Legal Fellow at Rapid7
Rapid7 is helping organizations around the globe advance securely. Our technology, services, and community-focused research simplify complexity for security teams, helping them reduce vulnerabilities, monitor for malicious behavior, investigate and shut down attacks, and automate routine tasks. With more than 8,400 customers across 120 countries, Rapid7 is a recognized leader in cybersecurity that has proudly earned numerous industry accolades and strong recognition for our technology and culture. Learn more at www.rapid7.com
As the Company continues to grow, evolve and gain market share in the global cybersecurity space, the Legal Department is seeking a 2020 law school graduate to serve as an in-house Legal Fellow for a one year term, beginning in October 2020 and ending in September 2021, based out of our Boston headquarters. Our Legal Team manages a diverse set of business needs including contract practices, privacy and data protection, intellectual property, export law, corporate governance, litigation, international legal issues, employment laws, regulatory matters and compliance. The Legal Fellow will have the opportunity to work closely with Rapid7’s legal team in a wide variety of legal matters.
As the Legal Fellow, you’ll learn and assist with commercial matters (including drafting, negotiation, and management of existing contractual relationships) and will work on complex projects that help us grow, scale, and evolve as a business. We’re a fast-paced team that values teamwork and those who are excited to roll up their sleeves and tackle big projects. If you’re an intellectually curious learner who wants to “bring you” and “impact together,” this could be a great role to start your legal career. Candidates must be a 2020 law school graduate (and planning to take a state bar exam in 2020).
In this role you will:
Support a large organization’s commercial goals through reviewing and negotiating services agreements, SaaS and on-premises software licenses directly with customers
Translate complex legal requirements and advice for day-to-day practical guidance from legalese into plain English for business stakeholders
Provide contract interpretation and practical advice regarding the various legal relationships that exist with the company’s customers, partners and vendors
Other assorted projects which may potentially include M&A, corporate, compliance, and IP, as needed.
Lead and participate in additional opportunities to improve processes and increase understanding of legal issues within Rapid7
In return you will bring:
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple assignments with competing timelines
Strong communication and partnership skills as demonstrated by previous experience working closely with non-attorney stakeholders
Attention to detail and a “can-do” attitude coupled with a sense of humor and team mentality
Technology interest and experience preferred, though technical skills are not required
Intellectual curiosity and a top-notch work ethic
Commitment to Rapid7 Core Values
Proof of 2020 law school graduation and plan to take a state bar exam in 2020