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Contracts Specialist (paralegal)

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Legal Staff

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required


Tysons Corner, VA

Date Last Verified

Oct 16,2017

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Jun 29,2017
Practice Area
Corporate >> Corporate - General
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Contracts Specialist (Paralegal) The candidate's responsibilities include: Negotiate and draft the terms of software licensing, cloud subscription, services, and vendor contracts. Promote, balance and manage company and customer/vendor interests using a high degree of ingenuity to solve large scale, complex, contentious issues addressing business risks and compliance matters. Facilitate discussions with customers and vendors, differentiating true requirements from negotiating tactics and competing interests. Regularly coordinate with and validate input from internal organizations and other members of the commercial licensing team to facilitate contract negotiation and execution. Drive project and process improvement initiatives, policies, and procedures aimed at effecting process reengineering within the Legal department to increase speed and efficiency and ultimately contribute to revenue growth. Assist with general corporate legal matters, including employment, litigation, and regulatory compliance matters. Conduct legal research.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have B.A. or B.S. (or equivalent). Should have 3+ years of experience at a law firm or in-house. Experience with, and enthusiasm for, transactional work including software licensing; experience with U.S. federal contracting a plus. Ability to manage fast-paced workload in a dynamic environment and simultaneously add value to multiple projects. Excellent internal and external negotiation skills. Superb organizational and verbal and written communication skills. Experience drafting and negotiating moderate to complex commercial contracts. Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Power Point and Word).

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