Job Details

Senior Legal Counsel

Company name

Decibel

Organization Type

In-House

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Sep 17, 2020

Valid Through

Dec 31, 2020

Posted on

Jul 17, 2020

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

Boston, MA, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Contract Law >> Contract Law
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Senior Legal Counsel
Duties: Manage and negotiate a variety of commercial agreements in accordance with company policies and procedures, applicable laws and client requirements, and support various business units. Review, draft and adapt various types of commercial agreements, including software, technology and data licensing agreements, as well as purchasing/vendor contracts to meet the needs of the business. Provide practical advice, guidance and support to business units to ensure that the interests of the business are protected, supported and are in compliance with applicable laws. Periodically review and adapt our customer contracts to new customer segments, new geographies, new partner types, and other go-to-market activities. Develop our IP strategy, including providing advice on valuable intellectual property rights such as patents, technical data, trade secrets, licenses, copyrights and trademarks, as well as assistance on patent applications and invention management. Conduct legal, technical and scientific research and gather evidence. Interpret intellectual property laws, rulings and regulations. Provide protection of the Company’s intellectual property by enforcing statutory, regulatory and contractual obligations. Explain, clarify and simplify complex technical information to business leaders. Provide protection of the Company’s intellectual property by securing intellectual property rights and patent protection. Monitor research and development activities for the identification of inventions and potential external claims for compensation. Manage external US and UK attorneys. Draft review and update employment documentation including letters, policies and any other as required on specific cases. Review, scrutinize, and develop operational process flows for contract management. Manage the capitalization table, including company stock and option programs. Its likely you will have worked in a similar role with a remit spanning ideally US & UK locations, supporting executive leaders on all legal matters including contract management, IP Management, Stock Option administration and other operating challenges such as employment law, licencing agreements, compliance across the operating business.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Law degree, specific law related qualifications and added to law register. A natural leader who displays sound judgment and attention to detail. Able to break complex legal information in to simplified forms for others and able to juggle multiple projects at anyone time. Knowledge of working in-house and possibly in a start-up, early-stage, or SME environment.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Decibel
501 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116

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