Sr. Commercial Contracts Attorney

Employer
Allegis Group
Location
Hanover, MD
Posted
Aug 06, 2018
Closes
Aug 13, 2018
Industry
Law
Hours
Full Time
POSITION: Senior Commercial Contracts Attorney. Reporting to the General Counsel & Corporate Secretary of TEKsystems, Inc. as well as supporting the Group General Counsel who oversees on behalf of Allegis Group a small business, minority owned company in which Allegis has a financial investment. The Senior Commercial Contracts Attorney will support the commercial agreement activity for TEKsystems and its subsidiary TEKsystems Global Services, LLC ("TGS" or collectively "TEKsystems") as well duties assigned from time to time in connection with the minority owned company. This position is an excellent opportunity to join a dynamic organization and industry. All candidates must be eager to learn and demonstrate energy and a need for achievement. Candidate will be responsible for supporting the TEKsystems' Finance and Business Development teams and primarily supporting TGS. This will include working with the business to: draft, review and negotiate a variety of complex commercial contracts involving information technology staffing and outsourced solutions, including master services agreements, statements of work, amendments, service level and service level credit amendments, channel partner agreements, vendor agreements, RFP responses and supporting documentation, developing and maintaining contract templates, developing business and legal processes, and implementing internal policies to help scale the business. The Senior Contracts Attorney will be an integral part of the aforementioned teams and will be looked upon to provide through leadership in specific legal and business-related areas associated with TGS and TEKsystems. The ideal candidate will also have legal knowledge/experience in one or more of the following areas: the staffing/outsourcing industry particularly information technology staffing and outsourcing agreements, domestic and international tax, global data privacy, domestic and international operations, or domestic employment law. The ideal candidate will have handled from inception through conclusion an IT outsourcing transaction, preferably from the vendor's standpoint, including negotiating and drafting the relevant documents associated with the transaction. In addition, the candidate would have experience on intellectual property issues regarding identifying potential trademark and patent opportunities for services and products associated with the business. EXPERIENCE: The successful candidate will have a minimum of 10-15 years of experience handling a wide variety of complex commercial contract matters and providing practical legal advice and support on business matters in a fast-paced environment. In addition, based upon the candidate's experience and understanding of the ever-changing information technology outsourcing industry, a key role the candidate would be expected to undertake would be to partner with the business to anticipate industry changes and new developments and the impact on legal issues as well as business related issues these changes and developments bring. Experience in and the ability to perform the work in the areas identified below is critical.Proposals/RFPs - Supporting the Finance and Business Development teams in the formulation of proposals or responses to RFPs for multi-million-dollar, multi-year contracts with Fortune 500 companies to provide solutions, best practice alternatives, and comments for managing risk.Contracts - Drafting, negotiating, reviewing and providing legal and strategic counsel and input with respect to the company's contracts with its commercial partners.Contract Management - Supporting the creation and the use of best practices in contract management by developing, recommending, and communicating operating policies and procedural improvements.Demonstrated ability drafting and amending contracts with strong problem-solving skills;Interface with business personnel (non-lawyers) and clients to assist in preparation and negotiation of contract documents as well as providing guidance and practical solutions;Providing superb attention to detail and the ability to ramp-up quickly in new environments and teams;Adapt to conflicting ad hoc deadlines and priorities and deadline demands by controlling the daily management of multiple simultaneous contract initiation or renewal processes;Review of complex and custom contracts to ensure clauses, terms and conditions are compliant with quality, legal, government and other regulation requirements, or mitigate current or future risks;Lead any audits of the contract review processes;Provide advice and guidance on corporate governance and corporate risk management issues;Train business personnel on contract provisions and form agreements, terms and conditions, indemnifications, etc.;Identify performance metrics, establish benchmarks and manage implementation of same; andOutstanding written and verbal communication skills. Candidate must be able to correspond in a professional manner with business personnel and customers.Develop the necessary skills to become a competent generalist including but not limited to those skills involving labor and employment related matters.RELOS: No. Prefer local candidates. BAR: Maryland Bar license is preferred.About Allegis:Since our company was founded in 1983, the Allegis Group Companies continue to be an organization of employees who are driven to succeed and motivated by a strong desire to serve others. We seek to understand our, customers', consultants' and contract employees' needs and challenges in order to fully meet and exceed their expectations. We provide opportunities for job seekers that align with their skill sets and career ambitions and match our customers' expectations. We constantly partner with our colleagues to further the overall objectives of the organization and we embrace opportunities to give back to the communities where we live and work.The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

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