Legal Counsel 4 - Development and Engineering

  • Company: Oracle
  • Posted: October 29, 2016
  • Reference ID: 1600176V
Legal Counsel 4

The Development and Engineering Legal Team within Oracle's legal department is responsible for providing legal support to all of Oracle's Development and Engineering Community for complex software and hardware. Corporate Counsel works closely with Oracle Development executives to complete agreements between Oracle and its strategic customers. Corporate Counsel coordinates the efforts of various internal organizations to ensure that Oracle contracts comply with company policies, and takes a leadership role in defining policies, practices, and procedures within the company.

About the Legal Counsel 4 Position:

As an individual contributor in the Development and Engineering Legal Team, you will join a collaborative group of attorneys with an interesting and diverse technology law practice focusing on transactions involving development, product roll out, and open source software licensing. Accordingly, this position is best suited to an attorney with a significant IP background, and commercial negotiating and contracting experience who has the ability to manage a variety of tasks, evaluate alternatives quickly, and provide top quality legal assistance and support to executive-level clients.

This job description may not represent all the duties of the position. The Corporate Counsel may be asked to perform other related duties, as needed.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3-6 years of relevant legal experience.
  • Experience with IP in a technology company is preferred.
  • JD from a top law school.
  • Outstanding writing and oral communication skills.
  • Admission to practice law in the United States .

Provide legal support across all lines of business enabling profitable growth while mitigating legal risks and assure adherence to governance policies, ethics, and country specific laws and regulations

Responsible for providing legal advice to the organization. Close liaison to business in providing a variety of corporate and commercial legal services. May perform litigation on Oracle's behalf or coordinates litigation and other legal, administrative or investigative actions handled by outside counsel. May draft, review, and negotiate major and/or non-standard technology contracts with public and private sector customers, including licensing agreements, professional services agreements, and cloud services agreements. May advise on legal issues involving government and regulatory compliance. Responds to ad hoc queries to include identification, analysis, and evaluation of risks in order to provide appropriate legal solutions. Works closely with other lawyers throughout Oracle and coordinates legal matters handled by outside lawyers. Demonstrates deep general commercial or functional knowledge across a wide range of sub disciplines within the individual's specialty area(s), (e.g., general corporate law, antitrust/competition law, securities compliance and regulatory, employment law, immigration law, cloud transactions, data privacy, risk management asset-backed financing, contract management, intellectual property, trade secrets, advertising law, registration and other resolutions specific to the computer and technology industry)

Leading contributor individually and as a team member, providing direction and mentoring to others. Work is non-routine and very complex, involving the application of advanced technical/business skills in area of specialization. 8 years related experience. Bachelors degree in computer science, computer engineering, or similar background is a plus for roles within certain sub disciplines. Completed law degree and member of bar association in relevant jurisdictions. Excellent legal skills and business judgment in areas of responsibility. Proficient writing skills.

Oracle is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veterans status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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