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Legal Counsel

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Organization Type

In-House

Job Type

Attorney

Years of Experience

1-3 yrs required

Location

Palo Alto, CA

Date Last Verified

Aug 14,2017

Posted on

Jun 08,2017
Practice Area
Contract Law >> Contract Law
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Legal Counsel The candidate will be responsible for interfacing with external legal advisors in different countries, and drafting, reviewing and negotiating a wide range of commercial agreements. Will frequently interact with external business clients while addressing complex issues in an accurate and clear, yet thorough manner. Negotiate, structure, and manage numerous types of commercial agreements including business development and sales-related agreements, licensing, services, confidentiality, and partnership agreements. Support bid and proposal efforts, including preparing representations and certifications. Work with Operations and Finance teams to resolve contractual issues. Serve as a point of contact for contract-related questions. Interface with external legal teams providing services to the company in different international locations. Provide practical, decisive guidance to Sales, Business Development and Product teams, balancing business objectives and legal risk. Act as subject-matter expert for legal matters relating to Intellectual Property, Data Privacy, Security and regulatory compliance. Ensure consistency of contract terms with company policies and goals. Develop and present training materials and guidelines regarding contract processes and legal compliance to all departments.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have a Bachelor's degree or higher. Must have 1-3 years of experience negotiating complex Software agreements with companies of all sizes, including Fortune 500. Strong working knowledge of the Software industry and Contract law, Intellectual Property law, Commercial law (including European commercial law), and Software licensing is required. Should have experience developing and managing policies and procedures regarding contracts and commercial relationships, including development of appropriate form documents and clauses. Must be an English native speaker. Spanish, German and French will be a plus.

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