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Corporate Generalist, General Commercial/Contracts, Mergers/Acquisitions
What We Do:
Uptake harnesses the power of underutilized data to empower businesses to make informed decisions. We partner with industry leaders to build predictive analytics software that grows smarter in one industry because of what we learn in another. The result is a powerful platform that identifies problems before they happen, ultimately saving money, time and lives.
What You’ll Do:
As Corporate Legal Counsel, you will use outstanding client service skills to support Uptake's growing business development team. You will be a creative problem-solver who finds a path forward to achieve Uptake's strategic objectives. You will advise the business across all phases of Uptake’s customer journey, beginning with lead generation and continuing through the execution of and compliance with our commercial agreements. You will support Uptake’s M&A activity, working closely with the business to negotiate and close deals. You will also assist with corporate governance and Uptake’s capital initiatives. Because Uptake has a lean Legal Department and a business that moves at lightning speed, you’ll also pitch in everywhere we need help! This position reports directly to the General Counsel.
Provide legal support for all aspects of Uptake’s commercial relationships, from initial contact through deal execution
Think strategically about how to achieve business objectives; then draft and negotiate customer contracts, partnership arrangements, data sharing agreements, and other commercial documents
Monitor compliance with, and advise on issues arising under, Uptake’s existing commercial relationships
Handle all aspects of potential mergers and acquisitions, including drafting Letters of Intent, conducting due diligence, and drafting definitive agreements
Develop proactive, collaborative relationships with internal business stakeholders to help maximize Uptake's impact in the marketplace while simultaneously optimizing risk
Assist with capital initiatives, corporate governance, and other corporate matters
Work closely with outside counsel on corporate matters
JD from top law school with outstanding academic credentials
Admitted to practice in Illinois, or eligibility for admission as in-house counsel
8-10 years as a practicing lawyer with experience in more than one of the following disciplines: technology transactions, software licensing, mergers and acquisitions, corporate development, or general corporate matters
Prior in-house experience in a dynamic, forward-thinking legal department; some law firm experience preferred
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision in a fast-paced environment, to collaborate with others, and to be an outstanding team member
Outstanding strategic and analytical abilities
Exceptional writing skills focusing on clarity and brevity
Ability to draft contracts in plain English without legalese
Strong business sense
Superior negotiation, communication, and presentation skills (ability to present to senior management a must)
Uptake is a predictive analytics SaaS platform provider that delivers solutions in major industries that increase productivity, reliability, and safety. Leveraging partnerships with industry icons, Uptake’s platform aggregates enterprise and external data and applies cross-industry data science to produce high-value, actionable insights. Uptake’s platform is powered by a continuous feedback loop, ...recommending impactful actions that are then optimized by human intelligence. For more information, visit uptake.com.