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Gerber Technology is a world leader in providing sophisticated hardware and software systems to automate and more effectively manage product design and manufacturing processes with CAD software for pattern design, automated material spreading systems and computer-controlled cutting systems. The company has serves 25,000 customers including more than 100 Fortune 500 companies, in the aerospace, apparel, retail, composites, packaging, furniture, technical textiles and transportation interiors industries in 130 countries.
The Corporate Attorney provides direct and indirect legal support for all legal and business needs for Gerber Technology. This position performs a number of legal support functions, including: 1). reviewing, negotiating and drafting customer, vendor and other contracts/ agreements, 2). creating and driving compliance programs, 3). Selecting and managing relationships with and assignments to external counsel worldwide, 4) liaising with intellectual property counsel and 5). general legal affairs. Position reports to Corporate Vice President and Controller. Position is part-time (will consider 20 or 30 hours per week). Position is preferred to work in our Tolland headquarters 1-2 days per week; rest can be offsite
Review, draft and negotiate contracts, including interaction with customers, vendors, internal business personnel and senior management.
Assess legal risks and advise on mitigation strategies.
Establish template agreements.
Assist with problematic collections issues including filing of claims and repossession actions.
Stay abreast of relevant laws and regulations and understand how they may affect legal compliance and business needs.
Provide legal counsel in the area of domestic and international employment law, litigation and disputes in partnership with HR.
Demonstrate high standards of professional and business ethics.
Recognize and advise the company on potential conflicts of interest and other issues implicating ethics and compliance. Maintain and oversee implementation of the Company Code of Business Ethics and Conduct.
Provide guidance for the following key compliance risk areas: Data privacy and anti-corruption/anti-bribery, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the UK Bribery Act.
Develop and/or lead in-person training sessions of various employee groups such as buyers, contract administrators, credit & collections analysts, sales representatives and management.
Position is preferred to work in our Tolland headquarters 1-2 days per week, rest can be offsite
Part- time consideration is possible for the right candidate
Degree from ABA-accredited law school and admitted to practice in Connecticut or eligible to register as Authorized House Counsel in Connecticut.
At least 6 years of prior legal experience.
Global experience with contracts, compliance and general legislation.
Extensive experience in commercial contracts including drafting and negotiating, preferably in the context of a capital goods, service and/or software business context.
Extensive experience in working directly with existing and potential customers in both cooperative and potentially adversarial scenarios.
Working knowledge of intellectual property law including patents, trademarks, copyrights, software licensing and software as a service (SaaS).
Working knowledge of data security laws and regulations. Working knowledge of EU data privacy laws is a plus.
Working knowledge of customs laws and regulations, primarily US.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Demonstrated ability managing projects/processes, with a focus on proven success achieving project goals despite competing viewpoints and interests and time sensitivity.
Ability to focus on details while simultaneously appreciating the company’s overall business objectives.
Superior problem solving skills to overcome obstacles to achieving such objectives.
Must have customary computer skills, including proficiency in Word and Excel.
Gerber Technology LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employers. It is our policy to foster a workforce that accepts and respects differences. We provide equal employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, color, national origin, language, religion, age, sex, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, ancestry, citizenship, or political opinion.