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Legal Counsel – Commercial Contracting

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Legal Counsel (Commercial Contracting)

Ensono’s global Commercial Contracting Office has opened a position for a Legal Counsel role. This position provides front line support for Ensono’s global sales and strategic revenue generating commercial transactions by collaboratively setting deal structure and strategy, performing contract review, drafting and negotiation, coordinating internal approvals and taking overall responsibility for deal completion. We are looking for a talented attorney with strong business acumen, initiative, drive and experience who can handle a high volume of varied and complex commercial transactions. This position will play a pivotal role in Ensono achieving its strategic and financial objectives by providing consultative, strategic and analytic support services on commercial transactions. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated ability to develop strong working relationships with key internal stakeholders, as well as Ensono’s sophisticated enterprise sales or outsourcing customers.

Primary Responsibilities:

·       Lead commercial transactions to closure in prudent and expeditious manner

·       Drafting, reviewing and negotiating complex transaction agreements 

·       Identifying and mitigating issues and risks and ensuring that the business understands risks associated with contract language and positions

·       Provide risk assessment and commercial legal advice, including advice related to relevant laws and regulations

·       Exercise judgment and delegated authority on wide-ranging issues

·       Coordinate across multiple internal organizations to resolve issues and to ensure compliance with laws, regulations and company policies

·       Vet contract issues/requests with appropriate internal organizations, track responses, and draft resulting feedback

·       Prepare and administer escalations as necessary

·       Advising on existing contracts, including but not limited to contractual obligations and the resolution of contract disputes

·       Identify or create solutions to deal roadblocks

·       Project manage multiple deals to closure simultaneously

·       Present training to client groups on transaction legal issues and strategies

·       Continuously seek to improve the transaction support process

Experience:

·       3-5 years of relevant and recent complex commercial transactions experience in a similar work environment (i.e., law firm or corporate legal department)

·       Demonstrated success in complex contract review, drafting and negotiation for sales/outsource transactions involving technology products/services.

·       General understanding regarding data privacy laws and regulations and impact on commercial transactions

·       Experience with responsibility for all aspects of commercial transactions, including basic financials and all non-pricing business issues and contract terms

·       Familiarity with all phases of sales/outsource contracting from pre-contract Requests for Proposals/Bids to contract negotiation/execution and post-contract legal support.

·       Experience contracting with state and local government clients a plus      

·       Successful record of interacting with sophisticated enterprise customers, and their third party representatives, as transaction counterparties

·       Proven ability to provide entrepreneurial, quick-thinking, pragmatic, business-oriented advice and recommendations

·       Prior in-house, management, and international experience preferred

Qualifications/Skills:

·       J.D. from a top tier law school

·       Active bar admission in at least one U.S. jurisdiction

·       Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including ability to summarize issues to clients/management

·       Teamwork and team leadership skills

·       Ability to effectively counsel clients concerning legal and business risks in sales transactions

·       Ability to work independently with little supervision in a fast-paced environment

·       Ability to rapidly assess potential risks, benefits and consequences of business decisions.

·       Well-honed project management and organizational skills needed to manage multiple/complex transactions

·       Must be able to prioritize to meet deadlines

·       Independent initiative to develop, lead and implement special projects that enhance contracting processes.

·       Strong work ethic and strong sense of responsibility for high quality work product

·       Ability to achieve results under pressure/deadlines

·       Proficient in MS-Outlook, Word and PowerPoint

·       Limited travel may be required

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