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Associate General Counsel The candidate will work closely with the companyâ€™s business team members serving as an advisor and partner on a variety of commercial transactions, IP, technology licensing and other legal matters. Provide strategic, creative and effective legal and business advice; will use sound judgment in balancing legal risk against business needs and goals; work seamlessly and effectively with internal clients at all levels of the company and across all functional groups including Sales, Marketing, Finance, Product Management and HR; and efficiently manage a wide variety of responsibilities concurrently. Report to the General Counsel of the company and will primarily provide assistance for the company business but responsibilities will also include assisting the General Counsel with the oversight of other legal activities of the company. Draft and negotiate commercial agreements with customers, technology partners, services providers, vendors, and licensors (including a wide variety of technology licenses, services agreements and game license agreements). Oversee contracting processes and management. Create contract templates for new products and services. Provide legal support (including conducting and managing due diligence) in context of M&A, financing transactions and other matters with company-wide impact. Manage relationships between legal and various business groups within the company. Provide leadership as a participant in business team projects and meetings and serve as legal representative for such matters, including, commercial transactions, IP issues, technology licensing, etc. Contribute to business and legal teams as an advisor, idea generator, creative and strategic thinker. J.D. from top law school with strong academic record and bar admission (and in good standing) in any U.S. state (preferably Illinois) required. 5+ years of solid commercial transactions experience within a major law firm as well as in-house counsel within a corporation strongly preferred. Experience with IP licensing and technology-related transactions highly preferred. Ability: to analyze issues and generate elegant solutions balancing business needs and company priorities; ability to focus on relevant and material information; comfortable with technology related licensing and other commercial transactions. e.g., SaaS agreements, Licensing (including game licensing) and other commercial transactions; to explain complex facts and conclusions simply, clearly and logically in written and oral communications; to prioritize tasks and responsibilities logically and plan work efficiently in a fast-paced environment; and willing to take direction from General Counsel but also highly motivated self-starter, able to accomplish tasks, make decisions, and handle frequently encountered issues with minimum supervision; to work both independently and collaboratively as a proactive and influential team member required. In-house experience with licensing and technology-related transactions highly preferred. Experience dealing with legal matters related to building construction is a plus.
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