Compliance Counsel

Chicago, IL, USA - Legal

Job Description

Job Description

Denodo is looking for Compliance Counsel to join our growing legal team in providing important legal support to the Company and its international operations. We are targeting an individual to join one of our US offices. You will join as our first compliance-focused legal team member. Your responsibilities will be varied and include working with the Company’s legal, business and other teams to analyze compliance-related matters affecting the company and interfacing with external legal advisors in different countries. You will also interact with external business clients while addressing complex compliance issues in an
accurate and clear, yet thorough manner.

Primary job responsibilities

  • Proactively assess legal risks and advise on compliance matters for the company.
  • Ensure compliance with Denodo policies, laws and regulatory obligations.
  • Work with Operations, Security, Product, Marketing and Finance teams to address and resolve compliance related matters that affect the organization.
  • Analyze and translate legal standards into practical compliance guidelines and work with teams across the Company to develop processes that help mitigate compliance risk.
  • Serve as a point of contact for the Company for compliance-related questions.
  • Interface with external legal teams providing compliance counsel to the Company in our different locations across the globe.
  • Provide practical, decisive guidance to Sales, Business Development and Product teams,
  • balancing business objectives and legal risk.
  • Remain up-to-date on legal compliance matters including, corporate compliance, international trade, data privacy matters, HR compliance, internal investigation, etc., and act as subject-matter expert for the Company


Chicago, IL, USA




  • JD degree (or non-US equivalent) or higher.
  • At least 2+ years of experience in-house working on compliance-related matters.
  • Strong working knowledge of the Software industry a plus
  • Analytical, negotiation, and drafting skills demonstrated through your work experience.
  • Exceptional organizational skills with the ability to manage simultaneous projects under deadline pressure.
  • The ability to work independently as well as the ability to identify when senior or outside counsel should be consulted.
  • Experience developing and managing policies and procedures regarding legal and regulatory
  • compliance.
  • A strong client service focus and the ability to efficiently prioritize workflow and manage multidimensional projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • Understanding of how to balance legal risk with business objectives.
  • Fluent in English. Denodo is a very international company, so proficiency in other languages will be a plus.

Employment Practices

Denodo is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Denodo will provide reasonable accommodation to employees who have protected disabilities in accordance with applicable law.

We do not accept resumes from headhunters or suppliers that have not signed a formal fee agreement. Therefore, any resume received from an unapproved supplier will be considered unsolicited, and we will not be obligated to pay a referral fee.

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