Global Commercial Transactions Attorney

Employer
Latham & Watkins
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Jul 03, 2022
Closes
Jul 07, 2022
Ref
584645574
Industry
Law
Hours
Full Time
Your user session will timeout in 5 minutes. Please click OK to continue with your application. Global Commercial Transactions Attorney Tracking Code 6489 Job Description Latham & Watkins, a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world, is seeking a Global Commercial Transactions Attorney to join our dynamic team in our Houston, Chicago, New York, Washington DC, or Global Services Office, located in downtown Los Angeles. Please note that this role may be eligible for a flexible working schedule that allows for a hybrid and in-office presence. About Latham & Watkins Latham & Watkins is a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world. The success of our firm is largely determined by our commitment to hire and develop the very best and brightest, creating a team that provides our clients with the highest quality of work and service. We are driven by our core values: respect, innovation and collaboration. About the role As a Global Commercial Transactions Attorney, you will be responsible for the assisting with legal review of the firm's contracts with outside vendors in order to ensure that each contract executed on behalf of the firm is reviewed for significant legal, risk management, and business issues. Other key responsibilities include: Assisting with legal review of the firm's contracts with outside vendors as a member of the firm's Contract Review Team Ensuring that each contract executed on behalf of the firm is reviewed for significant legal, risk management, and business issues and recommending modifications to contract language as appropriate: Ensuring that all contracts adequately protect the firm's interests and not exposing the firm to unnecessary risk Ensuring that relevant privacy and security concerns in relation to each executed contract are addressed Ensuring that each contract's terms and conditions are consistent with the firm's policies and standards Ensuring that contracts are reviewed, revised, negotiated, and executed in a timely manner Consulting with the owner of the vendor relationship and other relevant stakeholders to determine the firm's strategy for negotiating business terms; May be asked to negotiate directly with a vendor when strategically appropriate for the relationship Participating in training and outreach initiatives across the firm to introduce the contract review process, soliciting feedback to enhance the process and answering questions as necessary About you We'd love to hear from you if you: Demonstrate advanced knowledge and skill in contract drafting and negotiation Possess the ability to undertake large, long-term projects, develop alternative methods to complete them, and implement solutions Display the ability to establish and implement consistent procedures and display a strong attention to detail in all work product And have: A JD degree from an ABA-accredited law school A minimum of 2 years relevant legal experience, including in contract drafting and negotiation An active bar membership in Texas, Illinois, New York, Washington, DC, or California, or an ability to apply for membership in 90 days and become an active member within 1 year of hire Previous in-house experience preferred, but not required Successful candidates will not only be provided with an outstanding career opportunity and welcoming environment, but will also be provided with a generous total compensation package with bonuses awarded in recognition of both individual and firm performance. Eligible employees can participate in Latham's comprehensive benefit program which includes: Healthcare, life and disability insurance A generous 401k plan 10 paid holidays per year, and a PTO program that accrues 23 days during the first year of employment and grows with tenure Wellness programs (eg membership to HeadSpace, access to mental health services, well-being events, etc.) Professional Development programs Employee discounts And more! Additionally, we have a range of diversity programming including Global Affinity Groups. These groups provide a firmwide platform to share experiences and advice as well as an opportunity to participate in a supportive network with common interests to help make life at the firm even better. Latham & Watkins is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity, equal opportunity, pro bono work and sustainability enables Latham & Watkins to draw from a remarkable wealth of talent to create one of the world's leading law firms. Our lawyers, paralegals, and professional staff worldwide comprise a rich mixture of different races, ethnic backgrounds, religions, sexual orientations, cultures, and primary languages. Our diversity makes us who we are. Latham & Watkins is also committed to protecting the health and well-being of our employees and partners, their families, and members of our community against COVID-19. Accordingly, we require all partners and employees based in the United States to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they have a documented underlying medical condition or sincerely held religious belief that prevents such vaccination. Offers of employment will be conditioned upon applicants presenting proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or obtaining an exemption on medical or religious grounds. Please click here to review your rights under US employment laws. #LI-AH1 #LI-Hybrid Job Location Washington, District of Columbia, United States Department Office of the General Counsel Position Type Full-Time/Regular

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