Job Title:

In-House Counsel



This position is responsible for leading corporate strategic and tactical legal initiatives. The Legal Counsel provides senior management with effective advice on company strategies and their implementation, manages the legal function, and obtains and oversees the work of outside counsel. The legal counsel is directly involved in complex business transactions in negotiating critical contracts.

Job Responsibilities

  • Draft, negotiate and advise on a variety of legal agreements, primarily multi-year SaaS and services client contracts, managed service agreements, license agreements, sub-contractor/vendor agreements, non-disclosure agreements and consulting agreements.
  • Drive risk mitigation and negotiation strategies.  Maintain a deep understanding of the business, advising senior management on legal risks and assisting in development of creative solutions as a member of the team, not solely as the legal advisor.
  • Specify internal governance policies and regularly monitor compliance
  • Deal with complex matters with multiple stakeholders and forces
  • Provide clarification on legal language or specifications to everyone in the organization
  • Conduct all work with integrity and responsibility
  • Maintain current knowledge of alterations in legislation

Skills and Abilities

  • Expert knowledge of negotiation skills and tactics, including demonstrated success with direct negotiation
  • Ability to say no, with facts, during negotiations
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Drive and sense of urgency to complete tasks in a timely professional manner
  • Initiative and willingness to do what it takes to get the job done
  • Demonstrated experience in quality execution of work in the absence of a support staff

Job Requirements

  • 5 years of minimum experience and leadership role in SaaS technology contract negotiation and execution
  • 2+ years of experience in Delaware corporate and transaction legal work.
  • Leadership in a minimum of 3 venture capital financings

Optional Experience

  • Business development, supplier, and sub-contractor contract negotiation.
  • Employment related work – ISOP, 409a, non-competes, immigration support
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