Staff Counsel

Arlington, VA
Full Time
Job #: 504004 Exp.: 6+ Years
Verizon is looking for a talented, dynamic, customer-centric contracts and sales attorney to be responsible for reviewing, drafting and negotiating business-to-business service agreements for large and sophisticated multinational commercial accounts. We are looking for a stellar attorney with initiative and drive who can handle a high volume of varied and complex legal work. The attorney must have experience negotiating with medium-to-large size enterprises as well as general knowledge of laws and regulations related to Verizon’s business, in order to provide strategic legal advice to enable revenue generation while creatively balancing commercial and compliance risks.

The attorney is expected to fulfill a variety of functions including:
  • Counsel enterprise sales clients concerning legal and business matters arising from service agreements among Verizon and its customers.
  • Review, draft and negotiate numerous complex contracts simultaneously, including service agreements, non-standard nondisclosure agreements, statements of work and ancillary legal documents.
  • Evaluate whether Verizon’s provision of services to particular customers will necessitate compliance with certain industry-specific and/or country-specific requirements.
  • Ensure that all transactions, including service contracts and requested settlements and other credits, are legally sound and comply with all Verizon policies and practices and all applicable laws, rules, and regulations.
  • Collaborate with colleagues in Europe, Asia Pacific, Canada, and Latin America to develop and negotiate global agreements.
  • Support the Legal Department with ongoing and special initiatives, including process improvement, template development, and training initiatives.
  • Maintain excellent working relationships with Sales and Finance clients, Verizon legal colleagues, other internal stakeholders, and customers, and ensure that the clients’ legal needs are fully satisfied.

What we’re looking for...
You’ll need to have:
  • JD degree and six or more years of relevant work experience.
  • Bar membership and needed licenses.

Even better if you have:
  • JD degree with a strong academic performance.
  • Five or more years of experience drafting and negotiating complex commercial service agreements (i.e., law firm, government, or fast paced in-house corporate legal department).
  • Experience counseling clients with respect to privacy rules and regulations and other requirements relating to the protection of confidential and personal information.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with multiple internal and external groups simultaneously to quickly achieve common goals.
  • Well-honed project management and organizational skills needed to closely manage multiple transactions and complex projects and process a high volume of work in a timely and accurate manner with a high attention to detail.
  • Ability to interact comfortably with personnel in various roles and levels across the organization, and enforce legal requirements without alienating clients.
  • Proven ability to spot problems and develop and lead implementation of creative solutions.
  • Self-starter who takes initiative to develop, lead and implement special projects.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficient computer skills, including working knowledge of G Suite (Google Docs, Google Sheets, Gmail, etc.), and the ability to learn and work in Verizon contracting and workflow reporting systems.

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