Assistant General Counsel, Commercial

Shutterfly - Redwood City, CA3.8

The Assistant General Counsel, Commercial, will provide primary legal support for commercial transactions and collaborate on enhancement of templates and forms. This key role works closely with business partners across the organization to provide practical and commercially focused legal advice. The successful candidate will possess a high degree of self-sufficiency, strong organizational skills, initiative and enjoy a fast-paced environment. Based at the company’s headquarters in Redwood City, California, this role will report directly to the General Counsel and will have one direct report.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Partner with business teams to review, negotiate and draft a variety of commercial agreements including sales, procurement, promotion, supplier, strategic and other agreements
  • Draft and update contract templates and partner with team members to improve company’s inbound and outbound contract processes and policies
  • Lead development and maintenance of scalable contract management systems, processes and standards
  • Evolve and refine templates and processes to increase efficiency and scalability of legal support
  • Administration and resolution of legal issues and contract interpretation matters that arise in existing commercial relationships
  • Work closely with departmental leadership to support business initiatives
  • Ensure company’s compliance with laws and regulations in a number of areas, including marketing and advertising law
  • Advise on risk related to products manufactured in-house and outsourced to third parties
  • Analyze and advise on a variety of intellectual property matters including the management of company trademarks and pre-litigation infringement claims
  • Provide quick, concise, and practical legal advice consistent with Shutterfly’s business objectives
  • Assist with other needs and projects that come up, including support for merger and acquisition activity across the organization
Job Requirements

  • At least ten years of relevant commercial/corporate law experience, with some prior in-house experience required and some experience at a top tier firm preferred
  • J.D. from an accredited law school with an excellent academic record
  • Member in good standing of California state bar
  • Strong oral and written communication and interpersonal/relationship-building skills, including the ability to communicate legal considerations to non-lawyers
  • Highly responsive and service-oriented attitude
  • Flexibility to handle periods of heavy work demand
  • Ability to adapt to multiple and changing demands and juggle different priorities
  • Ability to influence and provide timely and effective legal and business advice, support and training at all organizational levels
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Good business judgment and sound decision-making
  • Detail-oriented, thorough, and careful
  • Self-starter with ability to project manage independently in a fast-paced environment and to and prioritize work flow