Senior Attorney (Legal)
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Discover. Innovate. Collaborate. Inform. A few words we use to describe a career at OCLC.
OCLC, a worldwide library services organization headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, is a leader in information technologies and innovative online services. With office locations around the globe, OCLC employees are dedicated to offering premier services and software to help libraries cut costs while keeping pace with the demands of our information-driven society.
Reporting to OCLC's General Counsel, the Senior Attorney will be responsible for providing legal support to OCLC's business teams as well as partnering across the global enterprise on department priorities. The Senior Attorney will ensure the management and protection of OCLC's intellectual property, as well as work on commercial transactions with third parties.
The successful candidate will be skilled and efficient in quickly analyzing legal issues and information in a fast-paced legal and business environment, understanding OCLC's business, detecting legal issues and obstacles, and succinctly and competently counseling and working with business partners and managers regarding legal risks, solutions, and alternatives.
Candidates must have a demonstrated ability to quickly and effectively provide solution-based advice taking into consideration legal risk. Candidates also must have a background in technology, strong negotiating and writing skills, as well as the ability to work both independently and on teams at any given time.
Manage OCLC's intellectual property portfolio including trademarks, copyrights, patents and domain names.
Review and negotiate IT, SaaS, licensing and State and Federal procurement agreements.
Draft and negotiate sales/license agreements for OCLC services.
Work collaboratively with clients to help them arrive at solutions and/or provide recommended solutions to complex business and contractual issues. Qualifications:
Law degree and Ohio bar membership.
Experience as intellectual property counsel, preferably in a law firm environment.
At least 5 years of experience focused on transactional matters on a global scale and contract drafting preferably within the IT industry.
Excellent writing and oral communication skills and ability to interact with and provide advice to senior management.
Experience with Open Source Software (“OSS”), cloud-based computing and Internet issues preferred.