Corporate Counsel The candidate will develop practical and creative solutions to meet company's requirements related to commercial transactions. Will develop, implement and monitor compliance programs, and assist with acquisitions, due diligence and related integration activities, with other members of the Legal team. Help advise internal departments on the various legal risks, business strategies, and other issues related to commercial transactions and compliance matters, as well as assist in the development of the Legal team and its processes. Review, interpret, draft, revise, and negotiate various commercial contracts, including sales-side software licenses and master services agreements, order schedules, supplier-side content and technology licenses, consulting and services agreements, statements of work, reseller and distributor agreements, OEM agreements, and confidentiality/non-disclosure agreements. Collaborate with various internal departments, including Sales, Finance, Product Management, and Technology, to ensure accuracy and completeness of contract documents and compliance with company policies, procedures and risk tolerance. Respond to legal and contract requests from various internal departments, summarizing and communicating legal concepts, and advising on agreement structures, approval processes, company policies, and procedures. Keep abreast of new legislation and jurisdictional regulatory requirements. Assist with the design, development, implementation and monitoring of corporate policies, procedures and related training in collaboration with various internal departments and other members of the Legal team, such as the code of conduct, privacy and data protection, and anti-bribery and corruption. Perform independent reviews, risk assessments, and gap analysis of compliance processes to ensure effectiveness and identify deficiencies. Review and maintain standard form agreements, and assist other members of the Legal team with the review of non-standard agreements, for compliance with corporate policies and regulatory requirements. Assist with acquisitions, due diligence and integration activities in coordination with outside counsel. Assist with corporate governance matters and legal entity management in coordination with outside counsel.|
The candidate should have a J.D. degree from an accredited law school. Must have 10+ years of relevant experience, with 5+ years as in-house counsel in a fast-paced software or technology company. Should have current experience in drafting, reviewing and negotiating complex customer and supplier contracts, often coordinating several at a time. Must display current experience assisting with acquisitions, due diligence and integration activities, as well as assisting with corporate governance matters and legal entity management, in coordination with outside counsel. Experience working in a global business with an international Sales team is required. Should have experience anticipating and researching unique legal issues that may impact the company, advising executives in the company on a variety of legal matters, including in coordination with and managing external counsel. Must have advanced knowledge and experience in contract management discipline, process, strategy, and execution, and drafting and negotiating key intellectual property provisions in various forms of inbound and outbound licensing and partnership agreements. Experience executing compliance oversight responsibilities, including those related to privacy and data protection laws, rules and regulations is required. Experience supporting acquisitions, due diligence and integrations, corporate governance, and legal entity management is needed. Supervisory experience highly desirable. Should have a strong technical skill set, including effective use of MS Office applications, and experience with Microsoft Dynamics CRM.