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Legal Counsel - Software Contracts Administrator
Location: Boston, MA, USA
Date Posted: July 18, 2013
Contact: Kelly McMahon
Company\Firm: Anaqua
Job Description: Location: Boston

Company Background

Come join a growing, dynamic and innovative team that has established itself as the market leader in Intellectual Property management solutions. ANAQUA provides Intellectual Asset Management software to help companies improve their management of patents, trade secrets and trademarks to gain competitive advantage. A completely Internet based product, ANAQUA has over 20,000 users with an ever growing client base, including global leaders such as Microsoft, the Coca Cola Company, Ford and Kimberly-Clark.

With a combination of adaptive software, great people and a proven implementation methodology, Anaqua partners with its clients to build global capabilities that integrate workflows and web-based collaboration across the IP lifecycle. Anaqua is committed to 100% client satisfaction.

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Position Overview

Anaqua is looking for a software contracts attorney to also act as general counsel. This is an excellent opportunity for a junior to mid-level attorney with stellar negotiating skills to gain great experience in the world of contract negotiation while advising on issues of employment law, compliance, and documentation.

The person in this role will be responsible drafting software contracts and face to face negotiations with clients to ensure sound, legal, and effective contract execution. This person will also be available for general counsel support for a variety of in house legal issues.

Additional responsibilities include but not limited to:

Review bid documents and contract terms and conditions, providing legal services to the Anaqua Team with respect to projects, preparation of software license agreements and drafting contracts and agreements, and other matters as required.
Review and revise commercial proposals and contracts for the Anaqua software.
Review and evaluate all commercial terms and conditions of bid documents and proposals, including requirements for bonding, bank guarantees, letters of credit, insurance requirements, liquidated damages, taxes and duties and cost proposals.
Review all Risk Analyses regarding upcoming projects to ensure compliance with Anaqua standards and policies.
Prepare commercial tables of compliance and other commercial documents required for proposals.
Negotiate and finalize contract terms and conditions with customers.
Prepare software license and escrow agreements as required for each project.
Prepare non-contracts attorney/confidentiality agreements and contract interpretation.
Represent the corporation before State Unemployment Commissions regarding benefits to discharged employees.
Act as general counsel for all in house legal issues.

Skills & Experience:

Law Degree and active bar membership in the United States with 3-5 years of commercial/corporate experience OR 5 or more years of software contracts administration
Knowledge and/or experience with all of the following areas will be a plus:
o Intellectual Property Law
o Insurance law
o Employment law
Strong interpersonal communication skills
Great attention to detail
Team player
Customer relationship orientation
Strong drafting/interpreting/writing skills

Job Number: EA8502
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