Contracts Attorney

Posting Date 2 weeks ago(5/11/2022 8:08 AM)
Requisition ID
Job Location(s)
West Lafayette IN United States
Position Type
Full Time
Cook Advanced Technologies
Contract Mgmt/Legal/Patents


The Contracts Attorney at Cook Advanced Technologies is responsible for the development, drafting, negotiation, and processing of contracts with various vendors and consultants.  


  • Work closely with employees and external stakeholders to draft, review, negotiate, and process contracts in support of Cook objectives
  • Support budget development and negotiate budgets associated with contracts
  • Continuously support the development, implementation, and review of legal processes to meet the evolving needs of the Cook organization
  • Establish trusted relationships with colleagues, vendors, and consultants through active communication and a commitment to exceeding expectations
  • Advise on legal and compliance issues related to Cook business
  • Support the development and ongoing modification of agreement templates to expedite the execution of contracts in a dynamic global environment
  • Present a professional demeanor in all communications and interactions with persons internal and external to Cook
  • Work in a global environment across many cultures and regions
  • Participate in and complete continuing education courses to stay current with best practices and regulations related to job responsibilities


  • J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school, licensed to practice law in one of 50 states
  • Previous experience in contract development, drafting, and negotiation
  • Familiarity and sensitivity to cultural differences on a global scale and attentive to regional differences in approaches to contract negotiation and business communication
  • Strong understanding of data protection and privacy laws and regulations on a global scale
  • Conscientious person with an outstanding work ethic and strong personal discipline
  • Willingness and capability to handle multiple projects and responsibilities and the potential for a large workload requiring the need to prioritize as necessary to meet deadlines
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and protect sensitive information from disclosure
  • Sufficiently assertive to address confrontational situations or contentious negotiations while maintaining professionalism
  • Proficient in using IT platforms related to contracting, including the Microsoft Office Suite
  • Strong ability to self-start and to take a proactive role in solving problems
  • Excellent organizational, leadership and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability and desire to work in a collegial team atmosphere
  • Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Cook does not intend to provide sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position.


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