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Legal Counsel, Commercial Transactions

 

Legal Counsel, Commercial Transactions

  • JR-127690
  • Redwood City
  • Tampa
  • Chicago
  • Frisco
  • Ashburn
  • Herndon
  • Legal
  • Full time
Legal Counsel, Commercial Transactions

Equinix is the world’s digital infrastructure company, operating 200+ data centers across the globe and providing interconnections to all the key clouds and networks. Businesses need one place to simplify and bring together fragmented, complex infrastructure that spans private and public cloud environments. Our global platform allows customers to place infrastructure wherever they need it and connect it to everything they need to succeed. 

 

We are a fast-growing global company with 70+ consecutive quarters of growth. Through our innovative portfolio of high-performance products and services, we have created the largest, most active global ecosystem of 10,000+ companies, including 2,000+ networks and 3,000+ cloud and IT service providers in 27 countries spanning five continents.   

 

A career at Equinix means you will collaborate on work that impacts the world and be surrounded by endless opportunities to learn new skills and grow in varied directions. We embrace diversity in thought and contribution and are committed to providing an equitable work environment that is foundational to our core values as a company and is vital to our success.  

Job Summary: Equinix is seeking in any of its US office locations, a dedicated Legal Counsel to provide exceptional legal and business support to Equinix’s sales teams. You must have a proven record of building highly successful business relationships. You must bring a high level of enthusiasm to the support of the sales, customer success, channel and product teams, including the dedication to provide timely, accurate, and well-reasoned responses to queries from the business and successfully negotiate complex agreements with Equinix customers. You must be able work with other in-house counsel, outside counsel, privacy counsel, product team, and security team members on commercial matters. It would be beneficial if you also possess knowledge on data security, data protection and privacy, to provide responses to customer demands and requests on such matters. Our global legal team may span 4 continents, but we are One Legal - a true team working together across borders in support of our shared strategic objectives.  We work hard but take time to celebrate our accomplishments – both professional and personal, with a healthy dose of fun thrown in along the way.  We look forward to coming to work each day to support Equinix and each other and highly value the “team first” culture we have created.

Possible locations: Redwood City, Chicago, Dallas, Ashburn, Tampa, and any other Equinix US office locations. No relocation monies.

Responsibilities:

  • Draft, negotiate, and successfully close high volume and various complexity commercial agreements, including technology and real estate licenses, digital services agreements, marketing agreements, sales and partnership agreements
  • Provide legal advice to team leaders and members with a thorough understanding of a Colocation and SaaS business, and the legal and regulatory environment that surrounds it
  • Draft, review, and support the commercial transactions team in negotiating data protection and other related terms, and work alongside Equinix Privacy Office to educate and explain the company’s practice and compliance status to internal and external audiences
  • Work with our sales, product managers and emerging services team to ensure a deep understanding of products, features, and new areas and uses of data and services to provide legal explanations and ensure compliance with applicable laws and industry practice

Qualifications:

  • J.D. degree from an accredited law school
  • Membership in good standing of any US State Bar
  • 3-5 years of experience of proven commercial drafting and negotiation of complex commercial agreements, especially for other data center, real estate or technology related businesses
  • Technical background in software products and development, SaaS, or cloud-based services industry and IoT, a plus
  • A consistent record of working independently with little direction in a fast-paced environment
  • Taking initiative in client engagement to add value to client interactions
  • Manage critical projects on an ongoing basis, while working both independently and as part of a close-knit team
  • Possess great empathy, sensitivity, common sense, and creativity while working individually or with a team to solve potential business and legal issues
  • Proactive, self-driven, motivated to learn, and goal-oriented
  • Outstanding interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Must possess a sense of humor
  • Comply with the Professional Rules of Conduct, and hold the highest standards of ethics and professional integrity
  • Experience in working on privacy and data protection matters, including knowledge of global privacy laws such as the GDPR and the states’ individual privacy laws and policies, is preferred but not a requirement

Equinix is committed to ensuring that our employment process is open to all individuals, including those with a disability.  If you need assistance in applying for an open position, you may send an email to Staffing@equinix.com. Please provide your contact information and let us know how we can assist you. 

 

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Equinix is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to unlawful consideration of race, color, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, place of birth, citizenship, sex, pregnancy / childbirth or related medical conditions, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or domestic partnership status, age, veteran or military status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, political / organizational affiliation, status as a victim or family member of a victim of crime or abuse, or any other status protected by applicable law. (Equal Opportunity / AA / Disabled / Veterans Employer).

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