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Corporate Counsel (Hybrid - San Antonio)

United States - San AntonioApril 14, 2024

Rackspace is looking for a Corporate Counsel to act as lead attorney for the management of the global (US, LATAM, EMEA & APJ) Customer Success and Marketing legal functions, and the Rackspace Technology intellectual property portfolio. The successful candidate will be a key member of the global legal department, and will work with a broader team of supporting legal staff. The successful candidate will report to the VP, Deputy General Counsel & Chief Privacy Officer - Global, who is based in the US.

Key Accountabilities

    • Acts as lead attorney for the Customer Success organization globally - including managing legal matters related to the Rackspace Technology install base of customers (including complex contract drafting and interpretation, and pre-litigation dispute management). 
    • Acts as lead attorney for the Marketing organization globally -including clearance of external marketing and communications, marketing and advertising compliance.  
    • Acts as lead attorney for intellectual property matters, including working with external trademark and patent agents to ensure the maintenance and enforcement of the Rackspace Technology trademark, domain name and patent portfolio. 
    • Tracks existing and proposed legislation related to operations of the company within assigned legal areas, and advises affected stakeholders.  
    • Advises global senior executives and other internal clients, providing applied legal advice and working with clients to navigate available options. 
    • Provides supervision and training to more junior supporting team members, and works collaboratively across legal and business functions. 
    • Provides proactive training and enablement to client business functions to manage legal workloads, mitigate legal risk and enable business activities. 
    • Is an engaged member of the global legal department, supporting cross-departmental initiatives and activities. 
    • There are opportunities to become involved in other legal assignments and projects as they may arise.

Key Skills

    • Ability to balance accuracy and thoroughness, with a pragmatic commercial approach showing excellent commercial and strategic judgment.
    • Excellent communication skills, and a patient and calm approach with clients and legal team members.
    • Ability to build strong relationships with internal clients and legal stakeholders, act as a trusted partner and business enabler, with a willingness to challenge when required.
    • Ability to problem solve with business clients to reach solutions and results, in novel situations.
    • Excellent time management and organizational skills, with ability to context shift and handle a varied workload. 

Education and Experience

    • JD degree or local equivalent, with strong academic background. 
    • Active bar admission (role does not require the applicant to be a qualified patent attorney). 
    • No less than 4 years of relevant legal experience. 
    • Experience in the technology sector (previous in-house experience in a global technology company is a bonus). 
    • Advanced knowledge of applicable laws – including contract, intellectual property, data privacy and cybersecurity laws (multi-jurisdictional knowledge of legal issues in these areas is a bonus). 
#LI-AW2About Rackspace TechnologyWe are the multicloud solutions experts. We combine our expertise with the world’s leading technologies — across applications, data and security — to deliver end-to-end solutions. We have a proven record of advising customers based on their business challenges, designing solutions that scale, building and managing those solutions, and optimizing returns into the future. Named a best place to work, year after year according to Fortune, Forbes and Glassdoor, we attract and develop world-class talent. Join us on our mission to embrace technology, empower customers and deliver the future. More on Rackspace TechnologyThough we’re all different, Rackers thrive through our connection to a central goal: to be a valued member of a winning team on an inspiring mission. We bring our whole selves to work every day. And we embrace the notion that unique perspectives fuel innovation and enable us to best serve our customers and communities around the globe. We welcome you to apply today and want you to know that we are committed to offering equal employment opportunity without regard to age, color, disability, gender reassignment or identity or expression, genetic information, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity status, military or veteran status, nationality, ethnic or national origin, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or any legally protected characteristic. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

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