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Contracts Clerk
Job#: 170346
Positions: 1
Posted: 12/21/2012
Job Type: Intern
Location: US-TX-Austin
Department: Operations
Category: Human Resources
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Job Description

Mitratech provides market-leading corporate legal automation software for over 120 Fortune 500 customers.  The product enables the legal departments of the country’s largest companies, like Exxon, GE, Apple, Google, and Home Depot, to manage their relationships, document sharing, and billing with external law firms and drive value across the organization. Mitratech has a 25 year history and is recognized by clients and independent industry analysts as the leading company in this space.

Last year, Mitratech was acquired by Vista Equity Partners, a private equity firm with almost $6B in committed capital.  When combined, the Vista portfolio of companies makes up the ninth largest software company in the world. This means that when you join a growing organization like Mitratech, you have the benefit of working for a smaller company that is part of a much larger family, with over 12,000 employees throughout the 15 portfolio companies worldwide. You get the best of both worlds, with the flexibility and fast-pace growth of a small company like Mitratech, with the resources and best practices of a much larger organization in Vista. 


The Mitratech Legal Department is looking for a second or third year law student or recent law school graduate for a fixed term clerkship.  The Contracts Clerk will apply their education, skills, focus, and attention to detail to ensuring that Mitratech’s contracts database analyzed for strengths and weaknesses and is organized for ease of use and accessibility.  This clerkship will present the opportunity to put your law school education to use in a real business setting playing an important role with immediate interaction with real business clients.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Under the supervision of Mitratech’s General Counsel the clerk will lead the initiative to determine the status of all the contracts in the Mitratech database.  
  • The focus of this position will be to research, catalog and summarize all of Mitratech’s customer contracts.  Of secondary importance will be the review of Mitratech’s contracts with its suppliers and subcontractors.  
  • The essential elements will be to determine the strengths and weaknesses of each contract, such as intellectual property risks, liability risks, compliance issues, deviations from Mitratech preferred practices and templates, termination issues, etc.
  • In cooperation with the GC, finance and business people, the clerk will develop a simple usable system to provide a summary of the essential elements of the various contracts most likely in a matrix format.
  •  In the course of this clerkship the clerk will interact with a wide spectrum of Mitratech employees including midrange and executive level management representing clients from a cross section of departments including sales, information systems, legal and finance. 
  • The clerk will have the opportunity to impact the contracts function by assisting in the design of the contracting process within Mitratech. 
  • The clerk will have the opportunity to review and analyze complex business issues and to provide legal and commercial recommendations addressing Mitratech’s needs.
  • The clerk will be required to sign a binding confidentiality agreement ensuring that all Mitratech information is kept in the strictest confidence. 
  • Performs other duties or responsibilities as assigned by management.
  • Thorough understanding of applicable contract law and related contract issues and trends.
  • Good team-building work style in a fast-paced environment.
  • Administrative management, interpersonal and communication skills required.
  • Ability to analyze complex issues – excellent problem solving skills.
  • Ability to interact effectively with all levels and departments within the company
  • Understanding of software licensing practices including related contractual terms helpful.
  • Advanced computer literacy. 
  • Currently enrolled in second or third year of school.  Will consider a JD but this is a clerkship with a defined end date.
  • Contracting experience within the software or legal field desirable. 
  • Completion of law school Contract Law course required.   Completion of law school course  in Intellectual Property  desirable 
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