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Company Overview

At Motorola Solutions, we create technologies our customers refer to as their lifeline. Our technology platforms in communications, software, video and services help our customers work safely and more efficiently. Whether it’s helping firefighters see through smoke, enabling police officers to see around street corners, or reliably keeping the lights on in homes and businesses around the world, our work supports those who put their lives on the line to keep us safe. Bring your passion, potential and talents to Motorola Solutions, and help us usher in a new era in public safety and security.


Department Overview
By becoming a part of the Motorola Solutions Legal team, you become a part of helping public safety and commercial customers obtain the products and services needed for the moments that matter. From the legal procurement team working with subcontractors and vendor to obtain the supplies needed to run the business, to the software legal team analyzing new product offerings, to the legal pre-sales team negotiating contracts with customers, to the post-sales project team to complete our contracts as contracted on time and on budget, our team assist supports and facilitates the innovation and business efforts of Motorola Solutions.
Job Description

*This position can be remote anywhere in the US*

The Commercial Counsel is responsible for the preparation of Request for Proposal responses, the negotiation, interpretation and/or administration of contracts, subcontracts and licensing agreements; prepares contracts for review and ensures compliance with company policy as well as applicable laws/regulations. A key responsibility of the position will be to drive and implement robust Risk Management. This role develops negotiation strategies with internal business partners, evaluates risk exposure, and makes recommendations to business partners or legal counsel.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Draft, review, edit, finalize and negotiate routine (and sometimes medium complexity) transactional agreements to meet business and legal requirements. Agreements include sales/supply; end user license agreements, professional services agreements, statements of work (SOW), OEM agreements, strategic alliance agreements, maintenance agreements, consulting and advisory agreements, outsourcing and hosted services agreements, software as a service (SaaS) customer agreements, and other technology related agreements.

  • Manage contract documentation/approval flows to ensure consistency with internal processes.

  • Assist with the development of streamlined, organized and efficient policies and procedures for contracts, including establishing playbooks, and standard template language to be used in contracts.

  • Assist with contract disputes, including understanding the issues, providing guidance on solutions, drafting settlement agreements.

  • Research and responds to general legal inquiries from the business that may relate to contract disputes, regulatory issues and new business initiatives.

  • Advise and coordinate with multiple stakeholders across marketing, product, finance, implementation and sales throughout the pre-sales, sales and post-contract cycle on a broad range of legal and compliance issues for the Motorola Solutions portfolio of products and services.

  • Provide pragmatic counsel and guidance for the accomplishment of overall business objectives of the Company, while fully complying with applicable laws and regulations and avoiding unacceptable risks; perform informed cost-benefit analysis when identifying risks under tight deadlines. This includes supporting the business and product development processes by providing key inputs and advice on legal risks and issue, prioritizing risks and ensuring compliance with government and customer-imposed requirements.

  • May provide support on non-commercial practice area issues (labor and employment, corporate governance, ethics, etc.).

  • Proactively develop and maintain technical knowledge in specialized area(s), remaining up-to-date on current trends and best practices.

  • Works somewhat autonomously and seeks management input in unusual situations, high complexity issues and matters that may post some legal, financial and/or reputational risk to the company.

  • Exercises reasonable judgment to determine when to escalate complex matters or decisions to more senior level counsel or manager.

Desired Skills/Qualifications:

  • In-house legal experience preferred, including supervision of outside counsel.

  • Requires a Juris Doctor Degree and 2-4 years of experience in corporate transactional, contracts negotiation and/or commercial transaction experience preferably with background in technology matters, government contracts and/or intellectual property.
  • Some experience working with legal policies and procedures and demonstrated ability to identify potential legal issues.

  • Experience approaching legal matters with a sense of pragmatism and flexibility to recommend solutions that enable our company’s success while protecting its legacy and future.

  • Excellent negotiation, consultation, and analytical skills.

  • Excellent problem-solving skills, sound judgment and decision-making skills.

  • Strong interpersonal, presentation and communication skills (including written and verbal).

  • Ability to participate and collaborate in meetings with customers, vendors, attorneys, management, and other third parties with regard to negotiation of agreements and general problem solving.

  • Experience applying knowledge of multidisciplinary business principles and practices to achieve successful outcomes in cross-functional projects and activities.

  • Business acumen, with ability to understand the company’s business objectives and anticipate the legal issues that could arise.

  • Well organized, detail oriented and adept in a fast-paced environment

  • Work under pressure, meet tight deadlines, and balance a heavy workload.

  • Required to work with the highest level of ethics and discretion.

  • Drive results and execution: Identifies issues and raises them so that appropriate actions can be taken to resolve problems or improve the client experience; takes personal ownership to follow through on commitments and achieve results with high quality; and demonstrates a strong bias for action and is able to balance priorities to keep plans on track.

  • Think strategically: Aligns own work with broader business strategies and goals; stays aware of the business implications of market and industry trends;

  • Collaborates: Ensures understanding of how own role fits into the bigger picture, and works with others to advance individual and team goals; seeks information and other points of view, respectfully listens and considers them, even if they are different from one’s own; and quickly responds to needs and promotes ideas with energy, urgency and personal commitment.

  • Experience drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial and SaaS sales agreements and proficiency in third-party hosted and cloud-services issues, service level agreements, industry trends and best practices.


Basic Requirements
  • Requires a Juris Doctor Degree and 2+ years of experience

  • Admission to the Bar of at least one state


Travel Requirements
None
Relocation Provided
None
Position Type
Experienced
Referral Payment Plan
Yes

Our U.S. Benefits include:

  • Incentive Bonus Plans
  • Medical, Dental, Vision benefits effective Day 1
  • 401K with Company Match and Day 1 vesting
  • 9 Paid Holidays
  • Generous Paid Time Off Packages
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Paid Parental & Family Leave
  • and more!

EEO Statement

Motorola Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran's status, or, any other protected characteristic.

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Located in the West Loop, one block from Ogilvie Train Station and Union Train Station. The office is also close to multiple CTA stops.

What are Motorola Solutions Perks + Benefits

Motorola Solutions Benefits Overview

Our U.S. Benefits include:
- Incentive Bonus Plans
- Medical, Dental, Vision benefits effective Day 1
- 401K with Company Match and Day 1 vesting
- 9 Paid Holidays
- Generous Paid Time Off Packages
- Employee Stock Purchase Plan
- Paid Parental & Family Leave
- and more!

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes telecommuting at Manager discretion.
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications
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