Zayo provides mission-critical bandwidth to the world’s most impactful companies, fueling the innovations that are transforming our society. Zayo’s 133,000-mile network in North America and Europe includes extensive metro connectivity to thousands of buildings and data centers. Zayo’s communications infrastructure solutions include dark fiber, private data networks, wavelengths, Ethernet, dedicated Internet access, and colocation services. Zayo owns and operates a Tier 1 IP Backbone and 44 carrier-neutral data centers. Through its Cloudlink service, Zayo provides low latency private connectivity that attaches enterprises to their public cloud environments. Zayo serves wireless and wireline carriers, media, tech, content, finance, healthcare and other large enterprises.
We are seeking a business-focused, contracts attorney that can represent Zayo in a variety of complex legal matters, with an emphasis on negotiating and drafting telecommunication infrastructure customer contracts. Three to five years of recent experience in negotiating and drafting complex telecommunications and/or complex commercial business transactions is required. This position will work closely and collaboratively with Zayo’s business professionals and requires close interaction with the other members of Zayo’s legal team on segment and company-wide projects. We are seeking a strong candidate ready to take on responsibility, learn through doing, and excited to take the next challenge in their career. This position reports directly to the General Counsel, Lit Services. Zayo is an exciting place to work and we have a great legal team - we are looking for a friendly, motivated, hard-working, smart contracts attorney to join us!
Review, negotiate and draft master service agreements and other customer contracts, vendor contracts, real estate contracts, RFPs, and associated service order terms and conditions.
Provide contract interpretation guidance.
Negotiate and resolve customer disputes and collection matters.
Conduct research and provide legal advice regarding specific legal and/or regulatory issues.
Provide day-to-day legal advice with respect to company policies and procedures.
Work collaboratively with Zayo legal team on strategic projects and transactions.
Communicate effectively with business leadership, corporate leadership, outside counsel, and other third parties and their counsel.
Perform other duties and tasks as required by the needs of the business.
Law Degree and Bar Admission required.
Transactional drafting, in-house legal. Three to five years of recent experience in negotiating and drafting complex telecommunications and/or complex commercial business transactions is required.
Ability to communicate with other personnel and external parties through strong organized writing and verbal skills.
Strong attention to detail.
Strong organizational skills, including management of projects and workload and setting goals and priorities.
Team player able to work cooperatively with business people and outside counsel to find practical and creative solutions.
Computer and software systems experience.
Prior experience successfully operating in a fluid and entrepreneurial environment.
- Competitive compensation
- Excellent benefits including health, dental, vision, 401 (k), disability and life insurance
- Fitness membership discounts
- Generous paid time off policy including paid parental leave