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DomainTools, a dynamic and growing cybersecurity and DNS research company, has exclusively engaged Harris Legal Search to find an Associate General Counsel (“AGC”) to be based at the company’s headquarters in downtown Seattle.  This will be the first full-time legal hire for the Company, and the role will have broad reach, visibility, and impact within the organization.  This attorney will be responsible for helping the Company navigate rapid growth and an evolving international regulatory environment.

The AGC will serve as chief legal advisor for DomainTools and will work with all levels of the organization to advise the CEO and Senior Management on a variety of legal matters.  The AGC will be an effective counselor to DomainTools and a key partner in business processes and operations.  Additionally, the AGC will be responsible for managing the work of any external legal counsel.  The position reports to the VP of Finance, HR, and Administration.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Agreements and Contracts: The AGC will partner with DomainTools’ sales and leadership team members to review, negotiate, write and execute a variety of agreements and contracts related to DomainTools’ business.  Maintain and update contract templates, agreements, and corporate records.
  • Intellectual Property Protection: The AGC will manage Domaintools’ intellectual property strategy (e.g. trademarks, patents).
  • Privacy / Data Protection: The AGC will ensure compliance with privacy and data protection regulations, including the EU’s GDPR, and will serve as DomainTools Data Protection Officer (DPO).
  • Employment Law: The AGC will be responsible, in conjunction with the HR team, for employment contracts and employment / HR compliance.
  • Government Affairs/Policy: The AGC will own the coordination of DomainTools’ government affairs strategy and execution, including keeping abreast of legislative changes that may affect the company.
  • Insurance: The AGC will evaluate and manage DomainTools’ insurance coverage and renewals.
  • General Legal Issues: The AGC will research legal issues impacting DomainTools by identifying applicable statutes, judicial decisions, and codes.
  • Marketing Material Legal Review: The AGC will be responsible for reviewing marketing materials such as publications, promotional materials, advertisements, etc., for legal implications.
  • External Legal Inquiries: The AGC will address, respond to, and manage external legal inquiries related to data access and data storage, such as DMCA takedown.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Juris Doctor and eligibility to practice law in the State of Washington.
  • Minimum of 7 years experience practicing law, with an emphasis in business and technology law.
  • Excellent judgment and high degree of professional ethics, as well as understanding of the balanced relationship between the Company’s business needs and legal implications.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent writing skills with close attention to detail.
  • Ability to work constructively with DomainTools team members across the organization.
  • Ability to respond effectively to sensitive inquiries or complaints, and maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Willingness to adapt to changing business needs and deadlines.
  • Strong deadline driven work ethic that includes self-starting and proactively identifying risks and implementing risk management strategies before the risks become problems.
  • Experience in Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) licenses and technology contracts.
  • Experience negotiating contracts with Fortune 500 companies.
  • The AGC must be a positive, contributing presence on the Finance, HR and Administration team and in the company as a whole. 

DomainTools helps security analysts turn threat data into threat intelligence.  They take indicators from client networks, including domains and IPs, and connect them with nearly      every active domain on the Internet.  Those connections inform risk assessments, help profile attackers, guide online fraud investigations, and map cyber activity to attacker infrastructure.  Fortune 1000 companies, global government agencies, and leading security solution vendors use the DomainTools' platform and integrations as critical ingredients in their threat investigation and mitigation work.  DomainTools is located in the Belltown neighborhood of downtown Seattle in a very cool office staffed with smart, energetic co-workers.  The company provides great benefits, and outstanding perks.

