Senior Corporate Counsel, M&A

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San Francisco, CA

Position Summary
We are seeking an attorney to join our legal team and support our M&A and integration activities. We are a visible, impactful and close-knit team that has closed numerous acquisitions and strategic investments in the past decade and has led legal integrations of acquired companies across the globe. What will the next five years look like? Join us and have a hand in shaping it. You’ll be at the center of Autodesk’s continued transformation, with a direct connection between your activities and the future of our business.

You will report to the Director, Corporate Legal, and this position is hybrid, working out of our San Francisco, CA office.

Duties and Responsibilities
Advise and manage on all of our M&A activities, including acquisitions and divestitures, equity investments, joint ventures, mergers and other strategic transactions

Work with multiple teams in all stages of strategic transactions, including structuring transactions, drafting letters of interest and term sheets, managing deal processes, managing due diligence, negotiating definitive documentation, assisting on regulatory filings and closing deals

Manage post-closing integrations

Create continuous improvements, scalability and operational excellence in deal and integration processes and execution

Regular benchmarking of transaction terms and integration processes

Manage outside counsel and build relationships

Prepare playbooks and guide more efficient processes for the M&A and integration teams

Assist members of the corporate legal team on other high priority tasks and matters, including financing, executive compensation and sustainability initiatives

Minimum Qualifications and Prior Experience
J.D. degree from an accredited law school and licensed to practice in California, or the ability to apply for California’s Registered In-House Counsel

6-9 years of relevant experience, including 4+ years of M&A work at a major law firm; 1+ years of in-house technology company experience

Prior experience working on technology and cross border transactions, including investments

Experience supporting multinational companies with international business operations

Identify and analyze legal issues and draft important documents

Use business judgment and have a capacity to make decisions and give clear and practical recommendations/alternatives

Participate in developing company, department and team strategic and operational goals, and work with teams in their operational execution

Proactive, driven, adaptable person who can prioritize and manage multiple projects

Negotiation and communication skills and an ability to handle interactions with varied types of business groups

Excellent project management skills required; experience managing partners outside of your reporting lines is important

Work under pressure and retain a sense of humor; strong sense of accountability and inclusivity

Willingness to travel

How to Apply
Please apply here.

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