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Counsel - Financial Transactions



Accounting & Finance, Legal
Berkeley Heights, NJ, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024
Counsel - Financial Transactions

This role has been designed as ‘Hybrid’ with an expectation that you will work on average 2-3 days per week from an HPE office.

Who We Are:

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is the global edge-to-cloud company advancing the way people live and work. We help companies connect, protect, analyze, and act on their data and applications wherever they live, from edge to cloud, so they can turn insights into outcomes at the speed required to thrive in today’s complex world. Our culture thrives on finding new and better ways to accelerate what’s next. We know diverse backgrounds are valued and succeed here. We have the flexibility to manage our work and personal needs. We make bold moves, together, and are a force for good. If you are looking to stretch and grow your career our culture will embrace you. Open up opportunities with HPE.

Job Description:

We are looking for an attorney with a strong financial transactions background to join a global legal team supporting HPE’s captive financial services business, Hewlett-Packard Financial Services Company (“HPEFS”). This role will primarily focus on drafting, negotiating and advising internal stakeholders and business leaders on agreements for a broad variety of IT equipment finance, IT asset management, and related commercial transactions of varying complexity worldwide. HPEFS combines financial expertise, technology insights, and sustainable solutions that maximize customer’s IT asset economics and create smarter IT lifecycles for customers and partners of all sizes. Working across the entire tech estate, from edge to cloud to end-user, HPEFS delivers IT financing and IT asset lifecycle solutions that not only free up capital and maximize capacity, but also advance sustainable practices globally and consistently.


  • Manages the development of legal strategies by providing specialized legal expertise in one or more areas of strategic importance or having significant impact on revenue, risk, or policy for client base.
  • Plans and facilitates training and mentoring sessions with other team members and clients to share expertise on a variety of subtopics related to a specific legal concentration.
  • Identifies and resolves highly complex legal, regulatory, and business issues requiring highly specialized knowledge and judgment.
  • Acts as a master of the area of specialization by networking effectively to share subject matter expertise across a broad cross-section of the organization.

Education and Experience Required:

  • Advanced university degree in law (e.g. JD or LLB); additional advanced degree relevant to the specialty preferred.
  • Meets local legal license requirements.
  • 4+ years' experience in commercial lending/leasing transactions of various complexity in law firm or in house environment required, additional experience in general commercial transactions
  • Experience in IT equipment finance a plus especially with IT captive finance organization; additional experience in IT asset management and disposition a plus
  • Experience in financial compliance and/or litigation a plus.
  • Significant experience managing multiple, complex, strategic, specialty law projects, issues, and transactions.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Mastery of practical and academic knowledge within a specific legal concentration, and a recognized authority in one or more sub-areas within the specific legal concentration.
  • Deep knowledge of company policies, procedures, and practices relevant to the specialty.
  • Developed understanding of how to operate successfully in the international legal environment for the specific legal concentration.
  • Mastery in negotiating or advising senior representatives of external and internal organizations on complex and high value/risk matters in a specialty.
  • Excellent presentation, facilitation, and networking skills.
  • English language skills to business standard required.


  • Scope includes supporting one or more parts of global or regional business or leading complex commercial transactions.
  • Impact includes providing specialized legal expertise in one or more areas of strategic importance to client base.

Additional Skills:

Accountability, Accountability, Action Planning, Active Learning, Active Listening, Bias, Business, Coaching, Computer Literacy, Conflict Resolutions, Creativity, Critical Thinking, Data Analysis Management, Data Collection Management, Design Thinking, Empathy, Follow-Through, Growth Mindset, Intellectual Curiosity, Law, Legal Consulting, Legal Practices, Legal Risk, Legal Support, Long Term Planning {+ 5 more}

What We Can Offer You:

Health & Wellbeing

We strive to provide our team members and their loved ones with a comprehensive suite of benefits that supports their physical, financial and emotional wellbeing.

Personal & Professional Development

We also invest in your career because the better you are, the better we all are. We have specific programs catered to helping you reach any career goals you have — whether you want to become a knowledge expert in your field or apply your skills to another division.

Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging

We are unconditionally inclusive in the way we work and celebrate individual uniqueness. We know diverse backgrounds are valued and succeed here. We have the flexibility to manage our work and personal needs. We make bold moves, together, and are a force for good.

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The expected salary/wage range for a U.S.-based hire filling this position is provided below. Actual offer may vary from this range based upon geographic location, work experience, education/training, and/or skill level. If this is a sales role, then the listed salary range reflects combined base salary and target-level sales compensation pay. If this is a non-sales role, then the listed salary range reflects base salary only. Variable incentives may also be offered. Information about employee benefits offered can be found at https://myhperewards.com/main/new-hire-enrollment.html.

USD Annual Salary: $126,500.00 - $291,000.00

HPE is an Equal Employment Opportunity/ Veterans/Disabled/LGBT and Affirmative Action employer. We are committed to diversity and building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We do not discriminate and all decisions we make are made on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need. Our goal is to be one global diverse team that is representative of our customers, in an inclusive environment where we can continue to innovate and grow together. Please click here: Equal Employment Opportunity.

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