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Senior Counsel, Commercial

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Organization Type

In-House

Job Type

Attorney

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

San Francisco, CA

Date Last Verified

Jul 21,2017

Posted on

May 31,2017
Practice Area
Construction >> Construction
Energy and Oil & Gas >> Energy and Oil & Gas
Contract Law >> Contract Law
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Senior Counsel, Commercial The candidate will report to the Assistant General Counsel, Corporate and Securities. Will be primarily responsible for all commercial contract activities throughout the business other than those directly related to facilities or solar equipment procurement. Draft and negotiate commercial agreements including channel sales, strategic alliance, co-marketing, joint development, construction, retail, and lead generation agreements; inbound and outbound technology licensing agreements; and HR, marketing, accounting, and IT vendor agreements. Provide legal guidance to all divisions of company on commercial, privacy, and intellectual property law. Draft and negotiate commercial agreements, channel sales and marketing agreements, construction/EPC contacts with subcontractors, NDAs, consulting agreements, master service agreements, technology licensing agreements and other contracts. Create, update and maintain company's library of commercial agreement forms and templates. Manage licensing activities related to company's design and proposal tool. Advise business and technical team on contract status, legal risks and terms of various deals. Set and train employees on policies and procedures with respect to the contract review process. Act as a key business partner and advisor to company's channel sales, business development, operations, marketing and product teams. Respond to legal requests and queries from individuals in all areas and all levels within the organization, including C-suite executives, and recognize and address potential legal issues as they arise. Provide practical, business-oriented and actionable advice in terms non-lawyers can understand. Undertake special projects as required to support new business initiatives (including the development of smart home products and roll out of new products to the channel sales vertical) and technology development. Stay up-to-date on relevant industry, commercial, IP and privacy laws, and other developments to be able to give the most effective advice. Provide input to business stakeholders on operationalizing contract terms. Work independently with little guidance, adjust to changing priorities, and escalate issues as needed. Should have a J.D. degree from an ABA accredited university and be a member in good standing of the California Bar. Must have 5+ years of relevant experience in a large law firm and/or law department drafting and negotiating a variety of commercial agreements and technology licensing agreements. Prior experience working with solar, renewable energy or construction companies is preferred.

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