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Legal Counsel

Bose Corporation
Posted Nov 09
Full Time
Framingham, Massachusetts

**Job Description

** Bose has been a pioneer in the audio space for over fifty years. Addicted to innovation, we always dream of things that are better, and we seek out ways to reach those things. If you like working with smart, collegial teammates to find solutions to hard problems, keep reading.

The Bose Legal team collaborates with our internal clients to craft solutions that achieve business objectives while protecting Bose globally and remaining true to our Essence and Values. As legal advisors, we strive to enable our business strategies and vision, working side by side with colleagues across the company and serving as trusted advisors to manage risk and influence the best outcomes for Bose. We provide business counselling that is proactive and practical, and we protect and defend Bose’s intellectual property and other rights and interests.

**The Role

** We are seeking a Legal Counsel to partner closely as a trusted advisor to our North America Sales team and our Finance organization (including Global Business Systems and Workplace Services). To succeed in this role you must have a strong foundation in drafting and negotiating complex contracts, the ability to advise on fair competition laws, superior client counselling skills, intellectual curiosity and critical thinking, and a passion for learning new things about our business and new areas of the law. You will work with others in the Legal Department, including international colleagues, to provide seamless service to our internal clients.

**Responsibilities Include


  • Draft, negotiate and review a range of complex commercial agreements (e.g., dealer and distributor agreements) and vendor agreements (e.g. master services agreements).
  • Provide legal guidance and aid in the implementation of sales business models, pricing policies and practices, promotional activities and strategies: familiarity with MAP and UP policies is strongly preferred.
  • Provide legal guidance and contracting support to Finance organization subteams, such as Global Business Services, Workplace Services, Facilities, and Environmental, Health and Safety.
  • Develop, update and provide training on anti-trust/fair competition laws and general contracting principles.
  • Proactively monitor legal developments, industry and regulatory trends and topics, and legislative initiatives, particularly in the areas of competition law and sustainability reporting standards.
  • Establish and nurture good working relationships with internal clients and senior leaders, based on mutual trust and respect, as well as knowledge of the company’s business, needs, and goals.
  • Provide practical, business focused advice to all levels of the organization on a wide variety of legal and business issues.
  • Manage outside counsel.

**Requirements For The Position Include


  • Juris Doctorate (J.D.) degree from an ABA accredited law school and admission to at least one U.S. state bar required.
  • Minimum 4 years’ experience in a law firm or in-house legal department; combination of law firm and in-house experience is a plus.
  • Excellent analytical ability and professional judgment; experience balancing business needs and potential compliance risks; skill at developing practical, creative solutions that advance important business objectives while minimizing legal risk.
  • Ability to influence senior executives and business leaders.
  • Ability to drive results on a broad range of projects and initiatives, collaborating across business units.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills; ability to manage and prioritize many tasks to deliver timely, high-quality work; responsive with a customer focused orientation.
  • Willingness to learn new things and play outside your comfort zone.
  • Common sense and a good sense of humor.

Bose is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristics. For additional information, please review: (1) the EEO is the Law Poster (; and (2) its Supplements ( Please note, the company's pay transparency is available at Bose is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the application or employment process, please send an e-mail to and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.