Harris Legal Search has been exclusively engaged by F5 Networks to recruit a Corporate Counsel to manage and mitigate the Company’s legal risks and exposures, while providing timely and accurate legal advice for the sales, services, product development, and human resources teams.  The position reports to the VP, Legal and is located in Seattle.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Administer corporate legal activities to protect the Company’s interest.
  • Provide professional legal interpretations and recommendations to Company personnel.
  • Assist the VP, Legal with administrative and legal matters, including the planning, organizing, and managing of work activities assigned to the company’s Corporate Counsel and other members of the Legal department.
  • Prepare, review, and negotiate other legal documents.
  • Contract administration, including the drafting, review, and negotiation of various commercial agreements, including sales, licenses, cloud licensing, services, consulting, reseller, OEM, and distributor agreements.
  • Other special projects as assigned by the VP, Legal.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for upholding F5’s Business Code of Ethics and for promptly reporting violations of the Code or other company policies.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • J.D. degree and strong academic credentials.
  • 4 to 12 years of business law experience or equivalent experience in a law firm or company law department negotiating complex technology and/or distribution-related agreements.
  • Knowledge of various technology agreements, including sales, license, services, consulting, reseller, OEM, NDA, alliance and distributor contracts, and other agreements commonly used in the high-tech industry.
  • Experience working in a fast paced technology, cloud or software environment a plus. 

Qualifications:

  • Ability to negotiate complex agreements and communicate effectively with sales and product development professionals, as well as attorneys and purchasing managers of customers.
  • Experience drafting, reviewing, and negotiating various technology agreements.
  • Admission to practice in the State of Washington preferred.
  • Excellent negotiation, written and oral communication skills required.
  • Knowledge of technology transfer and software-related agreements with a focus on cloud licensing beneficial.
  • Knowledge of intellectual property law and related transactions beneficial.

F5 provides solutions for an application world. F5 helps organizations seamlessly scale cloud, data center, telecommunications, and software defined networking (SDN) deployments to successfully deliver applications and services to anyone, anywhere, at any time. The world’s largest businesses, service providers, government entities, and consumer brands rely on F5 to stay ahead of cloud, security, and mobility trends.

Harris Legal Search has been exclusively engaged by Aptitude Investment Management to recruit a Legal Counsel.

The position of Legal Counsel will work closely with the General Counsel and paralegal (and others on an as-needed basis) to ensure compliance with applicable legal and regulatory requirements, as well as providing legal support in such areas as corporate governance, securities law, investment manager due diligence/monitoring, ERISA fiduciary duties, and investment adviser regulation/reporting.  Such functions may include:

  • Preparation, drafting, and review of contracts, agreements, and a variety of deal documentation, including private placement memoranda, subscription documents, regulatory filings, board and shareholder resolutions, confidentiality agreements, engagement letters, sale and purchase agreements, service agreements, management agreements, side letters, and related documentation.
  • Assisting in the review, enhancement, and monitoring of internal compliance policies and supporting client in such areas as advertising and marketing, conflicts of interest, disclosures, and the development of new investment products.
  • Conducting legal review and analysis of investment fund documentation.
  • Interfacing with underlying investment managers, regulators, and service providers to address key legal issues and perform legal diligence.
  • Reviewing legal documents for validity, content, accuracy, and compliance with internal procedures, industry standards, and regulatory requirements.
  • Assisting with regulatory registrations, examinations, audits, and ongoing reporting obligations.
  • Undertaking special projects and providing ad hoc support.

Requirements: 3+ years of experience as a corporate/securities attorney with a law firm or investment manager.  Direct experience in investment services or compliance preferred.  Successful candidate must be able to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment, managing multiple projects concurrently while maintaining high standards.  Key attributes sought include:

  • Highest ethical standards.
  • Excellent organizational skills and diligent attention to detail.
  • Basic knowledge of federal and state corporate and securities laws; exposure to ERISA, swaps, or alternative investments a plus.
  • Strong drafting, editing, and proofreading skills.
  • Proven track record working as a member of a team.
  • Superb analytical, time management, and communication abilities.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, assume ownership of projects, and ensure solid follow-though on tasks.
  • High degree of initiative, flexibility, and professionalism.
  • Appetite to learn and expand knowledge, skills, and competencies.
  • Highest level of discretion in working with confidential and proprietary information.

