Director, Legal

Duck Creek Technologies LLC.
May 19, 2023
Jun 16, 2023
Trademark Agent
Contract Type

Helping careers take flight. Reshaping an industry. Enable your career to be Made on Duck Creek.


Duck Creek Technologies is the intelligent solutions provider defining the future of the property and casualty (P&C) and general insurance industry. We are the platform upon which modern insurance systems are built, enabling the industry to capitalize on the power of the cloud to run agile, intelligent, and evergreen operations. Our modern SaaS solutions help insurers set a new standard and revolutionize how consumers interact with insurance companies.

Authenticity, purpose, and transparency are core to Duck Creek, and we believe insurance should be there for individuals and businesses when, where, and how they need it most. Our market–leading solutions are available on a standalone basis or as a full suite, and all are available via Duck Creek OnDemand. With more than 1,000 successful implementations to date, Duck Creek removes the IT burden for insurers so they can focus on the business of insurance.

We have a flock of more than 1,800 employees across the globe and are proud to be a Flexible–First employer. We empower our employees with the choice to work from an office, from home, or on a hybrid schedule. Our flexible–first environment fosters productivity, inclusion, collaboration, and ensures a consistent employee experience regardless of location .

If working in a fast–paced, rapidly evolving company that is transforming one of the world's oldest and largest industries sounds exciting, let us know.We are excited you are considering Duck Creek as a future employer and hope you decide to join "The Flock"!

Duck Creek Technologies is a global technology company providing SaaS–based solutions to the insurance industry. The Director, Legal, position will report to the VP of Legal, Deputy General Counsel and will work primarily on commercial transactions for our SaaS and professional services and matters related to: cloud services, data privacy, data security, procurement, marketing, product counseling, compliance, mergers and acquisitions, litigation, and general corporate matters.

You will provide timely and practical legal advice to company business leaders and will help the business through key transformations. Most of your time will be dedicated to drafting and negotiating commercial contracts, including complex SaaS contract for mission–critical core systems , as well as agreements for p rofessional s ervices and other related transactions . However, we are looking for an all–around player who is excited to have a positive impact in a company serving the insurance industry . Y ou should also be prepared to:

Develop a close understanding of the company's products, services and business models

Drive initiatives to improve and scale legal functions across the company

Provide timely and practical legal advice to company business leaders

Develop and maintain strong knowledge of applicable laws, regulations and industry guidance in the cloud computing and software industry , including global data privacy , security and intellectual property

Update and maintain standardized agreement templates

Further develop the company's compliance progra ms

Counsel product developers in legal matters relating to foreign markets and new business scenarios for the company

Maintain and grow our intellectual property portfolio

Be ready to grow with the needs and evolution of the company.


Candidates should :

H old a J.D. or LL.M. degree and be members in good standing of at least one State Bar . ( We will also consider UK or European law degrees with French fluency , if candidate is legal to work in United States)

H ave a combination of law firm and in–house experience, including strong experience with commercial and technology transactions and other corporate areas identified above

Have 8+ years of legal experience ( candidates with shorter experience may apply in case a second position opens soon )

Have s trong experience with commercial and technology transactions, with a background in drafting and negotiating agreements independently

D eep k nowledge of data privacy, compliance, and/or cloud services is a plus. CIPP/US and/or CIPP/EU certification is a plus . Fluency in foreign languages is a plus

C ombine strong legal acumen with practical, business–friendly judgment

C ollaborate well with team members and functions across the company

English fluency required . Fluency in foreign languages is a plus

Be able to travel 10% time

Be l egally authorized to work in the country of the job location (United States, United Kingdom or France) .


Our global company celebrates & leverages the differences each employee brings to the table. Our success is a direct result of an inclusive culture where opportunities to learn from one another occur regardless of title, seniority, or background. This collaborative and team–oriented approach is at the core of how we operate andcontinuously improve our products, services, and systems. As such, Duck Creek is committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees and applicants – to recruit, hire, train, and reward employees for their individual abilities, achievements, and experience without regard to race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, marital, military, or any other protected status.

We strive to be an example to the world of inclusion, diversity, and equity in all things – where employees are free to be their authentic selves in the workplace and in the communities in which we live. We believe in leading by example and are proud of the diversity of our team and our shared commitment to our Core Values: We Prioritize Respect; We Listen; We Care; We Add Value; and We Lead.

Duck CreekTechnologies does not accept, nor will we pay a fee for any hires resulting from unsolicited headhunter or agency resumes.

About Us

Duck Creek is a leading provider of comprehensive P&C insurance software and services for insurers of all sizes worldwide. Employing progressive technology, our solutions enable insurers to optimize outcomes and enhance engagement through advanced digital and data capabilities and integrated functionality that can be delivered via the cloud or on premise.