Global Legal Counsel Lead
Location: Herndon, VA
Job type: Permanent Direct Hire
Client: Global Telecom Enterprise
The primary function of this position is to provide day-today and complex commercial transaction support for sales and business teams located within the Americas, Europe and Africa, and other locations as required.
This position will report directly to the Head Commercial and will also lead the day-to-day activities of the Americas and Europe Legal Commercial Team.
A JD, LLB or LLM (or foreign equivalent) with admission to the bar in at least one relevant jurisdiction and/or at least one common law jurisdiction with good standing and a minimum of 10 to 14 years of post-qualification experience, preferably with a mixture of private practice and in-house experience will be considered.
Experience in international telecommunications within regions is strongly preferred, particularly experience with mobile virtual network enablement (MVNE), Internet of things (IoT), cloud and edge services, and unified communications solutions. Other transactional experience will also be considered - particularly related to software licensing, IT/IP, and/or outsourcing. The following skills are essential: excellent communication, technical and negotiation skills, with the ability to work autonomously and manage multiple transactions and persons, a strong technical drafter with a good understanding of contract law, the judgment to escalate items where appropriate to other legal teams (e.g., compliance/regulatory) and/or the Head Commercial, impeccable time management skills (manage multiple matters at the same time), and a motivated and proactive individual who provides solutions and can close matters promptly. A track record in people management and team building skills is a must.