Sr. Legal Counsel at Vertafore

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Vertafore is a leading technology company whose innovative software solution are advancing the insurance industry. Our suite of products provides solutions to our customers that help them better manage their business, boost their productivity and efficiencies, and lower costs while strengthening relationships.

Our mission is to move InsurTech forward by putting people at the heart of the industry. We are leading the way with product innovation, technology partnerships, and focusing on customer success.

Our fast-paced and collaborative environment inspires us to create, think, and challenge each other in ways that make our solutions and our teams better.

We are headquartered in Denver, Colorado, with offices across the U.S., Canada, and India.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Senior Legal Counsel is responsible for providing a broad range of legal services to the company, both directly and in conjunction with outside counsel, with a significant focus on intellectual property protection, technology transactions, contract drafting and negotiation, regulatory compliance and product development.

As an integral part of the legal team, you will be expected to identify, analyze and advise company on a variety of legal and corporate matters to support the legal team and the operations of Vertafore. You will be the main point of contact for the Sales and Marketing, Customer Support, Professional Services and Tech/SaaS Operations teams and work collaboratively as a business partner to help the business identify and implement practical business solutions to achieve its goals. You will be responsible for updating, managing, drafting and negotiating a broad range of complex technical contracts including Software as a Service (SaaS), software and technology licensing, service and supply, professional services, consulting, confidentiality, purchasing or procurement, marketing and other agreements as may be requested from time to time.

You will also assist the other attorneys within the department and other department heads to address matters involving regulatory compliance, product development, intellectual property, human resources, vendors, finance and sales, as well as customer and other third party claims that may arise from time to time. The Senior Legal Counsel will report to the company's Assistant General Counsel and be responsible for providing legal counsel, contract drafting and negotiations, and helping the business identify and implement practical business solutions to achieve its goals. The Senior Legal Counsel will be highly organized, solution driven, customer service-oriented, pragmatic and proactive in their approach to contracting and be able to work both collaboratively and autonomously. Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, and familiarity with Salesforce.com are a must.

Some duties include:

· Draft, negotiate and review a wide range of agreements, including complex matters relating to intellectual property including licensing and sublicensing, supply and vendor agreements, SaaS solutions, marketing, and other commercial transactions;

· Review marketing related agreements and provide support to the marketing department around events, promotions, and compliance;

· Advise the company and leadership on a broad range of federal and state regulatory and compliance matters including identifying areas of risk and making suggestions for improvement;

· Work with the sales department to review, revise and negotiate sales agreements in Salesforce and regarding contract workflow;

· Work independently as the lead attorney on many matters and collaboratively with our other attorneys in the department, as well as outside counsel, on more significant matters;

· Lead significant projects, both within the legal department and across a variety of functions;

· Continually improve the efficiency and effectiveness of legal contract support within the company while maintaining the quality and consistency of contracts across the organization, following all applicable best practices, processes and procedures.

Requirements:

• JD from an accredited law school with exceptional academic credentials.

• Admitted to Colorado or licensed in another state in good standing and submit an application to the Colorado State Bar for admittance.

• At least 6 years of combined top law firm and/or in-house experience.

• Extensive experience representing clients on contract matters, preferably in the software and/or professional services related industries.

• Extensive experience reviewing, drafting, and negotiating a wide range of commercial agreements including but not limited to software licensing, SaaS, vendor/procurement or sales/service agreements, professional services agreements, and non-disclosure agreements.

• Familiarity with laws relevant to the sale and marketing of software including with respect to licensing, data protection/privacy, intellectual property, IT, antitrust, export control and regulatory compliance.

• Possess a high level of professionalism and outstanding business judgment.

• Has experience and comfort working with and advising business internal clients directly.

• Extremely detail oriented.

• Able to work in a fast-paced environment with the ability to handle multiple, competing workloads with changing priorities to meet necessary deadlines.

• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

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Location

Great location in the heart of downtown Denver just a block away from the RTD lightrail.

What are Vertafore Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Vertafore offers employees 1 paid day to volunteer at the non-profit of their choice.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Vertafore offers opportunities to join several committees, including Women of Vertafore, LGBTQ+, etc.
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Vertafore employees can contribute up to $2750 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Disability insurance covers 100% of annual salary for up to 90 days of disability.
Dental Benefits
Our dental plan covers $1500 of expenses per person.
Vision Benefits
The vision benefits plan covers 100% for annual eye exams with $175 for glasses or contact lenses.
Health Insurance Benefits
Vertafore offers three different health plans to meet the needs of our employees.
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
We offer a Pet Insurance plan through Nationwide.
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Vertafore's team fitness initiatives include in-office yoga, a partnership with Planet Fitness, and other recreational team sports.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Vertafore provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan managed by [provider]. We match up to 50% of contributions up to 3% of an employee's annual gross pay.
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vertafore provides up to 6 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. We also provides 6 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
We reimburse up to $2,500 for eligible adoption expenses and 6 weeks of paid leave.
Company sponsored family events
Vertafore sponsors family oriented events semi-annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Vertafore hosts company outings annually.
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
In various areas of the office, Vertafore provides weekly fresh fruit services, bagels and donuts on specified days, as well as snacks and drinks.
Some Meals Provided
We provide free breakfast on Mondays and Fridays.
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Vertafore sponsors recreational clubs that include sports, board games, video games, book clubs, etc.
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Our tuition reimbursement plan offers an annual max of $5,250.
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available
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