Counsel - Information Technology

Cleveland Clinic Beachwood, OH
Job Summary:

The Cleveland Clinic is looking for a talented commercial Information Technology attorney with a background in software licensing (including open source), web services/cloud computing or telecommunications. Responsibilities will include drafting, negotiating and advising on service and licensing agreements with enterprise customers and partners and providing legal support for regional, national and international initiatives. Typical transactions will range from standard contracts to complex, high-dollar value strategic alliance agreements. Compensation will be based on experience.

Exercises independent judgment and discretion to perform substantive legal functions in client matters as a licensed attorney. Maintains positive contact with clients and observes confidentiality in client matters. Works independently or under supervision of other senior attorney(s). Supervises or manages other attorneys or paralegals within the department as needed. Utilizes an in-depth knowledge of their area of practice.


* Maintains expertise in assigned subject matter areas, advises appropriate members of the department on legal developments impacting the attorney's areas of expertise and actively seeks out opportunities to bring the organization into compliance within those areas of law.

* Ensures timely responses are provided to requests for legal advice in the attorney's assigned areas.

* Identifies and proactively seeks to implement measures to bring legal services to the organization in the most effective way possible.

* Cooperates effectively and takes leadership roles as requested on projects and teams within the Law Department and within the organization.

* Relates professionally and effectively with people at all levels of the organization and utilizes excellent problem-solving, writing and organizational skills.

* Other duties as assigned.


* Juris Doctor (JD) from ABA accredited law school.


* Member in good standing of the Ohio bar or ability to become a member of the Ohio bar within a reasonable period of time.

Complexity of Work:

* Exercises independent judgment and discretion to perform legal services.

* Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.

* Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.

Work Experience:

* Requires 5 or more years of experience as a practicing attorney, including at least two years specifically in the area of practice, and a strong understanding of the operation of a regulated industry.

* 7-10 years of related experience preferred.

* Strong transaction background and a familiarity with IT/technology transactions preferred

* Healthcare experience preferred

Physical Requirements:

* Manual dexterity to operated office equipment, normal or corrected vision, hearing and speech.

Personal Protective Equipment:

* Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.


The policy of Cleveland Clinic and its system hospitals (Cleveland Clinic) is to provide equal opportunity to all of our employees and applicants for employment in our tobacco free and drug free environment. All offers of employment are followed by testing for controlled substance and nicotine. Job offers will be rescinded for candidates for employment who test positive for nicotine. Candidates for employment who are impacted by Cleveland Clinic's Smoking Policy will be permitted to reapply for open positions after 90 days. Decisions concerning employment, transfers and promotions are made upon the basis of the best qualified candidate without regard to color, race, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran or any other characteristic protected by law. Information provided on this application may be shared with any Cleveland Clinic facility.

Cleveland Clinic is pleased to be an equal employment employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

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