Corporate Counsel, AWS Korea
- Seattle, WA
Amazon's Legal Department is looking for a talented commercial transaction lawyer based in Seoul to support Amazon Web Services, a dynamic and rapidly growing business within Amazon.com. Amazon Web Services is at the forefront of the cloud computing and service industry providing IT services such as on-demand compute capacity, storage, content delivery, database services, and more.
This Corporate Counsel will support AWS's business development and marketing teams, and will work closely with colleagues in Seoul and across the APAC region. The successful candidate will be responsible for drafting, negotiating and advising on strategic technology service and licensing agreements with enterprise customers and partners, support for local and regional marketing initiatives, and will act as a counsellor for senior management and other business team members. The role includes participating in other Amazon legal projects, including managing legal issues that arise in existing commercial relationships, handling pre-litigation legal disputes and inquiries, and working proactively with regulators and policy makers.
The successful candidate must be a self-starter, enthusiastic about technology, enjoy working hard and being continually challenged, and demonstrate sound judgment even in ambiguous situations. Compensation is competitive and includes equity compensation.
• Law degree (J.D. or equivalent) from a leading university and/or law school.
• Licensed to practice law in Korea, the U.S.A. or another common law jurisdiction.
• 6+ years post-admission experience; more experienced candidates are encouraged to apply.
• Transactional drafting and negotiation experience, gained at a leading law firm and/or in-house at a major multinational corporation.
• Excellent language capability including the ability to communicate orally and in writing in both Korean and English. Ability to draft legal documents in both Korean and English is preferred.
• Several years of in house experience at a technology company or in a private practice technology group.
• Familiarity with IT/technology licensing, outsourcing and services agreements.
• Understanding of intellectual property, competition and privacy issues.
• A background in software licensing (including open source), web services/cloud computing or telecommunications is a plus.
• Experience with complex procurement processes is also valuable.
Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.
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