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Company: Travelers Indemnity Company

Location: Hartford, CT

Date Posted: September 5, 2014

Source: The Travelers Indemnity Company

Solid reputation, passionate people and endless opportunities. That's Travelers. Our superior financial strength and consistent record of strong operating returns mean security for our customers
- and opportunities for our employees. You will find Travelers to be full of energy and a workplace in which you truly can make a difference. Job Summary Travelers is seeking an experienced attorney to join its Contracts & Technology Legal Group in Hartford, CT. The successful candidate will be involved in all facets of vendor contracting issues, serving as lead counsel on strategic technology and other vendor transactions, providing day-to-day advice, resolving issues that arise out of existing commercial relationships and identifying opportunities for and implementing process improvements. The successful candidate must be able to think strategically and demonstrate sound and practical judgment.

Key Responsibilities:

- Structure, review, draft and negotiate sophisticated and complex technology-related, advertising, marketing, sponsorship, content, music and data license and other agreements ...

Solid reputation, passionate people and endless opportunities. That's Travelers. Our superior financial strength and consistent record of strong operating returns mean security for our customers
- and opportunities for our employees. You will find Travelers to be full of energy and a workplace in which you truly can make a difference. Job Summary Travelers is seeking an experienced attorney to join its Contracts & Technology Legal Group in Hartford, CT. The successful candidate will be involved in all facets of vendor contracting issues, serving as lead counsel on strategic technology and other vendor transactions, providing day-to-day advice, resolving issues that arise out of existing commercial relationships and identifying opportunities for and implementing process improvements. The successful candidate must be able to think strategically and demonstrate sound and practical judgment.

Key Responsibilities:

- Structure, review, draft and negotiate sophisticated and complex technology-related, advertising, marketing, sponsorship, content, music and data license and other agreements, including those relating to professional services, consulting, outsourcing, software licensing, software as a service, public/private cloud, strategic alliances and confidentiality.
- Maintain awareness of, and provide strategic direction and legal advice to the business regarding, complicated legal issues, including outsourcing, cloud and the use of new and emerging technologies.
- Advise on cross-border/international aspects of contracting.
- Work with business leaders, attorneys for the various business units and other subject matter experts to develop legal agreements and policies that address the needs of the business and appropriately manage legal risks.
- Successfully manage outside counsel.
- Develop and implement strategies to improve both the efficiency and quality of legal support.
- Stay up-to-date on legal developments.
- Advise on contract interpretation and dispute resolution.
- Develop and revise templates, training materials and other documents useful as part of the contracting process.
- Exhibit thought leadership and initiative and be able to multi-task and work quickly and collaboratively while managing deadlines.
- Advise on applicable aspects of M&A transactions, including negotiating transition services agreements.

Requirements:

- Superior written and oral communications skills, including drafting and negotiating.
- Demonstrate depth of experience with content and data licensing, digital advertising/marketing, cloud services and technology contracts.
- Knowledge of legal issues associated with: mobile technologies and social media, information security/data protection, cross-border contracting, open source and export control.
- Sound judgment and good business sense, including the ability to provide advice based on a nuanced understanding of the business.
- Ability to work autonomously in challenging, fast-paced environment.
- Ability to work collaboratively with various departments and employees as part of a team.
- Possess a strong client service focus and solutions-oriented, self-starter, can-do mentality.
- Ability to work efficiently, prioritizing conflicting demands from multiple business clients under tight deadlines.
- Ability to grow in job and assume increasing levels of responsibility.
- JD degree from top-tier law school, along with 5+ years of significant in-house, law department and/or law firm technology/advertising/marketing transactions experience

Preferred:

- Insurance or financial services industry experience
- Experience with successful procurement strategies and practices
- Admitted to CT Bar Salary and pay band may vary depending on experience.

NOTE:
Job descriptions are not intended to be exhaustive lists of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with a job, but are intended to accurately reflect principal job elements. Any reference to The Travelers Companies, Inc. does not in any way imply The Travelers Companies, Inc. will be the employer of any individual obtaining employment within The Travelers Companies, Inc. Travelers is an equal opportunity employer. We actively promote a drug-free workplace.

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