Formerly known as Federal Way Asset Management) (“AIM”), AIM is an investment management firm offering both alternatives management, including investments in hedge funds and private equity funds, and fiduciary management, to a limited number of institutional clients. AIM commenced operations on July 1, 2012 as the culmination of a spin-out of the asset management team from Weyerhaeuser Company. AIM’s asset management solution is designed to cover key aspects of the investment process including governance consulting, strategy development, implementation, risk management, operational management and regulatory support. AIM’s fee-paying assets under management are currently in excess of $5 billion.   

Harris Legal Search is working with a private biotech company to recruit a VP, Assistant General Counsel to be based at the company’s headquarters in Seattle, WA.

Reporting to the General Counsel, this attorney will lead and manage transactions in support of the clinical laboratory, diagnostics, and research commercial teams, ensuring compliance with various regulatory requirements such as CLIA, PAMA, HIPPA, FDA, Medicare Fraud and Abuse, and the Stark Law.  This role will draft, negotiate, manage and advise senior management on commercial, intellectual property, technology, collaborations, research and supply transactions in support of the company's business objectives.  In addition, the successful candidate will support the build-out of improved internal corporate systems and processes, working with other stakeholders in company's internal finance, compliance and technical groups.

This position requires strong legal expertise in clinical laboratory and/or diagnostics, and research contractual arrangements, keen intelligence, organizational skills, collaborative habits, a hearty work ethic, and excellent judgment.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide transactional legal support for diagnostic, research, and therapeutic transactions with significant intellectual property and/or technology components, including research agreements, development agreements, collaborations, license agreements (including patent license agreements), and occasional capital transactions.
  • Be the steward of the legal aspects of key collaborative relationships by drafting and negotiating all relevant agreements.
  • Provide advice to senior management on intellectual property and technology transactions issues, including matters related to licenses, ownership, compliance, risk allocation, and payment provisions.
  • Identify and study industry deals/agreements in support of Company transactions.
  • Track and report on developments in legislation and case law related to the Company’s business.
  • Develop and maintain strong business relationships across the Company, including research, diagnostics, and therapeutic organizations.
  • Provide high-quality, cost-effective legal support to the Company contributing to the achievement of the Company's goals and objectives.
  • Support the development of scalable legal and corporate processes to support department and Company operations from a legal perspective.
  • All other duties as assigned.

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

  • J.D. degree from an ABA accredited law school.
  • 7­–12 years of experience, with substantial experience in diagnostics and/or clinical laboratory commercial contracting required including drafting and negotiation.
  • Member of the Washington State Bar Association, or eligible for admission via in-house rule APR 8(f).
  • Good working knowledge of CLIA, PAMA, HIPAA, Medicare Fraud and Abuse billing, including Stark Law.
  • Corporate in-house experience preferred, but will consider law firm candidates with stellar other relevant experience.
  • Must be based in Seattle, WA at company headquarters.

Our client, a Fortune 500 service based company headquartered in Seattle, is seeking an experienced real estate attorney to support its global leasing practice, real estate strategies, and procurement initiatives.

As a Sr. Corporate Counsel for Real Estate, this attorney will assist new retail business teams to secure and launch real estate facilities and provide day-to-day business and real estate counseling.  S/he will structure, draft and negotiate agreements, manage outside counsel, and advise the client on:

  • Sourcing operations for various facilities, including numerous leasing agreements (particularly retail with a grocery/perishables/QSR focus), land use and zoning issues.
  • Construction agreements.
  • Use restrictions.
  • Procurement contracts.
  • Other commercial transactions from the standard to the highly complex.

The successful candidate will also identify process improvements and administer and resolve legal issues that arise in commercial relationships within real estate portfolios.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • 12+ years of legal experience (at least three years at a top law firm) as a real estate attorney with significant retail leasing experience.
  • Juris Doctor and membership in good standing in at least one state bar.
  • Ability to work independently while being able to contribute successfully to cross-functional teams.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • In-house experience.
  • Significant tenant-side experience with a variety of retail businesses.
  • Significant experience working with construction and utility issues.

