Corporate Lawyer (Legal Counsel Expert)

Number of employees

850

New York, NY, United States

Posted on: 2022-05-20

Category: sustainability

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Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:

Senior

Salary

Salary not provided

About the company:

EcoVadis is the world’s most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings, intelligence and collaborative performance improvement tools for global supply chains. Backed by a powerful technology platform and a global team of domain experts, EcoVadis’ easy-to-use and actionable sustainability scorecards provide detailed insight into environmental, social and ethical risks across 200+ purchasing categories and 160+ countries.  

Industry leaders such as Verizon, Johnson & Johnson, Subway, Coca Cola European Partners, Salesforce, Renault-Nissan, ING Bank, and Nokia are among the more than 75,000+ businesses on the EcoVadis network, all working with a single methodology to evaluate, collaborate and improve sustainability performance in order to protect their brands, foster transparency and innovation, and accelerate growth.  

EcoVadis is driven by a diverse team of over 700 talented professionals from 50+ nationalities, based in our worldwide offices - Paris, Mauritius, New York, Warsaw, Tunis, Hong Kong, London, Toronto, Barcelona, Tokyo. 

EcoVadis will be hiring its second in-house US legal counsel. You will be part of the dynamic, international EcoVadis Legal Team, providing corporate and commercial legal support for the Americas team, US legal matters, and US Legal Counsel. You will work closely with the Americas Sales Team, as well as operations and technical teams across the business (Including Procurement, Information Security, Customer Service, Finance). You will provide legal advice for software licensing, NDAs, commercial partnerships, and other projects. Your principal goal will be to become a trusted and proactive contributor to our business, proactively and efficiently working with our commercial and legal teams and US Legal Counsel in concluding business agreements while ensuring those agreements comply with applicable laws and our company procedures, while actively helping our company avoid possible legal risks and violations. You will have the opportunity to contribute to the creation of systems to enhance our international contract management process and support the development and maintenance of templates and contracting playbooks. 


The position responsibilities include:

  • Supporting the internal legal team and external counsel in reviewing, drafting and negotiating a wide variety of commercial contracts in the English language
  • Supporting internal clients in relation to a wide range of data protection and privacy matters affecting our international operations in the US
  • Contributing to the design of contract management systems and ensuring compliance with those systems and other company processes
  • Maintaining current knowledge of, and advising the business regarding, the evolving legal framework within which we operate
  • Supporting the international legal team in any other issues, including administrative support
  • Providing support in other issues requested by a supervisor / manager
  • Ensure that all legal documents are signed, registered and archived
  • Maximizing efficiency in legal document workflows

Qualifications

  • J.D. and admission to practice law in one US jurisdiction
  • 3 - 5 years legal experience (private practice or in-house)
  • Fluent in English with good communication skills
  • Able to work in a US time zone
  • Contract drafting, redlining, and negotiation skills
  • Able to prioritize and adapt to change in a diverse, fast-paced environment

Desirable Qualifications

  • Experience working with IT agreements, including NDAs and SaaS agreements
  • Exposure with privacy law compliance in commercial agreements
  • Team player who likes cooperating and collaborating with the Legal Team

But we want to hear from you, and why you think you could be the right person to help EcoVadis make a positive impact.

Additional Information

  • Beginning: ASAP
  • Location: Anywhere in the US
  • Salary - $100K - $130K

In return for your expertise and energy, we offer:

  • Great 401K matching program 
  • Flexi-time 
  • Home office allowance program
  • Casual and friendly environment
  • Virtual and in-person team building events
  • Opportunity to work in an international atmosphere

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