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Corporate Counsel, Government

| Greater Boston Area

Smartsheet is seeking a talented Corporate Counsel – Government to join its collaborative legal team. We are looking for a highly capable and motivated individual with strong interpersonal skills to assist us in supporting our Federal, State, and Local government sales function and other related parts of the business. This position reports to the Director of Legal and is located at our office in Boston, MA.


  • Work with the Federal, State, and Local government business teams to negotiate, draft, and review commercial agreements concerning subscription software, data processing, intellectual property use, and professional services.
  • Support government contract compliance initiatives and develop policies and procedures for their implementation, including with respect to FedRAMP and GSA Schedule.
  • Maintain a strong understanding of applicable government procurement regulations and agency supplements, specifically, FAR and DFARS.
  • Own the continuous improvement of standard forms of agreement, alternate language playbooks, and internal resource documents pertaining to government sector.
  • Provide strategic and practical legal advice to sales and other departments with customer-facing responsibilities.
  • Collaborate with all members of the legal team across office locations, including attorney and non-attorney personnel.
  • Deliver training and guidance to employees on legal issues, best practices, and company policies.
  • Support general business operations and complete special projects as requested.


  • 4-7 years of relevant legal experience with a minimum of 2 years spent in-house, preferably with a cloud software organization.
  • Expertise in negotiating contracts with government entities and subcontractors and working directly with sales representatives.
  • Ability to operate efficiently in a fast-paced environment that places a high premium on excellence, execution, and teamwork.
  • Skilled at developing strong working relationships with other business units.
  • Aptitude and disposition to uphold company’s business standards and risk tolerance and recommend practical solutions respecting such standards and tolerance.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, business judgment, and strategic thinking.
  • Persistent attention to detail.
  • JD from an accredited law school and an active member of a bar in the United States, preferably Massachusetts or Washington D.C.

About Smartsheet:

In 2005, Smartsheet was founded on the idea that teams and millions of people worldwide deserve a better way to deliver their very best work. Today, the company delivers a leading cloud-based platform for work execution, empowering organizations to plan, capture, track, automate, and report on work at scale, resulting in more efficient processes and better business outcomes. Smartsheet went public on the New York Stock Exchange in April 2018 and currently enables collaboration, better decision making, and accelerated innovation for over 76,000 domain-based customers in 190 countries, including 96 of the Fortune 100.


Smartsheet is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Individuals seeking employment at Smartsheet are considered without regard to race, ethnicity, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, registered domestic partner status, caregiver status, marital status, veteran or military status, citizenship status, or any other legally protected category.

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We are located in Boston's Leather District near a host of great restaurants and bars, as well as 6 minutes walking distance from South Station.

An Insider's view of Smartsheet

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

“Working at Smartsheet, you quickly realize that everyone is Smart and driven. That being said, you also find a culture built on honesty, authenticity and support. The work-life balance is paramount to Smartsheet and teammates are empowered to have a schedule that works for them best. "No one size fits all."


Tech Support

What does your typical day look like?

“Working at Smartsheet is challenging, but rewarding. Change happens quickly, innovation is encouraged, and we are constantly improving our product and how we serve our customers.”


Senior Product Trainer

What makes someone successful on your team?

“Working at Smartsheet has epitomized what a successful SaaS organization should look like. Every day, I am held to the highest standard by my peers, leadership, and our customers. What I enjoy most in particular about Smartsheet is how the entire team is driven by the same identity: To empower everyone to improve how the work.”


Solutions Implementation Manager

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

"Our employees have a track record of innovating and problem solving. Too often hiring managers give out high points for the type of logos recruits have on their resume or for their impressive academic background. We take a different approach by focusing on who has the technical chops to get stuff done and make a positive impact for our customer"


Senior Director of Engineering

What’s the vibe like in the office?

“As Senior Software Development Engineer at Smartsheet I am excited to go to work every day. I love collaborating with all my wonderful teammates building amazing products at Smartsheet. I work with a team of talented and driven people, striving to build the best work management and collaboration product on the market.”


Senior Software Development Engineer

What are Smartsheet Perks + Benefits

Open door policy
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Professional Development Benefits
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes 1-to-1 program.
Online course subscriptions available
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