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Director & Senior Corporate Counsel, AMER Commercial


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Position Overview

Autodesk, Inc. is seeking a senior level attorney adept at advising senior management and leading Autodesk’s commercial legal team in the Americas region (AMER), currently comprising nine legal professionals. This role is a senior member of Autodesk’s legal department and will assume the lead legal counsel role ensuring overall legal support for our sales teams in AMER. As Legal Business Partner to AMER Sales, this role will also sit on the AMER Sales Leadership Team. This role will report to Senior Director & Senior Corporate Counsel, Worldwide Commercial.

Location: San Francisco/Bay Area (CA), Boston (MA) or flexible

Start date: as soon as possible


  • Manage and develop a strong team of in-house professionals and external resources across AMER in alignment with company and legal department goals and objectives
  • Work with sales and operational management to both support the current business and assist with the review of new sales and business initiatives
  • Provide transactional support for our AMER Named Account business, including guidance, coaching and supervision of the AMER Contract Specialist team, as well as management of deal issues and exceptions
  • Support US Public Sector sales programs at the Federal, State and Municipality levels
  • Provide programmatic and transactional support for Autodesk’s procurement team (Purchasing, Programs and Operations)
  • Continually identify process and training gaps, recommend remedial action and assist in the development and implementation of compliance and other corporate legal team led initiatives and programs
  • Provide broad generalist legal support, and coordinate with internal and external legal specialists, in relation to Autodesk’s broader interests in AMER

Minimum Qualifications

  • JD from an accredited/recognized university and bar membership in good standing
  • 15 years of combined law firm and in-house experience with a global public company and/or experience working with Internet or high technology companies
  • Experience supporting the sales function within the technology sector
  • Experience supporting US Public Sector sales
  • Knowledge and experience with commercial law, intellectual property, software, SaaS, data security and privacy, and general technology licensing matters, competition law, employment, legal and regulatory compliance, M&A integration matters desirable
  • Ability to handle ambiguity, juggle many matters at once and quickly shift from one situation or task to another
  • Collaborate well in cross-functional, global diverse teams dealing with matrixed issues
  • Experience managing and mentoring a culturally diverse legal team across the AMER region and building collaboration and cohesion with the broader legal department
  • Clear, concise written, oral and interpersonal communication skills; ability to interact comfortably with senior leaders
  • Sound legal and business judgment and strong analytical and problem-resolution skills
  • Think strategically and give practical advice appropriately weighing legal and business objectives
  • Strong executive presence, credibility and the ability to influence stakeholders
  • Prepared to travel as needed

The Ideal Candidate

  • Will provide clear strategic advice on a variety of subject matters, including corporate, litigation, intellectual property, privacy and employment issues
  • Provides day to day guidance in relation to a broad range of agreements, policies and processes involving direct, channel, and web-based sales and services business models, and contribute to department wide initiatives and programs
  • Collaborating across teams within a matrixed environment, involving subject-matter experts as needed, this role will promote compliance and ensure transparency, timely decisions and balanced risk management
  • The successful candidate will have strong legal, leadership and management skills, and regional experience in AMER with the ability to provide hands on proactive and practical legal advice


The right candidate will be offered a competitive salary package commensurate with the responsibilities of this role and their skill level and experience, including the opportunity to participate in all standard company benefits for a position of this level, such as Autodesk’s bonus program, stock-based compensation programs, re-location assistance (if applicable) etc.


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