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Counsel Associate (Junior)

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General & Administrative
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017032 Requisition #
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About the Job
Akamai is looking for a junior / entry-level lawyer with demonstrated abilities to be a business partner for highly motivated and technology savvy clients. The successful candidate will be expected to handle a variety of commercial transactions (both buy and sell side) and provide legal and business advice to different team(s). The role will include handling, prioritizing, and following through on numerous projects simultaneously. This will provide excellent opportunities to learn the many aspects of Akamai’s business, as well as the challenges associated with working on diverse matters with other highly motivated, top-performing professionals, at a fun, dynamic and fast paced company.

About the Team
Akamai Legal is a highly-experienced global team of lawyers and other legal professionals dedicated to helping drive Akamai’s next phase of growth. We embrace the challenge of working at the intersection of rapid innovation and constantly evolving laws and welcome the opportunity to draw on our collective legal expertise to provide creative solutions to business problems. The Legal team currently consists of over 50 professionals located in the U.S., the U.K., Germany, Poland, Spain, Singapore, Australia, India, China, and Japan.

Responsibilities
Prepare, review, comment on and negotiate contracts and other commercial transactional documents in English with Akamai’s suppliers, customers, and partners.
Researching on legal and regulatory risk associated with 3rd party suppliers, sales, networks.
Assure conformity and consistency in application of Akamai legal and business policies and practices.
Participate in efforts to enhance the legal department’s overall performance.
Handle other tasks that arise from time to time and require the attention of the Akamai legal department.


Basic Qualifications
Law degree.
Strong verbal and written communications skills in English (ready to conduct legal negotiations over the phone and/or video call).
Proven track record of international experience (ERASMUS scholarship, ERASMUS Plus traineeship or LL.M. program).
Completion of legal courses in foreign languages and/or foreign law programs.
Good understanding of difference between common law and civil law system.
Understanding of IT/technology sectors.

Desired Qualifications
Excellent contract drafting skills.
2 years of entry-level legal professional experience (possible pre-qualification experience) preferably in the area of contract review (NDA, MSA, Software licenses, SAAS) 
General understanding of commercial law, intellectual property rights, data protection and labor law. 
Second foreign language is a plus (e.g. French, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, or Russian).
Ability to apply policy language and company best practice to discrete situations.
Excellent written and oral communication skills, including a clear and concise drafting style.
Ability to work with minimal supervision, to multi-task and provide follow-through on projects.
Ability to work in multicultural and very diverse environment with colleagues and internal clients located around the world.
Upbeat temperament, dynamic personality and highly team-oriented approach to work.
Enjoy working for a very fast paced team.
Good sense of humor.

About Akamai Technologies

Akamai secures and delivers digital experiences for the world's largest companies. Akamai's intelligent edge platform surrounds everything, from the enterprise to the cloud, so customers and their businesses can be fast, smart, and secure. Top brands globally rely on Akamai to help them realize competitive advantage through agile solutions that extend the power of their multi-cloud architectures. Akamai keeps decisions, apps and experiences closer to users than anyone - and attacks and threats far away. Akamai's portfolio of edge security, web and mobile performance, enterprise access and video delivery solutions is supported by unmatched customer service, analytics and 24/7/365 monitoring. To learn how Akamai is shaping the future of digital transformation, visit www.akamai.com and follow @AkamaiCareers on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.


Akamai is a growing, and evolving, company with offices and operations around the world. As such, we strive to foster inclusive and representative workplaces where all employees are wholly welcome, and enabled to share and benefit from each other’s diverse contributions, as one global team. Our commitment to diversity reaches beyond our corporate offices, to our business partners and suppliers who share the same principles, and whose employees we value as integral to the Akamai business family. Learn more at www.akamai.com/diversity.


Akamai Technologies is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. If you'd like more information about EEO rights under United States law, please click here

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