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Beltsville, Maryland, USA Legal Full-time
Cision Ltd is a leading global provider of innovative earned media software and services to public relations and marketing communications professionals. Cision’s Communications Cloud platform allows users to identify key influencers, craft and distribute strategic content, and measure meaningful impact of PR and Communications Teams’ campaigns. Cision has over 4,500 employees with offices in 23 countries throughout the Americas, EMEA, and APAC. For more information about our products and services, visit
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Cision employs the brightest, most passionate people in the tech industry. We’d love for you to join that group! We invest in our people through training and professional development and we empower them to grow their careers - because the most important measure of our success is yours.
Cision is seeking a full-time attorney to join its Legal Department at its office located in Beltsville, MD. We are seeking an attorney with strong transactional experience to work closely with sales staff, marketing teams and other business groups within Cision on contract matters.
Drafting and negotiating commercial contracts for various business units including NDAs, MSAs, technology agreements, partnership agreements and vendor contracts
Providing legal support on transactional, corporate governance and compliance activities
Providing support and day-to-day legal advice to Cision’s various business units including IT, and international entities
Advising on various other commercial initiatives within Cision which may include compliance activities and policies
Review key RFPs and proposal responses for legal compliance
Coordinate training and awareness activities for Sales related to business issues and standard counterarguments
Researching and analyzing various legal issues
Perform other duties as required
JD degree from an ABA accredited institution and active Bar membership
5+ years of legal experience, preferably with 3-5 years software and services contract drafting and negotiation experience in the technology field
Familiarity with legal/licensing concepts such as intellectual property, limitations of liability, indemnification, etc.
Familiarity with technology and/or software-as-a-service (SaaS) licensing a plus
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Computer skills, especially Microsoft Office
Ability to prioritize and work under tight deadlines in a service oriented and sales-driven environment
Strong interpersonal skills, and ability to interact effectively and work diplomatically with individuals at all levels within the organization
Organized, efficient and able to handle multiple tasks with ease and professionalism
Willingness to master new and unfamiliar areas of practice
Certificates, Licenses & Registrations:
Required: JD degree from an ABA accredited institution and active Bar membership
Preferred but not required: Notary public
Cision is committed to building an environment where all employees are set up to thrive and reach their full potential. We believe diversity, equity and inclusion is vital to driving our culture, sparking innovation and achieving long-term success. Cision is proud to have joined more than 600 companies in signing the
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