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Head of Legal - Americas

| Waltham

Reporting to the Chief Legal Officer of Intralinks, the Americas Head of Legal, will provide high-quality, practical legal advice and counsel to the company on a wide range of legal issues, transactions and business risks, including those related to the company’s business operations, employment, corporate governance, and intellectual property. This position will also supervise legal staff in North America and provide support for domestic and international corporate legal work and other legal assignments as directed by the Chief Legal Officer. While the individual in this role will have access to guidelines and solicit input from the Chief Legal Officer and colleagues, this position requires the use of both sound legal and business judgment, with latitude for individual judgment and creativity.

Essential Functions

  • Interact with managers and employees at the company’s North America locations and other managers globally, playing a key role in identifying potential obstacles and in helping move each sales opportunity forward
  • Negotiate software licenses, SaaS agreements, service agreements, nondisclosure agreements, and other technology and business agreements with customers, corporate partners and suppliers
  • Evaluate and provide advice on issues and complex global transactions such as those involving data privacy, data security, partnerships, and intellectual property rights
  • Provide proactive counsel to protect the company against legal risks arising in various jurisdictions
  • Manage or support governance and compliance activities in jurisdictions where the company operates, working with local counsel or agents as needed
  • Develop and support the continuous improvement of standard form agreements, non-standard provisions, policies, and legal processes, as well as localized forms and contracts
  • Work closely with the Global Marketing team and act as the primary contact for providing legal support to the Global Marketing team
  • Manage disputes and litigation/arbitration
  • Work closely with the company’s managers and Human Resources team on addressing employment and related matters
  • Work closely with outside counsel regarding case budgets, case strategy, and case resolution, while also driving and supporting efforts to reduce outside counsel expenditures
  • Manage and develop legal and contract management staff in North America

Additional Functions

  • Provide education and training of sales force and other staff on legal and compliance policies and procedures
  • Make recommendations which may have an important bearing on the conduct of the company’s business
  • Investigate local laws and provide recommendations on any legal area as may be asked by management from time to time
  • Participate in local management meetings as may be required or advisable
  • Handle other job-related duties that may be assigned by management from time to time
  • Proactively contribute to any opportunity to improve the company’s legal and business operations
  • Occasional travel required


  • Law degree from an accredited law school and admitted to practice law in New York or Massachusetts
  • Minimum of 9 years of legal experience, including at least 5 years in a legal in-house role dealing with transactional sales-based agreements in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience in handling employment-related matters
  • Significant experience with SaaS/Cloud technology companies and agreements
  • Strong communication and persuasion skills and the ability to gracefully handle pressure from internal clients
  • Self-motivated; able to work both independently to complete tasks and respond to department requests, as well as collaborating with others to utilize resources and knowledge of others in identifying high-quality solutions
  • Excellent planning skills, ability to effectively manage priorities for self and team to meet business requirements and deadlines in a dynamic and fast-paced environment
  • Supervisory experience with legal and contract management staff
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Intralinks' Waltham location is located on the outskirts of Boston and easily accessible by vehicle, public transportation, company sponsored shuttle!

An Insider's view of Intralinks

What are some social events your company does?

Every other week each office hosts a Team Thursday event organized by different teams - the snacks are plentiful, trivia competition is fierce, and is a chance to break up your week with time to toast your colleagues!

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What are Intralinks Perks + Benefits

Intralinks Benefits Overview

Everything and more!

For you to succeed, you need to be able to afford to live and flourish. You need to stay healthy too.

Intralinks comprehensive health coverage provide options to suit your particular needs. This includes the ability to choose our health savings account option to put aside money for current as well as retiree medical needs. We also recognize the need for peace of mind and offer salary continuation through our short and long term disability programs, cash policies for critical illness and an accident protection plan. Our 401K plan with a company match helps you and your family prepare for the future. Our wide array of both company provided and supplemental insurance options ensures you and your family are covered. Rounding out these robust benefits are legal assistance, personal advocacy services, and work life balance through our flexible paid time off program as well as our in and out of office celebrations.

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
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Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Acme Co. provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong.
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted every other week.
We offer employees Free on-site garage parking.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Acme Co. offers employees professional development opportunities like Onsite training courses, The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes Career mentoring, Leadership mentoring.
Time allotted for learning
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