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Commercial Lawyer, Information Technology and Digital

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Job ID 116206 Date posted 05/19/2021 Location : Wayzata, Minnesota

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Job Purpose and Impact

The Commercial Lawyer, Information Technology and Digital, will independently handle the commercial legal affairs for various businesses and functions relating to matters in the information technology and digital space with limited oversight. We seek a professional who will provide legal advice and recommend action to leaders regarding matters of moderate to high complexity matters or a sizable financial impact. In this role, you will deal directly with more intermediate legal matters.

Key Accountabilities

    • Independently research, analyze and interpret proposed and existing laws, statutes and regulations, specifically including those relating to technology and digital offerings

    • Identify, evaluate and address issues of legal risk in a commercial context

    • Independently structure, draft, negotiate and approve legal agreements, written communications and other documents related to a variety of commercial, financial and operational matters

    • Gather relevant facts and information from multiple sources using probing questions and methods; apply the result to research legal principles and precedents

    • Provide practical solutions and advice to business and function leaders

    • You will serve as an expert in your field and work with limited direction, using additional experience, research and interpretation to proactively identify issues. You will provide expert legal guidance to legal colleagues in the areas of technology and digitalization, provide direction to lower level team members and be a key contributor

    • Engagement, oversight and cost management of outside counsel

    • Other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree, juris doctor and a license to practice law in current jurisdiction with an ability and willingness to be licensed in Minnesota
  • Minimum of six years of related legal work experience, specifically including experience relating to information technology and digital commercial projects
  • Significant experience with commercial agreements, statements of work and partnerships, including drafting, negotiating and advising on sophisticated, complex technology-based agreements and the technology aspects of other commercial agreements
  • Significant experience advising on e-commerce, digital apps, software licensing, and cloud computing
  • Excellent communication, advocacy, writing and drafting skills
  • A proven deep curiosity, especially relating to advances in technology, and the ability to problem solve using a creative, resilient and agile approach
  • An ability to build trusting and collaborative relationships and proactively address conflict; strong desire to work in a diverse team and to contribute to an inclusive and positive work setting

Preffered Qualifications

  • Demonstrated commitment to community service, including pro bono work
  • Experience as a member of cross-cultural teams
  • Experience advising the information technology function of a multinational corporation

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

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