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ProfileDigital Legal Counsel The candidate will focus on supporting a number of Companyâ€™s software as a service offerings based on cutting edge technologies including prescriptive marketing analytics, artificial intelligence and internet of things. Will work with the Digital teams to evaluate and prepare new offerings for market, with varying deal structures that include consulting services, software as software as a service, and licensed software (including mobile apps), in different geographies and different industries and regulatory environments. Learn and understand the technology related to the offerings well enough to properly document both client and supplier transactions. Review, draft and negotiate complex client and supplier technology transactions related to the offerings, usually software as a service and software licenses. Develop clear communication messages, guidance, templates and trainings regarding the offerings for sales and go to market teams, offering development teams, technical teams and the legal teams that lead the contracting efforts with clients.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have a J.D. degree and be admitted to a US State Bar. Must have 8+ years of experience with complex technology transactions, SaaS, and product counsel work with 4+ years of commercial transactional experience in a law firm or in a fast-paced corporate legal/transactions or military group. Should also have 3+ years of experience leading legal support in drafting and negotiating technology focused client facing and/or vendor facing agreements (i.e. software as a service agreements, software license agreements, software development agreements, consulting service agreements and /or technology focused outsourcing agreements) with 2+ years in advising product teams on how to bring new offerings to market in a legally compliant manner. Experience in complex technology and/or IT outsourcing transactions within a large corporation, consulting firm, government agency or law firm is preferred. Strong familiarity with issues in software and data licensing, and software as a service deals, with expertise in issues from both the supplier and customer side is desired. Understanding of software product development, including third party components and integrations and open source issues is an asset. Understanding of or willingness to learn applicable regulatory landscapes and the effect on product development & deployment is a plus. Experience working with artificial intelligence, IoT, virtual/augmented reality, blockchain or other cutting edge technologies is ideal. Interest in technology, especially cutting edge technologies. Interest in or prior experience with cloud computing, software embedded in devices, artificial intelligence, and/or the internet of things is a plus. Deep skills in contracting and drafting are desired. Should have ability to travel up to a few times a year.
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