Staff Counsel

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Responsibilities

Verizon’s Public Policy Law and Security team is seeking an experienced, intellectually curious and creative attorney to advise its IoT Smart City Product Team on a variety of complex initiatives aimed at bringing cutting edge solutions to market.  If you have experience counseling technology clients and negotiating a wide range of public sector and commercial arrangements such as strategic partnerships, reseller, licensing, development, joint marketing, trial, and teaming agreements this position may be perfect for you.

  • Mitigate risk by vetting potential partners and conduct pre-launch product reviews to surface and close issues related to data privacy, security, export control, applicability of other regulatory standards.

  • Draft, review, and negotiate strategic partner agreements such as MOUs, LOIs, NDAs, JMAs and trial agreements that support product development and go-to-market efforts.   

  • Advocate for clients by communicating product features, value proposition and strategy to policy, regulatory and other partners.

  • Review time sensitive marketing materials including PR, videos, and product documentation.

  • Use internal subject matter experts and partners across the company to drive business outcomes and on-time product launches.

Qualifications

Must have:

  • A JD degree from a top tier law school with strong academic performance.

  • Active and in good standing with bar admission in at least one state.  

  • Six or more years of relevant work experience.

  • Three or more years of experience in-house or with a firm.   

  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite.

Ideally you’ll also have:

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage time, prioritize multiple responsibilities, and handle a high volume of competing executive visibility obligations with accuracy and attention to detail.

  • Proven ability to work independently as well as part of a team.

  • Demonstrated ability to interact comfortably with all levels of personnel and communicate legal requirements clearly and without losing focus of client objectives.

  • Proven ability to handle extremely sensitive and confidential information.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly both in writing and orally.

  • Knowledge of public sector procurement practices, privacy standards, and advocacy experience.

Not to boast, but a little bit about us

Verizon powers America’s fastest and most reliable network. We’re also leading the way in cloud and security solutions, Internet of Things and video entertainment. Technology moves fast and so do we. We believe that bringing great ideas and customer experiences to life should be recognized and rewarded.  Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, find your future at Verizon.

 

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