Warby Parker is hiring a

Commercial Counsel

New York, United States

We’re looking a Commercial Counsel to join the small legal team at our company’s headquarters in New York! This person in this role will report to our Lead Counsel and will be responsible for a variety of legal matters, including drafting and negotiating contracts, managing our IP portfolio, advising business clients on various day-to-day questions, and performing research on applicable laws and regulations. Our ideal candidate is comfortable working on dozens of assignments at the same time and will be able to provide practical, concise, plain-English advice to each department at Warby Parker. Think you’ve got the goods? Read on:

What you’ll do:

  • Review, draft, and negotiate a wide variety of contracts (think: technology vendors, business development deals, supply chain agreements, real estate contracts)
  • Counsel colleagues on a host of legal questions, such as:
    • Compliance with optical regulation
    • Content and advertising clearance
    • Customer complaints
    • Contract interpretation
    • Employment law issues
  • Manage Warby Parker’s IP portfolio
  • Assist with dispute resolution
  • Help create and implement company policies
  • Design, build, and improve legal department processes, including a contract management system
  • Counsel technical and business development teams on product development, from conception, through launch, to market strategy
  • Help manage external counsel
  • Improve internal forms

Who you are:

  • An attorney with a JD, admission to a state bar, and 2-4 years of relevant in-house or top-firm experience
  • Experience drafting and negotiating complex commercial agreements
  • Confident in handling tasks and answering questions that you’ve never faced
  • Able to assess both legal and business risks
  • Skillful drafter and issue-spotter; organized and detail-oriented; and a clear communicator
  • Collaborative, friendly, flexible, and eager to learn about all facets of the business
  • Any of the following is extra credit: Experience representing technology and/or emerging growth companies; experience in trademark, consumer protection, employment, and/or health care law; experience counseling product development with engineers, designers, and product management; experience in real estate or retail transactions

About Warby Parker:

Warby Parker is a transformative lifestyle brand with a lofty objective: to offer designer eyewear at a revolutionary price while leading the way for socially conscious businesses. By engaging directly with consumers, we’re able to offer ultra-high-quality, vintage-inspired frames for $95 including prescription lenses and shipping.  We focus on the bigger picture, too: social innovation is woven into the DNA of our company, and for every pair of glasses purchased, a pair is distributed to someone in need.

Because all work and no play makes a dull office, we fill our days with snacks, surprises, pneumatic tubes, and, when appropriate, costumes. As a team member at Warby Parker, you can also look forward to company outings, guest speakers, volunteering opportunities, and brain-stimulating activities.

In 2015, Fast Company named us the #1 Most Innovative Company. We’re also a certified B Corporation, which means that we are held to the highest standards of social and environmental performance.

Some benefits and perks of working at Warby Parker:

  • Health, vision, and dental insurance
  • Cell phone reimbursement
  • Flexible “My Time” vacation policy
  • Parental leave policy 
  • Retirement savings plan (401k)
  • Free eyewear (discounts for friends and family!)
  • Health & wellness stipend
  • Quarterly team outings

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