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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 Contract Lawyer you will be a member of the legal service delivery team for a global client, working closely with client’s in-house counsel teams in different geographies, including in the Americas, EMEA and APAC.  You will provide commercial and transactional support, working both independently on assigned projects, and collaboratively with the client’s in house team and the Elevate legal delivery teams across the globe. You will be responsible for drafting, reviewing, redlining, negotiating various contracts and other transactional documents as well as conducting general, compliance and legal research and drafting well written memorandums.

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:

  • Review contracts against established standards and negotiate acceptable alternatives, working from templates and tools that you will help create
  • Compare contracts and highlight differences and similarities in memorandum format
  • Facilitate escalation of unresolved issues, approval and signature
  • Update or draft playbooks and templates
  • Research and analyse areas of commercial law as relevant to the company’s business and future prospects, and prepare memos or position statements for different audiences
  • Provide high level legal research and memorandum drafting support for other simple to high complexity legal research assignments

Experience:

  • 3-5 years of total experience with at least 2-3 years of experience with commercial transactional support, including drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial contracts, particularly services and supply agreements, software license and SAAS agreements, procurement and other inbound agreements
  • Experience conducting simple to complex legal research and memorandum drafting
  • Experience working in a growing, fast-paced organization with a dynamic environment; legal process outsourcing experience preferred
  • Excellent track record in previous client support/customer service engagements
  • Experience working directly with a US or UK client

Skills for Success:

  • Proven ability to work in a client-centric, deadline driven environment
  • Excellent drafting skills, particularly depicting complex ideas clearly and concisely
  • Have excellent customer service skills with a keen eye for detail and commitment to quality
  • Ability to perform basic and complex research
  • Ability to effectively communicate and work directly work 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
  • Experienced in contract management software like Ariba, Apptus etc.
  • Experience using search engines and research databases like Westlaw and Lexis Nexis for legal research assignments

Qualifications:

  • LL.B. (LL.M. is a plus)

 

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