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Associate General Counsel, Head of Commercial Legal

Title: Associate General Counsel, Head of Commercial Legal

Location: Remote – US


About the Job:

LaunchDarkly is looking for an Associate General Counsel to join our growing company of nearly 500 employees, with operations in the US, UK, Europe and Australia. In this role you will play a pivotal role in developing our legal strategy under the leadership of our General Counsel. You will be at the forefront of our legal function, managing all commercial legal matters for the company and offering guidance on other legal matters, including product, privacy, intellectual property, compliance, and risk management strategies.


  • Manage a team of contracts negotiators and outside counsel to ensure effective allocation of resources to support all of the companys inbound and outbound commercial contracts.
  • Be a key partner to senior management and various departments, including sales, finance, security, and operations.
  • Assist with building the in-house legal function for a rapidly growing start-up, including establishing policies and procedures, drafting forms, and counseling other teams on legal compliance.
  • Draft, review and negotiate a variety of complex agreements, including strategic partner agreements and other contracts relating to the operations of our SaaS business globally.
  • Assist with legal operations, including improving the teams processes and implementing tools for increasing the efficiency of the legal function.
  • Provide legal advice to the company to establish and maintain a strong culture of integrity and compliance.


  • J.D. degree from ABA accredited law school and membership in at least one US state bar.
  • 6+ years of legal experience, with at least 2 years in house working on commercial legal strategy, preferably with a SaaS company.
  • Deep understanding of legal issues in contracts related to SaaS, cloud computing, enterprise software, intellectual property licensing, data privacy and cybersecurity.
  • Ability to manage a commercial team and negotiate contracts, including with non-US entities.
  • Ability to work effectively with ambiguity and change.
  • Excellent analytical and written skills, with the ability to identify problems and develop solutions with the ability to manage details while maintaining a strategic view.
  • Experience working with a geographically diverse team across multiple time zones.
  • Detail-oriented, excellent organizational skills, and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously under tight deadlines.
  • Understanding of how to partner and collaborate cross functionality to balance risks with business objectives
  • Experience using Ironclad preferred but not required.
  • Proximity to our HQ Oakland office preferred but not required.


Target pay range for a Level M4 in San Francisco/Bay Area: $204,000 – $241,000*

*Restricted Stock Units (RSUs), health, vision, and dental insurance, and mental health benefits in addition to salary.

LaunchDarkly operates from a place of high trust and transparency; we are happy to state the pay range for our open roles to best align with your needs. Exact compensation may vary based on skills, experience, degree level, and location.

About LaunchDarkly:

Modern software delivery was supposed to be the foundation for a thriving digital business but reality has proven otherwise. Slow, inefficient development cycles, costly outages, and fragmented customer experiences are preventing developers from building their best software. The LaunchDarkly platform helps developers innovate on new features faster while protecting them with a safety valve to instantly rewind when things go wrong. Developers can target product experiences to any customer segment and maximize the business impact of every feature. And by gradually rolling out new application components, they escape nightmare “big-bang” technology migrations.

The LaunchDarkly platform was built to guide engineers to the next frontier of DevOps by:

  • Improving the velocity and stability of software releases, without the fear of end customer outages
  • Delivering targeted experiences by easily personalizing features to customer cohorts
  • Maximizing the business impact of every feature through the ability to experiment and optimize
  • Coordinating the release and optimization of software to provide consistent experiences across mobile platforms and device types
  • Improving the effectiveness and productivity of engineering teams, by providing insights into engineering cadence and stability

At LaunchDarkly, we believe in the power of teams. We’re building a team that is humble, open, collaborative, respectful and kind. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. LD invites any applicant to review our written Affirmative Action Plan. To do so, contact People Ops at hr@launchdarkly.com.

One of our company values is ‘Widen the Circle’. Which means we seek out diversity of perspectives to get better results. We understand everyone has their own unique talents and experiences. We encourage you to apply to this role even if you dont think you meet 100% of the qualifications outlined above. We can find out together if it’s the right match for your skillset.

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