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Corporate Legal Counsel Duties: Responsible for overall leadership of the company's strategic as well as tactical legal operations. Reports to the CFO. Provide management across the organization with effective and innovative legal advice on company strategies and their implementation, manages the legal function, and obtains and oversees the work of outside counsel. Drafts, reviews and negotiates a broad range of technology-related agreements and program development opportunities, advising on potential risk and devising creative and practical legal solutions to meet business needs. Works with colleagues domestically and internationally to understand key IP and commercial requirements and ensure contractual terms comply with corporate directives, policies and procedures. Provides legal guidance on general corporate matters as they arise, including but not limited to capital structure, acquisitions and divestitures, employment, real estate and litigation. Stays on top of applicable laws, regulations and industry guidance that impact business, and assist in the design and implementation of appropriate policies and programs to ensure compliance with applicable law. Manages and develops all legal-related corporate policies, procedures, programs and contractual frameworks to support the US and international operations of the business. Serves as key lawyer and legal advisor on all major business transactions, including acquisitions, divestitures, investments and partnerships. Advises on legal aspects of the company's financing and capital structure, including assessing and advising on current and future corporate structures and legal entities. Works closely and collaborates with all functions throughout the company on business and product initiatives to ensure compliance with regulatory and contractual obligations. Oversees matters related to intellectual property protection and compliance, including patent, trademark, copyright, trade secrets and open source software. Manages and negotiates important customer contracts and technology agreements to support the strategic growth plan and minimize the risk exposure of the business. Oversees the selection, retention, management and evaluation of all outside counsel. Oversees and manages Contracts Admin/Manager or Paralegal.

Qualifications: JD Degree from an accredited U.S. law school and is a member in good standing of a U.S. State bar. 8-10 years of General Counsel, Deputy General Counsel, or Partner experience in a corporate/ enterprise software setting. Motivated to work collaboratively in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment to accelerate growth. Experience managing complex projects while demonstrating exceptional business judgment and building relationships with executive teams. Excellent communication skills with the ability to distill complex legal concepts and into simple, actionable recommendations. Comfort with ambiguity, and an ability to both delve into details and engage meaningfully on overall strategy. Ability to seek information, solve conceptual problems, corral resources and deliver results in challenging situations. Experience in enterprise software and SaaS, Solid technology skills/ability to work closely with technical and product teams across the firm. Experience in taking a software company IPO.
 
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