Counsel – Charlotte

Lowe's

Job Description

PURPOSE OF ROLE:

Lowes seeks a creative, solutions-minded candidate to operate in a dynamic, fast-paced environment for a role that will support critical technology work streams to drive the companys continued success as an omni-channel retailer. The primary purpose of this role is to identify legal risks and execute a mitigation plan by understanding legal issues and translating them into easily understood and practical legal advice and counsel to applicable client group. This includes responsibility for managing, negotiating, drafting and overseeing a variety of complex and cutting-edge commercial and technology matters and agreements. The position will: review, draft, negotiate and provide business-focused legal advice with respect to digital and technology transactions (SaaS, software license, and software/application development agreements); establish and update digital and technology agreement forms; conduct legal research; provide legal advice on routine issues impacting the business; and analyze and summarize routine legal documents. This role supports client groups by providing practical legal advice and recommendations on day to day legal issues, enabling the client to meet its business objectives consistent with the Company’s risk tolerance. The ideal candidate is a business-minded commercial attorney who understands business objectives and helps balance legal risks under tight deadlines. This person is also a creative problem-solver with a great attitude and a team player who is collaborative.

RESPONSIBILITY STATEMENTS:

  • Provides legal counsel and negotiation of contracts related to technology, including privacy and data protection, information management, technology outsourcing and procurement, software licensing, cloud service providers and data/services hosted by third parties, software development, and data and analytics
  • Monitors developments, including proposed legislation and court decisions related to technology, including data privacy laws, and evaluates impact on operations
  • Recommends and provides legal advice and support to the companys IT organization in developing routine policy and procedural improvements, consulting the business on issues related to technology, and providing practical advice in response to rapidly changing conditions
  • Occasionally works with outside legal counsel and orchestrates legal processes on behalf of the company in liaison with outside counsel
  • Works with key strategic external relationships through involvement in industry, community, or civic groups to bring added value to the company
  • Conducts legal research and applies research to facts and is able to communicate the analysis in an easily understood work product to leadership
  • Identifies legal risks and designs plans to mitigate and prevent routine legal risks
  • Drafts, reviews, and negotiates a variety of agreements and documents and continuously seeks ways to improve the forms, processes, or systems involved
  • Participates in preparing and delivering training, memorandums, and presentations to employees, clients, management, executives, or other members of the Legal Department on legal matters
  • Collaborates on complex projects and supports others in the Legal Department (i.e. attorneys across the Legal Department in order to provide meaningful and practical advice and recommendations to clients)
  • Negotiates with outside parties on contractual issues and legal disputes including settlement conferences or negotiating key contract terms

REQUIRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • Master’s Degree in Law and/or Juris Doctor degree
  • 5+ years of relevant experience in a top tier law firm or mixture of relevant experience in top-tier law firm, corporate legal department setting, and/or government agency; experience with negotiating against Technology companies
  • Active state bar member in good standing of at least one U.S. jurisdiction
  • 1+ years of direct experience with public company legal issues, processes and procedures

PREFERRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

Career track of progressive, documented accomplishments with broad diversity of experiences

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