Counsel, Commercial Operations at Cresco Labs | Powderkeg


Cresco Labs is one of the largest public, vertically integrated, multistate operators in the cannabis industry. Our portfolio of in-house cultivated and manufactured brands features some of the highest quality, most awarded and most popular cannabis products in America. With dozens of locations nationwide, our owned and operated Sunnyside® dispensaries provide a welcoming, positive, judgement-free place to shop for anyone at any point on their cannabis journey.

Founded in 2013, Cresco Labs’ mission is to normalize and professionalize cannabis through our passionate employees. As stewards of the cannabis industry, our teams are constantly focused on supporting the needs of our fellow colleagues, consumers, customers, and communities alike. With a focus on Social Equity and Educational Development, our SEEDTM initiative ensures that our company reflects the communities in which we serve, ensuring equal opportunity for all to have the knowledge and resources to work in and own businesses in cannabis.

At Cresco Labs, we aim to revolutionize and lead the nation’s cannabis industry with a focus on quality and consistency of product, and to bring legitimacy to the industry with the highest level of integrity and professionalism.

If you’re interested in joining our mission, click the below links to join our team today!


At Cresco, we aim to lead the nation’s cannabis industry with a focus on regulatory compliance, product consistency, and customer satisfaction. Our operations bring legitimacy to the cannabis industry by acting with the highest level of integrity, strictly adhering to regulations, and promoting the clinical efficacy of cannabis. As Cresco grows, we will operate with the same level of professionalism and precision in each new market we move in to.


Cresco Labs is seeking an experienced lawyer to join our legal department as Counsel, Commercial Operations to play a key role on the team that is responsible for facilitating and driving all aspects of our business, from cultivation through extraction, manufacturing, distribution and sales. This position will report to the Senior Counsel, Commercial Operations and will also work with the General Counsel and Legal leadership to effectuate our strategic mission to make Cresco Labs the most important company in cannabis.

The ideal candidate will have experience in the business-as-usual as well as business critical legal issues of a consumer-packaged goods company. This role will be heavily involved in the day-to-day commercial contracting work of the company (both supply and demand side). In addition, this role will support and assist on intellectual property (TM and patent), government affairs, and privacy regulation compliance (CANSPAM, TCPA, HIPAA, CCPA, etc.). Additional job duties will include the full scope of support provided by the Commercial Operations division of the Legal Department and include, but are not limited to, marketing and ad-copy review, licensing and distribution agreements, and commercial insurance. This person will possess a strong business partner mindset and be able to deliver brilliant execution under tight deadlines and while managing several workstreams simultaneously. Experience with contract lifecycle management tools, particularly Ironclad is desirable. Additional responsibilities will include stakeholder management, law firm management, regulatory compliance, and persuasive yet technical drafting.


  • Draft and negotiate various complex commercial agreements, including MSAs, MSaaS, IP licensing agreements, staffing agreements, distribution agreements, sales agreements, and purchase agreements
  • Leveraging Cresco Labs’ contract lifecycle management tool, Ironclad, to automate legal processes and embed legal risk management into the tool to provide self-service functionality to the business
  • Provide legal advice to the business in support of commercial contracting initiatives
  • Partner with global cross-functional teams on various projects.
  • Collaborate with Cresco’s customer care team to help resolve customer satisfaction issues
  • Assist with trademark review and other intellectual property tasks
  • Assist on labor and employment disputes, as needed
  • Perform legal research as assigned


  • JD required and active license to practice
  • 3-5 years of commercial legal experience with a preference for candidates with previous in-house experience. Familiarity with state and federal privacy laws is preferred.
  • Team player with the ability to proactively collaborate with cross-functional teams
  • Ability to work independently to drive projects to completion
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to think through critical information, make informed recommendations, and problem-solve
  • Flexible, self-starting and hard-working
  • Comfortable working independently in a fast-paced and changing environment, with strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Desire to grow and be in a role that develops over time
  • Excellent written and oral presentation skills
  • Ability to model Cresco's Values: Stewardship, Ownership, and Leadership
  • Chicago or San Francisco area based candidates are preferred but all remote candidates are welcome to apply


Cresco Labs is proud to offer eligible employees a robust offering of benefits including, major medical, dental and vision insurance, a 401(K)-match program, FSA/HSA programs, LTD/STD options, life insurance and AD&D. We also offer eligible employees paid holidays and paid time off. Other rewards may include annual discretionary bonuses, stock options as well as participation in our employee discount program. Benefits eligibility for permanent positions may vary by full-time or part-time roles, location, or position.


In accordance with any local and state compensation laws, the estimated range of compensation is $110,000 - $120,000 + bonus eligible. Final offer details and future compensation may be determined by multiple factors including but not limited to, geographic location, market compensation data, skills, experience and other relevant factors. For questions about this please discuss with your recruiter during the interview process.


  • Must be 21 years of age or older to apply
  • Must comply with all legal or company regulations for working in the industry

Cresco Labs is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all applicants will be considered without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.

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Cresco Labs is aware of fictitious employment offers being circulated from various sources. Many of these schemes consist of an alleged offer of employment with Cresco Labs with the intention of gaining personal information, including payment and/or banking information. Be aware that fraudulent job offers and correspondence may appear legitimate: they may feature a Cresco Labs logo, they may appear to originate from an official- looking email address or web site, or they may be sent by individuals purporting to represent Cresco Labs or an entity which includes the word Cresco Labs in its name.

Please note that Cresco Labs **does not **ask for payment or personal banking information as a condition of employment. Any personal information is requested for payroll or state badging purposes only. Applications can be securely submitted through our career’s pages.

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Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Counsel, Commercial Operations
  • Company
    Cresco Labs
  • Location
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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