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What you’ll be doing...

Verizon is looking for an experienced, highly motivated attorney with expertise in software-centered legal issues and a proven track record of handling a broad range of complex legal matters with minimal oversight to serve as Staff Counsel in its New Business Incubation group. This position will provide support on diverse legal initiatives, including wide-ranging contract and operational support and identification and remediation of legal and compliance risks. The position requires an attorney who has initiative, judgment, and an eye for detail, and is capable of adroitly managing multiple competing priorities in a very fast-paced and dynamic environment. You will maintain collaborative relationships with business stakeholders in a matrixed environment. This position will report to NBI’s General Counsel and will be based in Basking Ridge, NJ; Ashburn, VA; or New York, New York.

  • Draft, review, and negotiate a wide range of agreements.
  • Evaluate new products and features to ensure legal and regulatory compliance.
  • Provide advice and counsel to the NBI team and its portfolio businesses on legal matters impacting the business, including on wide-ranging issues that arise day to day.
  • Review communications, including marketing materials and external engagements.
  • Ensure compliance with all laws, regulations and contractual commitments.
  • Develop, draft, and implement various policies and processes for compliance.
  • Maintain excellent working relationships with NBI clients, Verizon legal colleagues, and other internal stakeholders while enforcing legal requirements.
  • Proactively identify and mitigate any areas of risk.

What we’re looking for...

You’ll need to have:

  • JD degree and six or more years of relevant work experience.
  • Bar membership in good standing, and needed licenses.
  • Experience in three or more of the following areas: contracts, products, compliance and/or external communications.
  • Willingness to travel.

Even better if you have one or more of the following:

  • Experience with SaaS industries.
  • Ability to adapt to a changing environment and willingness to develop skills and expertise.
  • Experience with “living labs,” proofs of concepts and similar innovation arrangements.
  • Experience with robotics industry.
  • Experience with startups.
  • Experience with international entity support.
  • Proven ability to professionally manage time and prioritize multiple responsibilities.
  • Proven ability to exercise sound judgment and work independently and autonomously, as well as part of a team.
  • Proven ability to spot problems and provide appropriate and creative solutions.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle sensitive and confidential information.

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We're proud to be an equal opportunity employer - and celebrate our employees' differences, including race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, and Veteran status. At Verizon, we know that diversity makes us stronger. We are committed to a collaborative, inclusive environment that encourages authenticity and fosters a sense of belonging. We strive for everyone to feel valued, connected, and empowered to reach their potential and contribute their best. Check out our diversity and inclusion page to learn more.

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