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Commercial Attorney (Technology Transactions)

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 ideas to make a difference, Elevate’s team of highly regarded legal service experts could be the right fit for you.

Elevate is a next generation global legal service provider that ranked 53rd on the Inc. 5000 in 2016, a prestigious annual ranking of the fastest-growing private companies. We help law firms and corporate legal departments with practical ways to improve efficiency, quality and outcomes.

At Elevate we live our core values:

We deliver - We are careful about the commitments we make to our customers and to each other. We do what we say we will.   
We Innovate - We celebrate creativity. We challenge the status quo and continuously ask of ourselves, and each other how can we improve.   
We care - We listen to our customers’ needs and help them solve their business problems. Our work is a positive influence on our personal lives and the lives of our families.

The legal industry is changing and Elevate’s team are already some of the most respected leaders in the sector as we continue to deliver cutting edge products and services in support of our clients. Elevate’s client and Top Tier Investment Bank is looking for a Commercial Attorney to assist the Technology, Intellectual Property & E-Commerce Law Group within the company's legal and compliance division.

Specifically you will:

  • Provide legal and contracts coverage and advise on a broad range of commercial transactions across IP and technology-related areas.
  •  Draft, review, comment upon and approve legal documents, including commercial contracts, service agreements, consultant agreements, construction contracts, engagement letters, variations and addendums, task orders, letter agreements and non-disclosure agreements.

Experience:

  • 5 to 7 years’ experience at a law firm or major in-house legal department.
  • Full range of technology related transactions, e.g., software licensing, data licensing, SaaS agreements, development, web services, telecommunications and hardware acquisitions. 
  • Outsourcing transactions, technology and business process outsourcing. 
  • Thorough knowledge of intellectual property laws. 
  • Understanding of the range of legal issues implicated in doing business on-line. 
  • Electronic trading arrangements. 
  • Understanding of US privacy and related laws, specifically as relevant to financial services industry, e.g., GLBA. 
  • Experience representing financial services firms would be a plus. 
  • Excellent drafting skills. 
  • Ability to respond to the needs of a demanding client base.

Skills for Success:

  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Proven ability to work in a client-centric, deadline driven environment.
  • Attention to detail and superior reading comprehension.
  • Rapid turnaround in a fast-paced environment is a must.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and work with cross functional organizations.

Qualifications:

  • J.D. required.
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