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Junior Contract Lawyer

Help us shape the future.  Elevate is changing the way legal support services are delivered and we are looking for creative, innovative people who can help.  If you are a client-focused professional who wants your creative and innovative ideas to make a difference, Elevate's team of legal service experts could be the right fit for you.

As a Jr. Contract Lawyer your role involves working closely with the client’s in-house counsel teams globally including in the Americas, EMEA and APAC to provide various types of contracts support. You will be responsible for assisting with substantive transactional support, including reviewing, redlining, drafting and managing obligations for sales, licensing, legal, procurement and other contracts.

You might be the right person if you:

  • Have experience providing substantive transactional contracts support including reviewing, redlining, drafting and managing contracts to multinational companies
  • Have experience providing legal research and writing support and using on-line research tools
  • Can write clearly and concisely, taking into consideration different audiences and attention spans
  • Like the sound of working in a fast-paced dynamic environment for a quickly growing company
  • Want to work directly with US and UK attorneys of a leading multinational corporation
  • Are looking for high visibility and unlimited growth potential
  • Are proficient in relevant technology, particularly contract management and contract workflow tools

Specifically you will:

  • Manage all aspects of service delivery including service levels and ongoing client relationships
  • Draft contracts for specific transactions for which no client templates exist; involves working closely with business to understand the transaction
  • Review and redline contracts in accordance with playbook and legal guidelines
  • Draft amendments, SOWs, notices
  • Compare contracts and highlight differences and similarities in memorandum format
  • Create and update playbooks and process training documents as per regular discussions with client
  • Review agreements against established standards, create deviation reports, and propose alternative positions working from a negotiation playbook or checklist
  • Upload agreements into contract management system and prepare summary reports; facilitate creation and management of content databases
  • Use summary data and other information from signed agreements to improve playbooks, tools, and templates
  • Provide legal research and writing support
  • Deliver services efficiently by creating better processes around the work being provided to the client

Experience:

  • 3+ years of experience in the legal domain with at least 2 to 3 year of experience in drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial contracts including procurement, sales agreements, NDAs, software license agreements, other commercial agreements
  • Working in a growing, fast-paced organization with a dynamic environment; legal process outsourcing experience preferred
  • Managing all aspects of delivery of legal support services and providing excellent customer service
  • Working with multinational clients, including interacting with lawyers in the US, UK, Asia and Europe

Skills for Success:

  • Proven ability to work in a client-centric, deadline driven environment
  • Excellent drafting skills
  • Have excellent customer service skills with a keen eye for detail and commitment to quality
  • Ability to perform legal research
  • Ability to effectively communicate and work directly with clients
  • Ability to analyze and organize work for maximum efficiency
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, focused on supporting your clients’ needs
  • Ability to present well on the phone and in virtual conference calls
  • Understand how to make processes more efficient

Technical Skills:

  • Experienced in Microsoft Products like Excel, Word, PowerPoint, SharePoint
  • Experience in using search engines and research databases like Westlaw and Lexis Nexis for legal research assignments

Qualifications:

  • Degree in Law from a reputed university
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