Business Attorney

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Put your experience in technology and commercial transactions to work, negotiating strategic business agreements with global customers and partners and providing legal support on intellectual property (e.g., copyright, trademark, and other key IP areas), data licensing, and other technology procurement, trade secrets, open source, privacy law, accessibility, and antitrust matters. In addition to performing transactional work, the successful candidate for this position will be responsible for providing legal counsel and guidance in all areas of law affecting Esri's business activities to ensure maximum protection of the organization’s legal rights and minimizing liability risk exposure.


  • Negotiate non-standard and standard software license agreements ranging from moderate to complex in scope including on-prem, SaaS, PaaS, subcontractor, alliance/reseller, teaming, hosting, demonstration, and confidentiality
  • Develop, draft, and negotiate contractual terms and conditions (e.g., ownership, scope of use, warranty, limitation of liabilities, indemnity, etc.) and maintain agreements and contractual relationships for software licensing and development
  • Analyze and support both technical and business teams and related programs, risk assessment/management, and conflict resolution and work-out
  • Support contracts and legal team with areas of expertise, such as competition, data privacy, anti-corruption, and other applicable regulations
  • Communicate and develop relationships with all levels of management and staff within Esri and third-party vendors and licensors
  • Educate internal clients on policies and practice, legal issues, and contracts on an ongoing basis in a responsible and ethical manner
  • Identify and isolate issues for escalation
  • Handle specific responsibilities and duties assigned based on business needs and attorney abilities and expertise 


  • 2-5 years of relevant legal experience in either private practice law firm or in-house counsel position
  • Admittance in good standing before California State Bar or other state bar
  • Mastery of written and verbal communications
  • Detail oriented, well organized, analytical, and adaptable
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a collegial, fast-paced environment
  • Quick learner with effective time management skills to manage a significant volume of agreements and multiple projects with various clients
  • Diligent and proactive with sound business judgment and strategic thinking
  • Excellent Microsoft Office and computer skills
  • Transactional in-house, legal practice that blends the right balance of technology, business, and legal skill sets
  • Solid business acumen and judgment 
  • JD or LLM from ABA accredited law school

Recommended Qualifications

  • Familiarity with relevant FAR, DFAR provisions, Antitrust and Export Control
  • Knowledge of Apttus/Conga experience
  • Domestic and international distribution and software licensing experience will be valuable

About Esri

Our passion for improving quality of life through geography is at the heart of everything we do. Esri’s geographic information system (GIS) technology inspires and enables governments, universities, and businesses worldwide to save money, lives, and our environment through a deeper understanding of the changing world around them.

Carefully managed growth and zero debt give Esri stability that is uncommon in today's volatile business world. Privately held, we offer exceptional benefits, competitive salaries, 401(k) and profit-sharing programs, opportunities for personal and professional growth, and much more.

Esri is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please email and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this e-mail address.



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