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Autodesk makes the software and tools that help people imagine, design, and make a better world. If you've ever driven a high-performance car, admired a towering skyscraper, used a smartphone, or watched a great film, chances are you've experienced what millions of Autodesk customers are doing with their software. Autodesk offers their employees benefits like:

  • Insurance: Health/Dental/Vision/Life
  • Work - Life Balance
  • Paid volunteer time off
  • 6 week paid sabbatical every 4 years
  • Employee Resource Groups
  • A "week of rest" at year's end
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    Full Time

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    Position Overview

    As a key member of Autodesk’s Legal Department, this role will be the lead lawyer responsible to support Autodesk with overall responsibility for legal matters in Japan. This includes general legal support such as employment matters, commercial transactions, disputes and litigation, compliance and trainings and support for Japan. By collaborating across teams within a matrixed environment, involving subject-matter experts as needed, this role will promote compliance and ensure transparency, timely decisions, and balanced risk management.


    • Experienced manager in leading a team of legal professionals in Japan and/or the region

    • Is the lead lawyer advising on all legal matters in Japan, providing legal support to internal stakeholders from Sales, HR, Procurement, Facilities, Finance, Tax functions, etc

    • Provides legal support for License compliance related activities in Japan, including managing outside counsels and Business Software Alliance (BSA) matters. Also expected to engage with BSA and keep abreast of policy changes

    • Advises on policies and procedures, Japan regulatory matters as well as data use and data privacy  matters, working with subject-matter experts in these areas

    • In collaboration with Autodesk’s Compliance and Litigation Group, to observe gaps within the teams, develop relevant training materials and present trainings to sales staff; implements annual training plan for internal stakeholders

    • Provides all transactional support for non-standard sales situations in any commercial transactions

    • Identifies finance, operational or revenue accounting issues and liaises with the relevant functional groups (including Tax, Finance, Revenue Accounting, Global Sales and Success Operations) to resolve these issues

    • Identifies and manages actual and potential disputes and litigation in collaboration with Autodesk’s Compliance and Litigation Group

    • Provides employment legal support to our HR teams in Japan, including employment policies and contentious matters

    • Reports into the Head of Legal for APAC (based in Singapore) and may be involved in regional legal matters or projects when assigned

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Law degree in Japan or U.S or a commonwealth jurisdiction

    • Qualification to practice law in Japan or a U.S. or commonwealth jurisdiction with at least 10 years post-qualification experience, preferably in the IT industry and familiarity with being the sole counsel for US headquartered software companies

    • Strong experience in supporting direct and indirect sales to government entities, responding to RFPs, RFIs and knowledge in handling risks in public sector transactions

    • In-depth practical experience in, and comfortable advising on employment matters in-house

    • Familiarity with privacy and software licensing issues

    • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely; both written and oral and strong interpersonal skills

    • Demonstrated experience working independently and managing multiple projects at once to meet deadlines

    • Collaborates well in cross-functional, global diverse teams dealing with matrixed issues

    • Provide sound and practical legal solutions in a fast paced work environment to be the pre-eminent Legal Business Partner  

    • A driven lawyer who is curious in his/her learnings with initiative and ability to collaborate across functions


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