Counsel, Compliance & Regulatory


Chicago, IL, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Legal
  • Post Date: 02/19/2021
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  • Company Address: 600 W. Chicago Avenue Suite 400, Chicago, IL, 60654

About Groupon

Groupon provides a global marketplace where people can buy just about anything, anywhere, anytime.

Job Description

Groupon is an experiences marketplace that brings people more ways to get the most out of their city or wherever they may be. By enabling real-time mobile commerce across local businesses, live events and travel destinations, Groupon helps people find and discover experiences––big and small, new and familiar––that make for a full, fun and rewarding life. Groupon helps local businesses grow and strengthen customer relationships––resulting in strong, vibrant communities. Even with thousands of employees spread across multiple continents, we still maintain a culture that inspires innovation, rewards risk-taking and celebrates success.

Groupon’s Corporate Counsel, Compliance and Regulatory will report directly to Groupon’s Assistant General Counsel, Litigation and Regulatory and will play an active role in the development, implementation and continuous improvement of Groupon’s global ethics and compliance program.


This is an individual contributor (non-manager) position. The person in this role will assist with all aspects of Groupon’s ethics and compliance function, including developing and refining compliance policies, programs, processes and training around the world, as well as overseeing and conducting internal investigations and providing litigation support.


The individual also will assist with ongoing regulatory compliance and strategy relating to Groupon’s global marketplace platform.  This includes ensuring compliance with regulatory laws applicable to marketing merchant and vendor products on our platform, staying abreast of relevant laws and regulations, assisting in investigations and regulatory enforcement and litigation, and working closely with the business to ensure a strategic and legally compliant approach to market.

We're a "best of both worlds" kind of company. We're big enough to have resources and scale, but small enough that a single person has a surprising amount of autonomy and can make a meaningful impact. We're curious, fun, a little intense, and kind of obsessed with helping local businesses thrive. Does that sound like a great way to grow your career? Let's get into the details:


You’ll spend time on the following:

  • Be a key advisor on US and international compliance laws and regulations, draft and update compliance policies, conduct regular compliance training to employees, vendors and/or merchants, conduct audits to ensure compliance with laws and policies.

  • Conduct compliance-related investigations that are raised through our Compliance hotline or through other channels.  Interview witnesses, gather facts, and prepare closing-reports and be a key member of the team that implements any corrective policies, actions or training, as required.

  • Maintain and support Groupon’s Global compliance hotline and investigate and respond to any issues raised.

  • Analyze trends and prepare annual and quarterly compliance trend reports.

  • Provide support on regulatory matters, including but not limited to, aiding commercial business in approving certain deals on our platform consistent with regulatory laws and policies, respond to complaints from regulatory bodies, stay abreast of regulatory trends and policies, and assist the team on any investigations or litigation that may arise.

  • Coordinate with Groupon’s risk team, as needed, on compliance-related matters or investigations.  

  • Support M&A diligence and related projects, as needed from a compliance or regulatory perspective.

  • Support Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives and work in collaboration with D&I and other team members on training, forums, and other opportunities to drive equity.

  • Actively manage select outside counsel and other external resources and spend.

  • Manage third-party vendor relationships.


We’re excited about you if you have:

  • JD with an active bar membership is required.  Illinois bar membership strongly preferred.

  • 4+ years experience at a reputable law firm and/or corporate legal department

  • Experience with US and EU compliance and regulatory laws relating to Groupon’s business

  • Experience with online, mobile and eCommerce issues is preferred.

  • Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with all levels across the organization

  • Strong organizational and communication skills.

  • Demonstrated agility to balance legal and compliance risk with commercial and practical focus, including finding solutions to drive business forward in a legally and ethically compliant manner.

  • A collaborative, energetic, team-player with a great attitude who is willing to roll-up his/her sleeves to do the work and to help colleagues in a fast-paced (and fun) legal department.


Groupon’s purpose is to build strong communities through thriving small businesses.  To learn more about the world’s largest local ecommerce marketplace,  click here for the latest Groupon news. Plus, be sure to  check out the values  that shape our culture, guide our strategy and make our company a great place to work. And just don’t take our word for it.  Hear from real Groupon team members  and learn more about our  inclusive employee groups. If all of this sounds like something that’s a great fit for you, then click apply and let’s see where this takes us. 


Groupon is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Qualifications for employment, promotion, and other terms and conditions of employment are based upon the ability to perform the job. Equal-employment opportunities are provided to all applicants and employees without regard to race, creed, religion, color, age, national origin, sex, disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, military discharge status (excluding dishonorable discharge), veteran status, citizenship status, or other legally protected status. We are all responsible for maintaining this policy. Groupon is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may email us at hraccommodations at If you have concerns related to Groupon’s equal employment opportunities, you may contact Groupon’s Ethics Reporting Service Ethicspoint.

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