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In-house Attorney - Director, Contracts

$194,200- $262,800
Posted May 22
Full Time
Reston, Virginia

Verisign helps enable the security, stability, and resiliency of the internet. We are a trusted provider of internet infrastructure services for the networked world and deliver unmatched performance in domain name system (DNS) services.

We are a mission focused, values driven company where each individual can contribute to building a stronger, more secure internet. We offer a dynamic and flexible work environment with competitive benefits and the ability to grow your career.

Seeking a senior attorney to serve in the position of Director – Legal. This position is based in our Reston, VA office and offers a flexible, hybrid work schedule.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Drafts, negotiates, and advises on a variety of complex procurement agreements (e.g., inbound technology licenses, service agreements (e.g., professional, SaaS), non-disclosure agreements, real estate / facilities agreements (e.g. data center, co-location, facility maintenance) agreements, employee benefit agreements, hardware, and software agreements.
  • Provide strategic legal advice to internal stakeholders on procurement related transactions; the Director role will advise on contract interpretation and risk, and policies and regulations related to goods and services purchased in support of the Company’s operations
  • Understand and leverage internal and external resources to ensure compliance with U.S. and international laws and regulations related to Verisign’s procurement related activities
  • Ensure members of the Law Department are apprised of material developments and matters on a timely basis
  • Operate in an open and collaborative manner as a “team player”

Skills, Knowledge and Experience Required:

  • J.D. or equivalent degree from an accredited law school
  • 12+ years of legal experience, preferably with some time spent in an in-house legal role in a technology/internet field
  • Experience drafting complex commercial agreements and leading negotiations, with an emphasis on technology licensing
  • Demonstrated aptitude to quickly absorb and apply new information and function as a trusted legal advisor with direct interaction with senior management
  • Receptive to review of and edits to work product
  • Must be admitted to the Virginia bar, or licensed in another state or the District of Columbia, and eligible for admission as a Virginia Corporate Counsel

Personal Traits and Attributes:

  • Excellent attention to detail, superior oral and written communication skills, well-honed analytical and project management skills and the ability to provide effective and practical advice
  • Self-motivated team player with the ability to drive projects, identify and resolve issues and earn the confidence and cooperation of business leaders and legal colleagues
  • Able to multi-task, remain highlight organized and work independently in a fast-paced environment and to interface with all levels of management

The pay range is $194,200 - $262,800.

The anticipated base salary range for this position is noted above, however, base pay offered may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills and experience.

Verisign is an equal opportunity employer. That means we recruit, hire, compensate, train, promote, transfer, and administer all terms and conditions of employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected categories under applicable law.

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