Harvard University seeks an experienced business and transactional attorney for the position of University Attorney in the Office of the General Counsel. The University Attorney will be responsible for providing legal counsel on transactional, governance, and privacy matters, including structuring complex business transactions; forming corporations, institutes and centers; advising on non-profit governance and policy issues; negotiating international agreements and advising on the establishment and functioning of research and education operations abroad, with particular attention to foreign tax, intellectual property and data privacy laws; and drafting and negotiating contracts.
Full-time position located in Cambridge, MA. The successful candidate will join a premier 17-lawyer office handling a wide range of legal and policy matters for Harvard University.
Salary Grade: 062
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
JD with a minimum of ten years' experience in transactional matters at a top-tier law firm and/or in-house with a substantial organization. Strong writing and counseling skills. Demonstrated ability to communicate well with a broad range of clients and advise on general corporate and business affairs. Experience with foreign operations and in the non-profit sector desirable. Willingness to handle a variety of legal matters that may arise at a large research university other than general corporate or business issues.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
About Harvard University Office of the General Counsel
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. T...he University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.