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DASSAULT SYSTEMES has an immediate opening for a Corporate Legal Counsel supporting our NAM operations based in either San Diego, CA or Long Beach, CA.
As a member of our North American Legal team you will supports our sales and services organizations in the Americas. You will actively manage, draft, and negotiate complex commercial agreements, particularly sales, services and license agreements for commercial software products. You will coordinate and manage contractual relationships with external customers, partners, and suppliers through completion. You will act as advisor on legal issues arising in the course of Company's business, including issues related to contract interpretation, intellectual property, corporate policy and regulatory compliance.
What will your role be?
Primary responsibilities are drafting, reviewing and negotiating complex software license agreements, services agreements, vendor contracts, IP licenses and nondisclosure agreements and ensuring that such contracts are executed in compliance with company policy and applicable laws and regulations.
You will interact with management and senior customer personnel on enterprise-level matters requiring coordination across organizational lines, as well as provide leadership to internal teams and stakeholders in formulating partnering strategies and plans, and in defining the legal risks associated with such plans.
The challenges ahead:
Partner closely with sales and services, and finance teams to understand applicable processes and business practices.
Identify and report potential risk associated with customer facing contracts and products
Negotiate contracts, propose creative alternatives and protect the Company's position to mitigate risk
Collaborate extensively and positively with sales, services and other internal teams
Collaborate extensively with members of the legal team to ensure conformity of contract terms globally
Draft letters, memos, departmental and/or company communications and other legal documents
Your key success factors
Juris Doctor from an accredited US law school
Admission to the California Bar
Work onsite at DS local offices; no off site or work from home
Consistently demonstrates the highest level of integrity without compromise with regards to ethical standards
5 - 8 years of legal experience at either a law firm or in-house, or both
Significant experience in drafting, reviewing and negotiating contracts, particularly with large, domestic and international customers
Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously while also managing critical deadlines
Flexible, able to quickly adjust to evolving internal and external customer requirements, including deadlines
Highly organized with critical attention to details
Ability to build relationships with internal clients and Legal Department along with the ability to work independently and/or within a collaborative team structure
Positive, self-motivated individual with high level of enthusiasm and willingness to learn and incorporate coaching and instructions into daily tasks and assignments
Strong functional use of Microsoft Office Excel, Word, PowerPoint
Strong communication skills in two parts: 1.) very strong writing skills utilizing the rules of English grammar; 2.) verbally clear, concise, and grammatically correct oral (speaking) communication skills in English
Pluses, not required
Experience in software industry or with software-specific agreements, particularly enterprise license or services agreements
Experience with government contracts
In-house legal experience
Experience with litigation-related matters
General corporate law experience including corporate governance matters and mergers and acquisitions
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