Commercial Transactions Corporate Counsel

At Cognizant we have a diverse legal team working closely with business, sales and marketing teams, and other corporate functions throughout the United States and the world to deliver digital and information technology solutions for our customers around the globe. The work is fast-paced and dynamic, often time-sensitive and demanding, but one that will continuously challenge you to learn, grow and become a better attorney. The Cognizant Legal team is looking for a Commercial Transactions Corporate Counsel who will be focused on a wide range of technology commercial transactions to join us in Dallas, Texas; Denver, Colorado; Washington, DC, or Teaneck, NJ. In this role, you will be responsible for the full range of legal responsibilitiesassociated with Cognizant's commercial transactions including: negotiating commercial contracts with our customers, many of which are represented by top law firms; addressing legal queries from business teams across various aspects of the law, the contract, and the customer relationship, including compliance, intellectual property, privacy, litigation, and employment; collaborating withfellow attorneys to develop and maintain templates, playbooks, contracting policies, negotiation practices, and escalation procedures. This fast-paced role requires excellent communication and time management skills. You will either work as an assigned vertical attorney, or work in a broader role for multiple verticals. Qualifications: Licensed attorney with 5+ years' expertise in commercial transactions, with both large law firm and in-house experience; Prior exposure to IT outsourcing is a major plus; Experience in a wide variety of contract drafting and negotiations, preferably representing a client without significant contracting leverage; Exposure to master service agreements, software-as-a-service agreements, or other commercial agreements with complex intellectual property, licensing, privacy, indemnity, and liability issues. Ability to work efficiently, meet demanding deadlines in a fast-paced environment, prioritize work, and adjust to frequent workload fluctuations across multiple time zones; Enjoy working in a rapidly changing and diverse environment and comfortable navigating through ambiguous situations. Job ID: 00028430111
Salary Range: NA
Minimum Qualification
5 - 7 years

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