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Our client, an industry leading public technology company, has retained Solutus Legal Search to assist the company in adding a commercial transactions attorney to their established, yet growing, legal team. This person will report directly to the Director and Associate General Counsel for the group, and will be responsible for supporting the direct and indirect commercial go to market functions, including negotiation and drafting of master agreements and transaction documents for acquisition of the full breadth of software products and services, driving integration and operational infrastructure initiatives and other go to market functions, and providing support and strategic guidance to the software business on topics of e-commerce and web-based contracting.
Provide negotiation and drafting support of outbound contracts and license, SaaS and professional services transactions to the software business as required
Provide legal support for various go to market endeavors, such as web selling and SaaS within the software business
Provide specialized legal expertise in the area of e-commerce and web-based contracting and act as a subject matter expert for other business unit attorneys on the software legal team
Identify and assess legal and business risks of current commercial operations and processes
Collaborate with business owners and legal colleagues to develop process improvements, templates and operational policies
Provide legal advice and support on customer license compliance issues and disputes
Lead complex, multidimensional projects
4 to 10 years of commercial legal experience (including at least 2 years in house)
JD from an accredited law school and admission to practice law in California (Registered In House Counsel is acceptable). Local (San Francisco Bay Area) candidates only
Substantial experience working with and supporting a sales team
High intelligence and integrity
Advanced knowledge of contract law; some understanding of antitrust law; some understanding of international IP laws and treaties
Knowledge of software licensing, SaaS and e-commerce is a strong plus.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, assertively and persuasively, including the ability to deliver executive-level presentations and advise senior representative of external and internal organizations on complex and high value/risk matters
Ability to successfully interact with a wide variety of clients, business partners, and competitors, and to document transactions in clear, well-organized and effective agreements
Sense of humor, self-knowledge, and the ability to develop friendly and collaborative relationships quickly in order to hit the ground running
Our client’s culture is fast-paced and energetic. The ideal candidate will thrive in such an environment. S/he will have the ability to take on increased responsibility, yet know when to ask for assistance. S/he will be a business-minded attorney that understands how to support a sales organization.
This is a perfect opportunity for a high quality attorney to join a well-regarded company with exciting changes on the horizon and opportunities for advancement. This is also a great opportunity for someone not currently practicing within the technology space to be able to dive into the most cutting-edge SaaS, software and cloud offerings in the industry.
Solutus Legal Search has been exclusively engaged on this search. Interested candidates should submit resumes to email@example.com. Resumes submitted directly to our client will be forwarded to Solutus for consideration.
Solutus Legal Search is the leading legal search boutique and market leader in the placement of high quality lawyers in corporations and law firms. We deliver strategic search services for our clients, as well as effective career counseling and placement services for candidates. With over 30 years of collective experience in the search business, our extensive relationships, networks and contacts... in the legal community provide our candidates with a crucial edge in landing the perfect job. In addition, our quality of clients and job opportunities is unmatched. Every recruiter at Solutus is an attorney who has practiced in either large law firms or world-class corporations. This added expertise enables our team to better understand your background and career needs and creates a high placement rate for our candidates. Our search specialties include General Counsel and all levels in-house; law firm lateral associate and retained lateral partner placements. With offices across California, Solutus services clients throughout the West Coast, U.S. and the globe. For a current list of our in house and law firm opportunities, please visit our website at www.solutuslegal.com.