Senior Legal Counsel

Practice Areas: Commercial Contract Job #: R113967 Exp.: 8 - 12 Years
The Opportunity:
This attorney will be based in our New York office and will be working on a broad range of outbound enterprise licensing and sales matters for on-demand services, managed services, on premise software, and professional services – areas that are significant to An American Multinational Computer Software Company's success.

What you'll Do
This attorney will be handling complex commercial contracts, including experience with enterprise software & SaaS licensing. Candidates must have a minimum of 8 years' experience supporting enterprise licensing and sales teams for on-demand services/cloud-based offerings. This attorney must also be prepared to negotiate and drive strategic transactions, and manage a significant volume of sales/revenue agreements. This attorney will provide counsel to Sales and Sales Management (and possibly other groups, such as the Business Units, Information Security, and Consulting Services teams) on a variety of licensing topics including intellectual property, commercial terms, anti-trust and privacy law. Strong interpersonal skills are required, along with the ability to coordinate projects. Must have a can-do outlook, be able to provide solutions that balance legal and business concerns, be customer-friendly and an excellent teammate. We are also a close, collaborative team that loves to have fun together!

What you need to succeed
  • A JD from an accredited law school, and licensed in New York State.
  • 8-12 years’ minimum experience in commercial contract negotiations, with at least 5 years in the area of software licensing.
  • Ideal to have prior in-house experience with an enterprise technology company, an AmLaw 200 level law firm, or both.
  • Significant history supporting enterprise sales professionals and cloud-based software offerings is required.
  • The right candidate must be prepared to drive a significant volume of sales/revenue agreements.
  • This role must also counsel Sales and Business Units on a variety of topics, including licensing, IP, anti-trust and privacy law.
  • Must be proficient in attention to details, a good communicator, and highly organized.
  • Must have excellent drafting skills.

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