Autodesk, makers of software’s like AutoCAD, Revit, Maya, 3ds Max, Fusion 360, SketchBook is looking to hire a Corporate Counsel – License Compliance for their Bangalore Office.
This is an incredible opportunity for an experienced commercial and intellectual property attorney to support and partner with Autodesk’s successful and rapidly expanding License Compliance (LC) sales team in APAC. This role requires strong leadership, communication and negotiation skills, and the ability to provide real-time, proactive and practical legal advice and support to a large sales organization throughout APAC. The focus of the role is to enable the success of Autodesk’s LC sales business to convert users of non-compliant licenses to genuine subscribers, while mitigating Autodesk’s legal risk and always mindful of the customer experience. The geographic remit of this role includes India and other countries in the APAC region
Play a key role in creating multiple programs and process to identify non-compliant users of Autodesk products for audit or other compliance engagements, always managing overall legal risk and the customer experience
Actively oversee and engage in all customer-facing programs and activities initiated by sales, including direct and third-party audits, and help when sales gets “stuck” or “stalled” and requires legal escalation or support
Coordinate and lead internal reviews with LC sales, technical support and audit analysts regarding customer engagements to create, strategize and execute successful compliance engagements
Successfully and skillfully negotiate and resolve compliance matters directly with customers and their lawyers (in-house or outside counsel)
Strategically handle customer complaints and escalations to avoid executive escalation and resolve favorably to both Autodesk and the customer
Deliver engaging and meaningful trainings to LC sales regarding compliance, data privacy and security, and other critical legal topics
Develop a deep understanding of Autodesk’s software licensing models, platforms and agreements, and overall business strategy
Legal degree (JD or equivalent degree from an accredited/recognized university), and bar membership in good standing
At least 7 to 10 years of combined law firm and in-house experience with Internet, software, SaaS or high technology companies
Either experienced lawyer working with the sales function within the technology sector or seasoned litigator handling intellectual property/contract disputes
Knowledge and understanding of global privacy and data security laws, general IP and technology licensing matters, and compliance
Must be able to function independently, and work proactively with a geographically dispersed team on a quarterly sales schedule, as well as collaboratively and cross-functionally
Ability to work under pressure in an intense, fast-paced environment
Strong analytical and creative problem-solving skills
Exceptional judgment, with the ability to think strategically and give practical advice appropriately weighing legal and business objectives
Ability to handle ambiguity, juggle many matters at once and quickly shift from one situation or task to another
Strong presence, credibility and the ability to influence internal stakeholders as well as customers and their lawyers
Excellent written, oral, negotiation and interpersonal skills
Strong attention to detail and great project management skills to manage a high-volume work load
Excellent English Language skills including the ability to write and negotiate in English
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About the Company:
Autodesk makes software for people who make things. If you’ve ever driven a high-performance car, admired a towering skyscraper, used a smartphone, or watched a great film, chances are you’ve experienced what millions of Autodesk customers are doing with our software. Autodesk gives you the power to make anything.
Over 100 million people use Autodesk software like AutoCAD, Revit, Maya, 3ds Max, Fusion 360, SketchBook, and more to unlock their creativity and solve important design, business and environmental challenges. Our software runs on both personal computers and mobile devices and taps the infinite computing power of the cloud to help teams around the world collaborate, design, simulate and fabricate their ideas in 3D.
We provide exceptional compensation/benefit packages and we’d love for you to join us. We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we consider all qualiﬁed applicants without regard to race, gender, disability, veteran status or other protected category.