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Director, Contract Counsel The candidate will serve as Senior Director Staff Attorney / IT Contracts. Will provide high quality advice to Legal Department lawyers, project teams, business team and senior management on the structure and strategy of commercial arrangements, and draft and negotiate contracts in support of multiple departments across the company. Responsible for contract drafting and negotiation experience of various Information Technology and other general agreements required, including but not limited to, commercial, vendor, licensing, consulting, mobile application, cybersecurity, infrastructure and cloud hosting services, research collaboration, confidentiality and other agreements. Manage and/or work closely with outside counsel and business team on M&A transactions end-to-end. Provide legal counsel to in-house clients on a diverse range of transaction or litigation oriented legal matters. Work collaboratively with other attorneys and business team on diverse range of specialized areas within the law to achieve desired outcomes and also ensure all contracts are in compliance with all of the company's legal and regulatory policies and all legal and regulatory requirement. Oversee the creation of departmental policies and implement, processes and the automated tool to support such process and within budget parameters. Work collaboratively with other attorneys to ensure proper protection of intellectual property assets. Provide legal advice in the establishments of other entities, Intellectual Property matter, litigation, discovery matter (including scheduling depositions of corporate personnel). Negotiate wide range of issues and attend company meetings. Guide company managers on regulatory and compliance matters. Oversee, establish and present training to internal teams, as needed. Analyze legal issues and prepare reports based on findings and recommendations. Represent the corporation before administrative boards and court trials, as needed. Be available during business hours. May be required to travel on the job. Supervise the staff attorney and/or paralegals offshore
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have a J.D. degree. Should be a licensed attorney with an active membership of a State Bar. Must have 20+ years of experience practicing law and 12 years of that practicing in the subject matter. Should also have 8+ years of experience in supervisory role. Prior law firm experience and in-house legal experience with global Information Technology company is needed. Strong contract drafting and negotiation experience of various Information Technology agreements are essential. Advanced understanding of business principles and functions across the global marketplace is required. Knowledge of issues affecting technology and digital initiatives, including data privacy, protection and retention, cross-border data transfers, information security, and open source is preferred. Extensive experience with intellectual property ownership scenarios, including joint development, is desired.
Ref. #: SO00007087-1-1-1
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