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Senior Legal Counsel



Canada · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, May 14, 2024

We are looking for a creative and pragmatic problem solver to serve as our Senior Legal Counsel. You will partner with various departments across the company to provide legal guidance and support. This includes collaborating to ensure all business activities are conducted in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. We believe in continuous improvement and you will have the opportunity to build and implement changes to processes, documents, and more!

What you’ll be doing

  • Lead the reviewing, interpreting, drafting, revising, and negotiating of contract terms for outbound customer contracts in an expeditious manner while also protecting the business' interests
  • Review, interpret, draft, revise, and negotiate contract terms for inbound vendor contracts in an expeditious manner while also protecting the business' interests.
  • Review and negotiate various other legal documents, and provide strategic legal advice, in support of other company initiatives (e.g., partner program, product releases and integrations, marketing agreements, etc.).
  • Provide creative, flexible and proactive advice on a broad range of compliance areas for multiple jurisdictions, such as consumer protection and privacy
  • Ensure compliance with legal, contractual, and risk management policies in order to minimize and limit corporate liability, manage risk, and optimize value of contracts.
  • Identify contractual risks and issues and suggest alternatives that lead to optimal solutions.
  • You’ll also work closely with the sales team to ensure transactions help achieve business goals within acceptable risk tolerances and follow corporate guidelines.
  • Establish strong relationships with leaders from across the business


Don't meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are likely to only apply for jobs if they meet every qualification. At Affinity, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you're excited about this role but your experience doesn't perfectly align with the qualifications above, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be the right candidate for this or other roles.

  • A JD with 5-7 years of experience drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial contracts (e.g., NDAs, subscription agreements, SOWs) and related agreements
  • Must be licensed to practice in the United States
  • Must have a strong understanding of intellectual property and data privacy
  • Experience preparing and negotiating software license agreements and other technology related agreements.
  • SaaS licensing experience is preferred.
  • Strong contracting and legal negotiation skills with experience working with customers and supporting sales teams (global experience a plus!).
  • Ability to understand complex contractual issues, assess risk and provide concise business-focused legal advice.
  • Possess a practical, collaborative approach to problem solving in the context of commercial sales, with the ability to make sound decisions and exercise good judgment.
  • Ability to interact and communicate with senior leadership, and remain adaptable in a changing, and sometimes ambiguous, business environment.
  • In-house counsel experience strongly preferred.

What you’ll enjoy at Affinity

  • We live our values as playmakers who are obsessed with learning, care personally about our colleagues and clients, are radically open-minded, and take pride in everything we do.
  • Health Care coverage and flexible personal & sick days. We want our team to be happy and healthy :)
  • We provide an annual budget for you to spend on education and offer a comprehensive L&D program – after all, one of our core values is that we’re #obsessedwithlearning!
  • We support our employee’s overall health and well-being and reimburse monthly for things such as; Transportation, Home Internet, Meals, and Wellness memberships/equipment.
  • Virtual team building and socials. Keeping people connected is essential.

Please note that the role compensation details below reflect the base salary only and do not include any equity, or benefits. This represents the salary range that Affinity believes, in good faith, at the time of this posting, that it will pay for the posted job.

A reasonable estimate of the current range is $145,400 - $218,200 CAD. Within the range, individual pay depends on various factors including geographical location and review of experience, knowledge, skills, abilities of the applicant.

About Affinity

With more than 3,000 customers worldwide and backed by some of Silicon Valley's best firms, Affinity has raised $120M to empower dealmakers to find, manage, and close more deals. How? Our Relationship Intelligence platform uses the wealth of data exhaust from trillions of interactions between Investment Bankers, Venture Capitalists, Consultants, and other strategic dealmakers to deliver automated relationship insights that drive over 450,000 deals every month. We are are proud to have received Inc. and Fortune Best Workplaces awards as well as to be Great Places to Work certified for the last 5 years running. Join us on our mission to make it possible for anyone to cultivate and fully harness their network to succeed.

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