Senior Counsel

Alpharetta, GA
Full Time
Job #: 22027 Exp.: 7+ Years
The opportunity:
OpenText is seeking a lawyer for the Senior Counsel role to join Open Text’s in-house legal team based in our Alpharetta, Georgia office. This is a diverse role that will include drafting and negotiating a wide variety of commercial technology agreements in support of our sales team, development team, and inbound third-party technology team in North America, including software licenses, cloud services agreements, and professional services engagements, resolving commercial disputes, providing legal advice on company transactions, and monitoring changes in laws and regulations.

You are great at:
  • Working effectively and pragmatically in a fast-paced environment
  • Managing multiple responsibilities
  • Creating processes and procedures to meet best practices for structuring a legal department
  • Understanding the complexities of a multi-faceted business
  • Drafting and negotiating a wide variety of commercial agreements, including negotiating on our customers’ forms of contract
  • Analyzing legal risk and working to mitigate contributing factors
  • Taking on the occasional “reach” project
  • Communicating clearly and solving problems
  • Building positive working relationships with teammates, internal business partners, and customers
  • Providing high-quality and practical legal support

What it takes:
  • Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school
  • Strong academic record and experience working in-house in a corporate environment and/or a law firm with a commercial practice
  • 7+ years previous experience conducting contract negotiations preferred
  • Enthusiastic, hard-working, and enjoy working in a team environment with professional colleagues
  • Desire to participate in new business opportunities and participate in the decision-making process
  • Solid “hands on” experience drafting, negotiating and reviewing a wide variety of agreements, particularly in cloud-based services, software licensing, professional services, and software maintenance and support agreements
  • Legal support for a variety of business functions including sales, marketing, and engineering
  • Advising management on legal risks affecting the business and strategies for mitigation
  • Good business sense, pragmatic legal approach, and attention to detail

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