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Legal Counsel, IT/IP

Company: Thomson Reuters Corporation
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Job Description:

We have an opportunity available for a Legal Counsel, IT/IP to join our General Counsel's Office. Responsibilities will be primarily directed toward supporting the Product, Technology and Procurement organizations, including the drafting and negotiation of various technology agreements and strategic protection of the company's intellectual property. The position will be based in Minneapolis, MN; Dallas, TX; or Toronto, ON.

About the Role

In this opportunity as Legal Counsel, IT/IP, you will:

* Advise on legal issues related to the full technology lifecycle, from procurement, development, and implementation/deployment for both (i) enterprise technology and (ii) core products offered and developed by lines of business
* Provide legal advice and counsel to members of the Technology and Procurement organizations related to complex, global commercial agreements (with a focus on technology) on a global basis
* Draft, review and negotiate complex, global commercial agreements, including master agreements, technology acquisition and services engagements addenda, statements of work, work orders, service and maintenance schedules, amendments, settlements, NDAs, data protection agreements and related project documentation
* Advise on legal issues relating to trademark, copyright and AI/Machine Learning
* Provide technology and intellectual property due diligence support with respect to acquisitions, including evaluation of third-party technology and intellectual property
* Support technology and intellectual property related litigations and disputes
* Provide assessment and advice on open-source software issues

About You

You're a fit for the role of Legal Counsel, IT/IP, if your background includes:

* Member of a State bar in good standing
* 3+ years' experience in a large firm and/or corporate setting specializing in IT/IP law
* Experience drafting, negotiating, and advising on complex technology transactions
* Experience with commercial licensing agreements, both inbound and outbound
* Ability to collaborate on multiple cross-functional projects
* Ability to think strategically and creatively to identify and resolve legal issues
* Excellent communication, organization, and analytical skills, and an aptitude for problem-solving
* Ability to learn new skills and to adapt to changing business compliance needs
* Ability to work effectively as part of a diverse team


What's in it For You?

You will join our inclusive culture of world-class talent, where we are committed to your personal and professional growth through:

* Hybrid Work Model: Currently the majority of our employees are working within a hybrid environment consisting of in-office and remote work, and following local COVID-19 bylaws and guidelines.
* Culture: Globally recognized and award-winning reputation for equality, diversity and inclusion, flexibility, work-life balance, and more
* Wellbeing: Comprehensive benefit plans; flexible and supportive benefits for work-life balance: company-wide Mental Health Day Off; Headspace app subscription; retirement, savings, tuition reimbursement, and employee incentive programs; resources for mental, physical, and financial wellbeing
* Learning & Development: LinkedIn Learning access; internal Talent Marketplace with opportunities to work on projects cross-company; Ten Thousand Coffees Thomson Reuters caf networking
* Social Impact: Eight employee-driven Business Resource Groups; two paid volunteer days annually; Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) initiatives for local and global impact
* Purpose Driven Work: We have a superpower that we've never talked about with as much pride as we should - we are one of the only companies on the planet that helps its customers pursue justice, truth and transparency. Together, with the professionals and institutions we serve, we help uphold the rule of law, turn the wheels of commerce, catch bad actors, report the facts, and provide trusted, unbiased information to people all over the world.

Do you want to be part of a team helping re-invent the way knowledge professionals work? How about a team that works every day to create a more transparent, just and inclusive future? At Thomson Reuters, we've been doing just that for almost 160 years. Our industry-leading products and services include highly specialized information-enabled software and tools for legal, tax, accounting and compliance professionals combined with the world's most global news services - Reuters. We help these professionals do their jobs better, creating more time for them to focus on the things that matter most: advising, advocating, negotiating, governing and informing.

We are powered by the talents of 25,000 employees across more than 75 countries, where everyone has a chance to contribute and grow professionally in flexible work environments that celebrate diversity and inclusion. At a time when objectivity, accuracy, fairness and transparency are under attack, we consider it our duty to pursue them. Sound exciting? Join us and help shape the industries that move society forward.


As a global business, we rely on diversity of culture and thought to deliver on our goals. To ensure we can do that, we seek talented, qualified employees in all our operations around the world regardless of race, color, sex/gender, including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under applicable law. Thomson Reuters is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer providing a drug-free workplace.

We also make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and for sincerely held religious beliefs in accordance with applicable law.

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