Sr. Group Legal Counsel

Posted date:  Jul 31, 2022

Plano, Texas, United States

About This Opportunity

We are looking for candidates located in the Boise Idaho, Dallas/Plano TX, or Bay Area


The Cradlepoint Commercial Legal Affairs Team is a division within Ericsson’s Group Function Legal Affairs & Compliance. We are dedicated to providing commercial legal and other needed support to Cradlepoint.


Our primary responsibility is to negotiate all commercial contracts for Cradlepoint, including suppliers, channel partners, and customers.  We also work closely with internal clients worldwide to assist with new product and market analysis, business structure, and business model support. Cradlepoint’s international expansion, ground-breaking technology, and business context in which the team operates provides a great opportunity and environment for a results-oriented, adventurous, and curious lawyer to continue to grow and develop.


Reporting to the Head of the Cradlepoint Legal Affairs unit, the Senior Group Legal Counsel will be encouraged to independently support internal clients worldwide as well as to mentor and support other team members, including contract managers.  


What you will do

  • Provide highly efficient and quality legal support to Cradlepoint, including supporting and leading legally complex transactions;
  • Draft, review, and negotiate agreements and other legal documents, including a variety of customer and partner transactions such as distribution, reseller, alliance, and other strategic relationship agreements;
  • Work with cross-functional teams to provide business structuring, new product go-to-market, and business model support;
  • Facilitate commercial operations of Cradlepoint and assist with appropriate risk analysis;
  • Support compliance with laws, regulations, and internal policies and directives;
  • Provide legal training as well as legal advice to employees at all levels, including high level executives;
  • Manage and control external legal resources. 


You will bring

  • Membership in a state bar in good standing
  • More than 10 years’ experience of practicing qualified commercial law, international commercial contracting experience preferred.
  • Recognized experience, skills and competence to independently handle legal matters.
  • Good knowledge and skills to support a SaaS, cloud-based technology company, including data privacy and security topics.
  • Ability to handle any counterparty in negotiations and otherwise, and support and work with high- and top-level managers.
  • Familiarity and experience using a contract lifecycle management system.
  • Interest in and understanding of business strategies and goals along with proven financial understanding and awareness.
  • Integrity, accountability, analytical ability and are creative and committed! You have sophisticated skills in communication and social competence and manage stress.
  • Flexibility to effectively deal with high-volume, rapid cycles, multiple assignments, concurrent deadlines, and changing priorities.


Why join Ericsson?

At Ericsson, you´ll have an outstanding opportunity. The chance to use your skills and imagination to push the boundaries of what´s possible. To build never seen before solutions to some of the world’s toughest problems. You´ll be challenged, but you won’t be alone. You´ll be joining a team of diverse innovators, all driven to go beyond the status quo to craft what comes next.


What happens once you apply?

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Encouraging a diverse and inclusive organization is core to our values at Ericsson, that's why we nurture it in everything we do. We truly believe that by collaborating with people with different experiences we drive innovation, which is essential for our future growth. We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply and realize their full potential as part of our Ericsson team.  Ericsson is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, learn more. If you need assistance or to request an accommodation due to a disability, please contact Ericsson at


The health, safety and well-being of our employees is our priority. Successful applicants will be required to disclose their vaccination status prior to employment. Except for those positions designated as 100% remote, successful applicants who did not provide the required proof of vaccination will be required to test weekly and wear masks at all Ericsson and customer facilities. This includes employees with medical or religious exemptions with testing as an accommodation.  Compliance with government and customer requirements regarding vaccination may preclude unvaccinated applicants from employment for a particular job. 


DISCLAIMER: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this position. They are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for this position, and you may be required to perform additional job tasks as assigned.


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