Overview

Job Description

Reporting to the General Counsel, the Senior Legal Counsel will: 

  • Be the key in-house legal counsel for the North American region, resident in our U.S. Headquarters in Boston, with substantial responsibility for managing and addressing matters within the region, as well as contributing to the functions of the worldwide legal team;
  • Partner with the sales teams in closing deals with our customers and partners; 
  • Draft and negotiate license and services agreements, partner agreements, distribution agreements, OEM agreements, confidentiality agreements, and vendor agreements, among others;  
  • Advise on legal, regulatory and reputational topics across the full range of company transactions, domestic and cross-border, with particular emphasis on licensing, intellectual property, tax, antitrust, joint ventures, data security and privacy matters; 
  • Manage and maintain key portions of the intellectual property portfolio and source code escrow accounts; 
  • Draft, manage and maintain key internal compliance policies and controls;
  • Prepare and present training materials and sessions; 
  • Provide counsel related to the development of new software and emerging technology products, including without limitation, cloud offerings, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data sciences;
  • Anticipate issues and estimate risks strategically, and identify proactive solutions that will eliminate or mitigate risks; 
  • Develop a thorough understanding of company products and services.
  • Seniority level: Mid-Senior Level 
  • Function: Legal  

Qualifications

  • A qualified attorney admitted to practice in the State of Massachusetts, with 7 or more years of experience as in-house counsel (prior experience at a law firm is an asset); 
  • Substantial experience in the software licensing industry (with expertise in various licensing models, products and services); including experience with enterprise transactions, on-premises licensing, SaaS/cloud offerings, OEM, open source software and software development practices;
  • Excellent understanding of regulatory issues impacting global software company, in particular domestic and international privacy and data protection standards (including handling security questionnaires from customers and negotiating DPAs, as applicable); 
  • Experience working closely and effectively with sales teams in deadline-driven environments, and effectively managing quarter-end responsibilities; 
  • Expertise in contracts and commercial law and transactions;
  • Exceptional negotiation, drafting and communication skills; 
  • Ability to work as a team-player, with people of diverse cultures and backgrounds, across a variety of business and product disciplines; 
  • Ability to quickly grasp business objectives, prioritize and organize work autonomously; 
  • Strong ethical practice and commitment to professional responsibility; 
  • Excellent user of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint), experience with SharePoint and Salesforce would be a plus. 

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