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FactSet offers instant access to accurate financial data and analytics to thousands of investment professionals around the world. Our company combines hundreds of databases from industry-leading suppliers and clients’ own proprietary data into a single, powerful information system, making FactSet a one-stop source for financial information. We’re dedicated to staying on the cutting edge of technology by continually developing and refining our own software.
The Legal Department is responsible for developing, negotiating, and managing relationships with FactSet’s clients around the globe. The team works closely with our Sales and Consulting teams in all locations to win business negotiate contracts and ensure client satisfaction.
The Corporate Attorney will have responsibility for drafting and negotiating client license agreements, non-disclosure agreements, data license agreements, hosting agreements, software agreements, new contract templates, and other commercial contracts, including but not limited to contracts for internal stakeholders in sales, marketing, product development, and licensing. The successful candidate must be able to revise agreements, propose strategic language, and negotiate with opposing counsel. As part of the process, the Corporate Attorney must be capable of communicating issues to deal teams, raise salient issues, propose various strategies to limit risk, and enable colleagues to comply with terms and evaluate deals from a legal and risk perspective. The successful candidate must be able to work independently, multitask, and handle a large volume of contract-related issues quickly. We are looking for a solutions-oriented, team player.
Negotiating and drafting client license agreements, schedules, amendments, addenda, while learning about the global FactSet business;
Provide legal and business advice to Sales team member around the world, as well as members of senior management regarding strategic business relationships;
Advise on legal issues related to the licensing of Fact Set’s core IP products, including proprietary data;
Work with a global Legal Department team of experienced, skilled contracts lawyers;
Focus on intellectual property licenses, and oversee the maintenance and administration of contracts.
Juris doctor degree from a top accredited law school combined with a distinguished law school record;
Admission to Connecticut Bar (or eligibility for licensing in Connecticut as In-House Counsel) (no relocation will be provided);
Preferred 3 to 5 yrs of relevant legal practice at a national law firm and/or with a publicly-traded company in a responsible generalist position (a combination of large law firm and in-house experience preferred);
Strong transactional experience, negotiating a range of commercial agreements and drafting associated language and terms;
Interest in and proficiency with intellectual property and licensing concepts;
The ability to interact confidently with colleagues and adversaries and to translate difficult legal principles into practical business solutions;
Excellent analytical, problem-solving, negotiation, drafting and communication skills;
Energetic, decisive, hard-working, detail-oriented, hands-on personality with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to gain respect and influence others;
Quick learner with a high degree of common sense and resourcefulness, and the ability to work independently and prioritize multiple tasks;
Highest levels of integrity, discretion and maturity;
FactSet is a financial data and software company headquartered in Norwalk, CT with offices in 35 locations worldwide. As a global provider of financial information and analytics, FactSet helps the world’s best investment professionals outperform. More than 62,000 users stay ahead of global market trends, access extensive company and industry intelligence, and monitor performance with FactSet’s de...sktop analytics, mobile applications, and comprehensive data feeds. As of February 29, 2016, annual subscription value reached $1.139 billion and headcount passed 8,000.