The associate attorney will support the sales, information technology, software development, marketing and procurement teams in the negotiation of technology, services and other commercial contracts under the supervision and direction of the company’s senior in-house attorney.
Experience with cloud computing, professional services, and data privacy law is a plus. This is a full-time opportunity for a smart, humble attorney with a hunger for constant learning within a dynamic business environment.
- Knowledge and experience in commercial contract drafting, interpretation, review and negotiation with a focus on software and technology agreements including: Cloud Computing, Software-as-a-Service, hosting, proprietary and open-source licensing, and professional services.
- Experience in reviewing and commenting upon contracts prepared by others in a manner that balances business requirements with practical legal analysis.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to concisely and effectively communicate complex matters with a wide variety of business and legal colleagues and clients.
- Scrupulous attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
- An innovative approach to legal issues in support of strategic business initiatives and objectives with a passion for providing unparalleled client service.
- Highly skilled at prioritizing multiple, sometimes competing, deliverables while being thorough, exercising sound judgment and managing expectations.
- Team attitude and demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively across functions and geographies.
- 0 - 3 years’ experience in a law firm or corporate legal department; previous in-house or IP/tech experience a plus. Internships and relevant law school course work will be considered, along with work experience in the tech industry.
- Experience and expertise in Microsoft Office products required, experience with contract management software (SpringCM) preferred.
- Experience providing direct support to a partner-level attorney or in-house counsel preferred.
- Solid academic credentials from a top ABA-accredited law school. Juris Doctor (JD) degree conferred.
- Bar admission active and in good standing in North Carolina, or other state bar association required.