1) CRSPâ™s Senior Manager, Licensing & Compliance is responsible for the review and assessment of all agreements initiated by CRSP with its clients, including subscribers to the historical data products and licensees of the CRSP market index data, as well as its data suppliers and service providers.
2) The Senior Manager, Licensing & Compliance will collaborate with the CRSPâ™s Marketing & Subscriptions team, the Chief Operating Officer (COO), and other Directors as appropriate.
3) Responsible for contract negotiation and execution, and providing guidance and management of high-risk terms.
4) Review and evaluate all proposed contractual changes and/or addendums, including assignments and third-party payor addendum, requested by clients, data suppliers and service providers and will liaison with CRSPâ™s Marketing & Subscriptions team, the COO, the Senior Director of Finance and Administration (SDFA), and the Office of Legal Counsel as appropriate.
5) Perform contract administration responsibilities and will have primary responsibility for maintaining and administering CRSP client agreements under the direction of the SDFA.
6) Provide data licensing and related compliance work in connection with the acquisition, development, commercialization, and licensing of securities data; responsibilities include drafting and negotiating inbound and outbound licensing agreements with suppliers, redistributors, hosts and end users of financial services data, both on the CRSP historic and CRSPMI (Indexes) side of the house.
7) Perform applicable compliance work, including reviewing and diligencing commercial agreements with licensors for compliance by CRSPâ™s use of data supplied by third parties in production and outbound licensing.
8) Other examples of compliance work includes related usage tracking and reporting as it relates to CRSPâ™s third party redistributors and analytical service providers of the CRSP Index data, and applicable regulatory compliance as it relates to CRSP as an Index Administrator under IOSCO principals and additional requirements for registration as an index provider by the SEC and the European Union.Â
10) Responsible for drafting and/or advising the COO and CRSP Sr. Staff on the implementation of internal policies, reviewing new business ventures/relationships and managing/addressing other legal research and correspondence as needed.Â
11) At times, the Manager will have primary responsibility for negotiating agreements; excluded from this review are agreements specifically covered by Central Procurement, Booth Accounting, Budget, Procurement & Contracts, etc., although certain documents require close collaboration with these units.Â
12) Review all appropriate matters with the designated attorney in the Universityâ™s Office of Legal Counsel, or outside counsel if appointed, and will serve as the direct contact to that office in seeking and obtaining legal advice and approval for CRSP.
13) The Manager will defer to the Office of Legal Counselâ™s direction on all matters regarding the Universityâ™s interests.Â
1) Passage of the Bar in Illinois.
2) Knowledge of standard legal and insurance concepts, practices, and procedures.
3) Knowledge of the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), legal terminology of purchase, service, and consulting contracts, insurance requirements, and indemnification clause translation.
4) Technical knowledge to review, negotiate and provide guidance on intellectual property contracts.
5) Strong process management, organizational, and effective time management skills.
6) Demonstrated expertise with respect to standard legal and contract law concepts, practices, and procedures required, with significant experience related to licensing.
7) Familiarity with Workshare document comparison software, and with related document library management software.
8) Demonstrated ability to interface smoothly and negotiate with client and supplier personnel, including senior managers, purchasing managers and attorneys.
9) Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
10) Excellent analytical and follow-up skills.
11) Must be a self-motivated 'self-starter', able to exercise independent judgment and prioritize and escalate appropriately.
12) Must be a 'Team Player', with the demonstrated ability to interact effectively with internal and external peers.
13) Demonstrated ability to work in collaboration with others as well as independently on projects and individual tasks.
14) Demonstrated attention to detail and problem solving skills.
15) Strong organization skills with the ability to coordinate multiple activities.
16) Demonstrated history of initiative and independent action in a collaborative team-oriented environment.
1) Bachelor's degree in business administration, business law, or a related field.
2) Law degree.
1) A minimum six years of relevant progressive experience in the field of commercial contract negotiation and management, preferably within or related to the securities and/or financial information industries.
2) Relevant work experience related to the US Stock Exchanges and their entities/agents as it uniquely relates to financial information.
3) Experience with Intellectual Property (IP), and the differing requirements of various countries/states/jurisdictions.
4) Demonstrated proficiency in the use of MS Office preferred and experience with information technology.
2) Cover letter
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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