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Kapsch TrafficCom is seeking an experienced In-House Counsel. This role will be located in either our Austin, TX, Duluth, GA, or McLean, VA office.
The In-House Counsel will provide advice, counsel, training regarding legal requirements, best practices, and strategies for managing risk in order to mitigate the company’s legal exposure. The Counsel will draft, review, negotiate, and manage legal agreements relating to the company’s Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) businesses. Agreements will include among others MOU(s), NDA(s), teaming agreements, subcontractor agreements, consultancy agreements, services agreements, vendor agreements, and technology licensing agreements.
Responsibilities also include:
Assisting with corporate governance and drafting and vetting corporate resolutions
Assisting with resolution of customer, partner or vendor issues escalated from various corporate departments
Assisting in developing standard contracting materials and processes, including organization and publication of same, for the business
Assisting in education of, and acting as a liaison to, sales staff and customer relationship managers with respect to legal department matters
Maintaining bar registration in all jurisdictions of office locations and attendance of minimum continuing legal education coursework as required by state bars and the corporation
Identifying and raising business risk issues to the management team
Qualified candidates will possess a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, as well as a JD or equivalent with a minimum of 5 years of post-bar attorney experience with at least 2 years in a law firm environment. Litigation and strong transactional experience both highly preferred. Relevant in-house experience should include negotiating, drafting and reviewing contracts and customer requests for proposals; risk management & insurance; knowledge of US contract law as it applies to all types of commercial arrangements including teaming, non-disclosure, and customer agreements. Knowledge of or experience with Canadian and/or Latin American legal processes desirable.
Preference will be given to candidates with experience in any of the following: DOT (Department of Transportation); real estate; transportation industry (rail or road); telecommunications; insurance; state or local government contracts; or public-private partnerships.
Candidates should have a professional corporate demeanor, be able to work directly with customers, be willing to work with a broad range of corporate functions, have sound knowledge of all Microsoft Office and Adobe applications, and a strong work ethic and great sense of humor.
Bilingual candidates with English and Spanish language abilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Travel in this role is anticipated to be around 20%.
About Kapsch TrafficCom
Kapsch TrafficCom is a provider of intelligent transportation systems in the fields of tolling, traffic management, smart urban mobility, traffic safety and security, and connected vehicles. As a one-stop solutions provider, Kapsch TrafficCom offers end-to-end solutions covering the entire value creation chain of its customers, from components and design to the implementation and operation of systems. The mobility solutions supplied by Kapsch TrafficCom help make road traffic safer and more reliable, efficient, and comfortable in urban areas and on highways alike while helping to reduce pollution.Kapsch TrafficCom is an internationally renowned provider of intelligent transportation systems thanks to the many projects it has brought to successful fruition in more than 50 countries around the globe. As part of the Kapsch Group, Kapsch TrafficCom has subsidiaries and branches in more than 30 countries. It has been listed in the Prime Market of the Vienna Stock Exchange since 2007 (ticker symbol: KTCG). Kapsch TrafficCom currently has more than 5,200 employees, and generated revenue of approximately EUR 693.3 million in fiscal year 2017/18.