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Senior Legal Counsel, North America Market

Posted Mar 27
Full Time
HybridSpring, Texas

Requisition Description



The HP Legal team is responsible for all of HP’s legal matters, including government relations, brand security, intellectual property, ethics and compliance and legal counsel representation in every market. 

We are a mix of attorneys and non-attorneys.  We value teamwork, engagement, honesty, forward thinking and open communication.  We are proud of the culture we have created.   By bringing together varied perspectives, we challenge each other and develop new and creative solutions.  We want to find, grow, and keep the very best employees in the industry by valuing differences, offering amazing careers, and having fun.

The Senior Legal Counsel, North America Market will primarily support end-user sales transactions in the United States, as well as take on projects as necessary within the North America Legal team.

This is an outstanding opportunity for a talented and experienced commercial attorney with experience in end user sales.  The successful candidate will be able to expand their skills working with a highly experienced and talented team.  The position is an individual contributor role.


In this role you will:

  • Provide legal expertise in support of the entire HP Inc. portfolio for end-user customers, including Hardware (PC and Print), Software, Support, and Managed Services.
  • Act as lead attorney supporting the overall legal strategies and assessment of risk on large, complex Managed Services deals, working closely with account and pursuit teams and other stakeholder groups.
  • Act as a trusted advisor to the business teams on legal issues and legal impact of business issues.
  • Draft and negotiate legal contract terms.
  • Provide legal support for competitive bids, including responding to end-user legal terms.
  • Identify and resolve complex legal issues requiring in-depth consideration of multiple factors.
  • Lead or assist with the resolution of contract disputes.
  • Plan and provide training to internal clients on designated legal topics.
  • Routinely exercise independent judgment in developing methods, techniques, and criteria for achieving objectives.
  • Contribute to the development of innovative principles and ideas.
  • Support Legal’s commitment to continuous improvement by identifying and leading the development and implementation of new and innovative solutions, tools, and processes.


The successful candidate will have:

  • A Juris Doctor from a nationally recognized law school plus an active bar membership from any of the fifty states or the District of Columbia.
  • 5+ years of relevant legal experience (from a combination of law firm, government, and/or in-house experience) in the area of public sector contracting.
  • Experience supporting deals with State, Local, and Education (SLED) customers preferred, but not required.
  • Experience representing a major IT company on contracts matters a plus.
  • Prior negotiation experience in complex transactions.
  • Subject matter expertise on key legal topics including liability, indemnities, intellectual property, and privacy/data protection.
  • Knowledge of industry norms and of the legal and business issues unique to IT products and services. 
  • Practical, independent judgment, initiative, and self-confidence.
  • The willingness and ability to solve challenges; ability to work with minimal direction and supervision; proactive, not reactive; and be able to thrive in change. 
  • Capability to escalate issues effectively to high-level legal, account, and business executives.
  • A growth mindset approach.
  • The ability to travel as needed.


Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO) - 

HP, Inc. provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and prospective employees, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, sexual orientation, age, disability, or status as a protected veteran, marital status, familial status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic predisposition or carrier status, uniformed service status, political affiliation or any other characteristic protected by applicable national, federal, state, and local law(s).

Please be assured that you will not be subject to any adverse treatment if you choose to disclose the information requested. This information is provided voluntarily. The information obtained will be kept in strict confidence.

If you’d like more information about HP’s EEO Policy or your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click here: Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law – Supplement