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CORPORATE COUNSEL

Date Posted: 3/27/2021

Job #1582452
Permanent
Chicago, Illinois
In-House Counsel

Lucas Group has partnered with our client, a growing company that is helping to modernize the capital markets in  their search to hire a Corporate Counsel. The individual will report to the General Counsel.  Key Responsibilities:

  • Drafting and negotiating contracts with third parties (including master service agreements, outsourcing agreements, technology services agreements, SaaS agreements and licensing agreements)
  • Providing pragmatic advice and guidance to internal clients and stakeholders, and developing solutions to issues while effectively managing legal and practical business considerations
  • Developing commercial knowledge of product offerings and client sectors to support legal advice
  • Working collaboratively with internal clients to develop strategies to address identified issues
  • Confirming that contracts are compliant with company policies
  • Contractually protecting company's intellectual property rights
  • Effectively managing workflow, including multiple projects, in a proactive and highly responsive manner
  • Effectively managing outside counsel spend

 

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Member of NY or IL bar in good standing or ability to become authorized in-house counsel within 6 months of joining.
  • 4-7 years of experience as an associate in the intellectual property and technology group of a major US law firm or combination of experience as an associate in the intellectual property and technology group of a major US law firm and in-house experience.
  • Experience working on technology transactions and negotiating SaaS and licensing agreements required.
  • Strong drafting and negotiating skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, problem solving, teamwork, organizational and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage and complete transactions quickly and effectively, with minimal supervision.
  • Strong communications skills.  Ideal candidate would be able to communicate legal advice crisply to business audience by zeroing on the commercial implications and addressing risk/reward trade-offs.
  • In-house or outside counsel experience supporting FinTech start-ups strongly preferred.
  • Subject expertise in equity capital markets a plus.
  • Educational & Work Requirements:
  • Degree: J.D.
  • Work Experience:4-7 years
  • Title: Corporate Counsel 
  • Location: NY or Chicago

 

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