Robert Half Legal Associate General Counsel in Schaumburg, Illinois

Our client in Schaumburg is IMMEDIATELY looking to hire an Associate General Counsel for a permanent opportunity! The Associate General Counsel will work closely with the corporation's business team members serving as an advisor and partner on a variety of commercial transactions, IP, technology licensing and other legal matters. The Associate General Counsel will provide strategic, creative and effective legal and business advice; will use sound judgment in balancing legal risk against business needs and goals; work seamlessly and effectively with internal clients at all levels of the company and across all functional groups including Sales, Marketing, Finance, Product Management and HR; and efficiently manage a wide variety of responsibilities concurrently. The Associate General Counsel reports to the General Counsel. Responsibilities:

  • Draft and negotiate commercial agreements with customers, technology partners, services providers, vendors, and licensors (including a wide variety of technology licenses, services agreements and game license agreements).

  • Oversee contracting processes and management.

  • Create contract templates for new products and services.

  • Provide legal support (including conducting and managing due diligence) in context of M A, financing transactions and other matters with company-wide impact.

  • Manage relationships between legal and various business groups within the company.

  • Provide leadership as a participant in business team projects and meetings and serve as legal representative for such matters, including, commercial transactions, IP issues, technology licensing, etc.

  • Contribute to business and legal teams as an advisor, idea generator, creative and strategic thinker. For IMMEDIATE consideration, please send resumes directly to today!

Located in major North American and global markets, Robert Half Legal is the premier provider of legal staffing and consulting solutions on a full-time, project, and temporary basis, serving both law firms and corporate legal departments. We also provide project and eDiscovery teams and workspace for a wide range of initiatives, including litigation support, mergers and acquisitions and document review matters. Our dedicated teams' industry experience allows us to quickly match skilled legal professionals with the best available jobs. We offer challenging opportunities, competitive compensation and benefits, and skills-enhancement training.

Call your local Robert Half Legal office at 888.798.2974 to discover more about this position. Apply for this job now or contact our branch office for additional information.

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Req ID: 01300-9501130052

Functional Role: Attorney - Licensed I 0-3 yrs exp

Country: USA

State: IL

City: Schaumburg

Postal Code: 60173

Compensation: $120,000.00 to $150,000.00 per year

Requirements: Required Qualifications:

  • Five years of solid commercial transactions experience within a major law firm as well as in-house counsel within a corporation (strongly preferred). Experience with IP licensing and technology-related transactions highly preferred.

  • J.D. from top law school with strong academic record and bar admission (and in good standing) in any U.S. state (preferably Illinois) Required Skills/Competencies:

  • Leads by example and exemplifies the company's Core Values in actions and behaviors

  • Rigorous and thorough legal analytical skills.

  • Highly organized with a strong work ethic.

  • Ability to analyze issues and generate elegant solutions balancing business needs and company priorities; ability to focus on relevant and material information; comfortable with technology related licensing and other commercial transactions. e.g., SaaS agreements, Licensing (including game licensing) and other commercial transactions.

  • Ability to explain complex facts and conclusions simply, clearly and logically in written and oral communications.

  • Ability to prioritize tasks and responsibilities logically and plan work efficiently in a fast-paced environment.

  • Easily adapt to changing needs and priorities inherent in a growth-oriented business.

  • Able and willing to take direction from General Counsel but also highly motivated self-starter, able to accomplish tasks, make decisions, and handle frequently encountered issues with minimum supervision.

  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a proactive and influential team member. Special Position Requirements:

  • Availability for modest travel Preferences:

  • In-house experience with licensing and technology-related transactions highly preferred

  • Experience dealing with legal matters related to building construction is a plus. Work Requirements:

  • Deductive Reasoning — the ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

  • Written Comprehension — the ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

  • Inductive Reasoning — the ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).

  • Oral Comprehension — the ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

  • Oral Expression — the ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

  • Ability to perform primarily sedentary work, frequently using a computer (visual acuity, fine motor skills) and telephone (talking/hearing).

  • Must be authorized to work in the United States.

  • Must be able to travel domestically and internationally. For IMMEDIATE consideration, please send resumes directly to today!