As a member of MassMutual’s Law Department, you will be responsible for providing legal advice and counsel supporting the needs of MassMutual’s various business and corporate units. You will be an integral part of MassMutual’s corporate law team, which supports corporate units, including the finance, corporate development, procurement, information technology and investment management areas. As Counsel, you will be primarily supporting MassMutual’s business units and Procurement Department with respect to commercial contracting and intellectual property matters.
As Counsel, you will develop substantive relationships with multiple business areas and collaborate with other members of the Law Department on regulatory, intellectual property, commercial, compliance, data privacy issues and M&A activities that arise relating to commercial contracts. You will promote an environment that fosters and supports diversity and inclusion, values pro bono opportunities and reflects MassMutual’s mission and goals.
Your responsibilities in this role will include, but are not limited to the following:
Draft, review and negotiate procurement contracts and advise Procurement as to appropriate commercial contracts related policies and procedures.
Provide legal support and business advice to internal clients and Procurement during the lifecycle of a commercial contract.
Assist the Procurement area in developing and updating contract templates, guidelines and training materials.
Provide training to the Procurement area and other functions of MassMutual as needed.
Provide general advice on copyright and trademark issues and prepare and deliver intellectual property training programs for internal clients.
Proactively research and report on changes in relevant laws, regulations and industry standards and track emerging trends.
Provide sound, pragmatic legal advice and innovative/creative solutions on a wide range of legal matters in a manner that facilitates delivery of business results.
What to Expect as Part of MassMutual and the Team
Regular meetings with the Corporate Law team
Focused one-on-one meetings with your manager
Access to mentorship opportunities
Networking opportunities including access to Asian, Hispanic/Latinx, African American, women, LGBTQ, veteran and disability-focused Business Resource Groups
Access to learning content on Degreed and other informational platforms
Your ethics and integrity will be valued by a company with a strong and stable ethical business with industry leading pay and benefits
We’ve been around since 1851. During our history, we’ve helped millions of people find financial freedom, offer financial protection, and plan for the future.
Today, we continue to develop meaningful relationships with our customers by building their trust, being knowledge problem solvers and always prioritizing their needs. MassMutual is guided by a single purpose: We help people secure their future and protect the ones they love. As a company owned by our policyowners, we are defined by mutuality and our vision to put customers first. It’s more than our company structure – it’s our way of life.
MassMutual was recognized as an Ethisphere 2021 World’s Most Ethical Company, a Top Place to Work in 2021 according to The Boston Globe and named among America’s Best Employers for Diversity according to Forbes 2020. MassMutual ranks No. 84 on the Fortune 500 list of largest companies.
MassMutual is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer Minority/Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Individual with Disability/Protected Veteran. We welcome all persons to apply. Note: Veterans are welcome to apply, regardless of their discharge status
The Minimum Qualifications
JD degree from an accredited U.S. law school.
Must have a minimum of 4 years of experience with a respected law firm(s), government and/or corporate law department (or similar experience) advising on commercial contracts.
Must have commercial contracting experience, preferably with software and SaaS licensing agreements and/or business process offshore agreements.
Admitted to a state bar; must be admitted to Massachusetts bar or registered as in-house counsel within 6 months of start date.
Demonstrated strong planning, organizational, analytical, and written and oral communications skills.
The Ideal Qualifications
General intellectual property expertise preferable, particularly trademark and copyright.
Experience and comfort dealing with all levels of business partners.
Excellent judgment and legal and business acumen; ability to think like a businessperson, to integrate legal and business issues and to partner with business leaders.
Strong ability to develop professional relationships with clients, legal colleagues and business leaders across the organization.
Commercially minded, but with a keen attention to risk and ethics
Demonstrated leadership, integrity, professionalism and collegiality
Strategic, creative and innovative
Capable of inspiring confidence in others
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Team oriented; works well with others and is someone who fosters and encourages teamwork across organizations and functions
Internal Number: R8878
MassMutual was founded on May 15, 1851. And from the beginning, we’ve had a single purpose: to help people secure their future and protect the ones they love. More than 160 years later, that commitment remains our guiding principle. It’s behind everything we do and every decision we make. It’s how we continue to deliver products and services to help our policyowners and customers achieve their financial goals, and protect those who matter most.
Ranked No. 93 in the annual FORTUNE ® 500 Ranking (FORTUNE ® Magazine, June 2018) and recognized as a World’s Most Ethical Company by Ethisphere, MassMutual is guided by a single purpose: We help people secure their future and protect the ones they love. As a company owned by our policyowners, we are defined by mutuality and our vision to put customers first. It’s more than our company structure – it’s our way of life. We are a company of people protecting people. Our company exists because people are willing to share risk and resources, and rely on each other when it counts. At MassMutual, we Live Mutual.