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An exciting opportunity to join the small and cohesive legal team at Ascend Learning as Corporate and M&A Counsel. The Corporate and M&A Counsel will provide substantial ongoing support for Ascend’s corporate mergers and acquisitions activities, and will also have primary day-to-day responsibility for managing the legal support of key Ascend business units. As somebody with transactional expertise, you will provide end-to-end support for Ascend’s active and far-reaching M&A program, working closely with Ascend’s corporate development team and members of senior management. In your role as primary counsel for designated Ascend businesses, you will work closely with a broad range of internal clients and help drive successful outcomes across a variety of critical legal and business support areas, from complex customer contract negotiations and strategic collaborations to technology licensing agreements, regulatory compliance initiatives, employment matters, and more.
Ascend is a leading provider of online educational content, software and analytics serving institutions, students and employers in healthcare and other high-growth, licensure-driven professions. Ascend employs more than 1,200 employees in 35 states, with headquarters in Burlington, MA. Ascend is backed by The Blackstone Group and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, two of the world’s largest asset managers and providers of private equity capital.
The successful candidate will have eight or preferably more years of experience including experience both at a top tier law firm and in-house. The right candidate will have extensive M&A and transactional experience, as well as the ability to provide day-to-day legal support and oversight in areas such as contracts and strategic collaborations, employment law, technology licensing, real estate, and litigation.
Interested parties should send an email and resume in confidence to: AscendAGC@MLAGlobal.com
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