In-house Business Contracts Attorney Job in Chicago, IL Near Me - 232558 |

In-house Business Contracts Attorney

Type Full-Time

Location Illinois - Chicago

Job ID WKE0232558

Job Experience Midlevel Associate

Practice Areas Corporate - Contract Law

2022-06-21 02:14:56

Chicago office of our client seeks an in-house business contracts attorney with 5+ years of contracts, negotiation, or equivalent experience in a large law firm or corporation. The candidate will draft, edit, and review business vendor, and service provider contracts for the firm. Will lead contact negotiation processes and build strong collaborative relationships internally and externally to drive strong, time-sensitive results. Draft review and negotiate business contracts to support business objectives and policies of the firm. Lead and collaborate throughout contracting processes by analyzing significant business, financial and legal risks. Develop and communicate creative solutions and mitigation strategies for key negotiation points. Apply advanced knowledge of contract laws, firm policies, processes, and industry-standard practices to drive a successful close to the firm's business contracts and deals with respect to contract terms and strategic position for future needs. Procter the firm's business interests by including appropriate provisions in contracts for resolving disputes between parties. Clearly document areas of potential conflicts, such as payment terms, assignments rights, etc. to ensure potential disputes are minimized. Collaborate with department representatives and firm leaders to understand upcoming contract needs for new deals and renewals; prioritize deal support in the planning process; and implement a legal strategy to focus on high-value activities. Ensure key contracts, firm procurement initiatives, and sourcing strategies are aligned with the overall priorities of the firm's legal function, paying special attention to privacy/data security and risk management practices as they develop. Track firm policy decisions; and ensure that policies and contract preferences are incorporated into contracts. Spot potential risks in business transactions and raise them appropriately. Demonstrate understanding of independent auditor and insurer policies and practices and their role in compliance assurance and determination of risk. Experience drafting technology, purchase, sale, software license, content license, outsourcing, professional service, real estate leases, general contractor, and architectural agreements is required.

The candidate must have a J.D. degree. Advanced knowledge of key laws, processes, and industry practices applicable to business contracts and leases is required. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required. The ability to exchange information and to present ideas, report facts, and other information clearly and concisely is needed. The ability to analyze needs and to determine priorities based on business objectives is essential. A strong sense of accountability is a must.

Your information will not be forwarded to any employers at this time. A recruiter will contact you with more information once our internal review of your resume is completed.

The estimated salary for this position is $197,629*.

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