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Corporate - General Attorney in Dallas, TX

Organization Type

In-House

Job Type

Attorney

Posted on

Jun 10, 2021

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

Dallas, TX, United States
Practice Area
Corporate >> Corporate - General
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Corporate Counsel
Responsibilities: Supports client groups by providing legal advice and recommendations on day-to-day legal issues, enabling stakeholders to meet business objectives within the Company’s risk tolerance. Draft, review, and negotiate contracts, software licensing, and other key agreements as well as advise on contract disputes. Develop strategies for handling legal issues in creative, business-centric ways and build processes that address risk and allow the business flexibility and freedom to move quickly. Drives programs to enhance in-house efficiency, standardization of processes, enhanced cost controls and strategies, creation and tracking of performance, cost, and other metrics. Evaluate and make suggestions regarding legal services technology roadmap to drive effectiveness and efficiency. Identify legal risks and execute a mitigation plan by understanding legal issues and translating them into practical legal advice and counsel to key stakeholders. Conduct legal research; provide legal advice on routine issues impacting the business; Analyze and summarize routine legal documents. Serving as a legal resource for corporate governance matters and participating in the development and implementation of corporate governance policies and procedures. Provide legal and strategic business advice to internal stakeholders to ensure commercial agreements are consistent with internal corporate policies and processes. Utilize expertise to manage engagement of and relationships with outside counsel/advisors. Build internal Legal and Operational knowledge management processes and capabilities. Support M&A engagements, including analysis and execution. Advise on contract provisions such as confidentiality, privacy, compliance, insurance. Lead contract workflow process, management of contract templates, and implement strategies to create efficiencies. As needed coordinates billing with external firms and assists with maintaining the legal budget.

Qualification and Experience

Requirements: JD Degree, licensed to practice with 5+ years professional legal experience; law firm experience preferred. Strong financial acumen and excellent analytical, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. Demonstrated experience building, running, managing legal programs, projects, and processes. Demonstrated ability to independently move projects forward by gaining support from others and to work collaboratively with cross-functional groups to set objectives, drive progress, and produce meaningful results. Strong understanding of corporate and commercial law. Experience working with foreign entities and international legal matters desired. Experience in-house for a technology company preferred. Comfortable managing competing priorities/deadlines while maintaining quality work product. Demonstrated interest in legal tech, legal ops, and finding innovative ways to scale legal function. Work efficiently with a client-service focus in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. Ability to maintain productive work relationships and work collaboratively with subject matter experts to research and resolve issues. Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.

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