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Verizon Communications Inc

Technology Counsel (558043-1B)


Chief Technology Officer



New Jersey, United States

When you join VerizonVerizon is a leading provider of technology, communications, information and entertainment products, transforming the way we connect across the globe. Were a diverse network of people driven by our ambition and united in our shared purpose to shape a better future. Here, we have the ability to learn and grow at the speed of technology, and the space to create within every role. Together, we are moving the world forward and you can too. Dream it. Build it. Do it here.What youll be doing...Verizon is seeking an experienced, energetic, talented attorney to join its Legal team supporting Verizons Technology and Product Development organization, including Verizons 5G Labs and emerging technology teams (e.g., augmented reality, virtual reality, computer vision, edge computing, quantum computing), as well as Verizons strategic innovation partnerships across industries.+ Learn about new products/solutions under development, and effectively communicate identified legal risks with technical nuance.+ Partner with technology, marketing, sponsorship, sales, and others to develop and launch innovative products and solutions that will deliver the promise of the digital world to our customers.+ Identify and manage intellectual property issues associated with software and hardware development, including IP ownership, joint and independent development, client training, and risk mitigation+ Assess legal issues associated with early platform development and go-to-market efforts, and engage with subject matter experts and stakeholders to address those issues.+ Provide guidance and support on legal matters relating to software and hardware development, including identification of security, privacy, and intellectual property topics, collaboration with legal and business subject-matter experts, and recommendation of the path forward.+ Draft and negotiate a wide range of contracts (including strategic co-development and license agreements, strategic non-disclosure agreements, customer and vendor agreements, trial agreements) to drive new initiatives with startups, technology companies, and enterprise customers.+ Assist in fact-gathering and analysis of existing and proposed rules, regulations and laws to support public policy and regulatory efforts on issues relevant to new product and business development.+ Work and communicate effectively with colleagues across the company to drive technology development and commercial launches.What were looking for...You area technology and business-minded attorney with early product development experience who can manage day-to-day legal support for dynamic technologists, and demonstrates a capacity and curiosity for learning a wide variety of new technologies and areas of law. You have sound business and legal judgment, thrive in a fast-paced collaborative environment, demonstrate an ability to provide both pragmatic and proactive legal advice, and negotiate complex joint development arrangements with partners and customers.Youll need to have:+ JD degree and six or more years of relevant work experience.+ Bar membership in good standing and needed licenses.+ Willingness to travel.Even better if you have:+ Degree in electrical, computer, or software engineering discipline or computer science+ Ten or more years of legal experience including experience with federal and state privacy laws, telecommunications regulations, product development, intellectual property law, and/or industry consortia.+ In-house experience at a technology company or in private practice handling transactions or litigation relating to technology and software development or working with startups through a venture capital group+ Non-legal professional experience working with teams or at a startup.Equal Employment OpportunityWe'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. At Verizon, we know that diversity makes us stronger. We are committed to a collaborative, inclusive environment that encourages authenticity and fosters a sense of belonging. We strive for everyone to feel valued, connected, and empowered to reach their potential and contribute their best.Check out our diversity and inclusion ( page to learn more.REQNUMBER: 558043-1B