What you’ll be doing...

Verizon is looking for a talented, dynamic, customer-centric attorney who will be responsible for supporting Verizon Enterprise Solutions’ World Wide Channels and Alliances sales organization. The Staff Counsel will advise and counsel the sales teams engaged with our strategic integrator customers and do what attorneys do: review, draft, and negotiate contracts; ensure business integrity in every transaction; and provide problem solving guidance to business clients as they pursue and sustain Verizon’s growth. We are looking for a stellar candidate with initiative and drive; someone who works well independently, seeks guidance as appropriate, and who can handle a high volume of varied and complex legal work. The successful candidate must be able to appreciate and understand the effect of law and regulation on our business and provide strategic legal advice to enable revenue generation, and exercise creativity and judgment while balancing commercial and compliance risks. The preferred office for this position is within the DC/VA area. Other locations that will be considered are NY/NJ, Chicago, IL; Alpharetta, GA; & Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX.

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

  • Counsel enterprise sales clients concerning legal and business matters.
  • Review, draft, and negotiate complex contracts, manage professionally a portfolio of customer accounts, and become intimately familiar with the contractual arrangements for those accounts.
  • Protect Verizon’s business interests by ensuring compliance with laws, policies, and practices.
  • Provide outstanding legal support to the business.
  • Collaborate with colleagues throughout the Legal team.
  • Be vigilant for any and all process improvements, business efficiencies, and enhanced training initiatives, and champion them to fruition.
  • Maintain excellent working relationships with Sales and Finance clients, Verizon legal colleagues, all internal stakeholders, and customers.
  • Be a full member of the business team that you are supporting, and solve their legal problems, if any.

What we’re looking for...

You’ll need to have:

  • JD degree and six or more years of relevant work experience.
  • Six or more years of legal experience.
  • Active member with a state bar and, if necessary, eligibility for limited In-House Counsel Licensure.
  • Experience with drafting and negotiating commercial contracts; developing responses to proposals; and supporting distribution, sales, or procurement clients.

Even better if you have:

  • JD degree with excellent academic performance from and accredited law school.
  • Six or more years of legal experience with a law firm, government or fast paced in-house corporate legal department.
  • Knowledge of telecommunications and technology industry.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with multiple internal and external groups simultaneously to quickly achieve common goals.
  • Well-honed 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.

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.

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