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Avery Dennison Legal Counsel, Digital in Mentor, Ohio

Company Description

Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE: AVY) is a global materials science company specializing in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of labeling and functional materials. The company’s products and solutions, which are used in nearly every major industry, include pressure-sensitive materials for labels and graphic applications; tapes and other bonding solutions for industrial, medical, and retail applications; tags, labels and embellishments for apparel; and radio frequency identification (RFID) solutions serving retail apparel and other markets. The company employs approximately 36,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Reported sales in 2021 were $8.4 billion. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.

At Avery Dennison, some of the great benefits we provide are:

  • Health & Wellness benefits starting on day 1 of employment

  • Paid parental leave

  • 401K eligibility

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Flexible work arrangements

  • Employee Assistance Program eligibility / Health Advocate

  • Paid vacation and Paid holidays

Job Description

The Legal Counsel, Digital provides advice and counsel on digitalization, software and technology matters relating to Avery Dennison’s customer facing digital solutions, the digitization of operations (e.g. smart warehouse), the IT and Technology functions of Avery Dennison (software and service contracts), data privacy, data use rights and strategy and cyber security.

The candidate will be able to handle a wide range of legal matters relating to software and other digital matters, including day-to-day and complex legal projects, will have a practical business and solution-oriented approach, and will be highly collaborative with strong values and ethics.

In this role you will report to the Senior Legal Counsel, Global Digital.

Main responsibilities:

  • Provide high quality legal services in a wide range of areas pertaining to software and digital matters generally, including multi-jurisdictional commercial transactions and contracts, litigation and dispute resolution, and data privacy and regulatory compliance.

  • Provide legal advice as a key member of commercial teams, including reviewing, drafting, negotiating and closing a broad range of technology agreements, including software and Solutions product and service transactions of all kinds, software licensing, SaaS and other cloud transactions, technology, hardware purchases, professional services, maintenance and support arrangements.

  • Contribute to efforts continuously improve law department capability for attorneys to successfully counsel all global businesses in their digital projects, initiatives and priorities, including:

  • Template development (Software agreements (API, SW licenses), integrated solutions offerings, terms and conditions (including for e-commerce), partner agreements (co development, co marketing), System Integrator service offerings, Saas Agreements, Terms of Use))

  • Tools and mentorship on the main challenges faced in software Solutions such as indemnities, limitations on liability and data use rights

  • Legislative developments in the ‘Digital’ space and shares learning with the team and the businesses

  • Identifies, engages and manages relationships with specialized law firms in the digital world, including supervisory responsibilities for outside counsel on specific projects and litigation.

  • Collaborates with Functions in supporting the business to secure opportunities

  • Assists with digital technology aspects of mergers and acquisitions due diligence and integration of acquired companies and technologies.


  • Graduate of an accredited law school or J.D.

  • A qualified lawyer, with 5+ years of post bar experience, and a member of at least one state bar.

  • Experience advising on issues related to software, cloud computing, new technologies, Internet of Things, intellectual property, and data privacy and security

  • Deep experience with drafting, negotiating and closing software licensing agreements, SaaS, PaaS and IaaS agreements and other commercial transactions involving software, preferably in the technology industry (experience with software development a plus).

  • Intellectual curiosity to learn about new technologies and understand product architecture.

  • Excellent communicator who is able to issue-spot and articulate complex and nuanced legal issues clearly and concisely to frontline business and engineering teams and senior executives alike

  • Creative problem-solver who can drive projects and analyze and help resolve complex issues in innovative and practical ways

  • Pragmatic, independent, proactive, and collaborative professional with excellent attention to detail, curiosity, the ability and willingness to learn new areas of law and business, and the ability to prioritize multiple matters simultaneously in an international, fast-paced, service-oriented environment

  • Strong ability to communicate complex legal and policy matters in an understandable, practical manner for non-lawyers and to connect legal principles

  • High level of flexibility and ability to travel within the region and overseas, as the position calls for occasional travel, approximately 10%

Additional Information

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or other protected status. EEOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

If you require accommodations to view or apply for a job, alternative methods are available to submit an application. Please contact (440)534-6000 or NA.TA.Operations@averydennison.com to discuss reasonable accommodations.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or other protected status. EEOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled