Legal Counsel

United States
Legal – Legal /
Full-time permanent /
About Achievers
The "Achievers Employee Experience Platform™" empowers employees to recognize each other in real time and aligns them to the values and goals of the company. With almost 4 million global users, the Employee Experience Platform enables employees in over 170 countries. Visit us at to learn more, and check out our platform in action here. Join us in our mission to Change the Way the World Works™!

Our commitment to you:
At Achievers, we hire you for you because we value the unique perspective and individuality that each person brings to our team. We are committed to creating an inclusive, diverse, and equitable workplace where you belong, and your contributions are celebrated. You'll have the opportunity to collaborate with a diverse group of colleagues who appreciate your strengths and are excited to learn from your experiences.

Achievers is currently seeking a legal counsel to add to its current team of legal professionals. The successful candidate will engage in a variety of commercial transactional matters in support of Achievers’ core business that provides a cloud-based employee recognition and rewards solution with an active listening interface to accelerate employee engagement. This position is a hybrid role (in-office partial days of the week) where the candidate is based in in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, where Achievers is headquartered. We will consider remote candidates.
This position requires a self-motivated, business-minded, and confident corporate-commercial lawyer with excellent interpersonal skills, an ability to manage changing priorities and a broad range of legal requests, combined with a desire to improve efficiency in the legal process. In this role, you will support the North American business units as they endeavor to innovate, grow and meet and exceed their own business targets. The successful candidate will have primary responsibilities for the legal needs of the Achievers marketplace team, as well as provide support in the negotiation of SaaS subscription agreements with our customers, including advising on privacy matters (ideally with privacy certification). The Legal Counsel will also effectively negotiate agreements related to data protection and security, procurement, inbound software and services providers, partnerships, resellers, marketing and advertising, as well as supporting the sales team in responding to RFPs/RFIs.  As a part of the Achievers legal team, be assured that the work is fast-paced, challenging, varied and ever evolving.


    • Drafting and negotiating a broad range of standard and non-standard commercial agreements related to the Achievers marketplace, SaaS subscription services and other technology and vendor agreements.
    • Creating and revising other legal documentation, policies, guidelines and standard forms.
    • Researching and staying abreast of changes to relevant law and regulations, including privacy and data protection requirements, and ensuring compliance.
    • Work in real-time through regular interaction with internal and external clients regarding legal and regulatory requirements, and overall enterprise risk management.
    • Creating, maintaining and updating templates as required to improve workflow and efficiency.
    • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

    • Demonstrated track record of successfully managing and negotiating high volume of complex contracts.
    • Able to work independently, prioritize and multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
    • Energetic self-starter with demonstrated initiative, exceptional business judgement and creativity.
    • Comfortable interacting at all levels within the company (e.g. senior management, engineering, information security, finance, tax, human resources and sales.)
    • The ability to both work collaboratively within the legal and broader teams and independently on an individual basis with limited oversight.
    • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills


    • J.D. or LL.B. degree with outstanding academic credentials.
    • Active and in good standing in at least one State Bar in the United States (ideally with a dual call to a Canadian province or other jurisdiction.)
    • Working knowledge of privacy law and experience negotiating DPAs .
    • Privacy certification in one or more jurisdictions (definite asset).
    • Minimum of 4+ years of relevant legal experience, with a law firm or in-house.
    • Experience with SaaS, subscription agreements, reseller agreements and other cloud-based and technology-related offerings preferred.
Why you’ll love working at Achievers:
We are passionate about disruptive technology that’s rooted in science, research and data.
We understand the value of employee success in the workplace and have been recognized in numerous publications for our contributions to HR, for technical excellence, and for our outstanding workplace culture!
We foster an environment of connection, security, and community. You’ll feel at home, without reservation. 
We believe in moving quickly, failing fast, and adapting to change. 
We enjoy coming to work every day because we believe in our product and love our culture.
We’re committed to achieving excellence in everything we do. 

Achievers does not offer employment to prospects without first ensuring that qualified candidates speak directly with the hiring manager and a member of our HR team. All qualification will be done face-to-face, whether that is in person or over Zoom. Achievers does not send out offers of employment without meeting candidates and does not offer employment via text. If you are requested for any personal information via text and/or without having met a member of our hiring team in person, please disregard.

Our employees are a diverse and inclusive team of passionate, hardworking individuals. Achievers is committed to creating an environment where our employees can do the best work of their lives. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply to join our A-Player family. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Achievers is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds and experiences.