Overview: Blackboard is the world's leading education technology company. The Company inspires people to reimagine education and make it more accessible, engaging, and relevant to the modern day learner and the institutions that serve them. Blackboard collaborates with its customers and partners in higher education and K-12, as well as corporations and government agencies around the world, to further its mission to help every learner achieve their full potential by inspiring a passion for lifelong learning.
Position: Blackboard seeks a Corporate Counsel to join the Company’s dynamic and highly experienced legal team. Blackboard’s legal team works closely with business units across the Company in support of global business operations, including commercial relationships, strategic initiatives, risk management, and compliance functions. This attorney will work across functional areas and will be responsible for supporting the team in a wide range of commercial, transactional, and regulatory matters. The Corporate Counsel will drive M&A processes, lead real estate negotiations, and assist with corporate finance matters. He/she will work with cross functional teams on sales, marketing and business development, and liaise with Tax, Finance, Human Resources, and other departments. The Corporate Counsel will also handle other duties as needed, and advise on issues such as IP, data privacy, education and financial services laws.
Experience: 2+ years’ relevant experience at a top-tier law firm or in-house with a corporate law background.
Location: Reston, VA
Relos: Local candidates only.
Please submit resumes to the attention of Deborah Ben-Canaan and Christie Babinski via email to: BlackboardCounsel@mlaglobal.com. Please do not contact the company directly; all resumes sent to Blackboard will be routed to MLA for handling and will create delays. No phone calls please.
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