Our client seeks an exceptional commercial attorney for a Corporate Counsel position within its Business and Technology legal team in Greater Seattle.  This position will work directly with the business and development teams to advise on, structure, draft, and negotiate deals in support of new and ongoing business initiatives. 

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Structuring, drafting, and negotiating a broad range of agreements, including technology development, licensing, marketing, and services agreements.
  • Supporting sales and marketing teams in the areas of antitrust, celebrity endorsements, talent agreements, consumer events, social media, promotions, user generated content, and privacy.
  • Providing on-going practical legal advice on a wide range of topics, including regulatory, compliance, and intellectual property matters.
  • Coordinating with Asian and European legal teams to guide global product development.
  • Advising hardware and software development teams related to intellectual property matters, licensing, and open source software.
  • Developing and implementing guidelines and policies and providing training to the business on compliance related matters.

Basic qualifications include outstanding academic credentials, a law degree, membership in at least one state bar association, 4 – 6 years of commercial legal experience, excellent drafting and communication skills, and exceptional judgment and pragmatism. Preferred qualifications include at least two years of experience in an in-house legal department and a strong technology background. Must be willing to travel and work extended hours when necessary.

Additional qualifications:

  • Able to provide sound and practical advice on legal and business matters in a complex, fast-paced environment.
  • Consistent high quality work product; must be detail-oriented and willing to continue to grow in new areas, adapt to corporate culture of parent company outside the United States, and have demonstrated ability to build good relationships with the business team at all levels.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong collaboration skills and ability to drive consensus across legal and business teams.
  • Effective communicator with international legal and business teams and with senior executives.

The successful candidate will be flexible and willing to jump into new areas of the business and to learn emerging areas of the law.  S/he will also be someone who strives for the highest level of quality with discipline and humility.

Our public company client, headquartered in Seattle, seeks a Corporate Counsel with real estate experience to support its worldwide real estate projects.  This attorney will be primary counsel for new project launches and support the business teams in real estate transactions, leasing, construction agreements, portfolio management, procurement contracts, and other commercial transactions.   The position requires excellent academic credentials and a minimum of 3 years law firm training.

Harris Legal Search has been exclusively engaged to recruit an exceptional intellectual property licensing and transactional attorney for a Corporate Counsel position within our client Company's Business and Technology legal team in Redmond, Washington. This position will work directly with the business teams to advise on, structure, draft, and negotiate deals in support of new and ongoing business initiatives. 

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Negotiating, drafting, and administrating company-wide agreements, including IP licenses, promotion agreements, and services agreements.
  • Supporting various business teams, which may include marketing, advertising, and other teams in the areas of content licensing and entertainment law.
  • Coordinating legal matters and providing advice regarding a variety of topics, including regulatory and compliance matters.
  • Developing and implementing guidelines and policies.
  • Providing training on business and compliance related matters.
  • Up to 10% travel.

Basic qualifications include:

  • Knowledge of intellectual property law and licensing.
  • Outstanding academic credentials.
  • Law degree.
  • Membership in at least one state bar association.
  • At least five years of relevant legal experience.

Experience in an in-house legal department is preferred. Must be willing to travel and work extended hours when necessary.

Additional qualifications:

  • Able to provide sound and practical advice on legal and business matters in a complex, fast-paced environment.
  • Consistent high quality work product.
  • Willing to support a broad mix of business and development teams.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong collaboration skills and ability to drive consensus across legal and business teams.
  • Effective communicator with international legal and business teams and with senior executives.

The successful candidate will contribute to the Company culture of fun and innovation. The candidate will be flexible and willing to jump into new areas of the business and to learn emerging areas of the law. 

Harris Legal Search has been engaged by our public company client to recruit a corporate counsel to support a well-known, cutting-edge technology product.   This attorney will work closely with product developers and business development on all aspects of this rapidly-expanding business.  The ideal candidate will have a minimum of four years’ experience drafting and negotiating commercial agreements in areas such as technology licensing, marketing, and distribution.  Law firm experience required.

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