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OpenText is seeking a lawyer for the Legal Counsel role to join Open Text’s in-house legal team based in our Alpharetta, Georgia office. This is a diverse role that will include drafting and negotiating a wide variety of commercial technology agreements in support of our sales team, development team, and inbound third-party technology team in North America, including software licenses, cloud services agreements, and professional services engagements, resolving commercial disputes, providing legal advice on company transactions, and monitoring changes in laws and regulations.
Your Are Great At:
Working effectively and pragmatically in a fast-paced environment
Managing multiple responsibilities
Creating processes and procedures to meet best practices for structuring a legal department
Understanding the complexities of a multi-faceted business
Drafting and negotiating a wide variety of commercial agreements, including negotiating on our customers’ forms of contract
Knowledge of regulatory and compliance matters including HIPAA, PHI, PII, PCI, GDPR
Analyzing legal risk and working to mitigate contributing factors
Taking on the occasional “reach” project
Communicating clearly and solving problems
Building positive working relationships with teammates, internal business partners, and customers
Providing high-quality and practical legal support
What It Takes:
Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school
Strong academic record and experience working in-house in a corporate environment and/or a law firm with a commercial practice
3+ years previous experience conducting contract negotiations preferred
Enthusiastic, hard-working, and enjoy working in a team environment with professional colleagues
Desire to participate in new business opportunities and participate in the decision-making process
Solid “hands on” experience drafting, negotiating and reviewing a wide variety of agreements, particularly in cloud-based services, software licensing, professional services, and software maintenance and support agreements
Legal support for a variety of business functions including sales, marketing, and engineering
Advising management on legal risks affecting the business and strategies for mitigation
Good business sense, pragmatic legal approach, and attention to detail
Internal Number: 22636
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