In-House – VP Legal Affairs, Commercial (Corporate/Commercial Contracts – Chicago/Hybrid)

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Our client, an established global company headquartered in Chicago’s Northern suburbs, is actively seeking an attorney with 15+ years of large law firm and/or in-house commercial contracting experience to join its dynamic legal team as a VP of Legal Affairs – Commercial. The individual in this high-level role, leading the company’s commercial contracts function, can be based in either the company’s downtown Chicago or Northern suburbs location and will work closely with the Chief Legal Officer and the company’s Leadership Team.  The broad and significant responsibilities of this position include leading the legal team globally in commercial contracting, regional legal affairs, privacy, data use/data governance and cybersecurity as well as reviewing and improving all aspects of the commercial contracting process. Target candidates will have extensive experience drafting and negotiating a wide-variety of complex, commercial contracts and agreements and managing a commercial legal team.  Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to join the sophisticated and collegial in-house legal team of a mission-driven, global company! Local Illinois candidates only – no relocates.Required Qualifications:

• 15 or more years of experience drafting and negotiating a variety of complex commercial contracts, including a strong preference for experience handling complex technology transactions, as well as information security, licensing, and data privacy matters
• Experience managing and leading a commercial legal team at a global company
• Both large law firm and in-house experience preferred


• Excellent compensation and benefits

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