An information technology attorney handles legal matters that pertain to the world of the internet and cyberspace. Lawyers who practice in this field frequently have expertise with computers, electronics, software, and technology. Information technology attorneys help clients with the structuring of information technology transactions and the licensing of computer software.
Here are a few sample information technology attorney job descriptions:
Information Technology and Outsourcing Associate
The candidate should have 5-6 years of experience and graduate from an ABA-approved law school with excellent academic credentials and strong writing, analytical and communication skills. Ideally, have 1-2 years of experience working in a legal capacity on information technology and outsourcing transactions. Additionally, prior non-legal work experience in the areas of information technology or outsourcing is very helpful.
Intellectual Property And Information Technology Transactional Associate
The candidate should have 1-3 years of IP and technology transactions or other relevant experience. Associates in the IP Transactional group have the opportunity to work on a wide range of the transactions, including outsourcing (ITO and BPO), strategic alliances, joint ventures, software and systems (development and licensing), R&D and technology transfer, licensing (patent, trademark and copyright), biotechnology, Internet and eCommerce, M&A, financing and restructuring. This is a great opportunity to handle complex, challenging and diverse IP transactions while being part of one of the firm's largest and most respected practice areas.
Information Technology Attorney
The candidate should have 2-5 years of specific experience working with data privacy and security matters, as well as information technology transactions, and a demonstrated interest in growing experience in each of these areas. CIPP certification is preferred.
Information Technology / Privacy Attorney
The candidate should have 2-4 years of information technology, outsourcing and/or privacy and data protection experience in-house or at a large or specialized firm, including advisory (preparing privacy policies, reviewing social media terms, and the like), transactional (negotiating sourcing, shared services, or information technology agreements), and/or crisis management (responding to a data security incident or a government inquiry from the Federal Trade Commission or State Attorneys General). Experience with international copyright, privacy, on-line advertising and other digital legal issues. Must be admitted to and a member in good standing of the Illinois Bar.
Mid-level Information Technology and Outsourcing Attorney
The candidate should have 3+ years of transactional experience in general corporate, corporate finance, and/or information technology transactions is required. Ideal candidate should also have strong academic credentials and a technical background and/or previous IP experience.
Information Technology Attorney
The candidate must have 5+ years of general experience focused on information technology transactions, outsourcing and/or software licensing transactions. Should preferably have experience drafting, advising and negotiating contract terms related to data security and privacy.
Seeking a Mid-level Information Technology and Outsourcing Associate with 2+ years of transactional experience in general corporate, corporate finance, and/or information technology transactions. Should have an understanding of current IT issues and developments, including in the areas of outsourcing or E-commerce.