Notion is also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please let your recruiter know.

Notion is committed to providing highly competitive cash compensation, equity, and benefits. The compensation offered for this role will be based on multiple factors such as location, the role’s scope and complexity, and the candidate’s experience and expertise, and may vary from the range provided below. For roles based in New York City, the estimated base salary range for this role is $255,000 - $300,000 per year.



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