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Corporate Counsel

Seattle, WA
Full Time
Practice Areas: Transactional & Technology Job #: 1058389 Exp.: 5+ Years
Amazon's Legal Department is looking for a talented technology lawyer to fill the position of Corporate Counsel in Seattle to support Amazon Web Services, a dynamic and rapidly growing business within This Corporate Counsel will support AWS principally across the Americas, and may also support other regions. Amazon Web Services is at the forefront of the IT infrastructure industry, providing cloud computing services such as on-demand compute capacity, storage, connectivity, content delivery, database services, and more.

This position will primarily support the AWS Sales, Marketing, and Business Development teams, negotiating strategic enterprise agreements and assisting with marketing and business development initiatives. The candidate will have primary transactional drafting and negotiation responsibilities on deals, and provide ongoing legal counsel and contract interpretation for senior executives and other business team members. These transactions range from standard contracts to complex, high value agreements. The candidate also will be expected to participate in other Amazon legal projects as directed, including the administration and resolution of legal issues that arise in existing commercial relationships and handling pre-litigation legal disputes and inquiries.

Basic Qualifications
  • J.D. and membership in good standing in at least one state bar
  • Strong transactional and technology licensing experience
  • A minimum of 5+ years of legal experience

Preferred Qualifications
  • Familiar with IT infrastructure, outsourcing, telecommunications or cloud computing services
  • Strong background in technology/content licensing and the ecommerce industry
  • In-house experience at a technology or internet company
  • Management experience
  • Must be inquisitive, enthusiastic about technology, enjoy working hard and being continually challenged, and demonstrate sound judgment even in ambiguous situations

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