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General Commercial/Contracts, Technology, Transactions
Corporate Counsel/Senior Corporate Counsel – Eastern/Southeastern United States (Remote Working Opportunity)
Our client, a late-stage private company that is a leader in cloud infrastructure automation, has exclusively retained Solutus Legal to assist the company in its search to add a talented and energetic commercial counsel to its growing legal team. This person initially will report to the General Counsel and will advise the company’s sales and business teams globally on all aspects of the business, with an emphasis on contract drafting, review and negotiation, as well as compliance with local laws, including data privacy laws. The company is in rapid growth mode and this is a fantastic opportunity to get in on the ground floor. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, and this is a remote working opportunity for someone based in the East/Southeast region of the United States.
Responsibilities will include:
Supporting Sales, Partner and Customer Success organizations in structuring commercial transactions, and drafting and negotiating commercial agreements.
Supporting business teams in structuring transactions, and drafting and negotiating agreements with vendors.
Advising business teams worldwide on legal compliance, including on data protection and privacy issues.
Working closely with other stakeholders throughout the organization, including finance, sales ops, tech ops, other internal teams to provide contracting expertise and ensure consistency and compliance with company policies and processes.
Advising senior management and business clients on aspects of law globally and transactions of all types.
Assisting in updating contract templates, drafting global corporate policies and processes, ensuring regulatory requirements are adhered to and developing training materials on relevant topics such as the contracting process and data privacy and legal compliance in the sales and contracting processes.
Other duties may include advising on general corporate, vendor relationships and risk management issues.
Requirements / Skills:
4-7 years of relevant legal experience, in a software company and/or in a law firm, counseling rapid-growth technology companies.
Accredited law degree from a highly-regarded school
Admission to the bar and a current license in one or more states.
Knowledge of subscription technology industry; experience with open source software preferred.
Substantive experience with drafting and negotiating complex legal agreements (sales, procurement, NDAs, M&A, ELA, others); experience with other internal company functions or areas of law is desired (such as intellectual property or privacy).
Substantive experience with commercial technology transactions.
Substantive experience dealing with/collaborating with Sales, Sales Management, Executive team on complex contract negotiations.
Highly responsive and service-oriented attitude
Ability to maintain strong working relationships with demanding internal clients
Ability to multi-task and work independently with minimal supervision, while adapting quickly to a rapidly changing and challenging environment.
Practical yet creative problem-solving approach that emphasizes addressing business needs while protecting the company’s interests.
Our client is looking for a motivated attorney with excellent interpersonal skills and a strong team orientation for this exceptional opportunity. The company embraces diversity and equal opportunity. It is committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills and believes an inclusive culture makes a better company. Compensation is competitive and includes equity.
Solutus has been selected as the exclusive representative for this search. Interested candidates may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration. Candidates applying directly to the company will be redirected to Solutus for consideration.
About Solutus Legal Search
Solutus Legal Search is the leading legal search boutique and market leader in the placement of high quality lawyers in corporations and law firms. We deliver strategic search services for our clients, as well as effective career counseling and placement services for candidates. With over 30 years of collective experience in the search business, our extensive relationships, networks and contacts in the legal community provide our candidates with a crucial edge in landing the perfect job. In addition, our quality of clients and job opportunities is unmatched. Every recruiter at Solutus is an attorney who has practiced in either large law firms or world-class corporations. This added expertise enables our team to better understand your background and career needs and creates a high placement rate for our candidates. Our search specialties include General Counsel and all levels in-house; law firm lateral associate and retained lateral partner placements. With offices across California, Solutus services clients throughout the West Coast, U.S. and the globe.
For a current list of our in house and law firm opportunities, please visit our website at www.solutuslegal.com.