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Corporate Counsel

Corporate Counsel

Be essential at Cars Commerce

At Cars Commerce, we’re fanatical about simplifying everything about car buying and selling. We do right by our customers and consumers to better connect the industry with simplified and tierless technology to enhance, measure and drive local automotive retail. Whether through our No.1 most recognized marketplace, Cars.com, our industry-leading digital experience, Dealer Inspire, our trade and appraisal technology, Accu-Trade, or our new Cars Commerce Media Network, Cars Commerce is essential for success in the automotive industry.

No one ever travels alone here: at its core, Cars Commerce is collaboration. In fact, it’s built into the very fabric of our shared values. We like to say we Rise Together putting people at the center of what we do, from consumer to customer to community. Life at Cars Commerce makes it easy when we share the ethos to be Open to All, encouraging open-minded communication because we know diverse thinking yields better outcomes. But critical to our success is Caring to Challenge and Taking Ownership, fueling a competitive spirit in a respectful environment where we think about tomorrow but act today. At our foundation, we have integrity, Doing the Right Thing, even when it’s hard. It’s our shared commitment to these values that makes Cars Commerce a place where growth becomes not only possible, but downright unavoidable.

But don’t take our word for it. As a U.S. News & World Report Best Company to Work For in 2024, we’re obsessive about the employee experience. We are among the top 20% being declared Best of our industry based on six critical factors that are important to employee wellbeing, like quality of pay, benefits, work life balance and more.


As Corporate Counsel, you will be a part of the Legal team providing legal support for various legal matters with primary responsibilities for compliance efforts across the organization. The Corporate Counsel will be responsible for implementation and continuous improvement of policies and requirements related to compliance, enterprise risk management, data privacy and other laws and regulations governing a publicly traded technology company. You will have the opportunity to implement, maintain, and improve policies, procedures, and internal controls to assure compliance with applicable regulatory and legal requirements as well as best practices.


  • Provide legal support in all areas of the law with specific emphasis on compliance and contracts;
  • Lead Enterprise Risk Management Assessment and develop and implement the appropriate policies;
  • Understand and ensure compliance related to contracts, insurance, information security and data governance;
  • Lead in the development and publishing of compliance related policies and documents;
  • Supports the design and development of compliance awareness, training, and education for all levels of the organization.


  • Bachelor’s degree;
  • Law degree from an accredited law school;
  • 2-4 years of professional legal experience;
  • Professional experience conducting legal research, reviewing contracts, reviewing and drafting enterprise policies, and coordinating compliance activities;
  • Ability to work with third party vendors to complete assessments and compliance projects as required;
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with legal, technology, audit, and finance personnel at many levels;
  • Consensus builder, with results-oriented commitment;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills (English);
  • Excellent organization skills;
  • Strong attention to detail.


In the spirit of pay transparency, we are excited to share the base salary range for this position which is not inclusive of bonuses, benefits or other forms of compensation that the position may be eligible for. If you are hired at Cars Commerce, your final base salary compensation will be determined based on factors such as skills and/or experience. If the salary range is close to what you’re seeking, then we encourage you to apply and learn more about the total compensation package for this position.

Salary Range

$87,300—$107,000 USD

Our Comprehensive Benefits Package includes:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision Healthcare Plans
  • 401(k) with Company Match + Immediate Vesting
  • New Hire Stipend for Home Office Set-Up
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Generous PTO

Refuel – a service based recognition program where employees receive additional paid time away to learn grow and reset

  • Paid Holidays, Floating Holiday, Volunteer Day, Recharge Day
  • Learn more about our Benefits, Perks, & Culture on our LinkedIn Life Pages!

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, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.