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Software Transactional Attorney – Indianapolis, Columbus, Chicago
Ice Miller is seeking a mid-to-senior level attorney to join any of our 3 Midwest offices (Indianapolis, Columbus, or Chicago) to negotiate, draft, review, and revise software and other technology contracts. In this position, the attorney will have the opportunity to lead negotiations on a variety of software contracts including, but not limited to: SaaS, installed software, hosted software, large scale ERP systems and other software platforms, software development, implementation and integration services agreements and associated statements of work (SOWs), and other IP licensing and technology agreements. The attorney will act as a liaison to clients on these matters and to other team members who need support in reviewing and revising software contracts. A computer science or related degree (or substantial work experience involving software agreements) is required, and patent bar registration is a plus. Candidates must have strong communication skills suitable to live negotiations, a team-oriented mentality, be a motivated self-starter, and thrive in fast-paced work environments.
 
In this position the associate will:
  • Manage all aspects of a busy software transactions practice
  • Lead negotiations on wide variety of software and software-related contracts
  • Liaise with clients regarding goals and needs to best represent client in negotiations
  • Draft, review, and revise software and software-related contracts
  • Provide technical expertise in software, and related areas
  • Receive training opportunities with growing levels of responsibility
  • Collaborate across practice groups and across offices
  • Have opportunities for advancement in a collegial environment
  • Work in a small office atmosphere with the resources of an AM Law 200 firm
  • Engage in business development activities with the potential to grow into the partnership
 Ideal candidates will:
  • Have a bachelor’s or advanced degree in computer science related field or significant relevant work experience with software/computers
  • Be a skilled contract negotiator with substantial experience as lead negotiator
  • Have 4 or more years of experience as a transactional attorney at a law firm
  • Have deep knowledge of different types of software and the relevant contract requirements related to each
  • Current registration with USPTO and software patent experience is preferred
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excel in a team environment
  • Demonstrate a keen interest in developing and implementing relationship-building skills both internally and externally
  • Have prior experiences that prepare them to work with attorneys, staff and clients from cultures and backgrounds different from their own
  • Be highly motivated and a self-starter
  • Be flexible and able to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Have excellent law school credentials and references
 Our attorneys enjoy:
  • Competitive salaries
  • Quality benefits programs including an annual stipend to support attorneys’ interests and hobbies outside of the workplace
  • Workplace flexibility
  • One-on-One Career coaching and outstanding professional development opportunities and support
Please include: a resume listing all significant and relevant experiences, a cover letter, and a law school transcript.
 
For any questions and all blind search firm submissions, please contact Director of Attorney Recruiting, Debbie Atlas.

Ice Miller LLP embraces a work environment that is collaborative, welcoming, and focused on growth. To maintain our culture, we are committed to building an inclusive workplace where talented attorneys from all backgrounds serve our clients, focus on professional development, and perform to their highest potential. With over 325 lawyers in offices located in Columbus, Chicago, DuPage County, Illinois, New York, Indianapolis, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., our attorneys and professional staff are among the most talented in the country. Ice Miller is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a participant in The Diversity Lab’s Mansfield Rule 4.0.
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