Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE: RST) is seeking to add an attorney with 0-3 years of experience (either law firm, clerkship or in-house) drafting, reviewing and negotiating a wide range of technology and commercial contracts. It would be helpful if the candidate has work experience with intellectual property (software licensing) and/or data privacy and security matters, but these are not required. This is an excellent in-house opportunity for a new or junior attorney. Must have solid contracts experience and the ability to multi-task effectively in a fast-paced environment. Excellent written and oral communication skills needed. This attorney may work from RST's Arlington, VA or Concord, MA offices.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The Assistant Legal Counsel will provide services to the entire company both domestically and internationally. Principal responsibility will be contract drafting, negotiation and administration. However, this is presently a small legal department, so the Assistant Legal Counsel will be called upon to contribute as needed in a variety of areas, including, without limitation:
Negotiating and drafting a range of domestic and international commercial and technology agreements, such as sales, vendor and reseller contracts, licensing and distribution agreements, software licensing (inbound, outbound, OEM) agreements, professional services agreements, and product development, content/data and marketing agreements
Advising internal clients on domestic and international legal requirements relating to data privacy and security
Performing other legal work as requested by management, which may relate to intellectual property, human resources, marketing and advertising, securities and corporate governance matters, among others
Assisting in ongoing business relationships with customers, resellers, licensees, suppliers and other business partners
Advising internal clients regarding legal requirements, best practices, and strategies for managing risk
Researching relevant statutes, rulings, and precedents to be used as a basis for answering requests for legal opinions of a routine nature or limited scope
Developing, conducting and managing training programs for clients throughout the company to best ensure legal compliance and protection of RST's interests in all transactions
Creating and maintaining contract templates and processes
Assisting in dispute resolution matters
Working in a cost-effective manner with outside counsel, as necessary, in the above matters
No direct reports. Influencing and cross-matrix working skills are essential to assign and supervise the effective completion of tasks with project teams and individuals that report directly to other supervisors.
Education: Law degree from a top-ranked U.S. law school, admission to the bar of at least one state (or bar admission is in process), and willingness to be admitted to local state bar (VA or MA) required.
Prior Experience: 0-3 years of directly related legal experience through a law firm, clerkship and/or in-house legal department.
A passion for providing unparalleled client service
An innovative approach to legal issues in support of strategic business initiatives and objectives
A high level of professionalism and outstanding business judgment
Strong interpersonal communication and relationship-building skills to establish cross-functional, cross-cultural, collaborative relationships with clients at all levels
Work is normally performed in an office environment, however RST and the law department are supportive of flexible working arrangements.
Occasional travel and extended hours at times may be required.
At Rosetta Stone we speak, learn, and interact differently, we embrace and thrive on these differences! We deeply benefit from the diversity that each individual has to offer. We are dedicated to fostering a culture that celebrates unique backgrounds, ideas and experiences. Rosetta Stone is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, veteran status or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws.
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