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Contract: Legal Analyst / United States of America

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Location: San Ramon, United States of America
The client, a large oil and gas company, is currently seeking an experienced Legal Analyst to support the Downstream & Chemicals Business, in addition to other Corporate Business groups. The position will be based in San Ramon, CA.

The Legal Analyst will be primarily responsible for preparing and negotiating a variety of information technology agreements including Cloud agreements, Software License, IT Professional Services, Statements of Work (SOWs), Software Evaluation, and other agreements for software/hardware, in addition to various Procurement agreements. The position will continuously extend over time.

Required Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree required
• Minimum of 3+ years’ experience as a paralegal, or 2+ years’ experience as an attorney supporting IT and commercial transactions.
• Contracting expertise relating to IT agreements, including the ability to effectively analyze, draft, negotiate and communicate IT and legal issues across broad functional and organizational lines (e.g., procurement, business partners and attorneys).
• Strong analytical ability and problem-solving skills.
• Strong communications skills (both oral and written) and interpersonal skills.
• Self-starter and fast learner, who has a passion to learn about new technologies and who is adept at working in a true team environment and partnering with procurement, business partners, IT security/ information risk management teams, senior management, clients, attorneys and staff.
• Knowledge and understanding of the Microsoft Office suite of tools and legal research applications.
• Strong organizational, analytical, proofreading, editing and research skills.
• Ability to maintain high quality performance under tight deadlines and competing priorities in a fast-paced work environment.
• A general understanding of contracting principles in commercial transactions and concepts relating to data security and intellectual property in IT transactions.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Paralegal certificate from an ABA-approved program or a law degree.
• Prior contracts experience in a fast-paced IT company while managing a high volume of work.

Responsibilities for this position may include but are not limited to:
The individual must perform delegated paralegal tasks under the guidance and direction of attorneys, including but not limited to:
• Preparing and negotiating a variety of information technology agreements including, but not limited to the following: Cloud agreements (e.g. SaaS, IaaS, PaaS), Software License, IT Professional Services, Statements of Work (SOWs), Software Evaluation, and other agreements for software/hardware, in addition to various Procurement agreements, all based on consultation with business partners and review by attorneys.
• Preparing and negotiating a variety of commercial agreements including, but not limited to the following: Sales, Purchase, Services and Non-Disclosure Agreements.
• Engaging and providing recommendations (risk analysis) to procurement, various business partners, subject matter experts (tax, compliance, data privacy), IT security teams, and attorneys to effectively negotiate the terms and conditions of the agreement.
• Issue spotting and communicating risks to various stakeholders.
• Working closely with business partners and attorneys to resolve a variety of day-to-day issues and supporting a broad range of IT transactions and/or projects.
• Performing legal due diligence and engaging with various stakeholders to ensure that guidelines and policies are followed.
• Multi-tasking and prioritizing work assignments to consistently provide high-quality work product in a high growth and fast-paced work environment.

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