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Principal Consultant

Elevate is recruiting a Principal Consultant to work closely with our Global Managed Contract Services Team that works closely with in-house legal departments and their internal business clients.  You will also directly manage and develop an India-based team located in Gurgaon.  You will negotiate complex business transactions, and participate on projects to improve contractual workflow, processes, and tools.  You will work both independently on assigned matters and collaboratively with the Elevate Contracts team, other Elevate service lines, and customer teams.

We need a professional who:

  • Wants to be part of a rapidly growing company in the emerging alternative legal services industry
  • Likes working in a fast-paced, dynamic, deadline driven environment on a variety of matters for different clients
  • Thinks legal services should embrace business models and processes to create greater efficiency with measurable, cost-effective results
  • Likes working with multinational companies, spanning different markets and industries
  • Embraces the use of technology tools to facilitate your work
  • Is knowledge focused and understands that each task is an opportunity to capture and reuse information
  • Works well independently as well as with teams
  • Is willing to pitch in and help others when needed, even if these activities are outside the scope of your job role
  • Is interested in understanding our customers’ business, products, and services to become a full extension of their legal departments and provide value-added work product

Specifically, this role will involve to:

  • Review and negotiate various transaction types, including procurement, supply chain, and sales contracts, for three or more multinational customers, either as the primary negotiator or as a legal escalation point to resolve issues and create acceptable alternatives
  • Coordinate with customer subject matter experts to resolve lingering contract issues
  • Update, harmonize or develop contract templates, negotiation playbooks, guidelines, and other contract infrastructure tools
  • Manage, develop, and grow a contracts team in India and potentially other locations
  • Build training and mentoring programs focused on identifying and bridging skill gaps of team members
  • Support sales and design solutions for new managed contract services engagements, including RFP responses, proposals, pricing staffing, and project implementation

Essential experience and skills:

  • 10+ years of commercial legal experience in an in-house legal department or with a law firm
  • Experience managing and developing people and teams, including attorneys and legal specialists in other geographic regions
  • Legal practice focused on commercial transaction support
  • Experience working with multinational companies and supporting business clients and legal teams in all geographic regions
  • Project management experience
  • Experience with contracting process tools and infrastructure, workflow management, and metrics
  • Excellent track record in previous client support/customer service engagements

Technical skills:

  • Experience with Microsoft Products like Excel, Word, PowerPoint, SharePoint, and OneNote
  • Some experience with contract management software or workflow tools is a plus
  • Facility capturing, organizing, and working with data


  • J.D. or LLM from accredited or internationally recognized law school (preferred)

Elevate is the law company. We provide consulting, technology and services to law departments and law firms. Our global team of lawyers, engineers, consultants and business experts improve efficiency, quality and outcomes for customers worldwide. Elevate’s achievements and distinctions include:

Ranked on the Inc. 5000 list of Fastest-Growing Private Companies two years in a row.

Ranked as a top Global Services Provider by Chambers & Partners three years in a row.

Lead Partner of the FT Innovative Lawyers Awards.

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