Charles Schwab Director, Legal in Chicago, Illinois


Chicago - IL, IL150SW, 150 S Wacker Dr, 60606-4111

Jessie M. Golden


We believe that , when done right, investing liberates people to create their own destiny. We are driven by our purpose to champion every client’s goals with passion and integrity. We respect and appreciate the diversity of our employees, our clients, and the communities we serve. We challenge conventions strategically to create value for our clients, our firm and the world. We live and bring to life the concept of ‘own your tomorrow’ every day. We champion our employee strengths, guide their development, and invest in their long-term success. We hire optimistic, results-oriented, curious, innovative, and adaptable people with the desire to help our clients and one another succeed.

As a company, we were established by Chuck at over 40 years ago to champion Main Street over Wall Street, and to help Americans transform themselves from earners to owners. Through advocacy and innovation, we work to make investing more affordable, accessible and understandable for all. As we enter our fifth decade, we are looking for talented, innovative and driven people who believe they can help themselves, and our clients, create a better future.

Our Opportunity:

Manage multiple projects simultaneously; Negotiate and draft agreements on a daily basis; Participate in and support the diligence and review of intellectual property and technology-related agreements for divestitures of business units and acquisitions; Communicate with and counsel business partners and other internal stakeholders, including building consensus; and Be responsible for the development and implementation of policies and procedures for the corporate contracting process that improve efficiencies between business partners, internal vendor management and the Office of Corporate Counsel.

What you’ll do:

  • Provide legal advice to clients concerning licensing, transactional, and commercial terms

  • Draft, review, and negotiate contracts and commercial provisions involving a wide variety of subject matter (trademark and copyright licenses, professional services agreements, software license agreements, ASP agreements, SaaS/ cloud/ hosted service agreements, telecommunications agreements, advertising agreements, marketing agreements, content licenses, market data licenses, data feed agreements,releases, sponsorship/service agreements, outsourcing agreements), and across business enterprises within Schwab, including leading the process for complex transactions that require input from a wide variety of stakeholders and subject matter experts (e.g., information security, privacy, compliance, business, regulatory counsel, vendor management, business continuity and incident management, etc.)

  • Work closely with Enterprise Counsel, Corporate Vendor Management and Schwab’s multiple Risk Groups.

  • Serve as an advisor to senior management on critical legal, business and regulatory issues, as well as counterparties on critical, sensitive issues such as deal terms, risk assessment and escalations, strategy, contracting and IP policy.

What you have:

  • 7+ years of significant licensing/ transactional experience;

  • Exceptional academic credentials;

  • Experience working in-house a plus;

  • Chicago, California, or New York Bar admission required;

  • Trademark/ Copyright experience a plus;

  • Understanding of how to balance legal risk with business objectives and successfully get deals closed;

  • Ability to counsel senior management, including the ability to communicate risks clearly and succinctly on intellectual property matters, technology transactions and other commercial contracts;

  • A proactive nature, team player, and "can do" attitude; ability to work within an established structure; and a sense of humor

What you’ll get:

  • Comprehensive Compensation and Benefits package

  • Financial Health: 401k Match, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Employee Discounts, Personalized advice, Brokerage discounts

  • Work/Life Balance: Sabbatical, Paid Parental Leave, New Mothers returning to work Program, Tuition Reimbursement Programs, Time off to volunteer, Employee Matching Gifts Program

  • Everyday Wellness: Health and Lifestyle Wellness Rewards, Onsite Fitness Classes, Healthy Food Choices, Wellness Champions

  • Inclusion: Employee Resource Groups, Commitment to diversity, Strategic partnerships

  • Not just a job, but a career, with an opportunity to do the best work of your life

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Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversifying its workforce. It is Schwab's policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, legally protected medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, military status, citizenship status or any other status that is protected by law. Schwab also does not discriminate against applicants or employees because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. At Schwab, we believe that every employee, through their diverse abilities and experiences, can contribute to our growth, innovation and client loyalty. We embrace diversity and are committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees and applicants. If you have a disability, and require reasonable accommodations in the application process, call Human Resources at 800-725-3535. We will be happy to assist you. Schwab will only share your accommodation request with those individuals who have a specific need to know. The request for an accommodation will not affect Schwab's hiring decisions. All other submissions should be performed online.

Job Specifications

Relocation Offered?: No

Work Schedule: Days

Languages: English - spoken

Current Licenses / Certifications: None

Relevant Work Experience: Legal-6+ yrs

Position Located In: IL - Chicago

Education: BA/BS

Job Type: Full Time


Activation Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Expiration Date: Friday, June 1, 2018

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