Legal Counsel

Ref#: 28291

Function: Legal

Location: US, GA, Alpharetta

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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:

OpenText is seeking a lawyer for the Legal Counsel role to join Open Text’s in-house legal team based in our Alpharetta, Georgia office. This is a diverse role that will include drafting and negotiating a variety of commercial technology agreements in support of our sales team in North America, including software licenses, cloud-services agreements, software-as-a-service agreements, professional-services engagements, and resolving commercial disputes.

You are great at:

• Working effectively and pragmatically in a fast-paced environment
• Drafting and negotiating a wide variety of commercial agreements, including negotiating on our customers’ forms of contract
• Analyzing legal risk and working to mitigate contributing factors
• Taking on the occasional “reach” project
• Communicating clearly and solving problems
• Building positive working relationships with teammates, internal business partners, and customers

What it takes:

• Member in good standing of a state bar
• Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school
• Strong academic record and experience working in-house in a corporate environment and/or a law firm with a commercial practice
• 3+ years previous experience conducting contract negotiations
• Enthusiastic, hard-working, and enjoy working in a team environment with professional colleagues
• Solid “hands on” experience drafting, negotiating and reviewing a wide variety of agreements, particularly in cloud-based services, software as a service, software licensing, and professional services
• Advising management on legal risks affecting the business and strategies for mitigation
• Good business sense, attention to detail, and pragmatic legal approach

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.

This organization participates in E:verify :  E-Verify and Right to work.

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