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Corporate Counsel - Business Operations / Commercial
Refer job# SZCT159862
Corporate Counsel - Business Operations / Commercial Responsibilities: Work collaboratively with all levels of employees, from the front line to C-Suite, with diverse backgrounds within a fast-paced environment. Draft, negotiate and interpret commercial contracts, consulting agreements, lease agreements and related services agreements, confidentiality agreements, licensing agreements, and project-specific agreements with both customers, vendors, and other third parties. Review, edit and approve internally prepared internal and external promotional, marketing materials, and other materials for legal compliance. Ensure compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, and policies. Assist on an ongoing basis with process improvement efforts across the enterprise. Participate in and influence the decision-making process with appropriate clients and stakeholders. Identify and assess legal risks and opportunities within and outside of the organization and advise accordingly. Independently handle legal matters and projects ranging from basic to complex. Recognizes when to elevate certain matters to the attention of the Chief Legal Officer. Supervise, manage and evaluate outside counsel, when necessary. Educate clients and stakeholders on legal matters, policies, and procedures and create and provide training. Advocate the Company's interests in assigned matters. Establish and maintain relationships, credibility, and trust with clients, stakeholders, legal team members, and other colleagues. Perform other tasks and demonstrate a passion to learn new areas of the law, even those not related to transactions or commercial contracts, as assigned from time to time by the Chief Legal Officer. Ability to travel occasionally and as needed to support the business. Collaborate with Sales Organization to develop and implement contracting strategies and advice that clarifies contract obligations and risk analysis of agreements being?entered into?by the Company. Maintain Contract Management System, including templates to support a growing business. Serve as a strategic business partner to the business by providing pragmatic day-to-day and strategic advice to minimize legal risks while advancing goals and initiatives. Support development of the Company's Compliance Program, including development and review of corporate policies.

Qualifications: Juris Doctorate from an ABA-accredited Law School. Member in good standing with a State Bar, with the ability to secure authorized practice of law credentials in New Jersey and Virginia. 4-6 years of substantive corporate contracts and/or transactional experience with a corporate legal department or a nationally recognized law firm. 2+ years of In-house legal experience. Experience in counseling clients on a variety of contractual, transactional, and general business matters. Experience in the following areas: commercial contracts, compliance, general business operations support. Experience as telecommunications; technology; and/or utilities attorney is a plus. Previous experience supporting sales organizations in start-up, fast-paced environments is preferred. High attention to detail. Strong writing skills. Strong communication skills. Ability to perform a variety of critical tasks with constantly changing priorities and to meet deadlines. Ability to manage heavy workload in a fast-paced environment and reprioritize with little direction. Ability to competently manage multiple projects and transactions; project management skills; strong personal accountability, follow-up, and initiative. Creative problem-solving skills. Ability to propose solutions that are not only legally compliant but consistent with business plans and strategies. Good communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills. Sound judgment. Self-starter with developed business acumen and a sense of urgency, honesty, and fairness. Team player, patient listener, and calm under pressure with an eagerness to take on assignments outside of assigned duties.

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