HID Global powers the trusted identities of the world’s people, places and things. Every day millions of people in more than 100 countries use our products and services to securely access physical and digital places. Over 2 billion things that need to be identified, verified and tracked are connected through HID Global’s technology. We make it possible for people to transact safely, work productively and travel freely. We work with governments, universities, hospitals, financial institutions and some of the most innovative companies on the planet—helping them to create trusting and trusted physical and digital environments so that they and the people who use them can fulfill their potential. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, HID Global has over 3,500 employees worldwide and operates international offices that support more than 100 countries. HID Global® is an ASSA ABLOY Group brand. For more information, visit www.hidglobal.com.

HID Global is currently seeking a Vice President and General Counsel who will be the Chief Legal Officer of HID Global and lead a global team of seasoned professionals.  Work at HID Global is fast paced and team members can expect a dynamic and high energy environment every day. Collaboration across disciplines and borders is key to our success and our global diversity provides opportunities for cross cultural and cross functional teaming. If you are customer focused, driven to succeed, inspired by challenge and take pride in getting things done in the right way, we’d welcome your interest in joining our team.

Reporting to the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, as General Counsel you will provide legal guidance on a wide range of commercial and corporate matters spanning all areas of the business.  The right candidate will have a proven track record of integrating the legal function tightly into the Company’s operations, building strong partnerships with business leaders and providing advice that balances continued growth with appropriately managed risk. Principal functions include assessment of legal risks and working proactively to promote solutions that manage risk and accomplish business objectives, evaluating and negotiating transactions, as well as overseeing data privacy and corporate compliance.  The General Counsel will put an emphasis on customer focused solutions and will drive operational excellence in the delivery of legal and compliance services.


Oversee all legal matters of HID Global including, but not limited to commercial/government contracts, regulatory/legal compliance, data privacy, insurance, licensing, litigation, patents, trademarks, acquisition due diligence and employment related items.
Advise senior management on a broad range of matters including identifying areas of legal or compliance risk and providing mitigating solutions.
Manage and guide a diverse global team of legal and compliance professionals.
Manage the selection and use of outside counsel and develop strategies for litigation and regulatory proceedings.
Anticipate potential legal risks within the organization and develop corresponding strategies that provide pragmatic solutions.

Position is based in Austin, TX
JD degree from a recognized U.S. law school, or foreign legal equivalent, and currently licensed to practice in at least one state bar.
15+ years of legal experience with prior relevant in-house experience as a General Counsel, or other legal leadership position, with a focus on risk analysis and mitigation.
Strong knowledge of Software as a Service, cloud hosted solutions and software licensing.
Proven leadership/management skills to oversee a diverse global team.
Demonstrated track record of understanding how legal issues affect organizations and providing pragmatic business solutions.
Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills and the ability to create and sustain lasting relationships with stakeholders.
Skills & Attributes

Experience in a high growth environment with a record of accomplishment including driving for results.
Enthusiastic and informed change agent, with a high aptitude to adapt legal frameworks and risk profiles to new business models and new market segments.
Demonstrated deal-making skills that go beyond negotiating legal terms and resolving legal issues.
Detail-orientation and ability to manage multiple transactions and projects simultaneously under deadline pressure.
Significant experience counseling global organizations on commercial and compliance issues.

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