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The Deputy General Counsel, Commercial Contracts is responsible for supporting a rapidly growing business by partnering with and advising business teams on a variety of commercial contracts and legal issues. The position represents an excellent opportunity to make substantial contributions to a dynamic and thriving business. The successful candidate will be a seasoned commercial contracts and licensing attorney and a creative problem solver, applying sound business and legal judgment to a wide variety of commercial contracts and relationships. The position reports to the General Counsel.
Local candidates only. This position is based in Centreville, VA, and will require 3 – 5 days in the Centreville, VA office.
As Deputy General Counsel, Commercial Contracts, you will:
Draft and negotiate a wide variety of commercial contracts, with a particular emphasis on licensing and strategic relationships
Create and maintain a contract management strategy
Lead, motivate, develop and mentor a current team of two commercial contract lawyers
Advise business leaders with respect to legal issues and risk management concerning the development and implementation of business strategy
Manage company’s intellectual property portfolio and provide advice on advertising and marketing messaging and strategy
Special projects on an as-needed basis
To be considered for this role, you will need:
At least ten years’ experience, including both law firm and in house experience, with significant and progressive responsibility advising clients in a complex, dynamic, fast moving and competitive industry
Experience establishing and maximizing strategic commercial relationships across multiple business units
Experience weighing business needs with legal and commercial risks to more effectively advise business leaders with respect to risk management
Must have a practical and creative problem-solving approach
Must be an assertive and effective negotiator with the ability to persuade and inspire action with a focus on both short term and long term implications
Must be able to demonstrate a high level of intelligence, independent reasoning, excellent analytical skills and judgment and a strong business acumen
Must be intellectually curious with a balance of EQ and IQ that drives understanding every aspect of the business and industry
Must have experience juggling multiple clients with competing demands
Excellent verbal and written communication, negotiation and presentation skills with the ability to effectively interact with numerous business teams
Meticulous attention to detail and superior organizational skills
Candidates must currently be licensed to practice law in Virginia or currently eligible to be admitted under a Virginia Corporate Counsel Certificate
What’s in it for you:
Competitive compensation, benefits and generous time-off policies
4-Day summer work weeks and a winter holiday break
401(k) / RRSP matching
Annual bonus program
Casual, dog-friendly, and innovative office spaces
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