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General Commercial/Contracts, Technology, Transactions
At Cognizant we have a diverse legal team working closely with business, sales and marketing teams, and other corporate functions throughout the United States and the world to deliver digital and information technology solutions for our customers around the globe. The work is fast-paced and dynamic, often time-sensitive and demanding, but one that will continuously challenge you to learn, grow and become a better attorney.
The Cognizant Legal team is looking for a Senior Counsel, Commercial Transactions who will be focused on a wide range of technology related commercial transactions to join us in Dallas, Texas; Denver, Colorado; Washington, DC; Chicago, IL; Salt Lake City, UT or the New York Metro area. In this role, you will be responsible for the full range of legal responsibilities associated with Cognizant’s commercial transactions including:
negotiating commercial contracts with our customers, many of which are represented by top law firms;
addressing legal queries from business teams across various aspects of the law, the contract, and the customer relationship, including compliance, intellectual property, privacy, litigation, and employment;
collaborating with fellow attorneys to develop and maintain templates, playbooks, contracting policies, negotiation practices, and escalation procedures.
This fast-paced role requires excellent communication and time management skills. As Commercial Transactions Corporate Counsel, you will either work as an assigned vertical attorney, or work in a broader role for multiple verticals.
You will have the following qualifications:
Licensed attorney with a minimum of 5+ years’ expertise in commercial transactions, with both large law firm and in-house experience;
Prior exposure to IT outsourcing is a major plus;
Experience in a wide variety of contract drafting and negotiations, preferably representing a client without significant contracting leverage;
Exposure to master service agreements, software-as-a-service agreements, or other commercial agreements with complex intellectual property, licensing, privacy, indemnity, and liability issues.
Ability to work efficiently, meet demanding deadlines in a fast-paced environment, prioritize work, and adjust to frequent workload fluctuations across multiple time zones;
Enjoy working in a rapidly changing and diverse environment and comfortable navigating through ambiguous situations.
Commitment to promoting an ethical workplace culture and supporting compliance processes and programs
Our strength is built on our ability to work together. Our diverse backgrounds offer different perspectives and new ways of thinking. It encourages lively discussions, inspires thought leadership, and helps us build better solutions for people. We want someone who thrives in this setting and is inspired to craft meaningful solutions through true collaboration.
If you’re comfortable with ambiguity, excited by change, and excel through autonomy, we’d love to hear from you.
Why choose Cognizant?
It takes a lot to succeed in today’s fast-paced market, and Cognizant Technology Solutions has become a leader in the industry. We love big ideas and even bigger dreams. We stand out because we put human experiences at the core.
We help clients engage customers by envisioning and building creative products and services. But we don’t stop there. We develop go-to-market strategies and invent entirely new business models, ensuring that every company we work with walks away with both inspiration and a plan.
Everything we do at Cognizant we do with passion—for our clients, our communities, and our organization. It’s the defining attribute that we look for in our people.
Cognizant is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/Vs