Posted Apr 18

Commercial Attorney

Willis Towers Watson
Philadelphia, PA Full Time

The Role

We are seeking a commercial attorney with significant experience drafting and reviewing a wide variety of contracts, including, complex commercial agreements. The candidate will provide general legal support to several business units across North America, primarily reviewing, drafting and negotiating commercial contracts. Contracts will range from fairly routine client engagement agreements to a variety of complex consulting contracts.

The successful candidate should be comfortable working with cross-functional internal business teams and external parties to handle a wide variety of corporate and commercial matters and provide ad hoc advice and counsel.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

JD from a nationally recognized law school and admission to the relevant Bar or eligibility for admission on motion

Minimum of 5 years relevant experience in a fast-paced dynamic culture; prior in-house experience a plus

Timely and effectively provide practical general corporate and commercial legal advice and services throughout the organization

Efficiently manage a large volume and variety of transactions, negotiate numerous standard and complex corporate and commercial agreements while balancing appropriate legal and business risks

Ability to spot issues in and negotiate improvements to transaction documents

Work with cross functional teams (client development, sales, strategy, marketing, IT, HR, finance, etc.) to achieve business objectives.

Client service focus and the ability to work efficiently, prioritize workflow, meet demanding deadlines and manage many projects in a fast-paced environment

Ability to work independently and interact with all levels of management in a professional and positive manner

Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills

Strong analytical, project management and process management skills

Initiative to work proactively

Excellent analytic, legal drafting and oral and written communication skills.

Insurance industry background a plus

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