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Corporate Counsel, Commercial

Bellevue, WA 98008

Posted: 08/03/2023 Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Core Technologies - FTE Job Number: 27647

Job Description

Position Title: Corporate Counsel, Commercial
Position Description: Protingent Staffing has an exciting direct hire Corporate Counsel, Commercial opportunity located in Bellevue, Washington. 
Job Responsibilities:
  •     Provides programmatic support for the company Lawyers, and reports to the Senior Corporate Counsel.
  • Prepares drafts of agreements and other documents and handles both routine and first line non-routine contract review and negotiations in support of the Procurement team and Contracts team.
  •     Creates and formats documents electronically including letters, memos, status reports, presentations (PowerPoint), spreadsheets (Excel), and other related documents.
  •     Provides legal support for company government contracts and grants and associated compliance requirements.
  •     Prepares updates to and provides administration of legal policies and procedures in consultation with other company Lawyers.
  •     Supports the creation of, and updates to, standard contract templates for the company's business.
  •     Files, tracks and updates a variety of business and legal templates and documents.
  •     Understands the nature of the business in order to provide value-added service and enhance working relationships.
  •     Facilitates daily contact with other company Lawyers and other company personnel via email, phone and videoconference.
  •     Manages external work with outside lawyers and others regarding matters on which the company legal team is working.
  •     Initiates and sustains continuous improvement in company contracting advice, negotiations, templates, drafting, implementation and management, undertaking negotiations and contract management when needed.
  •     Initiates and implements technological improvements to streamline legal review and support.
  •     Determines the priority and responds appropriately and coordinates communications with stakeholders.  Makes recommendations as needed regarding appropriate action and follow-up.
  •     Conducts legal and other research (electronic and other resources), creating deliverables ready to share directly with the other functions within the company.
  •     Provides back-up support to other company Lawyers and other legal team members.
  •     Participates actively in group meetings to understand short and long term goals of legal team and the business.
  •     Coordinates communication and service requests from various parts of the company business.
  •     Performs other tasks and projects as requested from time to time by the company Lawyers and in support of the company business. 
  •    Advises on legal and regulatory/export control issues as needed.
  •     Coordinates with intellectual property team on IP issues.
  •     Manages outside counsel.
  •     Periodic domestic travel may be required.
Job Qualifications:
  • Minimum of 3 years’ relevant experience, including law firm experience, preferably in commercial contracting, technology, and/or energy sectors, and/or inhouse experience; experience in the nuclear sector a plus.
  •     Strong contract and commercial law experience, including technology transactions.
  •     Experience drafting and negotiating government contracts, grant agreements and related supporting contracts.
  •     Experience documenting complex contracts and business transactions in a clear and organized manner.
  •     Familiarity with regulatory matters, including export control, preferably in the nuclear context.
  •     Ability to manage outside counsel effectively and efficiently.
  •     Demonstrated creativity in legal approaches to complex problems and issues that balance business needs and legal risks.
  •     History of integrity, sound legal and business judgment and an ability to communicate effectively.
  •     Entrepreneurial mindset and ability to work independently across time zones and cultures to quickly address novel situations and change. 
  •    Technical background or proven ability and interest in learning new technologies.
  •     J.D. required with license to practice in at least one state.  Member of the Washington State Bar, or eligible for admission via in-house rule APR 8(f) which must be obtained promptly after start date.
  •     The successful candidate will have a high degree integrity, communicate openly and display respect, be trustworthy and have a desire to foster teamwork.

Job Details:
  •  Direct Hire
  • Salary Range: $157,405 - $218,119 *Typically, our employee salaries are within .90 – 1.0 of the mid-point of the posted salary band.  Any salary offered within the posted salary band is based on market data and commensurate with the selected individual’s qualifications and experience.  This range is specific to Washington State.

About Protingent: Protingent is a niche provider of top Engineering and IT talent to Software, Electronics, Medical Device, Telecom, and Aerospace companies nationwide. Protingent exists to make a positive impact and contribution to the lives of others as well as our community by providing relevant, rewarding, and exciting work opportunities for our candidates.

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