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Corporate Counsel (SLED) The candidate will report directly to the Assistant General Counsel and Director for Government, Education, and Healthcare, Americas WWSLT. Will provide legal advice and counsel to internal State and Local and Education (“SLED”) clients at all levels, provide transactional support for software licensing, services and cloud businesses, and support day-to-day initiatives and long-term strategies of the firm. Serve as the primary legal point of contact for Government Relations and Ethics and Compliance for SLED Sales. Provide support to internal Deal Management and Contract Teams to draft, review, and negotiate a broad range of agreements, including software license, maintenance, cloud computing, mobility, hosting, professional services, RFP, teaming, prime/subcontracts and other state and local government and education contracts. Collaborate and partner effectively with internal business clients to advise on a wide range of legal topics including applicable state and local procurement laws, and contractual rights, obligations and liabilities. Provide interpretation of terms and conditions, and make practical and pragmatic recommendations based on a risk analysis, ensuring adherence to company policies including revenue recognition. Lead and set the agenda for the SLED legal and contracts virtual team to share best practices, identify opportunities to improve processes, manage special projects, and strategically support the SLED business. Interface with various groups to understand key IP, commercial and finance requirements and ensure contractual terms comply with corporate directives, policies and procedures. Keep abreast of applicable laws, government regulations and industry guidance that impact the software, service, cloud and mobility businesses, and assist in the design and implementation of appropriate policies to ensure compliance. Support compliance in day-to-day sales activities, including providing training and counseling to sales professionals and other internal clients and coordinating with other groups within the Legal Department on compliance matters. Collaborate and partner effectively with the business, including providing advice and counsel to executives and sales professionals on issues related to public sector contracts and programs. Manage outside counsel as applicable and lead and/or participate in special projects within the Legal Department as assigned, including efforts to develop, implement and enhance processes and policies that improve transaction velocity without material increase in risk and to help create and deliver training. Must be an experienced commercial attorney with demonstrated capability handling complex public sector and commercial legal transactions, with a special emphasis on state and local government procurement law. Must have JD degree from an accredited U.S. law school; member in good standing of a U.S. State Bar. Should have 8+ years of legal experience at a major law firm and/or in-house at a multinational corporation and/or at a government agency drafting, managing and negotiating a variety of public sector agreements within the IT sector, with an emphasis on software licensing, service and cloud agreements.
Job ID: R02049
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