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Digital Realty


Manager, Legal Counsel

  2323 bryan street, Dallas


Digital Realty supports the data center, colocation and interconnection strategies of customers across the Americas, EMEA and APAC, ranging from cloud and information technology services, communications and social networking to financial services, manufacturing, energy, healthcare and consumer products.  

Now is the time to join Digital Realty and be part of the world’s trusted foundation powering digital ambitions to our customers, prospects and partners. Digital Realty’s heritage is understanding a customer’s local to global data center needs to address mixed workloads and densities. Enterprises are adapting IT strategies on-the-fly to meet rapidly evolving demands. As data creation and consumption are increasing, so are the tools, clouds, networks and resources needed to support it. This data gravity effect can lead to global workflow management that isn’t consistent across deployments, only compounding the complexities. As one of the world’s largest data center companies, we offer colocation and scale offerings combined best in class connectivity, cloud and data centric solutions. Digital Realty is seeking motivated and imaginative professionals to grow our Enterprise business. 


Position: Manager, Legal Counsel


Opportunity Snapshot

This position, based in Dallas, is an opportunity to 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.


 The Requirements

  • Two to five years max of substantive legal experience, with some combination of law firm and corporate legal department exposure to commercial transactions and real estate matters.
  • 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 written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent academic credentials, organizational skills and work ethic.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Willing to work on a broad variety of legal and business matters; agile.
  • 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.
  • Team player who can easily handle shifting priorities, multi-tasking in a deadline-oriented environment.
  • Digital Realty cares about the health and safety of its workforce, customers, and vendors. Except in limited circumstances where an employee is legally entitled to an accommodation, Digital Realty requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated by their start date as a condition of employment. 


 The Role

  • Review, draft and negotiate (i) customer-facing data center master services agreements, licenses, leases and occupancy agreements, order forms, amendments, and addenda between the Company 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, project management for multijurisdictional customers, and strategic projects.

Note: this description is intended to give you a general overview of the position and is not an exhaustive listing of duties and responsibilities.



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 unique power of choice and value when and where our customers need it.


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.


About Digital Realty

Digital Realty Trust, Inc. 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




The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Digital Realty Trust is committed to employing a diverse workforce. We value and actively seek to recruit, develop and retain people with backgrounds, experiences and perspectives that reflect the full diversity of our society

Digital Realty is a publicly traded company (NYSE: DLR) with investment grade ratings from all three major ratings agencies.

Digital Realty offers a highly competitive compensation package, excellent benefits, and an environment that recognizes and rewards your contributions.

Digital Realty is an equal opportunity employer, EOE/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled

Please do not forward unsolicited resumes to any employee of Digital Realty and its subsidiaries. Digital Realty is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited referrals.

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