In-House Counsel, Coporate M&A – eDiscovery

Our client, a leading legal technology software company, is seeking a commercial and M&A attorney to join their legal team. If you do not have experience with M&A or commercial, please do not apply. Reporting to the Assistant General Counsel, this role will liaise with senior business leaders and manage strategic transactions, commercial contracts, privacy and cybersecurity matters. This is a unique opportunity to work on public company commercial transactions while working with innovative AI and legal technology. The ideal candidate has a degree from a top law school, demonstrated experience working and counseling executives directly in an Am Law 100 firm or Fortune 500 company, and excellent business judgment. In-house experience or experience in legal technology and AI is a plus! Admission to the California, New York or Texas bars are preferred. Candidates with M&A experience will be considered first.

Please do not apply to this role if you do not have eDiscovery experience.

Your Impact
Counsel will enable the company to continue to scale as a new public company by partnering with Finance and the business team to ensure our vendor and customer contracting is compliant, scaleable and best in class to meet the needs of a fast-growing business. At the same time, Counsel should welcome other opportunities to be somewhat of a generalist, as well as a key team player in a small legal department where a variety of issues in different areas will arise and need attention at any given moment. Counsel must be able to proactively spot and plan for issues and work with outside counsel effectively as needed.

What You’ll Do

  • Draft and negotiate agreements for customer and partner SaaS offerings worldwide
  • Assist and participate in the definition and development of customer contract templates, policies, procedures and programs, as well as legal process templates and training
  • Draft and negotiate all aspects of vendor and customer contracts
  • Draft and prepare corporate documents worldwide
  • Primary responsibility for one or more substantive legal areas

Who You Are

  • JD Degree from a top law school
  • Bar admission in CA, NY or TX preferred
  • Significant experience, with experience in an Am Law 100 firm or Fortune 500 company, counseling and working directly with executives
  • In-house experience in a public and rapidly growing technology company preferred but not required
  • Technology contract experience, working with a broad range of commercial and general business matters
  • Excellent business judgment with the ability to meet demanding deadlines while managing multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience and confidence leading negotiations with a variety of counterparties
  • The ability to work independently with limited oversight
  • An understanding of data privacy and data security
  • The ability to develop and implement policies, guidelines, and templates
  • Experience supporting board meetings, including reviewing and drafting resolutions, minutes, written consents, and supporting materials
  • An ability to anticipate potential problems and develop mitigation strategies in advance
  • Willingness to serve on project teams in merger and acquisition, corporate structure development, affiliated entity formation, and other contexts
  • Approach work in a creative and collaborative way, working with all internal stakeholders in a strong service-oriented way such that you are regarded as a trusted business partner, welcomed to join any project or team
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal), internally and externally
  • Adaptable and able to work independently and effectively, especially as priorities shift according to the needs of the business
  • Welcome opportunities to grow legal expertise

Even Better If You Have

  • Experience in legal technology and AI is a plus
  • Finance and business expertise
  • Legal operations experience
  • An understanding of export controls
  • An understanding of international law

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