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Senior Corporate Counsel, Technology Transactions

Company: Counsel Treuhand GmbH
Location: Chicago
Posted on: June 11, 2024

Job Description:

The Senior Corporate Counsel, Technology Transactions will proactively support Cushman & Wakefield's procurement and technology facing operations in the U.S. and globally. This position reports to the Associate General Counsel, Global Procurement.The successful candidate for this position will join a lean, dynamic procurement legal team with direct responsibility for proactively supporting Cushman's corporate and commercial client procurement operations to deliver best in class SaaS contracts and related advice. This role will work directly with our technology leadership and team, business lines across the organization and procurement on strategic initiatives to deliver corporate and client-facing technology solutions. This position will also include providing ad hoc assistance on special projects as they arise. We are looking for an individual who can work autonomously with limited legal supervision, and collaboratively with stakeholders in a fast-paced environment.Essential Job Duties:

  • Structure, draft and negotiate SaaS agreements, inbound and outbound licenses, cloud services agreements, telecommunications agreements, professional services agreements, terms of use, letters of intent, statements of work, and other contracts for technology enabled products and services, supporting Cushman's operations in the U.S. and globally.
    • Analyze and appropriately mitigate contractual risk against business needs, spot and resolve issues, and provide expert counsel and advice to internal stakeholders on deal structure, strategy, and commercial and legal implications of proposed transactions. Collaborate with procurement team and internal stakeholders to ensure that contractual terms align with business objectives, risk tolerance, data use and protection requirements.
      • Partner cross-functionally with internal stakeholders in legal, technology, operations, and procurement, maintaining strong, collaborative relationships to deliver solutions, appropriately escalate and address critical risk issues, ensure that contractual terms align with business objectives and risk tolerance and successfully close complex deals.
        • Monitor best practices, emerging technologies (including AI and machine learning), legislative and regulatory changes, and court decisions affecting SaaS and cloud-related products and services, and work closely with Cushman's compliance, privacy, information security and technology leaders to proactively incorporate changing requirements into related agreements.
          • Develop and maintain contract templates and playbooks, and train internal stakeholders on legal issues and commercial negotiation best practices.
            • Lead contract dispute management.
              • Perform other related duties as required or requested.Competencies:8+ years of technology transactions experience structuring and negotiating SaaS and other cloud-related deals, (preferably) including 4+ years' experience at a top law firm or boutique technology firm, and 4+ years' experience in-house.
                • Expertise in drafting, advising and negotiating SaaS and other technology contracts and terms related to privacy, data protection, indemnity, and liability for corporate and client-facing technology initiatives.
                  • Critical thinker that problem solves to remove barriers and deliver practical results aligning with business needs. Must be innovative, proactive, resourceful, and execution-oriented with exceptional judgment to provide sound legal advice and drafting reflecting a clear understanding of business objectives and balancing risk with business priorities.
                    • Experience with issues and regulations impacting SaaS and other cloud agreements, data protection and privacy, including EU regulations, U.S. federal and state requirements.
                      • Self-motivated, confident, independent attorney that drives excellence and approaches each project with a "get to yes" attitude. Must be willing and able to adapt to varying situations to support and drive results however needed, and be capable of working comfortably in a large, global organization with nuanced lines of business and corporate structure.
                        • Executive presence with strong legal and commercial sophistication and accomplished in the "art of lawyering"; must be skilled in written and oral communication with the ability to effectively advise internal stakeholders, engender trust, build strong relationships and work effectively with leadership and across all levels of the organization.
                        • Excellent organization and time management skills with ability to prioritize and manage competing, concurrent demands. Must be highly collaborative and a team player.
                          • Ability and willingness to gain expertise and perform work in emerging areas of technology and the law is a must.
                          • ET or CT Time Zone Candidates highly preferred.Juris Doctorate degree requiredBar admission in good standing
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Keywords: Counsel Treuhand GmbH, Chicago , Senior Corporate Counsel, Technology Transactions, Legal , Chicago, Illinois

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