Commercial Counsel

San Francisco, CA
Full Time
03-15-2019
Exp.: 5+ Years
Description:
The Role:
Grand Rounds is seeking an experienced commercial counsel to expand its legal team. The ideal candidate will strengthen Grand Rounds by expanding our ability to close commercial contracts through a team-based approach, and by contributing to related legal topics. The ideal candidate will have deep experience with healthcare, enterprise benefits and/or SaaS contracting, with a focus on drafting and negotiating complex sales agreements and transactions. Experience in data privacy, ERISA, HIPAA, or similar fields is a plus. Additional duties may include RFP/proposal review, document management, and related topics. The role will report to the General Counsel.

In Your First 30 Days:
  • Onboard with the Grand Rounds team in San Francisco, and engage in internal learning
  • Engage with other legal team members as well as key stakeholders across the organization
  • Familiarize yourself with our contracts, our customers, and our contracting processes
  • Familiarize yourself with our product and servicesFamiliarize yourself with major regulatory regimes that affect contracting and service delivery
  • Learn-by-doing by working in partnership with current in-house commercial counsel on in-flight agreements

In Your First 60 Days
  • Begin to take full responsibility for projects identified above by leading designated commercial contracting projects and serving as team support on others
  • Identify opportunities for legal process improvement, as well as impacts on business strategy
  • Fully “own” relevant functional areas
  • Transition into leading relevant outside counsel

In Your First 90 Days:
  • Be seen as the go-to resource by management and other organization members regarding relevant areas of legal and business strategy.
  • See bottom-line impact of improvements.

Responsibilities:
  • Run selected commercial contracting processes, which may include large enterprise, mid-market, labor/public, and other buyers, starting from RFP through receipt of payment and potential later contract expansion.
  • Serve as team support on additional deals being run by other members of internal commercial team.
  • Interface regularly with sales, account management, finance, compliance, information security and other groups to ensure prompt and accurate completion of commercial processes.
  • Work as a team to support other areas of the business, including other counsel.
  • Manage outside counsel relationships as appropriate.

Qualifications:
  • Juris doctorate required.
  • In good standing with state bar / eligible to practice as in-house counsel.5+ years relevant experience, preferably in high-growth environments or through relevant outside counsel experience.
  • Experience combining legal judgment with high business aptitude in support of a complex mission.
  • Healthcare / SaaS / technology experience preferred.
  • Ability to balance between working independently and as part of a team as situations demand.
  • Comfort in a fast-paced work environment, flexible and creative in problem solving and risk assessment.
  • Experience in other related legal areas a plus.

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