Corporate Counsel/Senior Corporate Counsel - IT

Location US | US-IL-Northbrook
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Legal.Cyber.Tech.Software.IMS – Woman with Computer - Build It

At UL, we know why we come to work.

Thousands of us around the world wake up every day with a common purpose: to make the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place. Science is in our DNA; we are endlessly curious and passionate about seeking and speaking the truth. We take delight in knowing that our work makes a meaningful contribution to society, and we are proud that our culture is centered on integrity, collaboration, inclusion and excellence. UL stands at the forefront of technological advancement, and we are continually challenged to find new ways to foster innovation and positive change. Satisfying? Yes. Exciting? Absolutely! 

What you’ll learn & achieve:

We are looking for a practical, experienced, friendly, and well-rounded Senior Legal Counsel to serve as the primary legal partner responsible for supporting transactions for multiple business groups within UL Solutions including: (i) various software-as-a-service offerings, (ii) automotive and new mobility consulting services, and (iii) information technology global procurement.


You will report to the Associate General Counsel, E&A and Digital Center of Excellence, in Northbrook, Illinois.  However, we are flexible as to which UL Solutions office you work from, and we will also consider fully remote candidates. 


Your job responsibilities include will include:

  • Reviewing, drafting and negotiating UL Solutions software licenses, SaaS agreements, and consulting services agreements in support of the UL Solutions sales teams. 
  • Developing template terms and conditions for sales and license agreements, API agreements, reseller agreements, and collaboration agreements, with a particular focus on SaaS and other cloud-based applications.
  • Collaborating with product development teams to ensure that new introductions or versions of products and services comply with applicable legal requirements.
  • Conducting periodic and as-needed business audits and risk assessments to assess corporate risks and legal compliance issues.
  • Reviewing and negotiating supplier/vendor information technology agreements, including software licenses, consulting services, and cloud and web service agreements to ensure UL Solutions is receiving state-of-the art service at the appropriate levels while minimizing risk.
  • Consulting and coordinating with other UL Solutions attorneys, as well as external counsel.
  • Maintaining current knowledge of applicable global, federal and state data protection laws and standards and monitor advancements in information privacy technologies to ensure organizational adaptation and compliance.

What makes you a great fit:

  • BA/BS and JD degrees and state bar admission.
  • A minimum of (3) years experience (corporate counsel) or (5) years of experience (senior corporate counsel) with a law firm providing services for technology clients, or relevant in-house experience with companies in the technology industry, or both.
  • Extensive experience in technology contracts, with a focus on cloud-based services and software licensing agreements, as well as information security agreements required.
  • Experience with data protection and data security agreements.
  • Experience supporting senior business leaders.
  • Familiarity with the automotive (or new mobility) industry is a plus.
  • You have experience working with minimal supervision, with the ability to multi-task, assess business and legal risk in a focused and efficient manner, and prioritize workload efficiently and effectively.
  • Ability to write clearly and prepare professional communications.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. 
  • Good sense of humor.

What you’ll experience working at UL:

  • Mission: For UL, corporate and social responsibility isn’t new. Making the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place has been our business model for the last 128 years and is deeply engrained in everything we do.   
  • People: Ask any UL employee what they love most about working here, and you’ll almost always hear, “the people.” Going beyond what is possible is the standard at UL. We’re able to deliver the best because we employ the best.   
  • Interesting work: Every day is different for us here as we eagerly anticipate the next innovation that our customers create. We’re inspired to take on the challenge that will transform how people live, work and play. And as a global company, in many roles, you will get international experience working with colleagues around the world.   
  • Grow & Achieve: We learn, work and grow together with targeted development, reward and recognition programs as well as our very own UL University that offers extensive training programs for employees at all stages, including a technical training track for applicable roles.   
  • Total Rewards:The salary range for this position is $153,000 - $180,000 is based upon years of experience that is commensurate with the level of the position.

    All employees at UL Solutions are eligible for annual bonus compensation.  The target for this position is 20% of the base salary offered. Employees are eligible for health benefits such as medical, dental and vision; wellness benefits such as mental & financial health; and retirement savings (401K) commensurate with the standard rewards offered in each individual location or country, for the relevant position level.  

    We also provide employees with paid time off including vacation (15 days), holiday including floating holidays (12 days) and sick time off (72 hours). 

    Internal applicants with questions related to the Total Rewards for this position should submit a ticket via askHR for more insights.


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