Senior Counsel

Rocket Software

Rocket Software

Software Engineering, Legal
Multiple locations
Posted on Friday, March 29, 2024

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Job Description Summary:

The Senior Counsel is a strategic and cross-functional role focusing on general corporate law reporting to the Associate General Counsel. As such, the successful candidate will provide corporate legal services to in-house clients, primarily to the corporate development and finance teams, as well as across multiple functions at Rocket Software.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Duties include supporting all facets of general corporate legal work with a focus on supporting Rocket’s Associate General Counsel responsible for M&A, integration, legal entity consolidation, corporate governance and procurement matters. You will interact with various other departments including Rocket’s accounting, tax, treasury and corporate development teams as well as work with outside counsel on a variety of matters.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Oversee corporate governance policies and procedures for over 50 legal entities with a focus on company’s foreign subsidiaries and branches including preparation and execution of government filings and drafting of annual resolutions and compliance certificates. This will include managing outside local counsel in applicable jurisdictions.
  • Support post-acquisition integration process including analysis and preparation of legal entity consolidation and simplification.
  • Support M&A transactions by performing due diligence on target company on corporate matters and contracts of potential targets and advise corporate development teams of potential risks and recommendations of mitigation.
  • Assist treasury, finance and customer support teams with Know Your Customer questionnaires required by banking partners and customers.
  • Provide support on company’s procurement, vendor and facilities agreements and relationships.
  • Negotiate and review commercial (customer, vendor and independent contractors) agreements as necessary.
  • Develop a thorough understanding of Rocket’s business, products, markets, customers and partners in order to identify trends and formulate effective governance and compliance strategies.
  • Counsel the business team on legal issues and risks, business strategies, complex deal structures, approval processes, intellectual property and other issues related to technology transactions.
  • Provide day to day responses to requests for legal support for the company as needed.
  • Work on significant and unique issues where analysis of situation and/or data requires evaluation of intangibles and legal expertise.
  • Exercise independent judgment in methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results and acting independently to determine methods and procedures on assignments.
  • Counsel and collaborate with other members of the legal department in areas of expertise.
  • Help with the maintenance and update of corporate governance policies and procedures.
  • Monitor changes in relevant legislation and regulations, prepare summaries of change and any suggested action required and assist with embedding these within the Company.

Qualifications:

  • Strong academic credentials, law degree.
  • Must be licensed to practice law in at least one US State or admitted in an European jurisdiction.
  • Minimum of 8 years experience in a law firm and in-house legal positions.
  • Experience in software and/or other high technology industries, including M&A.
  • Experience in international transactions and international law is a plus.
  • Experience with corporate governance of legal entities, including drafting and preparation of board and stockholder resolutions and minutes.
  • Ability to clearly articulate and defend risk analysis; critically examine business practices to ensure they are aligned with legal requirements; provide advice regarding business practice risk.
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with other attorneys, staff and clients
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously while also managing critical deadlines
  • Successful candidate is a proven team player and consensus builder that takes a business approach to law.
  • Successful candidate is a flexible self-starter and proactive problem solver who can work autonomously and handle significant client contact.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills are essential. Ability to clearly present information, in writing and orally, respond to questions from executives, managers, customers, and other employees, with focus on client service.
  • Diplomatic, approachable and possessing good business and personal judgment.
  • Must manage conflicting demands from multiple business clients in a fast-paced environment.
  • Inherent ability to act with the highest integrity and professionalism.
  • Excellent organizational skills; ability to manage multiple projects at once, follow through and meet deadlines.
  • Notary Public a plus if in the U.S.

Information Security:

Information security is everyone’s responsibility. A fundamental principle of information security at Rocket Software is that all individuals in the organization have a responsibility for the security and protection of company information and IT Resources over which they have control, according to their role.

Diversity, Inclusion & Equity:

At Rocket we are committed to an inclusive workplace environment, where every Rocketeer can thrive by bringing their full selves to work. Being a Rocketeer means you are part of our movement to continually drive inclusivity, diversity and equity in our workforce.

The base salary range for this role is $141,827.00 - $177,284.00 /year. Exact compensation may vary based on skills, experience, and location..

What Rocket Software can offer you in USA:

  • Extensive paid time off programs (paid holidays, sick, and unlimited vacation time)

  • Healthcare coverage options to fit you (and your family’s) needs

  • Retirement savings, with matching contributions by Rocket Software

  • Life and disability coverage

  • Leadership and skills training opportunities

  • Two paid work days for off-site training

Rocket Software Inc. is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Rocket Software Inc. is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

Rocket is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with physical and mental disabilities. If you need special assistance or an accommodation while seeking employment, please call: 781-577-4321 or send an email to people@rocketsoftware.com. We will make a determination on your request for reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis.

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