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Corporate Generalist, General Commercial/Contracts, Transactions
Corporate Transactional and Procurement Attorney
Job Purpose: Provide high quality, cost-effective legal support for the Company as part of the Verisign Law Department under the direction of the General Counsel and supervision of senior members of the General Counsel’s team.
Draft and negotiate a variety of commercial agreements, including inbound licensing (both SaaS and on-prem), co-location, marketing, peering, paid connectivity, and facility agreements.
Support the global procurement function.
Manage and coordinate discussions and review of terms and conditions with internal stakeholders and vendors.
Ensure transaction terms comply with company policies and reflect company’s risk tolerance and are documented in the applicable systems.
Conduct due diligence on vendors or other third parties as may be necessary in support of transactions.
Skills, Knowledge and Experience Required:
At least six years commercial transactional experience.
Significant experience drafting and negotiating commercial agreements, including procurement related agreements.
Strong project management skills, including managing complex transactions and leading the internal efforts among cross functional teams to begin and successfully conclude vendor negotiations for the procurement of goods and services in a timely manner.
Familiarity with intellectual property, privacy, export and compliance, anti-corruption and international laws, a plus.
Significant experience supporting technology, Internet and/or telecommunications organizations.
Aptitude to quickly absorb new information with highly developed interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated leadership and team-working skills.
Strong business acumen with a sophisticated understanding of the balance between risk and reward.
Must be admitted to the Virginia bar or eligible for admission as a Virginia Corporate Counsel.
Verisign, a global leader in domain name registry services and internet infrastructure, enables internet navigation for many of the world’s most recognized domain names. Verisign enables the security, stability, and resiliency of key internet infrastructure and services, including providing root zone maintainer services, operating two of the 13 global internet root servers, and providing registration services and authoritative resolution for the .com and .net top-level domains, which support the majority of global e-commerce.
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