Legal Skills in an Open Source Environment
This ad for a kjob with a Silicon Valley based firm tells us something about the future of legal service markets.
The Office of the General Counsel of this industry leader based in Silicon Valley seeks to expand its Software, Cloud & Open Source (SCOS) team with the addition of a newly created Legal Counsel position. As a member of the SCOS team, you will support business clients responsible for generating at least 50% of the company’s revenues. The focus of the work will be on technology transaction matters and include: negotiating and drafting sales contracts and licensing agreements as well as SaaS, MSA’s and professional service agreements. Additional duties will include advising on the legal and business risks of commercial operations and processes, as well as customer license compliance and related disputes.
The technology transactions, however, are not limited to traditional sales.
Critical skills required include the ability to work collaboratively with other business unit attorneys across the company; willingness to share your expertise on e-commerce and web-based contracting matters; and advise on the legal and business risks of commercial operations and processes, as well as customer license compliance and disputes. Valued intangible skills include rigorous analytical and problem-solving skills; the ability to balance legal risks and business opportunities; executive presentation skills; and the ability to advise and influence senior business leaders and other stakeholders.
Willingness to share? Advice on legal and business risks? Ability to advice and influence senior bueinsss leaders?
Open source tech ecologies are emerging.