Senior Counsel (US)

New York, NY
Full Time
09-21-2019
Practice Areas: NA
Description:
The Senior Counsel is responsible for the delivery and coordination of outstanding transactional support services, advising on technology and outsourcing deals and commercial disputes for Marshall Denning’s clients.

Responsibilities
  • Draft, review and negotiate a wide range of contractual documents related to re-negotiations, renewals, upsells, amendments, and account wind-down.
  • Provide timely and quality advice and direction to business leaders on contract governance, compliance, growth, disputes, transition and transformation and wind-down.
  • Act with urgency and accountability and establish a superior working relationship with account leaders and sales teams.
  • Respond to ad hoc queries in a timely manner to include identification, analysis, and evaluation of risks to provide appropriate legal solutions.
  • Demonstrate thought leadership by seeking process improvements and networking effectively to share innovations across a broad cross-section of the MD organization.
  • Work with high energy and enhance team relationships as an individual contributor who freely collaborates with the business and legal team.

Requirements & Competencies
  • You must be a dynamic, experienced and technically excellent lawyer with strong teamwork, business risk-assessment and creative problem solving skills both in commercial and operational matters. In addition to possessing interpersonal skills to build strong relationships with clients, you must have:
  • Strong analytical skills and an ability to solve problems and think creatively.
  • Strong people and communication skills with proven ability to build strong working relationships with Marshall Denning and its clients’ internal clients at all levels of management -- as well as collaborate on cross-functional teams on complex deals and processes.
  • Business acumen and an ability to understand and navigate within the intersection between legal and business issues.
  • Excellent organizational, time management and decision-making skills, with the ability to work independently and handle multiple projects efficiently in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong interpersonal and motivational skills, a sense of humor, positive attitude and the ability to develop collaborative relationships.
  • Commitment to the highest levels of ethics and personal and professional integrity.
  • Excellent academic credentials, including an advanced university degree in law (e.g. JD or LLB) from a top-tier institution, plus an active bar membership in at least one state.
  • Must be able to live and authorized to work in the U.S.
  • 6+ years of relevant professional legal experience (transactional negotiation and drafting experience) with a top-tier law firm and/or preeminent corporate legal environment. Candidates demonstrating exceptional abilities in other areas of qualification will be considered.
  • Experience with IT, Applications, BPO outsourcing, and/or management of long-term commercial contracts is a plus.

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