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Corporate Counsel

| Chicago

Rocket Travel, a subsidiary of Booking Holdings, is seeking a Corporate Counsel to join our team. Based in Chicago, this is a new role as the initial in-house attorney at Rocket Travel. The role would support all legal and compliance matters relating to the business including supporting contract negotiations with partners and suppliers, advising on data privacy or consumer protection regulations, providing input on marketing efforts, and all other generalist-focused legal needs (e.g., IP, tax, litigation, employment). The role requires good judgment, a strong work ethic, the ability to excel in a dynamic environment and outstanding interpersonal skills.

The ideal candidate:

  • JD degree from nationally recognized law school
  • Licensed attorney, in good standing, in the State of Illinois or elsewhere in the U.S.
  • Minimum 5-7 years of experience practicing law, preferably in e-commerce, digital marketing and/or travel. Experience negotiating commercial contracts, preferably within the travel industry (airline, hotel and/or travel partners)
  • Deep knowledge on data privacy and consumer protection laws is helpful
  • Pragmatic and commercially-focused approach to handling legal matters, providing a good balance of risk taking and judgment with unquestionable integrity, credibility and character, displaying high moral and ethical behavior at all times
  • Comfortable working with different teams, across brands and affiliates, in-person or remotely
  • Thrives in a dynamic, fast-paced environment with rapidly changing priorities
  • Ability to problem-solve, multi-task, and manage simultaneous projects under deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to synthesize, analyze and communicate complex legal issues to various business partners

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Negotiating and drafting commercial agreements, including with airlines, hotel suppliers, travel agency partners, vendors, and other third parties, as well as agreements for digital advertising, and technology licensing
  • Reviewing new products and features concerning legal and regulatory compliance, and advising the product development teams on relevant risks and mitigation thereof
  • Reviewing advertising, PR, and other related marketing materials to ensure compliance with applicable legal and regulatory requirements
  • Owning and updating legal administration and governance for the company, including contract management, data privacy, security and retention policies, and terms and conditions maintenance
  • Liaising with external legal counsel and affiliate companies, as needed and as required for input and advice
  • Handling any other legal issues or litigations as they arise, including customer, regulatory, and/or employee matters

A typical day might include:

  • Working with the commercial team to conduct legal review and edit of agreements with a new business partner
  • Working with affiliated legal teams of our corporate parent to draft an intercompany agreement
  • Soliciting legal advice from external counsel to understand and address an outstanding legal issue
  • Working with business partners on an upcoming contract renewal;
  • Advising the product team on legal concerns, risks or challenges related to a testing a new product or feature
  • Writing up a new internal policy

Rocket Travel is a place where you:

  • Own decisions and take action that can be implemented in a matter of days.
  • Work with intrinsically motivated folks with a track record for building new businesses from scratch
  • Receive a competitive compensation package, including bonus, health and dental insurance,and travel benefits
  • Have the flexibility to work remotely or telecommute when needed
  • Share your passion for travel with similar-minded people

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.

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Location

641 W Lake, Chicago, IL 60661

What are Rocketmiles Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends Outside of Work
Eat lunch together
Open Office Floor Plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Team Workouts
Rocketmiles' team fitness initiatives include In-office yoga.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Rocketmiles hosts company outings Monthly.
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong, Video Games.
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Rocketmiles' pet policy is dog friendly daily.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and Learns
Cross-Functional Training Encouraged
Promote From Within
Mentorship Program
Our mentorship program includes 1-to-1 program, Cross-department program, Career mentoring, Leadership mentoring.

Additional Perks + Benefits

Vacation credits • Flexible work schedules • Competitive salary and bonus structure • Monthly cell-phone stipend • Stocked kitchen, keg and fridge • Work with intrinsically motivated folks with a track record for building new businesses from scratch • Frequent professional development opportunities, happy hours, live-band karaoke, Smash Brothers competitions, and ping-pong tournaments.

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