Legal Counsel Corporate Contracts

Morrisville, NC
Full Time
Practice Areas: Technology Transactions Job #: WD00012079 Exp.: 5+ Years
Position responsibilities include drafting and negotiating contracts for Direct and Channel sales, RFP/RFIs, resale, nondisclosure, and procurement contracts, as well as specialized technology contracts including software license/sublicenses, cloud contracts, XaaS (e.g., DaaS, SaaS etc.), and flexible consumption models.

The position will collaborate with internal and outside counsel, technology experts, marketing and sales teams, product developers as well as with Lenovo’s customers and suppliers as needed. The successful candidate will have at least 5 years of legal experience in drafting, reviewing, and negotiating a variety of agreements in a fast-paced team setting, particularly within a technology company. Strong communication and presentation skills will be necessary to explain complex matters to business partners in a manner that is readily understandable in order to ensure well-informed business decisions.

Specifically, this role is responsible for:
  • Negotiating complex technology, sales and partnering agreements, vendor and supplier agreements, and a variety of other commercial contracts including confidentiality agreements, license agreements, data processing agreements, professional services agreements, assignments and amendments
  • Develop and implement legal efficiencies to support business teams and improve contract processes and operations
  • Regularly review existing, and drive creation of new, template agreements and negotiation playbooks to reduce complexity in negotiations.
  • Work closely with clients and the legal team on strategic initiatives in support of all business units
  • Provide proactive advice regarding business and legal issues and risks

Our ideal candidate has:
  • JD and admission to practice
  • 5+ years of drafting and negotiation experience in a fast-paced team environment, preferably focused on technology transactions
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal interaction in a highly customer-satisfaction focused environment
  • Developed critical thinking and proactive problem-solving skills, with a willingness to get into the details of complex problems and drive creative solutions
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Detail-oriented, with outstanding organizational skills and ability to manage multiple transactions and projects simultaneously under deadline pressure
  • Demonstrated exceptional judgment, integrity and ability to give practical advice appropriately weighing legal and business objectives
  • A strong team player who can work well with colleagues in all functional groups
  • Committed to his/her personal growth and development by actively seeking feedback and responding with constructive action

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