A large, cutting-edge, rapidly-growing software company located in the Southeast has retained Major, Lindsey & Africa on an exclusive basis to conduct a search for a Deputy General Counsel.
Overview: Our client is seeking an experienced, multi-disciplinary Deputy General Counsel to support the company in a variety of legal matters, which (depending on the candidate) may include: mergers and acquisitions, litigation, subsidiary & tax management, equity and executive compensation, compliance and risk management, IP, commercial contracting, commercializing new offerings and human resources support. In addition, this position will be responsible for budgetary and personnel management, and participate in the department leadership team structure.
This role will require an ability to thrive at a global, fast-paced, growing and disruptive technology company, where staying abreast of complex, rapidly changing rules, strategic thinking and problem-solving is imperative—this is not for the faint of heart. The role will require the ability to formulate and drive well-formed department business goals, measured by ultimate business impact as well as goal outputs, and drive a cadence of accountability for execution of those goals by the department.
This position will report to the Executive Vice President and General Counsel, have meaningful opportunities to interact with executives, and will manage a significant team. The Deputy General Counsel is also expected to be a candidate for succession planning for the General Counsel.
Company: Our client is a large, cutting-edge and rapidly-growing technology company located in the South East that provides enterprise-strength, mission critical software and services in today's most important IT areas. The company supplies enterprise computing solutions across enterprise and cloud environments that can reduce costs and improve performance, reliability and security. Our client also offers support, training and consulting services to its customers worldwide and through top-tier partnerships.
Experience: The successful candidate will have 20+ years of legal experience gained through a combination of major law firm and in house experience. Experience as a general counsel or deputy general counsel, developing and managing other attorneys within a large team. Training at an AM Law 100 firm and experience in a cutting-edge technology company (especially enterprise software).
Compensation: Highly competitive, commensurate with experience.
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