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Legal Counsel
TX - Dallas

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Top reasons to bring your legal career to Digital Realty.
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If you are a proven attorney with substantive legal experience (2-5 years), including exposure to commercial transactions and real estate matters, this high impact role could be your ideal opportunity. Consider some of the advantages of aligning your career with Digital Realty.  You will:
  • Join a growing legal team and support seasoned attorneys and members of our Sales and Portfolio Management groups.
  • Be part of a world leader in the data center management space and be exposed to high profile clients and an array of negotiations supporting our colocation, scale and other business offerings.
  • Leverage the breadth of your knowledge as you take on a diverse array of responsibilities from serving as the first line of defense in negotiations to educating salespeople to supporting colocation contracts and site-specific work (e.g. lien waivers, broker agreements, research, etc.) and more.
  • In addition to a competitive salary and bonus potential, you will enjoy comprehensive benefits and learning and development opportunities. As we continue to grow, we'll look to our proven performers to grow along with us. Quick question for you - click here
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Digital Realty: Where the cloud lives and business thrives. We built the global standard for technical real estate, developing a unique capability to acquire, manage, and scale data center campuses. Now, Digital Realty is building a unique ecosystem of open solutions that power customer growth through exceptional service on a foundation of unrivaled data center expertise. The new Digital Realty combines unparalleled data center services, carrier-dense interconnection, real estate acumen, and financial strength to create a unique power of choice and value when and where our customers need it.

Pictured: Our 2323 Bryan Street, Dallas location is a premier internet gateway and carrier facility in the Dallas area. Located in the Central Business District (CBD), the building consists of 26 floors and approximately 477,000 SF of datacenter, PBB and office space. The facility provides connectivity access to over sixty (60) of the leading domestic and international carriers and physical connection points to the world's telecommunications networks and internet backbone.
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Make an impact as a valued member of a growing legal team at a world leader in data center solutions

The Requirements
Find out what it takes to join our legal team.
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To qualify for the Legal Counsel opportunity, you will have:
  • A maximum of 2-5 years of substantive legal experience, with some combination of law firm and corporate legal department exposure to commercial transactions and real estate matters.
  • A Juris Doctor from an ABA accredited law school; license in good standing with at least one state bar (with eligibility for in-house counsel registration if necessary).
  • Excellent academic credentials, organizational skills and work ethic.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate significant amounts of information.
  • Accuracy and strict attention to detail.
  • A willingness to work on a broad variety of legal and business matters; agility.
  • A detail oriented, friendly, approachable, professional demeanor and disposition with a corresponding level of maturity.
  • Ability to work autonomously as well as collaboratively.
  • Ability to act with sound business judgment in ambiguous situations.
  • To be a team player who can easily handle shifting priorities and multi-tasking in a deadline-oriented environment.
  • Real estate experience is a strong advantage.
To meet the basic qualification for this position you must have legal authorization to work permanently in the United States for any employer without requiring a visa transfer or visa sponsorship.
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The Role
If you meet the minimum qualifications, feel free to apply at any time. If you'd like some additional details about the role, please read below.
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You will join our legal team as a commercial attorney supporting both senior attorneys in the legal department as well members of our Sales and Portfolio Management teams.

Specifically, you will:
  • Review, draft and negotiate (i) customer-facing data center master services agreements, licenses, leases and occupancy agreements, order forms, amendments, and addenda between Digital Realty and new and existing data center customers; (ii) various other commercial and real property related documents (e.g., MOU’s, easements, broker retention letters, assignments, access agreements, and landlord subordination agreements); and (iii) supplier-facing agreements.
  • Serve as the initial point of contact for lease administration, sales, operations and portfolio management on routine matters; serve as escalation point for NDA’s, broker registration letters, and other primarily self-service agreements;
  • Work with the legal team to improve forms, processes and training (including order forms, updating playbooks and training sales team members).
  • Support the legal team and business on regulatory and audit issues and project management for multijurisdictional customers.
Keys to Success

The successful candidate will be self-motivated and able to work well independently and in an organization subject to change. The Legal team is located throughout the U.S. so s/he must be able to work autonomously while also effectively partnering with leaders and peers seated elsewhere. A positive attitude, approachable style and outstanding communication skills will be key.

Note: This description is intended to give you a general overview of the position and is not an exhaustive listing of duties and responsibilities.
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Why Digital Realty
More good reasons to join us.
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Global reach
Digital Realty supports the data center and colocation strategies of more than 2,000 firms across its secure, network-rich portfolio of data centers located throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Digital Realty's clients include companies of all sizes, ranging from financial services, cloud and information technology services, to manufacturing, energy, gaming, life sciences and consumer products. It is always on, including 24/7 support 365 days a year, delivering 99.999% uptime.

Growth without limits
We're growing fast and growing smart, including acquiring businesses that complement and strengthen our core offerings. We're already one of the largest players in our space, and ongoing growth will create opportunities for strong performers.

Mission, vision and values
Our Mission - To provide our customers with the trusted foundation for the digital world.
Our Vision - To build a network of connected campuses and internet gateways that become the heart of the internet and cloud, powering growth and prosperity for customers, employees and shareholders.
Our Values guide our decisions and actions every day—above all else, we value customers, excellence, talent, teamwork and success.

Excellent compensation
In addition to a competitive salary and discretionary bonus, we offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes all you'd expect such as insurances, multiple flexible spending accounts, and a 401(k) plan, along with some nice surprises, such as a low employee contribution on health insurance, a generous match for the 401(k), a pet insurance offering and more.
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Digital Realty is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Department at jkern@engage2excel.com.