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Contracts Attorney

Posted May 29
Full Time
HybridDetroit, Michigan

Job description

At AlixPartners, we solve the most complex and critical challenges by moving quickly from analysis to action when it really matters; creating value that has a lasting impact on companies, their people, and the communities they serve. By understanding, respecting, and honoring the needs of our employees, clients, and communities, AlixPartners actively promotes an inclusive environment. We strongly believe in the value that diversity brings to our experiences and are committed to the perpetual enhancements of initiatives, policies, and practices. We hold ourselves accountable by providing the space for authenticity, growth, and equity for everyone.

AlixPartners has embraced a hybrid work model to provide flexibility and support our employees’ work-life integration. Our hybrid model combines a mix of in-person at an AlixPartners office on Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday, and remote working options for Monday and Friday.

LOCATION: Southfield, MI

What you’ll do

In this position on AlixPartners’ Corporate Services Legal Team, the ideal candidate will have experience with responsibilities that include review, revision, coordination and negotiation of client engagement and vendor documents. This position requires strong writing, organization and communication skills, and an attention to detail and accuracy. The ideal candidate will possess characteristics such as: common sense, teamwork, diligence, integrity, professionalism, high level of good judgment, strong sense of accountability, and proactive in resolving issues.

The Legal Counsel is a member of the Legal Team, located in Southfield, MI, reporting to a Legal Team Managing Counsel. Paid relocation is not available.

  • Review, revise, draft, coordinate, and help negotiate documents for internal clients across our global offices, such as confidentiality agreements, engagement letters, SaaS and licensing agreements, master service agreements, and non-reliance letters.
  • Work within the firm’s contract management tool (Ironclad) and ticketing tool (ServiceNow) for incoming requests.
  • Review, revise, coordinate, and help negotiate vendor purchasing contracts, event agreements, SaaS, leases, data licenses and other forms of procurement related contracts.
  • Review reports or work product issued to clients in North America and Asia.
  • Coordinate communication with and between our firm’s clients, internal stakeholders, in-house counsel, outside professionals, and service providers to resolve open issues and obtain internal engagement approvals.
  • Assist with compliance and other risk management matters coordinated by the Legal Team.
  • Additional responsibilities as identified.
  • This description is not designed to encompass a comprehensive listing of required activities, duties, or responsibilities as this person will be an integral part of a high-performing team.

What you’ll need

  • A law degree from an accredited law school is required, with experience in purchasing, contracting, procurement, or other practical business experience preferred.
  • Two to four (2 – 4) years of experience drafting, reviewing, and negotiating commercial contracts and business/project management experience preferred.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • High level of accuracy, attention to detail, and excellent proofreading skills with the ability to manage and prioritize responsibilities effectively and adapt to changing
  • Collaborative style with the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group of customers at all levels.
  • Proven problem-solving skills and ability to resolve issues and meet deadlines under tight time frames.
  • Customer service mindset with the ability to work with a variety of people across cultures and geographic locations to deliver consistent and timely results.
  • Able to handle and protect confidential, sensitive information.
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, Teams, Outlook, and PowerPoint, and other software platforms such as Ironclad, and ServiceNow.
  • Willingness to work outside of normal U.S. business hours, and as unique projects/needs arise.
  • Ability to work full time in an office and remote environment; physically able to sit/stand at a computer and work in front of a computer screen for significant portions of the workday.
  • Must become familiar with, and promote and abide by, our Core Values as defined by the AlixPartners’ Code of Conduct and foster an inclusive environment with people at all levels of an organization.

The firm offers a comprehensive benefits program including health, vision, dental, disability, 401K, tuition reimbursement, identity theft protection, and mental wellness support. Employees will also receive a generous paid leave policy including vacation/personal time starting at 7.34 hours per pay period, sick time up to 80 hours annually, parental leave, and twelve holidays.  

AlixPartners is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a protected veteran, or disability. AlixPartners is a proud Silver award-winning Veteran Friendly Employer.