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What you’ll be doing...
Verizon is looking for a talented, dynamic, customer-centric commercial attorney to be responsible for reviewing, drafting, and negotiating business-to-business service technology agreements for large and sophisticated multinational commercial accounts, and to support legal review of other complex enterprise agreements. We are looking for a stellar attorney with initiative and drive who can handle a high volume of varied and complex legal work. The attorney must be able to understand the effect of law and regulation on our business and provide strategic legal advice to enable revenue generation while creatively balancing commercial and compliance risks.
Counsel enterprise sales clients concerning legal and business matters arising from service agreements among Verizon Business Group, its affiliates and their customers.
Review, draft and negotiate numerous complex contracts simultaneously, including service agreements, non-standard nondisclosure agreements, complex statements of work, and ancillary legal documents.
Ensure that all transactions are legally sound and comply with all Verizon policies and practices and all applicable laws, rules, and regulations.
Provide legal analysis and counsel for complex enterprise sales bids.
Support the Legal Department with ongoing and special initiatives, including process improvement, template development, and training initiatives.
Maintain excellent working relationships with Sales and Finance clients, Verizon legal colleagues, other internal stakeholders, and customers, and ensure that the clients’ legal needs are fully satisfied.
This hybrid role will have a defined work location that includes work from home and assigned office days as set by the manager.
What we’re looking for...
You'll need to have:
JD degree and six or more years of relevant work experience.
Bar membership and needed licenses.
Five or more years of relevant and recent legal experience in a similar work environment (i.e., law firm, government, or fast-paced in-house corporate legal department).
Willingness to travel.
Even better if you have one or more of the following:
Experience drafting and negotiating commercial contracts, developing responses to proposals, and supporting internal Sales clients.
Demonstrated ability to work with multiple internal and external groups simultaneously to quickly achieve common goals.
Well-honed project management and organizational skills to manage multiple transactions in a timely and accurate manner with high attention to detail.
Ability to interact comfortably with personnel in various roles and levels across the organization, and to enforce legal requirements without alienating clients.
Proven ability to issue-spot and to develop and lead the implementation of creative solutions.
Self-starter who takes initiative to develop, lead, and implement special projects.
Exceptionally strong written and oral communication skills.
Proficient computer skills, including working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (e.g., Word, Excel, MS Office, etc.), and the ability to learn and work in Verizon contracting and workflow reporting systems. Willingness to learn G-Suite.
Knowledge of the telecommunications or technology industry.
Strong knowledge of intellectual property and privacy law.
Verizon will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.
Equal Employment Opportunity
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COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement
Verizon requires new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Verizon provides reasonable accommodations consistent with legal requirements (e.g., for medical or religious reasons).