Canon U.S.A., Inc.

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Technology Counsel

Technology Counsel

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Company Overview

Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions to the United States and to Latin America and the Caribbean markets. With approximately $29 billion in global revenue, its parent
company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2016† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies in 2016. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty,
providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. In 2014, the Canon Americas Headquarters secured
LEED® Gold certification, a recognition for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of high-performance green buildings. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting and follow us on Twitter @CanonUSA. For media inquiries, please contact

† Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office.

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Position Overview

Canon U. S. A., Inc. is currently seeking an experienced Technology Counsel (Counsel) to join our Legal Division, at our Corporate Headquarters in Melville, NY.  


We are looking for a motivated attorney to support Canon's Information Technology Division and software business development projects.  This position is primarily responsible for negotiating and drafting software license, maintenance, distribution and service agreements; providing legal guidance to Canon's IT divisions and other business units; conducting complex contracts negotiations and otherwise supporting a wide range of commercial transactional matters.  




  • Work closely with Canon's Information Technology Division and Compliance Division to negotiate complex technology transactions, including hardware/software licensing, outsourcing, e-commerce, data center and cloud services, and systems consulting.
  • Work on data privacy and information technology risk and security issues.
  • Develop/implement firm-wide open source software policy process, and data privacy/electronic communications policies.
  • Act as a trusted advisor on legal issues to all levels of IT business unit personnel, up to and including senior executives.
  • Counsel Canon's business units on contract negotiation objectives and strategies, and provide legal guidance to resolve disputes with third parties 


This position requires a Juris Doctor degree and the candidate must be a member in good standing of the New York State Bar.  The ideal candidate will have 8 to 10 years of experience handling licensing and commercial transactions.  In-house experience is preferred, but law firm experience will be considered.   Candidates should have a solid background in drafting and negotiating software licenses (including cloud, SaaS, and hosted services agreements) and related out-bound technology transactions agreements.  Candidate must be well organized and able to manage numerous projects simultaneously. Canon prefers to hire a motivated attorney with excellent interpersonal skills with a strong team orientation. The candidate must have  practical working knowledge of how a legal department interacts with sales and other departments.  Must be able to work with minimal supervision and use Microsoft Office components without the need for other administration support.  Knowledge of or experience with HIPAA, HITECH and their implementing regulations is a plus.  


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