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Tech & Data Attorney

Posted May 22
Full Time
Alpharetta, Georgia


Are you interested in a new challenge in an established, innovative company? As a member of the Global Technology & Data Legal practice group of Morgan Stanley, you are part of a dynamic and collegial team of technology and data in-house lawyers that develop innovative and novel approaches to handling legal challenges of the innovation age in a highly regulated environment. You are a proactive and collaborative self-starter that assesses legal risks as you work directly with the business, supporting the firm on a wide variety of technology and digital initiatives. You thrive in a fast-paced environment and build positive client relationships with diplomacy and provide insightful and valuable counsel. You are comfortable working hand-in-hand with global colleagues and clients handling complex, cross-border matters. You are a hard-working creative problem-solver who is open to new ideas. You are Morgan Stanley.

Primary Responsibilities

Review, draft, negotiate and close a broad range of technology agreements, such as software licensing, SaaS, professional services and including intellectual property focused transactions involving patent, trademark, copyright, content and data licensing arrangements.

Advise on a broad range of transactional and intellectual property matters including those concerning patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. Conduct and advise on patentability assessments, trademark searches and clearance, copyrightable content and data usage reviews. Advise on patent and trademark prosecution in support of in-house intellectual property program.

Provide strategic and pragmatic advice and support on the legal and regulatory requirements of technology implementation and usage.

Collaborate closely with the rest of the Technology & Data legal team to design, modify and implement company policies and processes to ensure legal compliance with internal policies, as well as applicable laws and regulations, including intellectual property law and others.

Basic Qualifications

> Admitted to the relevant bar (or equivalent in-house license)

3-7 years of relevant legal experience in technology transactions including some level of intellectual property experience.

Preferred Qualifications

> Transactional/contract negotiation, intellectual property and cyber and privacy experience

Data licensing experience

In-house legal experience

Financial services or similar regulated industry experience

Ability to show sound judgement even in ambiguous situations

Ability to work independently while being able to contribute to cross-functional teams

Excellent organizational skills, ability to manage multiple projects at once, consistent follow-through.

Strong written and oral communication skills

Robust analytical and computer skills

Collaborative, pragmatic and commercial-minded

Proven track record of meeting deadlines, learning quickly, taking the initiative, working proactively, being resourceful and shouldering additional responsibility

A good sense of humor

Posting Date

May 22, 2024

Primary Location

Americas-United States of America-Georgia-Alpharetta

Education Level

Bachelor's Degree



Employment Type

Full Time

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