Legal Counsel

Job Description

Date: Aug 1, 2019

Job Summary:

Ericsson is bringing the future to life today.  Would you like to help us change the world?  Our Legal Counsel plays a high-profile role ensuring business operations are conducted fairly and equitably with an eye towards creating win-win agreements with our customers and suppliers.  In this role, you would provide professional legal services around contract drafting and negotiations, regulatory compliance, intellectual property rights and dispute resolution.


  • You will draft, review, and negotiate contracts plus other legal documents in support of our Sourcing/Supply team, our customer teams, and their affiliated teams
  • Provide legal advice and guidance to organizational and executive leaders
  • Drive defined areas of expertise or projects
  • Support compliance with laws, regulations, and internal policies and directives
  • Provide legal training as needed to facilitate regulatory compliance and general understanding of potential liabilities
  • Drive dispute resolution

Key Qualifications:

  • Education: JD from an accredited university
  • Min years of experience: 5+ years negotiating complex technical agreements and contracts
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Contract negotiation experience in telecommunications, ICT, or similar technology fields preferred
  • Strong presentation, document drafting and negotiation skills.
  • Intricate knowledge of local laws/regulations as well as familiarity with international business law
  • IPR commercialization and protection knowledge
  • Trade compliance knowledge


This position will be located at our US Headquarters in Plano, TX.

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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Primary country and city: United States (US) ||  || Plano || SharedServ

Req ID: 288760