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(NY) New York, Associate Counsel - Technology Transactions - American Express


As a member of the Technology and Digital Law Group of the General Counsel’s Organization, the Associate Counsel will provide legal support to technology, business and legal colleagues related to structuring, negotiating and drafting a variety of software-as-a-service, licensing, hardware procurement, and IT services agreements. 
Role & Responsibilities:
Collaborate with business clients across the enterprise on a variety of technology-related projects and initiatives.
Provide legal support to American Express Technology and other business units procuring technology  solutions
  • Structure, negotiate and draft a variety of software-as-a-service, software licensing, hardware procurement, and IT services agreements
  • Update and maintain IT agreement templates and draft associated toolkits
  • Provide policy and general advice to the company on technology-related matters
Minimum Qualifications:
  • J.D. with admission to practice law in the United States; admission to the New York Bar in good standing or eligibility to do so is preferred
  • 2+ years of work experience involving technology transactions in a law firm and/or in-house corporate legal environment, ideally in a “technology transactions,” “IP transactions” or equivalent practice group
  • Experience drafting and negotiating a variety of software-as-a-service, software license, and IT service agreements
Preferred qualifications:
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent drafting and negotiation skills
  • Ability to communicate complex issues clearly and persuasively
  • Demonstrated experience in gaining credibility, managing expectations, and developing strong working relationships with legal colleagues and clients
  • Experience working with technology or financial services companies
  • Independent, capable of handling multiple assignments simultaneously