Legal Counsel

Ref#: 17209

Function: Legal

Location: US, CA, San Mateo

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As the Information Company, our mission at OpenText is to create software solutions and deliver services that redefine the future of digital. Be part of a winning team that leads the way in Enterprise Information Management. 

The opportunity:

An exceptional opportunity has arisen at OpenText for a commercial Legal Counsel to join OpenText’s in-house legal team based in one of our Bay Area offices. This is a diverse role that will include drafting and negotiating a wide variety of commercial technology agreements in support of Americas region sales activity for OpenText’s Discovery business, including software licenses, professional services and cloud services agreements, resolving commercial disputes, providing legal advice on company transactions, and monitoring changes in laws and regulations.

You are great at:

• Strong academic record and experience working in a law firm and/or in-house within a corporate environment
• 5+ years previous experience conducting contract negotiations preferred
• Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school and admission to a state bar
• You are enthusiastic, hard-working, enjoy working in a team environment and confident working at a senior level with lawyers and other professional colleagues
• Ability to work with discretion and to understand the complexities of a multi-faceted business; desire to learn and participate in new business opportunities and participate in the decision-making process
• Ability to communicate clearly, solve problems and provide commercially focused advice is essential

What it takes:

• Solid “hands on” experience drafting, negotiating and reviewing a wide variety of agreements, particularly in software licensing, professional services contracts, maintenance and support agreements and cloud based offerings
• Knowledge of working within the technology sector and, in particular, assisting sales executives on commercial and sales transactions
• Background in contract support for a variety of business functions including sales, marketing, engineering and other internal clients.
• Ability to function effectively and pragmatically in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple responsibilities
• Ability to advise management on risks across the business and strategies for mitigation
• Good judgment and attention to detail
• Exceptional skills at building positive working relationships
• Learns quickly and thinks creatively

At OpenText we understand and value diversity in our employees and are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We hire the best talent regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, sex, age, veteran status or sexual orientation. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process please email Applicants have rights under Federal Employment Laws including but not limited to: Family and Medical Leave Act (FLMA), Equal Employment Opportunity  and Employee Polygraph Protection Act

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