Legg Mason’s Legal Department is seeking an Attorney for a position on its Contracts Team as an Associate General Counsel. The individual will provide support in managing the corporation’s commercial contracts. The position is based in Baltimore, though the individual will be communicating directly with colleagues throughout the world.
Manage and coordinate the full-lifecycle contracts management process for several business groups in a high-volume environment with quick turnaround times and SLA’s.Draft, evaluate and negotiate complex buy-side vendor agreements including but not limited to: software licensing (SaaS and on-premise), market data, employee benefits, consulting and professional services, facilities, real estate, and intellectual property. Assist with issue resolution, address breach of contract situationsEnsure contracts are compliant with applicable law, rules or regulationsMaintain the contract management system (Conga), including workflow maintenance and follow-upOther duties as assigned, which may include discrete projects involving privacy, litigation, technology, or asset management
Juris Doctorate Degree (JD) from an accredited law school required2-4 years’ experience working in contract negotiation at a company or law firm; must have previous experience working on contract reviewAbility to understand and adapt to emerging technologies, technology background is a plusGeneral understanding of data privacy (including GDPR) and data security for negotiation in certain commercial contractsResults-oriented, proactive, responsible and pragmatic with a passion to solve complex problems in a dynamic team environment to meet global business needs while minimizing risks. Self-starter with a high level of initiative, strong work ethic, and willing and able to learn quickly.Excellent oral and written communication skillsExcellent risk assessment skills and ability to apply them to various situationsStrong Microsoft Word and PowerPoint skills; familiarity with SharePoint and OneDrive preferredFamiliarity with contract management systems, especially Conga, is a plus Client first attitudeExcels at building and sustaining relationships with diverse global business partners Ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines and use time effectivelyWhat’s In It For You: Competitive pay and benefits, including medical insurance, 401K with company match, profit sharing, and more A culture where continuous improvement, innovation, and growth are top of mind, and diversity & inclusion is paramount Work/life balance is supported and encouragedExtensive paid time off, including 12 weeks’ paid parental leave for all full-time regular employees A learning culture that promotes and supports learning and development; we offer $8,000 per year towards tuition reimbursement and learning & development opportunities Company-provided Care.com membership Discounts to area fitness centers, large retail chains, cell phone providers, and more Dress for your Day dress code – jeans and sneakers are acceptable most days
Legg Mason is a leading global asset management firm that offers rewarding career opportunities for individuals who share our core values: Collaboration, Integrity and Accountability. We have a presence in every major financial center across the globe, and we look for exceptional professionals who want to shape a rewarding career through intellectual curiosity, leadership, and team-oriented approach. If you want to build your future with one of the industry’s premier firms, consider the opportunities at Legg Mason today.