Commercial Counsel

| Greater Denver Area

Checkr’s mission is to build a fairer future by improving the understanding of the past. Since graduating Y-Combinator in 2014, Checkr’s product has shifted the on-demand economy and has continued to scale into serving enterprise companies across various industries. As a company that provides modern and compliant background checks for global enterprises and startups, Checkr knows first hand how difficult it may be for individuals with prior criminal history to find employment and we want to help provide fair chances for the formerly convicted. A career with Checkr provides the opportunity to make an impact on the professional lives of millions of people and we encourage all qualified individuals to apply for our roles.


We are looking for a motivated and experienced attorney with a strong technology transactional background to join our dynamic legal team. As Commercial Counsel, you will report to Checkr’s Senior Commercial Counsel and partner with our revenue teams to draft, negotiate and review complex enterprise level agreements. You will interact with internal clients at every level of the company and also work closely with our compliance team to advise on legal, regulatory and compliance issues.

The ideal candidate will hit the ground running. You have at least 5 years of experience reviewing, drafting and negotiating a variety of enterprise commercial agreements. You’re organized, able to provide sound advice quickly and have a mastery of the legal issues involved in commercial agreements, especially at a technology start-up. You’re adept at spotting risks, understanding when the risks matter, limiting liability and striking a great deal. You can be tough when needed, but work well in a fun, fast-paced, and collaborative environment.


Responsibilities:

  • Review, draft and negotiate a variety of enterprise agreements, commercial partnership agreements and data provider agreements.
  • Provide practical guidance on legal issues and agreements in the context of the company’s commercial goals and risk thresholds
  • Help create, improve and manage internal processes, best practices, and commercial templates for the legal team
  • Research and analyze laws that affect the company, including the Fair Credit Reporting Act, from a commercial standpoint.
  • Contribute to cross-functional teams as a trusted advisor, creative problem-solver and strategic thinker.
  • Assist on projects as needed, including general corporate, vendor relationship and risk management issues, as well as assisting with the management of external counsel.

What you bring:

  • JD degree and a member in good standing of the California Bar
  • 5+ years of relevant experience, ideally as in-house counsel in a high-growth technology company
  • Top-notch expertise in structuring, drafting and negotiating a wide variety of commercial contracts
  • Pragmatic strategist who can identify and resolve legal issues in the context of the company’s commercial goals and risk thresholds
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills—the ability to explain complex issues and concepts in straightforward, everyday terms
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Flexible and able to prioritize and juggle many projects effectively -- big and small -- in a fast-paced environment
  • Collaborative team player with high emotional intelligence, strong judgment, humility and a good sense of humor
  • Ability to learn quickly and take on challenging new projects with enthusiasm

All Checkr employees enjoy the following:

  • A fast-paced and collaborative environment where we leverage the latest technology
  • Hands-on coaching and professional development
  • Competitive compensation and opportunity for advancement – a true meritocracy
  • 100% medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Unlimited PTO policy
  • Gym membership, transportation reimbursements
  • Catered lunch, dinner, and snacks

Equal Employment Opportunities at Checkr

Checkr is committed to hiring talented and qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds for all of its tech, non-tech, and leadership roles. Checkr believes that the gathering and celebration of unique backgrounds, qualities, and cultures enriches the workplace.

Checkr also welcomes the opportunity to consider qualified applicants with prior arrest or conviction records. Checkr’s commitment to diversity extends to hiring talented individuals in spite of a prior criminal history in accordance with local, state, and/or federal laws, including the San Francisco’s Fair Chance Ordinance.


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Location

Surrounded by hip bars, restaurants and Colorado's State Capitol, there's always something new to see and do near our office!

An Insider's view of Checkr

What’s the vibe like in the office?

After 5 years of working at Checkr, I'm pleased to say that the vibe in the office hasn't changed! It's still a fun, vibrant and progressive environment where I'm constantly learning. If you're energized by smart, humble and ambitious professionals, you'll love Checkr.

Ashley DiRuggiero

Human Resources

How does the company support your career growth?

Checkr has helped me grow in my career with challenging Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) each quarter. Because my individual OKRs are aligned with company-wide stretch goals, achieving them means that I am an integral part of moving the company forward AND getting new experiences under my belt!

Temi Vasco

Accounting

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

The sales team is on the front line with customers which gives us strong customer insights and a tremendous opportunity to shape the product strategy of the company. We bring that feedback to the executive team on a regular basis to influence the company's GTM strategy.

Kristen Faris

VP, Industry Strategy

What are Checkr Perks + Benefits

Checkr Benefits Overview

Checkr provides generous benefits and perks including comprehensive healthcare, unlimited PTO, commuter benefits, gym reimbursement, work from home Wednesday and an annual learning and development allowance.

Culture
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Checkr offers equity in the form of Restricted Stock Units (RSUs) that vest over a 4 year period.
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 12 weeks of parental leave for the primary or secondary caretaker.
Flexible Work Schedule
Checkr provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes flexible start and end times and a company wide initiative to work from home on Wednesdays.
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Checkr pays $100 a month for commuter benefits.
Free Daily Meals
We provide free breakfast on Monday. Employees get free lunch and dinner on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.
Stocked Kitchen
Checkr has a fully stocked kitchen including unlimited drinks, snacks, coffee and tea.
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted Once per month.
Pet Friendly
Fitness Subsidies
Checkr reimburses $50 a month for gym memberships.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Checkr has a $2,850 budget per person for additional learning and development.
Lunch and learns
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