Legal Counsel

Endava New York , NY 10007

Posted 3 months ago

ENDAVA AT A GLANCE

Endava plc is a leading next-generation technology services provider listed on the NYSE that helps accelerate disruption by delivering rapid evolution to enterprises. Using distributed enterprise agile at scale, Endava collaborates with its clients, seamlessly integrating with their teams, catalysing ideation and delivering robust solutions.

Endava helps its clients become digital, experience-driven businesses by assisting them in their journey from idea generation to development and deployment of products, platforms and solutions. It services clients in the following industries: Payments and Financial Services, TMT, Consumer Products, Retail, Logistics and Healthcare.

Endava has over 5,500 employees located in offices in North America and Western Europe and delivery centers in Romania, Moldova, Bulgaria, Serbia, Macedonia, Argentina, Uruguay, Venezuela, and Colombia.

Along with investing in long-term customer relationships, Endava recognizes the importance of providing rewarding and challenging careers for people and, by doing so, has established itself as the employer of choice in certain regions.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

The Legal Counsel is responsible for ensuring adequate commercial and legal protection is put in place with each of the companies' customers and suppliers. The work includes the drafting & negotiating of bespoke commercial agreements for all types of IT services including consulting, software development, systems integration, application management, website management, infrastructure implementation, outsourcing and managed services.

Main duties:

The key responsibilities and activities for this role include:

  • Drafting/Negotiation/Reviewing commercial contracts primarily for the US but also for the South American entities of the Group, including Master Service Agreements, Framework Agreements, Statements of Work, Business Associate Agreement, Non-Disclosure Agreements, Marketing Agreements, Sub-contracts, Consulting Agreements, Licensing Agreements.

  • Liaising with internal clients and, as required, external customers for the entire contract lifecycle ensuring timely review, approval, negotiation, contract close-out, extensions, renewals or variations of agreements

  • Maintaining up to date contract templates and clause library

  • Managing and maintaining contract playbook and contracting policies

  • Effective use of contract management tools / systems / automation

  • Provision of legal advice on data privacy law, especially the HIPAA rules

  • Provision of advice regarding protection of intellectual property including registration and protection of trade marks, protection of developed IP, open source and licensing

  • Support in tender response

  • Coordination of contract review & sign-off process

  • Assistance with legal aspects of Human Resources/employment matters

Level of Autonomy and/or Decision Making

High degree of autonomy and ability to make decisions regarding operational activities and the execution of tasks.

Key Relationships

Internal

The Legal Counsel interfaces and provides information to and requests information from other teams.

External

The Legal Counsel interfaces frequently with external parties (including international) and works with them to plan, develop or discuss activities and projects.

Direct/Indirect Reports and Financial Responsibility

Direct Report

Head of Commercial Contracts based in London, UK

Financial/Budgetary Responsibility

Support to the Commercial Team Lead in managing the team's budget including effectively managing external service providers.

Skills Required:

  • Graduated with a JD from an accredited law school

  • Obtained licensed to practice, or ability to become licensed in appropriate jurisdiction

  • Membership in good standing with the State Bar, and with no outstanding disciplinary actions.

  • Two (2) or more years relevant experience preferred

  • Experience with IT contracts

Desirable:

  • Fluency in Spanish

Essential:

  • Demonstrable experience of high level contract drafting, negotiation, finalisation and effective use of contract management policies and tools

  • Knowledge and application of US data privacy laws, in particular HIPAA rules

  • Experience in cross-border contracts and transactions

Offer and Benefits:

  • Opportunity to work in a Global Organization

  • Career Development opportunities

  • Work/Life benefits

  • Travel opportunities

  • Competitive salary package

  • Training opportunities

  • Robust benefits package which includes options for:

  • Health Care Insurance

  • Dental Insurance

  • Vision Insurance

  • Short / Long Term Disability

  • 401(k) with company match

  • Flexible Spending Accounts (Medical, Transit, and Dependent Care)

  • Paid Life Insurance and AD&D Coverage

  • Wellness Benefits

Endava is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Endava does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.


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