Associate General Counsel, Enterprise SaaS Contracts

Washington, DC
Jul 20, 2022
Sep 29, 2022
Full Time
Job Description

The Washington Post is looking for an experienced attorney specializing in commercial contracting to support Arc XP and Zeus Technology , our growing SaaS businesses. You will provide legal and contract support by drafting and negotiating complex SaaS agreements with global vendors, partners and customers. This is a critical position on the Legal team reporting to the Vice President, General Counsel and Labor.

Motivational Fit:
  • You enjoy negotiating high volume of complex contracts in a fast-paced environment.
  • You thrive on identifying opportunities to accelerate contract closure and implementation.
  • You pride yourself for maintaining composure under pressure.
  • You enjoy the mix of independent work, team collaboration and client interaction.
  • You are comfortable navigating grey areas, for example, advising and recommending options versus providing definitive answers.

  • Manage the full commercial contract lifecycle by creating templates, negotiating and drafting new agreements, reviewing contractual obligations for compliance with regulations, tracking business partners' performance, and advising on contract renewal or terminational terms.
  • Mitigate risks by counseling on a wide range of legal matters, including data privacy and security, copyrights, trade secrets, and patents.
  • Support business growth and revenue generation by negotiating strategic partnerships and complex subscription, software licensing and services arrangements with global and domestic clients.
  • Identify opportunities to accelerate contract closure and implementation by enhancing contract templates, responding to questions in the most effective way, and developing contracting policies and contract escalations guidelines in collaboration with senior management.
  • Support product roadmap and strategic objectives of the SaaS teams by attending team meetings, understanding teams' priorities, researching current and emerging domestic and global legislation that could impact the business and recommending necessary changes to company practices.
  • Participate in annual risk management assessment and remediation plans.
  • Assist with litigation and dispute resolution matters, as necessary.
  • Assist the Legal team on other matters as needed.
  • Maintain subject matter expertise by attending professional conferences and workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and participating in professional societies.

  • JD degree from an accredited law school and at least 5 years of experience negotiating complex software as a service, software licensing, professional services, and/or other technology transactions is required
  • Membership to a Bar (if permitted by law) required
  • Extensive experience in enterprise level sales contracts negotiations for a fast-paced technology company is required
  • Proven track record of handling complex contracting issues under tight deadlines while maintaining positive relationships with internal and external customers
  • Experience in researching and analyzing federal, state, local, and international case law and providing recommendations
  • Excellent time management and multitasking skills


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