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Senior Legal Counsel

Company: Wolters Kluwer
Location: Hartford
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

OVERVIEW

The Senior Legal Counsel is a member of the Governance, Risk and Compliance legal team of lawyers, paralegals, and contract managers who support the businesses.

LOCATION: Houston TX (preferred), Boston MA, Hartford CT, New York City NY, or remote

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Drafting, negotiating, reviewing and providing legal support on a wide range of sophisticated domestic and international technology agreements, including software license and support agreements, software-as-a-service (SaaS) agreements, professional services agreements, strategic partner agreements and vendor contracts
  • Drafting, negotiating and reviewing data protection and information security agreements and providing ongoing legal counsel on privacy laws (including GDPR, CCPA and HIPAA)
  • Creating and continuing the improvement of standard form agreements, playbooks, policies and legal processes
  • Partnering with management and sales, marketing, product and finance teams and advising on day-to day-legal issues, risks and best practices, intellectual property matters and compliance activities
  • Managing disputes, litigation and outside counsel relationships
  • Developing an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the GRC businesses, their people, organization, markets, products, technologies, customers, competitors and regulatory environment in order to identify trends, spot potential issues and provide high-level legal and commercial advice to the businesses
  • Performing other assignments and projects as required

QUALIFICATIONS

Education: JD from an accredited law school and member of the bar in good standing in at least one U.S. jurisdiction.

Experience:

  • 5+ years of legal experience; a combination of law firm and in-house experience preferred
  • At least 3 years direct experience providing legal services to technology companies; international experience preferred
  • Significant experience drafting and negotiating sophisticated commercial contracts, including SaaS and software license agreements
  • Strong intellectual property background preferred
  • Significant experience with data privacy and information security issues
  • Excellent communication, organizational and management skills
  • Strong analytical and negotiation skills with attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines juggle multiple projects with contending priorities, and adapt to change in a dynamic environment

Keywords: Wolters Kluwer, Hartford , Senior Legal Counsel, Other , Hartford, Connecticut

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