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United States of America
Friday, April 26, 2024
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Additional Locations
* United States of America - Illinois - Chicago

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Description and Requirements

Lenovo is seeking a business-solutions-driven Legal Director for our growing Mobile Business Group (MBG), which is made up of Motorola Mobility LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lenovo. The position will report to Lenovo’s VP and General Counsel, IDG and Group Operations and will be in Chicago, IL where the MBG HQ office is located. 

Responsibilities include proactively advising MBG senior leadership and their global business teams in areas such as product and service development and offerings, IP licensing and disputes,  alternative/creative business models, supply chain and distribution issues, strategic partnerships,  regulatory compliance and commercial disputes.  Further, the position will act as an interface and liaison to the Business Group for other Corporate Legal functions such as IP, Ethics & Compliance, Data Privacy, Contracting Center of Excellence and Litigation, the Geo Legal teams and Government Relations & Trade. The candidate should be knowledgeable in the mechanics and economics of the electronics manufacturing industry, and familiar with the pace of an innovative technology company. S/he is expected to be a trusted business advisor and collaborative team member in pursuing key global business initiatives. The position will be member of the MBG Senior Leadership team, and will interface directly with and participate in meetings with  the SVP & President, MBG.

Position Requirements:

  • JD Degree from a top-tier US law school.
  • 15+ years post-qualification experience in international business and contract law, along with strong business and financial acumen.
  • Mobile industry or technology industry experience with a strategic grasp of IP, particularly in the growing 5G landscape.
  • Experience with SEP litigation, and licensing.
  • Experience negotiating with tier one business partners such as Google and Qualcomm.
  • Familiarity with FCC requirements, and other regulatory requirements applicable to a dynamic and ever-changing business.
  • Currently licensed to practice in US.
  • Supervisory experience, serving as coach, sponsor and ally.

Desired Skills:

  • Undergraduate degree in business or engineering a plus.
  • Combination of law firm and in-house experience.
  • Innovative/creative and practical in crafting solutions that both enable and protect business interests.
  • Deep understanding of dynamics and key business drivers in the technology industry.
  • Track record of structuring and negotiating commercial transactions involving complex technologies.
  • High degree of professional ethics and integrity.
  • Strategic agility.
  • Strength in “issue-spotting” based on broad exposure to multiple fields of law.
  • Sound judgment and advanced analytical skills.
  • Ability to anticipate, proactively manage and mitigate legal risks, and to effectively advise on risk management and mitigation.
  • Capable of managing multiple matters simultaneously, setting priorities and meeting deadlines.
  • “Executive presence” and experience engaging with senior-level colleagues and clients globally.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills (including legal drafting).
  • Ability to work together as a team player with other functional legal SMEs
  • Ability to zealously represent MBG’s interests and leverage relationships with equally as sophisticated vendors and customers.  
  • Ability to assess legal matters quickly, and calmly, absorbing shocks in order to present a clear and coherent response in stressful situations. 
  • Chicago is preferred.
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Additional Locations
* United States of America - Illinois - Chicago
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* United States of America - Illinois
* United States of America - Illinois - Chicago