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Global Commercial Transaction Attorney

Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins

New York, NY, USA
Posted on Saturday, November 11, 2023
About Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins is a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world. The success of our firm is largely determined by our commitment to hire and develop the very best and brightest, creating a team that provides our clients with the highest quality of work and service. We are driven by our core values: respect, innovation, and collaboration.

About The Role

The Global Commercial Transaction Attorney is an integral part of Latham’s Office of the General Counsel team. This role will be responsible for assisting with legal review of the firm’s contracts with outside vendors in order to ensure that each contract executed on behalf of the firm is reviewed for significant legal, risk management, and business issues, while ensuring that contracts are reviewed, revised, negotiated, and executed in a timely manner. This role will be located in either our New York, Chicago, Los Angeles or Washington, D.C. office. Please note that this role may be eligible for a flexible working schedule that allows for a hybrid and in-office presence.

Responsibilities & Qualifications

Other key responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring that each contract executed on behalf of the firm is reviewed for significant legal, risk management, and business issues and recommending modifications to contract language as appropriate
    • Ensuring that all contracts adequately protect the firm’s interests and do not expose the firm to unnecessary risk
    • Ensuring that relevant privacy and security concerns in relation to each executed contract are addressed
    • Ensuring that each contract’s terms and conditions are consistent with the firm’s policies and standards
  • Consulting with the owner of the vendor relationship and other relevant stakeholders to determine the firm’s strategy for negotiating business terms; may be asked to negotiate directly with a vendor when strategically appropriate for the relationship
  • Participating in training and outreach initiatives across the firm to introduce the contract review process
  • Developing and maintaining strong, productive, and interactive relationships with staff, managers, and senior leaders throughout the firm; leveraging these relationships to ensure that the contract review process results in the best possible contract for the firm while maintaining a positive perception of the value provided by the Contract Review Team
  • Working closely and collaboratively with the firm’s Office of the General Counsel on various risk management projects as needed

We’d love to hear from you if you:

  • Possess advanced knowledge and skill in contract drafting and negotiation
  • Demonstrate the ability to undertake large, long-term projects, develop alternative methods to complete them, and implement solutions
  • Display the ability to establish and implement consistent procedures and display a strong attention to detail in all work product

And have:

  • A J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school
  • An active bar membership in California, Illinois, New York, or Washington, D.C., or an ability to apply for membership in 90 days and become an active member within 1 year of hire
  • A minimum of two (2) years of relevant experience practicing law, including in contract drafting and negotiation
  • Preferably previous in-house experience

Benefits & Additional Information

Successful candidates will not only be provided with an outstanding career opportunity and welcoming environment, but will also be provided with a generous total compensation package with bonuses awarded in recognition of both individual and firm performance. Eligible employees can participate in Latham’s comprehensive benefit program which includes:

  • Healthcare, life and disability insurance
  • A generous 401k plan
  • At least 11 paid holidays per year, and a PTO program that accrues 23 days during the first year of employment and grows with tenure
  • Well-being programs (e.g. mental health services, mindfulness and resiliency, medical resources, well-being events, and more)
  • Professional Development programs
  • Employee discounts
  • And more!

Additionally, we have a range of diversity programming including Global Affinity Groups. These groups provide a firmwide platform to share experiences and advice as well as an opportunity to participate in a supportive network with common interests to help make life at the firm even better.

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Latham & Watkins is committed to diversity, equal opportunity, sustainability, and pro bono legal services. We draw from a remarkable wealth of talent to create one of the world's leading law firms, and advance these commitments through the work of our Global Citizenship department. Our lawyers, paralegals, and professional staff worldwide comprise a rich mixture of different races, ethnic backgrounds, religions, sexual orientations, cultures, and primary languages. Our diversity makes us who we are.

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Pay Range

USD $150,000.00 - USD $175,000.00 /Yr.