Senior Commercial Transactions/Strategic Deals - Corporate Counsel

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Legal

At Cognizant our diverse and talentedlegal team works closely with our business teams and other corporate functions todeliver best-in-class digital and other information technology solutions forour customers around the globe. The work is fast-paced and dynamic, and our legalteam plays a key role in helping to manage risk and assure Cognizant’s deliverycommitments are appropriately aligned with the delivery models pursuant towhich Cognizant may be engaged to provide these solutions.

The Cognizant Legal team is lookingfor a Senior Commercial Transactions/Strategic Deals Corporate Counsel to joinus in Dallas, Texas; Denver, Colorado; Washington, DC, or Teaneck, NJ.This role will be focused on a wide range oftechnology related commercial transactions and you will be responsible for thefull range of legal responsibilities associated with Cognizant’s strategic commercialtransactions, including:

  • Working in concert with Strategic Deals lead attorney to negotiate and coordinate all legal aspects of complex global strategic engagements;
  • Negotiating other complex commercial contracts with our customers, many of which are represented by top law firms;
  • Collaborating with fellow attorneys to develop and maintain templates, playbooks, contracting policies, negotiation practices, and escalation procedures;
  • Addressing legal queries from business teams across various aspects law, contract and related customer inquiries, including compliance, intellectual property, privacy, litigation, and employment;
  • Assisting GC of Corporate & Client Services and GC, UK & EMEA & Data Privacy Officer with project work, such as implementation of new contracting and data management platform
  • This fast-paced role requiresexcellent communication and time management skills. As Commercial Transactions/StrategicDeals Corporate Counsel, you will either work as a dedicated attorney forStrategic Deals, an assigned vertical attorney, or work in a broader role formultiple verticals.


  • Licensedattorney with a minimum of 8 years’ expertise in large and complex commercialtransactions with at least some time spent at a large reputable law firm;

  • Priorexposure to IT outsourcing strongly preferred but not required;

  • Experiencein a wide variety of contract drafting and negotiations, preferably representingservice providers;

  • Exposureto master service agreements, software-as-a-service agreements, or othercommercial agreements with complex intellectual property, licensing, privacy,indemnity, and other risk allocation issues;

  • Abilityto work efficiently, meet demanding deadlines in a fast-paced environment;prioritize work, and adjust to frequent workload fluctuations across multipletime zones;

  • Enjoyworking in a rapidly changing and diverse environment and comfortablenavigating through new challenges;

  • Commitmentto promoting an ethical workplace culture and supporting compliance processesand programs.

  • Our strength is built on our ability to work together. Ourdiverse backgrounds offer different perspectives and new ways of thinking. Itencourages lively discussions, inspires thought leadership, and helps us buildbetter solutions for people. We want someone who thrives in this setting and isinspired to craft meaningful solutions through true collaboration.

    If you’re comfortable with ambiguity, excited by change, andexcel through autonomy, we’d love to hear from you.

    Why choose Cognizant?

    It takes a lot to succeed in today’s fast-paced market, andCognizant Technology Solutions has become a leader in the industry. We love bigideas and even bigger dreams. We stand out because we put human experiences atthe core.

    We help clients engage customers by envisioning and buildingcreative products and services. But we don’t stop there. We developgo-to-market strategies and invent entirely new business models, ensuring thatevery company we work with walks away with both inspiration and a plan.

    Everything we do at Cognizant we do with passion—for ourclients, our communities, and our organization. It’s the defining attributethat we look for in our people.

    Job Location : Teaneck, New Jersey, United States || Anchorage, Alaska, United States

    * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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