MARY B. LEVENSON, JD/MBA
***** ******** ***** * Alpharetta, Georgia 30009
404-***-**** * email@example.com
LEGAL/IN-HOUSE COUNSEL: Software Licensing, Corporate Transactions, Litigation
Business oriented corporate attorney experienced in contract administration, including the drafting
and negotiation of technology, maintenance, and service agreements, software licenses, non-
disclosures, settlements, staffing agreements, assignments, and outsourcing agreements in the
software, mortgage, and pharmaceutical industries. Catalyst for the creation and implementation of
effective training and cost and process streamlining initiatives. Proven litigation expertise used to try
cases, argue motions, and execute discovery functions. Strong leader equipped to manage
personnel and external vendors. Researcher proficient in due diligence.
Contracts Specialist * Negotiation * Consulting * Cost, Process Streamlining * Litigation Management
* Licensing * Contracts Law * Due Diligence * Legal Research * Risk Management * Vendor
Management * Discovery * International Contracting * Staff Management * Litigation * Depositions *
Training and Development
STONEBRANCH, INC., Alpharetta, Georgia * 10/2010 - current
Stonebranch is the leading provider of Intelligent File Transfer and Independent Scheduling Agents
Attorney (contractor). Review and revise national and international contracts. Worked full-time as a
contractor for Stonebranch in 2/2010.
EQUIFAX INC., Atlanta, Georgia * 3/2010 - 10/2010
Company specializing in consumer and business credit intelligence, portfolio management, fraud
detection, decision technology, and marketing tools.
Senior Director and Corporate Counsel. Drafted and negotiated agreements for the Global Sourcing
Office and for software vendors.
ISGN CORPORATION, Norcross, Georgia * 11/2008 – 11/2009
Company specializing in software for the mortgage industry including loan originations through
default management for some of the largest banks in the United States.
Attorney, Software Licensing. Drafted and negotiated agreements in the mortgage industry for (i)
software licensing and consulting services, (ii) staffing agreements, (iii) fulfillment and outsourcing
services, and (iv) default letters for the Accounts Receivable Group. Supported the Sales Team.
Provided effective negotiation to land key deals with major banks and mortgage lenders including
GMAC, Chase, Fidelity, MetLife, and Deutsche Bank.
STIEFEL LABORATORIES, INC., Duluth, Georgia * 1/2008-8/2008 (acquired by GlaxoSmithKline)
Pharmaceutical company specializing in the advancement of dermatology and skin care around the
Senior Contracts Manager, Global Procurement (contractor)
Drafted and negotiated contracts and statements of work for research and development, specifically
clinical trial and vendor agreements encompassing data management, photography, investigators,
institutions, contract research organizations (CRO’s), and software hosting and licensing for
electronic data capture. Drafted services agreements for consulting, executive training, CEO
compensation analysis, website development and hosting, and language translation. Drafted
agreements for ISP's, chemical supply, equipment purchases, Microsoft renewals, p-cards,
construction, investment advisory services, and branding agreements.
* Managed 174 contracts in 120 days for North America.
* Incorporated higher levels of expertise into the global procurement process, including the creation
of templates to simplify the overall process.
* Drafted agreements such as a $6M software licensing and hosting contract complete with new and
negotiated terminology to decrease company risk, which language was not proposed by the outside
counsel or the assigned IT contracts manager.
INFOR GLOBAL SOLUTIONS, Alpharetta, Georgia * 2006-2007
Software company specializing in enterprise asset management software and enterprise resource
Contracts Specialist II
Supported the Sales Team by drafting and negotiating software license agreements, non-disclosures,
maintenance and professional services contracts, and amendments to facilitate software licensing
and service provision for companies including McDonald’s and Pepsico.
AFFILIATED COMPUTER SERVICES ("ACS"), Roswell, Georgia * 2005-2006
Fortune 500 company delivering business process outsourcing and technology services worldwide.
Due Diligence Analyst, Software Migrations
Reviewed software licenses and third party agreements as part of due diligence functions.
Uncovered liabilities in software agreements, software acquisition commitments, agreement terms,
and termination clauses, enabling clients to obtain software applications for a lower cost. Negotiated
consent letters for access to vendor contracts.
THE HOME DEPOT, Atlanta, Georgia * 2004
Attorney (contractor): Streamlined vendor contracting and achieved discounted rates, including a
template for an annual $53M expense. Drafted contract templates to enable corporate negotiations
with key vendors instead of individual store agreements with local vendors. Wrote provisions to
protect confidential information, recover litigation expenses, establish governing law, limit liability,
and enforce non-solicitation clauses. Recommended an online system to reduce temporary staffing
* Won a $500K+ bid from the city of Boca Raton by crafting a well-prepared response to an RFP.
INDUS INTERNATIONAL (acquired by Ventyx, Inc.), Atlanta, Georgia * 2002-2004
Staff Attorney, Contracts: Drafted and negotiated software licenses and contracts for software use,
support, outsourcing, hosting, professional services, assignments, partnerships, re-sellers, non-
disclosures, and settlements. Educated the Sales Department about basic contract terms and
conditions for use in working with clients.
* Captured $800K in net new license fees by reaching an agreement with Sunoco within three months
instead of the usual 12 months through relationship-building with the VP of Information Technology.
* Generated $400K in net new software license revenue and $100K in support fees by negotiating a
breach of contract dispute.
* Recouped $800K in outstanding fees within one quarter by working with the Sales and Accounts
Receivable departments to write and negotiate effective demand letters.
* Supported APAC.
GEAC ENTERPRISE SOLUTIONS (acquired by Infor), Atlanta, Georgia * 1999-2002
Legal Counsel, Contracts: Drafted and negotiated complex technology agreements detailing
copyrights, intellectual property, warranties, and liability requirements. Performed dispute resolution
for employment, breach of contract, and trademark infringement issues. Supported EMEA and
advised six product groups as primary legal counsel.
* Spearheaded due diligence audits of software licenses for acquisition targets.
* Directed post-acquisition dispute resolution working with the CFO.
* Won $600K+ in new software license revenues by negotiating a breach of contract dispute in five
hours with the client’s VP of IT and the client's 2 attorneys.
* Drafted a software hosting template for a new business unit.
Career Note: Software Licensing Compliance Manager, First Data Corporation * 1998
INTEGON CORPORATION (acquired by GMAC), Winston-Salem, North Carolina * 1995-1997
Senior Attorney: Resolved top claims expeditiously and reduced company expenses, particularly for
fraudulent claim investigations. Handled 1K+ case litigation files and served as the chief counsel to
the Special Investigations Unit. Managed 3 people tasked with litigation claims processing for 5
states. Assessed and amended claims processes. Created and implemented case management
guidelines for outside counsel, reducing costs to the company.
FIRST DATA CORPORATION, HEALTH SYSTEMS GROUP (acquired by McKesson), Charlotte, NC *
Senior Contracts Administrator: Drafted and negotiated multimillion dollar contracts for software
licensing, maintenance, and hardware for hospitals.
Note: Additional work history includes positions as an Associate Attorney for LeBoeuf, Lamb, et al.,
and Golding, Meekins, et al., as first-chair trial counsel. Full details upon request.
Juris Doctor, MBA
School of Law/Babcock Graduate School of Management, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem,
Honors and Activities:
* Moot Court Board
* Best Brief Award – Stanley Moot Court Competition
* American Jurisprudence Award – Commercial Paper
* Quarterfinalist – Craven National Moot Court Competition
* Merit Fellowship – Babcock Graduate School of Management
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Honors: Kappa Tau Alpha Honor Society (top 10% in School of Journalism)
North Carolina State Bar