Commercial Lawyer at IHS Markit Digital

| Greater Denver Area
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The candidate will work closely with Sales and Product professionals from IHS Markit’s ENR (Energy and Natural Resources) and/or CMS (Consolidated Markets) business segments and with colleagues from other shared services groups to review, negotiate, draft, and process a variety of commercial agreements (e.g. out-bound data, software, and service licensing agreements; in-bound licensing and distribution agreements; partnership agreements; trial agreements and non-disclosure agreements).  The candidate will also provide general legal advice relating to the ENR and/or CMS segment’s product initiatives, strategies, and operations.


The primary responsibilities of this position include functioning as a legal advisor for IHS Markit’s ENR (Energy and Natural Resources) and/or CMS (Consolidated Markets) business segments, and include:

  • Reviewing, negotiating, drafting, and processing a variety of in-bound and out-bound commercial contracts with clients; technology, data, and distribution partners; and strategic alliance partners.
  • Developing  knowledge of multiple areas of the law, including bankruptcy, intellectual property, and privacy, to counsel internal clients on business and legal risks arising at all stages of the customer relationship.
  • Analyzing, evaluating, and providing input to product and client initiatives with a view to identifying and highlighting possible business and legal risks to management.
  • Developing expertise in ENR and/or CMS products and building strong relationships with internal business clients in IHS Markit offices around the world.
  • Drafting and maintaining template agreements.
  • Encouraging compliance by IHS Markit Colleagues with applicable policies and procedures (e.g. Sales RAD, insider trading, and compliance).
  • Providing training to ENR and/or CMS colleagues and escalating issues on a timely basis where appropriate.


Business competencies

Education and experience

  • Qualified lawyer – licensed in one or more states.
  • Strong academic credentials with a degree from a university and legal qualification from an accredited law school.
  • Legal experience in negotiating and drafting commercial and other business to business technology and information related contracts. 
  • Proven ability to manage a variety of commercial transactions and special projects simultaneously.

This role is suitable for a lawyer who has +3 years of experience, either as in-house counsel or in private practice. Experience with energy, engineering, technology, or financial companies is a plus.

Commercial awareness

  • Knowledge of data and software licensing, intellectual property, and commercial contract law required.
  • Demonstrated experience using verbal and written skills to communicate with senior business leaders, colleagues, and external clients.

Management requirements - IHS Markit offers a departmental structure in which the successful candidate should expect to be involved with multiple aspects of the Legal department’s work.

  • Relationship, project management, and influencing skills.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic work environment.
  • Ability to anticipate and respond to problems.
  • Investigative, analytical, problem-solving, and strategic skills.
  • Ability to drive results through others not in their reporting chain and to function in a matrix management environment.


Personal competencies

Personal impact - Ability to prioritise and to work to set deadlines within a challenging environment, and to be detail-oriented and self-starting.

Communication - Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both written and verbal.

Proven ability to communicate professionally to all levels, create presentations, and prepare management briefs.

Teamwork - Proactive, enthusiastic, self-motivated team player. Strong organizational skills and calm under pressure.

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Technology we use

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    • SketchDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • Microsoft ProjectManagement


We may consider Upslope Brewing and OZO Coffee our external conference rooms. If food trucks are your jam we have plenty right outside our doors!

An Insider's view of IHS Markit Digital

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Uniqueness and creativity can be seen in all areas here! We have a digital community bulletin board where you can buy, sell, or post just about anything (seriously, anything!), a company sponsored picnic that includes spirited cornhole competitions, and regular group outings like running or cycling, before, during, or after work.


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How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

My teammates and I come from a diverse set of backgrounds and combine our unique perspectives to provide innovative solutions to problems. As a result, our products push new boundaries and delight our clients.


Product Management Director

What are some things you learned at the company?

I’ve learned to appreciate and be intentional. My teammates are always ready to help each other find a better workflow, learn new tools, and support each other emotionally. This culture of support and collaboration inspires me to contribute by creating amazing work for our clients and being creative in connecting with colleagues intentionally.


UI Designer

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Our culture promotes hard work while also living a fulfilling life outside of the office. We all love spending time working together on challenging projects, and when the time comes to get away, the support is felt throughout the company. Whether it's an extended vacation or volunteer opportunity to give back to our community!


Associate Creative Director, UI Design

What are IHS Markit Digital Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
We each get 3 days a year to volunteer and will help match you with existing opportinities.
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
We have ample opportunities to join committees! We've got guilds, a Pride committee, a crafting club, a book club, a green team, a parenting community and several more.
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Restricted share unites (RSU's) may be grated recognizing performance.
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Life happens and we trust our colleagues to get the work they committed to done.
Remote Work Program
COVID-19 has provided us the opportunity to quickly acclimate to working remotely and we are establishing new guidelines as we continue to learn.
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
We all want the opportunity to learn and grow. You and your manager can talk about what makes sense for you and your team.
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

To name a insurance, ECO pass, loaner bikes and secure bike storage, showers + locker room onsite, food trucks every day and regular visits from Sweet Cow Ice Cream.

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