Commercial Counsel

San Francisco /
Corporate – Legal and Compliance /
Full-time
Blend helps lenders maximize their digital agility. Our digital lending platform is used by Wells Fargo, U.S. Bank, and other leading financial institutions to increase customer acquisition, improve productivity, and accelerate the delivery of any banking product across every channel. We process more than $3.5 billion in mortgages and consumer loans daily, helping millions of consumers get into homes and gain access to the capital they need to lead better lives.

As Commercial Counsel, you will report directly to the Lead Commercial and IP Counsel and support our commercial legal team as they advise internal clients on the various legal risks, business strategies, and other issues related primarily to commercial transactions, privacy, and data security.  In this role you will be expected to exercise excellent business judgment to seek solutions while managing risks and employing creative problem-solving solutions. This is a great opportunity to join a growing legal team and work on cutting edge issues in an exciting, fast-paced environment.

How you'll contribute:

    • Partner with our sales, vendor management and business development teams to draft and negotiate a variety of commercial contracts, including SaaS, marketing, partnership, vendor and non-disclosure agreements
    • Continuously improve standard form agreements and legal processes to help scale the legal function
    • Manage risk and ensure business and compliance needs are accurately reflected in agreements
    • Support the Legal & Compliance team in solving complex legal issues and advise on other general corporate matters as necessary

Who you are:

    • At least 3-5 years of experience at either a large law firm or in-house legal department with significant experience drafting and negotiating commercial agreements
    • A strong understanding of commercial legal concepts and strong drafting and contract negotiation skills, with a keen attention to detail
    • Experience advising clients on and managing numerous deals on tight deadlines 
    • Ability to develop positive relationships with internal partners and external clients
    • JD, Member of a state bar

Bonus Points!

    • Experience negotiating complex software license and related agreements with major enterprise customers
    • In-house experience at a major cloud technology vendor or fintech company
    • Relevant experience in the consumer finance/mortgage space

Benefits and Perks:

    • Meaningful equity and a 401(k) plan
    • Comprehensive health benefits
    • Wellness benefits covering a variety of wellness activities, gym memberships, fitness classes and more
    • Daily meal stipend for non-regularly remote employees during COVID-19 (and lunch, dinner,snacks, and Pizza Fridays provided in offices outside of COVID-19)
    • Weekly mindfulness meditation class
    • Weekly remote company all-hands 
    • 4 months of paid parental or personal leave
    • Flexible work schedule, with open vacation policy and companywide mental health days during COVID-19
    • Work from home office set up stipend and internet stipend during COVID-19
Blend is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity, inclusion and belonging. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment all qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records in a manner consistent with applicable law, including the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.
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