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Octavia Powell

Octavia Powell

Outsourced In-house Counsel | Extended Member of Leadership Teams | Business Focused Legal Guidance

Chicago
Illinois
Licensed in
IL, England & Wales
The John Marshall Law School
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About
Octavia is an enterprising business law attorney, with over 12 years’ experience with a strong background in information technology.

Octavia is a graduate of UC Berkeley and obtained her law degree from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago while maintaining a full-time profession, as an IT director, with a large not-for-profit organization. She is also a licensed lawyer (Solicitor) of England and Wales.

Octavia’s practice areas include business law and commercial contracts with a particular emphasis in technology. She prefers working with companies as an outsourced generalist and extended member of the team to help streamline business
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13
Years
experience

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Client Reviews

5.0
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines
out of 2 reviews
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"Octavia has helped my software development consulting firm with numerous technology related contracts and licensing agreements from and to clients, customers and vendors such as: SaaS, software on-premises solutions, cloud-based solutions and apps. She is always highly organized and very patient in explaining complex legal issues to us. She has also demonstrated her trustworthiness via her consistent professionalism. The next is competence. We have found Ms. Powell's work to be thorough. She crosses the t's and dots the i's. She often reminds us of ramifications to decisions that we are not considering."

Technology Contract Drafting, Review and Negotiation
Non-UpCounsel Client
Clear Communication
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Meets Deadlines

"Octavia has provided outstanding expertise in contracts, contract negotiation, corporate structure, corporate records, and general legal advice concerning our companies. She has learned our businesses and is very professional, personable, thorough, consistent and knowledgeable of the various issues that we have asked her to advise us on which is the reason we have continued to use her services and is the reason I would highly recommend her services to other businesses and colleagues."

General Counsel Services
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Work History

POWELL LEGAL COUNSEL, LTD

Attorney at Law

Mar 2007 - Present

Provide general legal and transactional services, with a problem solving approach, to help support legal, technology and business objectives. Actively partner with client company internal leadership, departments, and teams to provide guidance and solutions to optimize business strategy, development of corporate vision and performance across a broad range of areas.

Mar 2007 - Present

CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF THE ARCHDIOCESE OF CHICAGO

IT Director

May 2007 - Aug 2019

Oversaw internal Intranet and external Internet website implementation, design and maintenance: Directed the activities of staff, including: web developers, webmasters, database administrators, software engineers, and digital content contributors.

May 2007 - Aug 2019

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