Commercial Counsel
Veeva Systems
 OH (Ohio)
At Veeva, we build enterprise cloud technology that powers the biggest names in the pharmaceutical, biotech, consumer goods, chemical & cosmetics industries. Our customers make vaccines, life-saving medicines, and life-enhancing products that make a difference in everyday lives. Our technology has transformed these industries; enabling them to get critical products and services to market faster. Our core values, Do the Right Thing, Customer Success, Employee Success, and Speed, guide us as we make our customers more efficient and effective in everything they do.

The Role

Veeva’s Commercial Legal Team is looking for an experienced commercial attorney to be part of our highly motivated, tightly-knit and collaborative legal team. You will lead legal negotiations with our customers, efficiently bringing deals to a favorable close. We are looking for a high performer who has exceptional communication skills and is adaptable, team-oriented, loves to learn, and operates with a high degree of integrity.

This role will be located in Columbus, OH and will report to the Senior Managing Counsel, U.S. Commercial.

What You'll Do

  • Autonomously draft and negotiate agreements, including SaaS subscription agreements, data processing agreements, and NDAs, with a wide variety of customers.  Your primary focus will be on SaaS subscription agreements.
  • Autonomously draft and negotiate all types of vendor and alliance agreements.
  • Coordinate with internal and external subject matter experts, including external counsel, when needed.
  • Respond to inquiries re contract interpretation and compliance.
  • Assist with other corporate initiatives as required (e.g., M&A, litigation, employment matters).
  • Support the continuous improvement of internal processes.
  • Establish and build good working relationships with internal clients, based on mutual trust and respect, as well as knowledge of the company’s business, needs, and goals.


  • Experience with different kinds of commercial transactions (e.g., SaaS, strategic alliance, IP licensing, software licensing, working with contractors, outsourcing, facilities, etc.).
  • A confident, effective, and positive negotiator who can lead the process, focus on important issues, and efficiently bring deals to a favorable close.
  • Strong aptitude towards drafting documents, emails and anything else in a very precise manner, while still being concise and digestible for non-lawyers. Attention to detail is a must.
  • Ability to successfully work independently with little guidance, but also able to use good judgment and escalate issues when needed.
  • Skilled at working cross-functionally and collaboratively with different departments.
  • Licensed attorney.  Active status in a U.S. state bar (ideally where the position is located).
  • Minimum 4 years of experience in a reputable law firm and/or in-house.
  • Strong academic background, including J.D. from a top U.S. law school.

Nice to Have

  • Experience working in-house at a technology company, software company or pharmaceutical company.
  • Previous experience negotiating SaaS agreements.
  • Familiarity with data privacy, including GDPR, and information security.

Perks & Benefits

  • Flexible PTO
  • Healthy, free, provided lunches and snacks every day
  • Allocations for continuous learning & development
  • Discounted gym membership 

Veeva’s headquarters is located in the San Francisco Bay Area with offices in more than 15 countries around the world.

Veeva is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin or ancestry, age, disability, marital status, pregnancy, protected veteran status, protected genetic information, political affiliation, or any other characteristics protected by local laws, regulations, or ordinances.