Verizon Staff Counsel in Chicago, Illinois

What you’ll be doing...

Verizon is looking for a talented, dynamic, customer-centric contracts and sales attorney to be responsible for reviewing, drafting and negotiating business-to-business service agreements for large and sophisticated multinational commercial accounts, and to support legal review of other complex enterprise agreements. We are looking for a stellar attorney with initiative and drive who can handle a high volume of varied and complex legal work. The attorney must be able to understand the effect of law and regulation on our business and provide strategic legal advice to enable revenue generation while creatively balancing commercial and compliance risks.

The attorney is expected to fulfill a variety of functions including:

  • Counsel enterprise sales clients concerning legal and business matters arising from service agreements among Verizon Enterprise Solutions, its affiliates and their customers.

  • Review, draft and negotiate numerous complex contracts simultaneously, including service agreements, non-standard nondisclosure agreements, complex statements of work and ancillary legal documents.

  • Ensure that all transactions are legally sound and comply with all Verizon policies and practices and all applicable laws, rules, and regulations.

  • Provide legal analysis and counsel for complex enterprise sales bids.

  • Collaborate with colleagues in EMEA, AsiaPac, and LatAm on global agreements.

  • Support the Legal Department with ongoing and special initiatives, including process improvement, template development, and training initiatives.

  • Maintain excellent working relationships with Sales and Finance clients, Verizon legal colleagues, other internal stakeholders, and customers, and ensure that the clients’ legal needs are fully satisfied.

What we’re looking for...

You’ll need to have:

  • JD Degree and six or more years of work experience.

  • Six or more years of relevant work experience with a law firm, government, or fast paced in-house corporate legal department.

  • Active and in good standing with a state bar and, if necessary, eligible for limited In-House Counsel Licensure.

  • Experience with drafting and negotiating commercial contracts, developing responses to proposals, and supporting distribution, sales or procurement clients.

  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite (e.g., Word, Excel, MS Office, etc.),

Even better if you have:

  • J.D. with excellent academic performance from an accredited law school.

  • Knowledge of telecommunications and technology industry is strongly preferred.

  • Demonstrated ability to work with multiple internal and external groups simultaneously to quickly achieve common goals.

  • Project management and organizational skills needed to closely manage multiple transactions and complex projects and process a high volume of work in a timely and accurate manner with a high attention to detail.

  • Ability to interact comfortably with personnel in various roles and levels across the organization, and enforce legal requirements without alienating clients.

  • Proven ability to spot problems and develop and lead implementation of creative solutions.

  • Self-starter who takes initiative to develop, lead, and implement special projects.

  • Exceptionally strong written and oral communication skills.

When you join Verizon...

You’ll be doing work that matters alongside other talented people, transforming the way people, businesses and things connect with each other. Beyond powering America’s fastest and most reliable network, we’re leading the way in broadband, cloud and security solutions, Internet of Things and innovating in areas such as, video entertainment. Of course, we will offer you great pay and benefits, but we’re about more than that. Verizon is a place where you can craft your own path to greatness. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, find your future at Verizon.

Notice(s)

Verizon will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

Equal Employment Opportunity

We're proud to be an equal opportunity employer- and celebrate our employees' differences,including race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, and Veteran status. Different makes us better.

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