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Corporate Counsel - Tech Transactions

Company: UL
Location: Barrington
Posted on: October 11, 2021

Job Description:

General – Network Red Background – Safer World


Thousands of us around the world wake up every day with a common purpose: to make the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place. Science is in our DNA; we are endlessly curious and passionate about seeking and speaking the truth. We take delight in knowing that our work makes a meaningful contribution to society, and we are proud that our culture is centered on integrity, collaboration, inclusion and excellence. UL stands at the forefront of technological advancement, and we are continually challenged to find new ways to foster innovation and positive change. Satisfying? Yes. Exciting? Absolutely!


As a member of the legal team reporting to the Associate General Counsel, E&A and Digital Center of Excellence, provides legal support on technology, software, data & information security matters for UL’s Enterprise & Advisory (E&A) business segment, Chief Digital Officer, Chief Information Officer as well as other corporate functions and businesses.  Acts as a trusted legal advisor and provides legal counseling and advice on matters of significant legal impact to the company.

  • Researches, analyzes and advises on technology, software, data & information security legal issues affecting and applicable to the E&A business segment, Chief Digital Officer and Chief Information Officer.
  • Reviews, drafts and negotiates inbound and outbound technology development, software license, SaaS and other cloud-based services, data acquisition, use and distribution, content, and other technology-related agreements.
  • Develops terms and conditions for sales and license agreements with a particular focus on SaaS and other cloud-based applications.
  • Reviews and negotiates technology vendor agreements including data center, co-location, cloud and web service agreements to ensure UL is receiving state-of-the art service at the appropriate levels while minimizing risk.
  • Participates in or leads special projects furthering development and embedding of information security best practices or expanded legal knowledge as a credible and seasoned lawyer.
  • Maintains current knowledge of applicable global, federal and state data protection laws and standards and monitor advancements in information privacy technologies to ensure organizational adaptation and compliance.
  • Develops, refines and implements policies, processes, and technical and organizational controls to support a high-quality information security & data governance strategy for the E&A business division that ensures UL’s compliance with applicable information security and data protection laws and regulations around the globe.
  • Manages and coordinates the information security and data governance advice and support of UL Legal with respect to strategic initiatives impacting the E&A business division, and provide expertise and guidance to harmonize local issues.  Consult and coordinate with other UL attorneys, as well as external counsel.
  • Collaborates with product development teams to ensure that new introductions or versions of products and services comply with applicable information security and data protection requirements (legal, contractual or otherwise).
  • In collaboration with IT and digital security, conduct periodic and as-needed business audits and risk assessments to assess data privacy and security compliance.
  • Conducts and assists with data breach investigations and responses.

  • JD from a top-tier law school and bar admission
  • A minimum of (4) years of legal experience focused on technology transactions and information security, privacy and data protection laws in a fast-paced and innovative global business operations environment
  • Extensive experience in technology contracts, with a focus on cloud-based services and software licensing agreements, as well as information security agreements required
  • Extensive, hands-on experience developing and implementing records retention and/or data privacy policies and procedures and/or conducting privacy risk assessments and audits 
  • Knowledge of laws and regulations relating to information security and data protection
  • International business experience strongly preferred
  • A mix of top law firm and in-house experience strongly preferred
  • Experience with IP strongly preferred
  • UL has COVID-19 protocols and policies in place. Business related travel on behalf of UL requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

  • Mission: For UL, corporate and social responsibility isn’t new. Making the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place has been our business model for the last 125 years and is deeply engrained in everything we do.
  • People: Ask any UL employee what they love most about working here, and you’ll almost always hear, “the people.” Going beyond what is possible is the standard at UL. We’re able to deliver the best because we employ the best.
  • Interesting work: Every day is different for us here as we eagerly anticipate the next innovation that our customers’ create. We’re inspired to take on the challenge that will transform how people live, work and play. And as a global company, in many roles, you will get international experience working with colleagues around the world.
  • Grow & achieve: We learn, work and grow together with targeted development, reward and recognition programs as well as our very own UL University that offers extensive training programs for employees at all stages, including a technical training track for applicable roles.
  • Total Rewards: All employees at UL are eligible for bonus compensation. UL offers a generous 401k matching structure of up to 5% of eligible pay. Additionally, we invest an additional 4% into your retirement saving fund after your first year of continuous employment. We provide Healthcare Reimbursement Accounts and Health Savings Accounts that UL contributes to twice per year! Depending on your role, you can work with your manager on flexible working arrangements. We also provide employees with paid time off including vacation, holiday, sick and volunteer time off.

Working at UL is an exciting journey that twists and turns daily. We thrive in the twists and revel in the turns. This is our every day. This is our normal.

Keywords: UL, Waukegan , Corporate Counsel - Tech Transactions, Other , Barrington, Illinois

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