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Corporate Counsel (Software Licensing) The candidate will draft bi-lingual software licensing agreements (and use third party counsel and services to assist), confidentiality agreements, professional services agreements, reseller agreements and hosting agreements for customers in South America region, Central America and the Caribbean (also known as LAC). Will prepare contract documents for customers, making modifications as required by business teams. Will review exceptions and modifications to the agreements. Negotiate terms with customers, support LAC Sales to resolve issues while protecting the companyâ€™s interests. Draft, review, negotiate and translate all types of agreements (e.g., sales, service, subcontract, software, procurement, non-disclosure, etc.) for assigned client(s) both internal and external. Review defined contract terms (i.e. limitation of liability, intellectual property indemnity, license grants, warranty, etc.) and revise accordingly consistent with firm policies and procedures. Support LAC sales/business teams on opportunities, including support of the RFP process and those contract terms requiring approval. Provide contract review coordination across businesses (e.g. product, services, finance, etc.) in support of clients, as assigned. Provide backup support to others in department as needed. Support special projects as assigned by department leadership. Support department for contract template revisions, contract interpretation and translation, as requested. Consistently perform function in a professional and timely manner. Protects firm from unnecessary contract liabilities, damages, penalties, etc. Identifies red flag risk areas and works with business team to seek appropriate approvals. Provides accurate guidance to assigned business contacts, to ensure contract is aligned with firm corporate policies. Maintains a strong client focus both internally and externally with superior client interaction skills.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate must have Juris Doctor degree and licensed to Practice law and in good standing in any jurisdiction. Should have experience in software licensing, preferably with some in house corporate legal department exposure. Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) in both Portuguese or Spanish, and English is required. Fluency in the alternative language is a plus. Knowledge of terminology commonly used in contract and software licensing in both Portuguese or Spanish, and English is needed. Basic understanding of United States software intellectual property law and practices is must.
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