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Counsel, Commercial and Operations (Remote)

Location
New York
Job Type
Full-time
Practice Areas
Technology & Commercial Transactions,
Company Name
Solutus Legal Search
Job Title
Counsel, Commercial and Operations (Remote)

Description

Our client, a pioneering renewable energy company, has exclusively engaged Solutus to assist the company in its efforts to hire an attorney to join their Operations and Legal Team as Counsel, Commercial and Operations. This role reports to the General Counsel.

Our client is pioneering vehicle-to-grid (V2G) systems. Its technology uses the battery capacity in parked electric vehicles (EVs) to provide services that make the electric grid run more efficiently and save customers money on their electric bills. We are at an inflection point in history with electric utilities using more green energy (wind and solar) and vehicle manufacturers projecting the rapid transition of all internal combustion vehicle sales to all electric over the next decade. Utilities need grid scale energy storage to smooth out intermittent generation and manage peak load. Parked EV batteries are the energy storage asset best positioned to provide the massive amount of energy storage required. Our client is the company with V2G sites up and running now, saving customers money now and working to scale up deployments as fast as possible.

This attorney will provide strategic legal support with respect to commercial transactions and operational support to Company administration. S/he/they will be responsible for understanding business risks and opportunities, advising the board, senior leaders, and other internal partners on all aspects of the business.

Your Responsibilities

  • Draft, review and negotiate a broad variety of company agreements in support of the Company’s operations, ranging from the day-to-day/routine to highly complex transactions, including supply contracts, technology and software related agreements, and services agreements;
  • Identify, advise, and assist in the identification, escalation, and resolution of potential issues and conflicts;
  • Support the development of contract templates, and participate in and develop processes and training on the use of such templates;
  • Assist in the management of the Company’s IP portfolio;
  • Assist on data security and privacy compliance;
  • Assist in developing and implementing Company policies and procedures; and
  • Advise and assist on other projects and tasks on an as needed basis.

Qualifications

  • J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school and eligible to practice in your state of residence;
  • 4+ years of legal experience with at least 2 years at a law firm in the corporate/transactional department;
  • In house experience is desired, but our client will consider law firm associates with high quality law firm transactions training;
  • Experience drafting and negotiating complex corporate agreements OR commercial agreements, including vendor agreements and a sound understanding of commercial transactions;
  • Project management experience;
  • Capable of taking ownership of projects/matters;
  • A strong desire to assume a wide variety of responsibilities (including operations related);
  • Be flexible and grow with the Company;
  • Demonstrated ability to simultaneously work on several projects while balancing competing objectives;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage other professionals; and
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Our client is a mission driven company and provides this attorney with the opportunity to help shape the future in clean energy and work with some of the most innovative minds in the industry. If you are searching for a meaningful role with large impact in our society, this opportunity is worth exploring further.

Solutus has been selected as the exclusive representative on this desirable search.  Interested candidates, please submit resumes to search@solutuslegal.com for consideration. Resumes submitted directly to our client will be forwarded to Solutus for review and evaluation.

Ref. #780-SLS

 

 

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