Commercial Sales Attorney (Chicago)

  • Company: LinkedIn
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Posted: March 30, 2017
  • Reference ID: 275475509
Be a part of the team that's changing the way the world works as the new Commercial Sales Attorney in our Chicago office. As an integral member of our fast-paced, well-rounded, collaborative and FUN Legal team, you will play an active role in fulfilling LinkedIn's mission of connecting the world's professionals to make them more productive and successful. We are seeking a smart, enthusiastic, and outgoing attorney who will help address the novel and complex legal and business issues that confront a fast-growing company committed to innovation. If you like smart, funny and motivated people who do not take themselves too seriously, you will fit in well with our Team!
  • Draft and negotiate sales agreements for LinkedIn s subscription business lines, media service agreements, non-disclosure agreements, strategic partnership agreements, publicity releases, and case study approvals in support of LinkedIn s Sales and Marketing teams
  • Provide daily legal support to the LinkedIn Sales and Marketing teams concerning contractual obligations, intellectual property rights, and privacy rules and regulations in conjunction with the Product Legal team
  • Provide ongoing legal training to the LinkedIn Sales team on contractual, regulatory, and compliance issues
  • Partner with LinkedIn s Revenue Recognition, Sales Process and Order Management, Tax, and Credit & Collections, and other stakeholder teams to ensure agreements are consistent with internal corporate policies and processes
  • Partner with Sales and other internal stakeholders throughout the customer lifecycle to ensure customer success and protection of LinkedIn
  • Create leverage by identifying and implementing scalable processes to deliver legal services and drive business results: if you see a better way of doing something, implement it
  • Help drive and manage the Legal team s pro bono efforts in Chicago
Basic Qualifications
  • J.D. from an ABA accredited law school
  • 4+ years' experience practicing as an attorney
  • Experience in commercial and technology transactions
Preferred Qualifications
  • Prior in-house experience with a public company and/or law firm experience working with the sales teams in technology companies is preferred
  • Substantive knowledge of intellectual property law and privacy law is preferred
  • Honed communication and analytical skills, with an emphasis on creative and critical thinking
  • Excellent written/verbal communication and negotiation skills
  • Experience with the ability to work independently and efficiently, meeting demanding deadlines, prioritizing workflow and adjusting to frequent workload fluctuations
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, high-energy, collaborative environment
  • Attention to detail and dedication to excellence
  • Positive and professional attitude
  • A sense of humor!

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