• Software & Technology Counsel

    Location US-TN-Franklin | US-NJ-Princeton | US-IL-Northbrook
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    Contribute to a Safer, More Secure, and More Sustainable World. At UL, we know why we come to work. Thousands of us around the world wake up every day with one common purpose – to make the world a safer, more secure, and more sustainable place to live. We clear the way for our customers to introduce the latest products, technological advances, and systems in an increasingly complex world so they can provide peace of mind to the market. Our integrity is woven throughout our company and shapes the way we approach and deliver our solutions. We are proud that the work we do every day has a meaningful contribution to society. We continue to build upon our legacy of trusted expertise and partnership to keep our communities safe and secure as we march forward into the future. This helps us to sleep better at night, and we are confident that the millions of people we touch rest easier too.


    Position can be located in Franklin, TN, Princeton, NJ, or Northbrook, IL.


    The Software & Technology Counsel provides software licensing, technology, and data privacy and security legal support to various UL divisions and corporate functions.  Acts as a trusted legal advisor and provides legal counseling and advice on matters of significant legal impact to the company.


    • Reviews, drafts and negotiates inbound and outbound software license, SaaS and other cloud-based services agreements, reseller agreements, and data acquisition, use and distribution agreements.
    • Develops terms and conditions for sales and license agreements with a particular focus on SaaS and related professional services terms such as service level agreements, intellectual property, technical support and acceptance terms.
    • Reviews and negotiates technology vendor agreements including SaaS, data center, cloud and web service agreements to ensure UL is receiving state-of-the art service at the appropriate levels while minimizing risk.
    • Reviews and negotiates data privacy and security agreements, including EU model clause data transfer agreements, GDPR agreements/amendments, and data security terms with both UL customers and vendors.
    • Researches, analyzes and advises on technology, data security & privacy legal issues affecting UL’s divisions and corporate functions, in coordination with UL Legal and UL’s Data Privacy Director.
    • Provides day-to-day legal support and advice on various issues arising from UL’s software businesses.
    • Collaborates with product development teams to ensure that new introductions or versions of products and services comply with applicable data privacy and security requirements (legal, contractual or otherwise).
    • Performs other duties as directed.


    • J.D. and state bar admission
    • A minimum of five (5) years of experience drafting and negotiating technology contracts, with a focus on software licensing and associated professional services terms, including service level agreements, intellectual property, technical support and acceptance terms
    • Experience reviewing and negotiating data privacy and security agreements is preferred
    • Knowledge of global privacy and data protection laws and regulations, including the EU General Data Protection Regulation is a plus
    • Experience with FDA regulations is a plus
    • International business experience strongly preferred
    • A mix of top law firm and in-house experience preferred
    • Willingness to travel occasionally
    • Position can be located in Franklin, TN, Princeton, NJ, or Northbrook, IL

    Grow and Achieve. Growth and development are part of our DNA. Our working environment is a launch pad for our employees to excel. Your growth will be supported with targeted development, rewards and recognition programs, so that you can maximize your potential.




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