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Corporate, Corporate Governance, General Commercial/Contracts
POSITION SUMMARY: Corporate Counsel will provide a wide range of legal and compliance services to PAI and its affiliates. This is an individual contributor role that will report to and work directly with PAI’s executive team as a trusted advisor on a variety of legal matters.
Advise management and other business unit employees on legal issues, policies, and corporate governance;
Assist management and other business unit employees in identifying and mitigating legal risks related to management decisions and operations;
Draft, review and support the businesses in negotiating a variety of commercial agreements, including SaaS agreements, partner/channel agreements, software license agreements, service agreements, consulting agreements and other customer/vendor/marketing agreements;
Create and update contract templates;
Create and manage internal contract approval policies and procedures;
Work closely with the PAI’s parent company and in-house and outside attorneys to drive collaboration across Japan and U.S.-based legal teams.
Design and conduct periodic employee training seminars in conjunction with HR;
Assist internal functions in the drafting and maintenance of corporate policies.
ADDITIONAL DUTIES AS ASSIGNED: Receives objectives, assignments and guidelines from this leadership team and exercises discretion in their implementation, maintaining confidentiality in all matters as directed.
EXPERIENCE: Five or more years of relevant in-house or private practice/legal experience in the high tech industry with high tech issues and commercial contracts such as described above; experience in employment law and Intellectual Property law are desirable.
EDUCATION: Graduate of an accredited U.S. law school, and currently licensed to practice in California.
Knowledge: Understanding and experience with current labor laws, and legal interpretations of contracts and international regulations; demonstrated problem solving analysis and resolution at strategic and functional levels; sound judgement, flexibility, initiative and commitment to operating in an environment of rapid change.
Skills: Expertise in creating software licensing agreements, and product distribution agreements; familiarity with cross-border business issues and contracts; strong verbal, written communication and interpersonal skills; proactive, organized, self-motivated, self-disciplined and accountable for results.
Abilities: Able to collaborate on cross-functional international teams; ability to manage multiple priorities taking ownership and accountability of assigned projects and responsibilities; capable to collaborate, influence and build strong working relationships across an organization.
Internal Number: PAI00057
About PFU America Inc., a Fujitsu Company
Corporate Counsel - PFU America Group Management, Inc. (PAI) Sunnyvale, CA
PFU America, Inc. (PAI), based in Sunnyvale, California, is the “innovation” arm of PFU group companies worldwide. PAI is continuously striving to create and explore new businesses and opportunities, for our group companies, to provide preeminent and innovative solutions. In addition, we deliver corporate support to our subsidiary companies in the United States in areas such as Finance, Accounting, Human Resources, IT, and Legal & Compliance support. This consolidated business operation allow the business divisions to focus on its strategic goals and core activities.