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Director, Product Attorney - (May be Senior Director DOE) - San Jose
Solutus Legal Search
March 9, 2018
San Jose, California
Full Time - Other
7-10 years experience
General Commercial/Contracts, Privacy, Technology
Our client, a publicly traded global technology company, is seeking an experienced and motivated product attorney to add to its growing legal department. This is a new position on the legal team and offers a broad range of responsibilities over an exciting line of historical and new products to the company. This position will report to the Vice President, Legal who reports into the General Counsel.
The title and level of experience is flexible, but attorneys should have at least six years of experience including:
Experience drafting and negotiating commercial agreements for technology companies.
Ability to evaluate issues from legal and business perspectives with a practical, common sense approach to problem solving.
Knowledge in relevant subject areas such as software and IP licensing, data privacy and security, etc., plus willingness to learn and become company subject matter authority in those areas.
Ability to drive issues and projects cross-functionally.
Extraordinary interpersonal skills and verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to sift through complicated issues and communicate only the important aspects in a clear and concise manner at all levels within the organization and across geographic lines.
Comfortable and adept at balancing risk and opportunity; ability to think creatively to solve problems.
Calm under pressure and able to handle multiple projects and priorities efficiently in a rapidly changing environment.
The product attorney will partner with internal teams to develop new and exciting products and innovative technologies while managing legal risk and ensuring regulatory compliance. You will also be called upon to lead and negotiate complex commercial relationships that contribute to the products’ success. Additional responsibilities include:
Provide legal advice and guidance to Product Management, Engineering, Marketing, Sales, Operations and Finance teams on issues related to new and existing products from the initial stages of product development to launch.
Draft and negotiate commercial and intellectual property agreements affecting the company’s products and services.
Remain up to date on relevant industry, consumer protection, advertising, IP, product security and privacy laws and regulations to ensure an ongoing ability to provide sound compliance advice.
Provide practical and actionable advice in terms non-lawyers can understand into how the company can work within the law to craft amazing product experiences for its customers.
Our client values someone who can work autonomously, but also roll up his or her sleeves and “do your own grunt work”. S/he will have excellent attention to detail but not be uptight. Ideally, you will have a good sense of humor and won’t take yourself too seriously.
Bay Area candidates preferred. Relocation may be considered. In-House experience is not required.
Solutus Legal has been selected as the exclusive representative on this desirable search. Interested candidates, please submit resumes to email@example.com for consideration. Resumes submitted directly to our client will be forwarded to Solutus for review and evaluation.
About Solutus Legal Search
Solutus Legal Search is the leading legal search boutique and market leader in the placement of high quality lawyers in corporations and law firms. We deliver strategic search services for our clients, as well as effective career counseling and placement services for candidates. With over 30 years of collective experience in the search business, our extensive relationships, networks and contacts in the legal community provide our candidates with a crucial edge in landing the perfect job. In addition, our quality of clients and job opportunities is unmatched. Every recruiter at Solutus is an attorney who has practiced in either large law firms or world-class corporations. This added expertise enables our team to better understand your background and career needs and creates a high placement rate for our candidates. Our search specialties include General Counsel and all levels in-house; law firm lateral associate and retained lateral partner placements. With offices across California, Solutus services clients throughout the West Coast, U.S. and the globe.
For a current list of our in house and law firm opportunities, please visit our website at www.solutuslegal.com.