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Legal Counsel


Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) is the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company. We deliver the technology-related insight necessary for our clients to make the right decisions, every day. We work with every client to research, analyse and interpret the business of IT within the context of their individual role. Founded in 1979, Gartner is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.

What you’ll do -

  • Negotiate contract terms and conditions with Gartner clients based on standard Gartner agreement documents and also on Clients’ own paperwork as required.
  • Maintain a close working relationship   with Sales and Consulting associates in relation to client negotiations
  • Advise on legal issues and risks, approval processes, company policies and procedures
  • Provide counsel and guidance to internal stakeholders addressing compliance objectives in the areas of anti- corruption, data protection, privacy, and consumer law 
  • Internal training – work closely with internal partners to coach and educate them

Impact of Role: Expected results

  • Successful negotiation of client Contracts in a timely manner
  • Handle a large volume of negotiations in parallel 
  • Negotiate with senior client management
  • Protection of Gartner’s intellectual property and limit liability
  • Build and maintain relationships with Clients and Gartner Associates
  • Perform well under pressure
  • Quickly gain an understanding of Gartner Products

Relationships: Internal/External 

  • Internal: Sales, Consulting, Coordinators, Booking team, and the other members of the Global Legal team
  • External: Gartner clients and Suppliers

What you’ll need -

  • University degree in law - LLB\LLM equivalent
  • Approximately 5 - 6 years of experience in the Legal department or a law firm
  • Practical experience in negotiating contracts involving intellectual property in an international business environment.
  • Ability to handle contract negotiations for multiple jurisdictions.
  • Thrive in a fast-paced environment, characterized by rapid business growth and a changing technology and business landscape
  • Problem – solving skills with an open mindset to offer innovative solutions to legal and commercial challenges
  • Knowledge in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  •  Ability to present authoritatively to internal and external stakeholders to ensure appropriate protection of Gartner’s interests, whilst concentrating on the issues that really matter
  • Ability to prioritize workload based on value of business to Gartner versus complexity of negotiation whilst working to month-end and quarter-end sales deadlines
  • Requires good interpersonal skills to handle pressure from sales and consulting management

What we offer:

In addition to an outstanding work environment with rapid advancement potential, Gartner associates enjoy exceptional compensation and benefits, including:

  • An upbeat, positive culture  Integrity, objectivity, collaboration, results and a no-limits mind-set are central to our values
  • Limitless growth. We work with you to help you meet your goals and advance within the company
  • Encouragement to be innovative and challenge status quo
  • Exposure to industry leading training and development
  • Performance-based recognition and rewards

Who are we?

Gartner delivers actionable, objective insight to executives and their teams. Our expert guidance and tools enable faster, smarter decisions and stronger performance on an organization’s most critical priorities. We’ve grown exponentially since our founding in 1979 and we're proud to have nearly 16,000 associates globally that support our 14,000+ clients in more than 100 countries.

What makes Gartner a great place to work?

Our teams are composed of individuals from different geographies, cultures, religions, ethnicities, races, genders, sexual orientations, abilities and generations. We believe that a variety of experiences makes us stronger—as individuals, as communities and as an organization. That’s why we're recognized worldwide as a great place to work year after year. We've been recognized by Fortune as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies, named a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality by the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index and a Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion by the Disability Equality Index. Looking for a place to turn your big ideas into reality? Join #LifeAtGartner

What we offer:

Our people are our most valuable asset, so we invest in them from Day 1. When you join our team, you’ll have access to a vast array of benefits to help you live your life well. These resources are designed to support your physical, financial and emotional well-being. We encourage continued personal and professional growth through ongoing learning and development opportunities. Our employee resource groups, charity match and volunteer programs keep you connected to your internal Gartner community and causes that matter to you.

The policy of Gartner is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, citizenship status, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected status and to affirmatively seek to advance the principles of equal employment opportunity.

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