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Robert Half Associate General Counsel in Redwood City, California


Robert Half is recruiting an Associate General Counsel for a publicly traded enterprise software company on the San Francisco Peninsula (or can work from their Denver office, or full-time REMOTE from anywhere). This senior in-house attorney position is responsible for managing the commercial legal function and leading a small group in negotiating inbound and outbound contracts, advising on data privacy laws, and regularly servicing the Sales, Finance, and Product teams.

The principal duties of the AGC position are the following:

• Manage the drafting, reviewing, and negotiating of Sales agreements with customers (contracts include SaaS and software licensing agreements, open-source licensing, SOWs, NDAs, strategic alliance agreements, reseller and OEM agreements, etc.);

• Lead review of Procurement contracts, negotiate service levels agreements and renewals with vendors, and work closely with team leads to understand their sourcing needs, develop best practices, and improve template agreements;

• Mentor and supervise a commercial counsel and a contracts manager and develop larger team as company grows; and

• Other advisory work as needed in the Legal Department, including commercial, risk management, employment/HR, and corporate governance.

The qualifications for the position are the following:

• 8+ years of experience forming, revising, and negotiating commercial contracts, preferably in-house at a tech company;

• Transactional experience in the B2B technology space, including enterprise software licensing agreements, SaaS contracts, IP law, and data protection, privacy, and IT security;

• Good leadership skills and proven success managing dirct reports is strongly preferred;

• Fierce negotiation aptitude, great communication and interpersonal skills, and able to work well with Sales, customers, Product, and engineering teams; and

• Able to manage large volume of contracts, organized, responsive, and good business and legal judgment.

This is an excellent senior-level direct-hire opportunity with a fantastic Legal team (very nice and supportive GC!). Our client offers a base salary range of $250,000-300,000+/yr, DOE, target 20-25% annual bonus, generous stock options (RSUs), and comprehensive employment benefits (incl. 401k w/ match, unlimited PTO, parental leave). For confidential consideration, please email resume to Jon Lucchese, Vice President for Permanent Placement Services Practice, at jon.lucchese‹at›roberthalf‹dot›com . Thank you!

Requirements Agreement, Bar Admission, Business & Commercial Law, Commercial Contracts, Consulting Agreements, Contract Negotiation, Corporate & Commercial, Counseling, Draft Contracts, In-House Legal Department, Intellectual Property - Licensing, Licensing Agreement, Negotiate Terms, Red Lining, Software Licensing, Software Technology, Transactional Law, Vendor Agreements, Regulatory Law, Performance Management, Direct Supervision

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