Verizon Asst Genl Counsel in Atlanta, Georgia
What you’ll be doing...
Verizon Telematics seeks an experienced and highly-motivated attorney to serve as Assistant General Counsel. The position may be located in its Atlanta headquarters or in Verizon’s Basking Ridge Headquarters. The attorney will provide support on major global legal initiatives such as support for the Sales team, including drafting and negotiating contracts, refining standard agreements and developing best practices; and support for the IT, Technology and Security teams. The position requires someone with an eye for detail who can adroitly manage multiple competing priorities in a very fast-paced and dynamic environment. The attorney also will be expected to advise and assist more junior attorneys on the Verizon Telematics legal team. The Assistant General Counsel will report to the Verizon Telematics’ General Counsel.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Draft, review and negotiate commercial agreements, including software, customer and complex supplier contracts, as needed.
Refine standard agreements and develop best processes for existing aspects of the business.
Interface with and provide support to a team of contracts negotiators
Provide legal support to the IT, Technology and Security teams
Proactively identify and mitigate any areas of risk.
Advise Verizon Telematics’ leaders on legal matters impacting the business.
Serve as a resource for contract negotiators and more junior attorneys on the legal team.
Assist with internal reporting requirements and legal department budget oversight.
What we’re looking for...
Education: JD degree from a top tier law school with strong academic performance.
Licenses: Active and in good standing of at least one state bar.
Work Experience: Minimum of 8-10 years of recent, relevant, proven legal experience with a major law firm and/or in-house; significant transactional experience; experience with SaaS and/or in the communications or wireless technology industry is strongly preferred.
Experience with and proficiency in location based services and related laws, regulations and industry rules is preferred.
Exceptionally strong written and oral communication skills.
Proven ability to professionally manage time, prioritize multiple responsibilities, and process a high volume of work in a timely and accurate manner with a high attention to detail.
Proven ability to work independently and autonomously, as well as part of a team.
Proven ability to spot problems and develop and lead implementation of appropriate solutions.
Ability to interact comfortably with all levels of personnel and enforce legal requirements without alienating clients.
Ability to work with junior attorneys to provide feedback and promote their development.
Proficient computer skills, including working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (e.g., Word, Excel, MS Office, etc.).
Demonstrated ability to handle extremely sensitive and confidential information.
When you join Verizon...
You’ll be doing work that matters alongside other talented people, transforming the way people, businesses and things connect with each other. Beyond powering America’s fastest and most reliable network, we’re leading the way in broadband, cloud and security solutions, Internet of Things and innovating in areas such as, video entertainment. Of course, we will offer you great pay and benefits, but we’re about more than that. Verizon is a place where you can craft your own path to greatness. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, find your future at Verizon.
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