The Corporate Counsel is responsible for negotiating and drafting general business and commercial agreements (such as licensing agreements, vendor agreements, and other technology services agreements), resolving issues that arise in existing commercial relationships, addressing regulatory issues, providing day-to-day legal advice, and assisting with other legal matters as the need arises.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Major responsibilities of the position are listed below. To perform the job successfully, the individual must be able to execute each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Prepare, negotiate and review commercial contracts.
Analyze, formulate and implement various strategies in a way that supports the business objectives while mitigating legal risk.
Collaborate with departments to identify legal issues and assist the business in achieving its goals/objectives in a legally compliant and ethical manner.
Develop and implement internal legal procedures and compliance programs.
Draft and edit end-user license agreements and privacy statements.
Proactively identify legal and regulatory trends and provide related advice.
Build relationships with business unit team members through an open and collaborative style.
Coordinate with external counsel when specialized legal issues arise and assist in managing the work provided by external counsel and the budget for those services.
Develop a thorough understanding of Blucora’s businesses, strategies, external commercial marketplace and regulatory environment.
Assist with human resource matters.
Other job duties as defined.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Must have JD from a competitive law school and current membership in at least one state bar.
A Minimum of 5-7 years of legal experience.
Experience drafting and negotiating a wide variety of agreements (end-user license agreements, employment contracts, master service agreements, referral and marketing agreements, license agreements, purchase agreements, confidentiality agreements, and other general business contracts).
Experience reviewing materials for compliance with legal standards.
First class interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively with a variety of contacts, including outside attorneys, senior management, and business associates.
Ability to adapt in a constantly evolving environment.
Experience with Internal Revenue Code 7216 preferred but not required.
This position will be located in Cedar Rapids, IA or Irving, TX.
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