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Senior Corporate Counsel, Commercial

Location: 

Providence, RI, US, 02903

Requisition ID:  7686

IGT is the global leader in gaming. We enable players to experience their favorite games across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines to Lotteries to Interactive. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has over 12,000 employees. 

 

IGT is committed to fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. All newly hired employees at IGT must receive the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before they begin work unless they are approved for medical or religious accommodation.

Role Description

The IGT Legal Department is seeking a highly skilled and motivated attorney who will support its growing online gaming business. The position involves providing general commercial legal support and addressing a spectrum of complex legal, business and strategic issues, with a focus on review, negotiation, and drafting a wide range of B2B commercial contracts, including technology supply and license agreements, partner agreements and vendor agreements for our US PlayDigital business unit. 

As part of the IGT Legal Department (which comprises approximately 60 people globally), you will provide legal support for the business teams operating in the digital gaming sector in the US, Canada and Latin America. You will work in a dynamic, collaborative, and high-performance environment, helping IGT manage a wide range of legal and business challenges. 


The PlayDigital Legal Team consists of lawyers across offices in the UK and US who support IGT’s digital business globally. This position will report directly to the Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, located in the UK. This role includes the management of a paralegal located in the US. 

Principal Responsibilities

  • Work in a dynamic environment in collaboration with business partners, customers and other lawyers within the group to provide pragmatic commercial advice.
  • Work directly with managers in the business teams, providing day-to-day commercial contracts advice and strategic support.
  • Draft, review, negotiate and interpret a wide variety of B2B contracts with customers and partners for the supply and licensing of digital products, systems and game content. 
  • Identify and advise internal clients on legal risks, mitigation, pre-litigation disputes and resolving a wide variety of issues that arise in existing commercial relationships. 
  • Assist in the management of external legal counsel and development of other members of the team, including managing one paralegal working in the PlayDigital legal team.
  • Contributing to global legal team projects and strategic objectives. 
  • Opportunities to participate in various office and company-wide Corporate Social Responsibility, Diversity & Inclusion, Wellbeing and charitable initiatives and events.

Requirements

  • Juris Doctorate with admission to at least one State bar.
  • 8-12 years as a practicing attorney, including contract law experience working at a top-tier law firm and/or in-house legal department (as a guide only; we will consider all candidates that demonstrate they meet our key requirements regardless of experience)
  • Legal areas of expertise: Contract/Commercial law, Technology and Intellectual Property (online gaming experience desirable but not essential). 
  • Experience in drafting and negotiating commercial contracts.
  • Self-motivated team player with ability to multi-task in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment with a solution-oriented approach to legal issues.
  • Customer-oriented interpersonal skills and ability to work closely with large cross-functional teams (including representatives from finance, regulatory/compliance, operations and People & Transformation (HR)).
  • Ability to communicate legal concepts and issues effectively to internal business clients at all levels of the organisation and excellent written skills.
  • Personal energy to proactively address situations and adopt a positive approach.
  • Creative problem solving skills. 
  • Background check.

Keys to Success

  • Building collaborative relationships
  • Decision making
  • Drive results
  • Foster innovation
  • Personal energy
  • Self-leadership 

 

 

 

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IGT is committed to sustaining a workforce that reflects the diversity of the global customers and communities we serve, creating a fair and inclusive culture that enables all our employees to feel valued, respected and engaged.  IGT is an equal opportunity employer. We provide equal opportunities without regard to sex, race, color, religion, age, national origin or ancestry, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, and any other personal attributes protected by federal, state, or other laws. We thank all applicants for applying; however, only those selected to interview will be contacted.
In addition to our competitive benefits package, we offer employees a 401(k) Savings Plan with Company contributions, tuition reimbursement, and free identity theft insurance.
IGT (NYSE: IGT) is the global leader in gaming. For more information, please visit www.igt.com.


Nearest Major Market: Providence
Nearest Secondary Market: Rhode Island