Technology Attorney @ Southwest Airlines
- Must be able to meet any physical ability requirements listed on this description.
- May perform other job duties as directed by Employee’s Leaders.
- The Attorney – Corporate & Transactions represents the Company generally through interaction with (i) various departments and their Leaders within the Company and (ii) external parties with whom the Company does, or may do, business, each with limited supervision of an Associate General Counsel or other more senior attorney; and, specifically:
- Act as a legal contact for supply chain management, technology and other departments of the Company in negotiating, drafting and reviewing major and/or non-standard commercial and technology contracts, including licensing agreements, maintenance agreements, professional services agreements, cloud services agreements, outsourcing agreements, software as a service agreements, hardware purchasing agreements, e-commerce agreements, website and mobile hosting and development agreements, evaluation agreements, non-disclosure agreements, and telecommunications agreements.
- Analyze and interpret existing Company agreements to provide advice and guidance.
- Collaborate with legal department colleagues on a variety of legal and regulatory issues, with an emphasis on privacy, security and regulatory compliance.
- Provide legal counsel on intellectual property issues, including trademarks, copyrights, patents, and domain names.
- Strategically manage outside counsel and budgets.
- Ability to effectively prioritize and manage concurrent projects with competing Company demands.
- Performs other duties requiring legal research and analysis and/or negotiations as may be requested by the General Counsel, an Associate General Counsel, or other more senior attorney.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Skilled in written and oral communication, ability to work effectively with all levels of Southwest Employees, Southwest executives, clients, outside counsel, vendors, and others
- Skilled in interpersonal relationships, ability to work well with others as part of a team
- Ability to perform well under pressure
- Ability to exercise judgment sufficient to handle and resolve issues related to sensitive and confidential legal matters
- Ability and willingness to gain expertise and perform work in new areas of the law
- Ability to be proactive, have excellent organizational skills, and perform efficiently and effectively on multiple projects under tight deadlines
- Required: High School Diploma or GED
- Required: Bachelor’s Degree
- Required: Law degree from accredited school
- Intermediate-level experience with a mid-sized to major law firm or in-house legal department as a practicing transactional attorney with a focus on technology transactions, privacy and data protection.
- Intermediate-level experience with matters involving drafting, reviewing, and negotiating major and/or non-standard commercial and technology contracts, including licensing agreements, maintenance agreements, professional services agreements, cloud services agreements, outsourcing agreements, software as a service agreements, hardware purchasing agreements, e-commerce agreements, website and mobile hosting and development agreements, evaluation agreements, non-disclosure agreements, telecommunications agreements, and privacy and data protection laws in the US, including matters such as regulatory compliance (specific experience with DOT regulations is a plus).
- Must be a current member in good standing of a bar association
- Ability to perform work duties from work station/desk/office area for extended periods of time
- Ability to communicate and interact with others in the English language to meet the demands of the job
- Ability to use a computer and other office productivity tools with sufficient speed and accuracy to meet the demands of the job
- Must maintain a well-groomed appearance per Company appearance standards as described in established guidelines
- Must be a U.S. citizen or have authorization to work in the United States as defined by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986
- Must be at least 18 years of age
- Must be able to comply with Company attendance standards as described in established guidelines
- Must be willing to travel when required for the job
- Must be able to work flexible schedule to include non-business days and hours as needed to meet client needs
Experience Level: Mid-Senior
Work From: Remote from Region
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