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Date: Apr 15, 2017

Location: Santa Clara, CA, US

Company: Ericsson

Legal Counsel

Santa Clara, CA


Ericsson Overview

Ericsson is a world leading provider of communications technology and services. Our offering includes services, consulting, software and infrastructure within Information and Communications Technology. Over 1,000 networks in more than 180 countries use Ericsson equipment, and more than 40 percent of the world's mobile traffic passes through Ericsson networks. Using innovation to empower people, business and society, Ericsson is working towards the Networked Society: a world connected in real time that will open up opportunities to create freedom, transform society and drive solutions to some of our planet’s greatest challenges.


We are truly a global company, operating across borders in 180 countries, offering a diverse, performance-driven culture and an innovative and engaging environment where employees enhance their potential every day. As an Ericsson employee, you will have freedom to think big and the support to turn ideas into achievements. Continuous learning and growth opportunities allow you to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to progress and reach you career goals. We invite you to join our team.


Main responsibilities/tasks:

  • Provide qualified and highly efficient legal support to identified Ericsson clients, including providing support in and managing legally complex transactions.
  • Ability to draft, review and negotiate various kinds of business agreements and other legal documents.
  • Facilitate the relevant commercial operations of the Ericsson clients and assist the clients with appropriate risk analysis.
  • Be a contact person for one or more identified Ericsson clients and as such manage and be responsible for the coordination of the legal support vis-à-vis such clients.
  • Provide legal training and advice, also to high level executives
  • Development of internal Group policies, strategies and work tools.
  • Manage and control external legal resources.
  • Assist and assume responsibility in all other matters within the field of responsibility of Group Function Legal Affairs.



  • Master of Law with grades in the upper tier
  • More than five years’ experience of practicing qualified commercial law and international experience
  • Good knowledge and skills within the relevant legal areas, i.e., TMT (Technology, Media & Telecommunications)
  • Proven track record in providing highly qualified and efficient general commercial legal support and assist the clients with appropriate risk analysis
  • Recognized experience, skills and competence to independently handle legal matters as well as handling any counterparty in negotiations, and to support and work with high and top level Ericsson managers
  • Ability to develop and drive new working methods and tools and having an interest in providing legal training
  • Solid business acumen and international skills
  • Experience in dealing with large enterprise customers
  • Demonstrated high integrity and ethics coupled with drive and persistency
  • Collaborative team player who works effectively in a multinational matrix organization
  • Proven track record in effectively building relationships, communicating and engaging at all levels
  • Good ability to handle and stand stress
  • International experience and cultural awareness





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


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