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Director, Business and Legal Affairs (Tech Transactions) Responsibilities: Provide legal support to engineering, product management, operations, IT, marketing and sales groups from the initial stages of product development to launch. Draft and negotiate high-tech transactions, including but not limited to, manufacturing, supply, distribution and sale agreements, software and technology licenses, development agreements, and consulting and services agreements. Support procurement functions on a wide variety of commercial transactions related to IT, operations and marketing and sales. Independently lead and execute all phases of commercial engagements, from providing preliminary advice, performing due diligence, to structuring, drafting and negotiating contracts. Advise on the legal aspects of product development in the consumer electronics space. Act as a subject matter expert on intellectual property issues (e.g., copyright, trade secret, trademark and patent) in the context of commercial transactions. Communicate with executive management and manage outside counsel. Collaborate with cross functional teams to support engineering, product management, operations, marketing and sales groups.
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Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and a JD Degree from a U.S. accredited law school. Licensed to practice law in the State of California. Experience working in a cross-department, cross-functional role requiring good client relationship skills. Prior experience working with high-growth or startup technology companies is strongly preferred. 10+ years of transactional legal experience with an emphasis on technology licensing (in both hardware and software) and related professional services, at both a law firm and in a corporate legal department. Must be well-organized and detail-oriented, with a proven ability to draft agreements from scratch, and handle multiple and complex matters simultaneously and independently without supervision. Ability to assess risk and determine priorities based on that risk assessment as well as the needs of the business. Ability to identify, evaluate and provide risk-appropriate solutions to the business based on excellent legal judgment. Proven ability to think clearly and succinctly and cogently articulate a negotiating position as well as draft contracts in clear, concise language. Be self-sufficient and know when to ask questions versus when to take the initiative to find solutions without input or assistance from others. Strong written and verbal communication skills with proven ability to work collaboratively with multiple stakeholders. Effective organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and complete them on time. Familiarity with data protection and privacy issues and concerns in the context of technology transactions is a plus. Able to thrive in a fast-paced environment and successfully manage aggressive deadlines. Be a team player who can perform assigned responsibilities with minimal supervision.
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