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We are growing quickly and are currently recruiting to join and support our US team a full time: US In-house legal counsel
Review, draft and negotiate contracts relating to intellectual property legal services (patent annuity payments, trademark renewals, recordal of changes, EP validations etc.) and IP management software (license, maintenance and support, hosting, SaaS etc.). The position requires significant interaction with customers, prospects, vendors, internal business personnel and senior management
Assess legal risks and advise the operational departments and support functions (Business Development, Marketing, IT, HR etc.) on mitigation strategies in all legal matters
Draft and review template agreements and corporate policies
Support our global compliance function in data privacy and anti-corruption/anti-bribery matters, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the U.K. Bribery Act, and trade sanction laws
Stay abreast of relevant laws and regulations and understand how they may affect legal compliance and business needs
Develop and/or lead in-person employee training sessions
Improve and document internal quality management processes
Maintain our contract management system and create management reports
Coordinate with legal colleagues located in Dennemeyer’s Munich office
Degree from ABA-accredited law school and admitted to practice in Illinois or eligible to register as Authorized In-House Counsel in Illinois
A minimum of two years’ experience in administering, drafting and negotiating commercial contracts, preferably in a service or software business
Extensive experience in working directly with customers and prospects
Experience in IP law or with software-related contracts is a plus
Working knowledge of U.S. trade sanction laws and regulations is a plus
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Demonstrated ability to manage projects/processes, with proven success achieving project goals despite competing viewpoints and interests and time sensitivity
Ability to focus on details while simultaneously appreciating the company’s overall business objectives
Superior problem solving skills
Must have customary computer skills, including proficiency in Word and Excel
Highest standards of professional and business ethics
Strong team orientation
What we offer
The opportunity to build a long-term career in an international and intercultural working environment
An open, team-oriented and creative working atmosphere with a flat hierarchy and a quick decision making process
An autonomous and self-dependent position
In this role you will be a member of an international team of in-house lawyers who are mostly located in Germany, and you will report to the Chief Legal Officer.
If team spirit and initiative are amongst your most prominent strengths and you feel motivated to develop a long-term career in a multicultural work environment, please apply online or via e-mail at email@example.com. Please state in the subject line that you are applying for the U.S. Legal Counsel position. Please also advise us of your earliest possible start date and salary expectations. Your contact person is Ms. Hacer Hacisalihoglu.
About Dennemeyer & Co. LLC
The Dennemeyer Group has been setting benchmarks for all services and software solutions in the IP industry for more than half a century. Dennemeyer evolved very rapidly into the world’s most comprehensive full-service provider for the protection and management of Intellectual Property rights: from IP law firm services (Dennemeyer & Associates), software and management services (Dennemeyer IP Solutions) right down to IP consulting (Dennemeyer IP Consulting).