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Cognizant has an immediate opening for a corporate in-house attorney for infrastructure deals with at least 4-8 years combined experience in a top law firm and an in-house legal department. The candidate must have extensive prior experience contracting with clients and vendors (including hardware, software and service vendors) on technology transactions. The ideal candidate must have the ability to work quickly in a fast-paced and global environment to draft, negotiate, and manage complex contracts with limited supervision, should possess excellent communication and organizational skills, and should have prior experiencing training and managing other attorneys. The attorney would be expected to work directly with business account team members. Some travel required.
Job responsibilities will include:
Drafting, reviewing, and negotiating vendor contracts, alliance and partnership agreements, and pass-through contract terms between vendors and clients. Negotiating inbound and outbound license agreements governing software, SaaS, and hybrid services, as well as one-off resell and teaming agreements.
Advising business teams to ensure legal compliance with applicable regulations and company policies.
Coordinating with various internal stakeholders and advising the business teams on
Analyzing and assessing business processes, spotting issues and proposing solutions.
Training and managing attorneys for infrastructure deals.
Driving processes and efficiencies across the CIS and commercial contract teams.
You will have the following qualifications:
Licensed attorney with a minimum of 5-10+ years’ expertise in technology transactions, preferably with both large law firm and in-house experience;
Prior exposure to IT sourcing from OEMs 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, and various deployment models relative to software and technology services (on premises, managed services, software-as-a-service, public/private cloud arrangements), system integration, 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
Flexible on geographic location. All candidates required to be licensed or have in house licensure in the state in which they work.
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 are comfortable with ambiguity, excited by change, and excel through autonomy, we would love to hear from you.
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