1+ months

Vendor Management Contracts Counsel

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
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Are you looking to work in a dynamic team-oriented work environment?  Are you a self-starter with a high level of initiative and drive? This may be the job you for you!

Orrick currently has an excellent opportunity for a Vendor Management Contracts Counsel.  This position could be based in any of our U.S. offices (Austin; Boston; Houston; Los Angeles; New York; Menlo Park; Orange County, Portland, Sacramento; San Francisco; Santa Monica, Seattle, Washington DC or Wheeling, WV) and consideration given for 100% remote US locations.


The Vendor Management Contacts Counsel will support the internal firm-wide procurement and vendor management operations.  The incumbent will provide advice on contract process, drafting and negotiating to internal employees across the firm. The incumbent will work with internal business lines to support each team’s unique business circumstances and negotiations.

  • Review, draft, analyze, negotiate, and process various types of vendor contracts ranging from NDAs to highly complex master services agreements and SaaS agreements. Other contract types include eDiscovery, NDAs, SaaS and other cloud services, software, evaluation and pilot agreements, marketing, conference, building lease and security agreements, professional services agreements, including Statements of Work. 
  • Participate and advise on the Firm’s ongoing efforts to revise and develop contract templates and negotiation principals.
  • Collaborate with an innovative technology team to support the automation of the contract intake processes, as well as automated contract drafting 
  • Asist in cataloging of contracts and monitoring vendor performance. 
  • Facilitate communication and coordination among stakeholders in the legal, technology, and business teams.
  • Educate others in the Firm on contract issues and core contracting processes, including contract creation and maintenance.
  • Identifies and supports all training and development needs.
  • Work with Corporate Deputy General Counsel, firm-wide internal clients and legal associates as needed. 
  • Attention to detail a must.
  • JD Degree and active admission to practice law in a U.S. jurisdiction preferred. 
  • 4-5 years of experience with vendor contract review, including drafting, revising and negotiating various agreements, including license agreements and other cloud services.
  • Proven proficiency in managing contracts containing terms and conditions related to data privacy, information security, AI and machine learning, the procurement of computer related components and services (cloud, SaaS, software, hardware and maintenance), acquiring professional services, and general IT procurement is a plus.
  • Must have a strong foundation in contract management, including the ability to draft contract terms, fluency in contract negotiations and comfort managing vendor representatives at all levels.
  • Ideal candidates will have a firm understanding of the relationships among contract management, procurement processes and policies, purchase order and invoice processing, and order management.  
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. 
  • Commitment to customer service and meeting the needs of diverse stakeholders, including the offices of the CTO, CFO and COO, as well as the partners of the Firm. 
  • Ability to manage change within a fast paced, dynamic, and progressive organization.
  • Familiarity with the GDPR and/or CCPA is a plus but not required. 
  • Sound decision making abilities and good judgment.
  • Excellent project management, organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficient computer skills including MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel and familiarity in working with a contract filing database.
  • Previous experience working for a law firm preferable.

Who is Orrick? Orrick is a global law firm focused on serving the technology & innovation, energy & infrastructure and finance sectors. Founded more than 150 years ago in San Francisco, Orrick today has offices in 25+ markets worldwide. We are recognized worldwide for delivering the highest-quality legal advice through our diverse teams and for our culture of innovation and collaboration.  Financial Times selected Orrick as the Most Digital Firm of 2020, and in the past five years, the Most Innovative Law Firm of the Year three times and runner-up twice. For the seventh year in a row, Fortune named Orrick to its 2022 list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For.  Learn more about our awesome employee experience here: Fortune 100 Great Place To Work certified company*. 

Orrick offers a collaborative work environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits, from wellness and mindfulness programs to social impact opportunities, professional staff affinity group communities and generous paid time off.

Please visit www.orrick.com for more information about the firm. 

Colorado Residents Only:  Please use the following link for information required by the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act: https://www.orrick.com/en/Careers/011REM

For positions that can or will be performed in the city of New York:   Please use the following link for information required by the New York City Human Rights Law (as amended): https://www.orrick.com/en/Careers/NY/011

How to Apply: If you are searching for a chance to create an impact, you have a little grit and you love working with a team, we want to talk with you. To submit your resume and cover letter for this position, please visit our Staff and Paralegal Opportunities Listings at www.orrick.com/Careers

No phone calls please. 

What you need to know:  Successful applicants will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to the commencement of employment. Applicants who wish to apply for a medical, religious accommodation or any other accommodation required under applicable law can do so later in the process (accommodations are not guaranteed and are decided on a case by case basis).

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Consistent with the SF Fair Chance Ordinance, an arrest and conviction record will not automatically disqualify a qualified applicant from consideration. 

Qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for the position in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.



Posted: 2022-03-04 Expires: 2022-12-29

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