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Senior Corporate Counsel, Technology Transactions Team (CA or Remote)

Company: Palo Alto Networks
Location: San Antonio
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Company Description

Our Mission

At Palo Alto Networks everything starts and ends with our mission: Being the cybersecurity partner of choice, protecting our digital way of life. We have the vision of a world where each day is safer and more secure than the one before. These are not easy goals to accomplish - but we are not here for easy. We are a company built on the foundation of challenging and disrupting the way things are done, and we are looking for innovators who are as committed to shaping the future of cybersecurity as we are.

Job Description

Your Career

This position is to be the lead attorney on high value and complex technology licensing transactions involving cyber security products with an emphasis on intellectual property rights, technology development projects and partnership arrangements for cloud and software solutions. This position will report to the leader of the Technology Transactions team and will be part of the Americas Commercial Transactions team. You will be part of a fast-moving, collaborative legal team that impacts all go-to- market aspects of the business daily. The team is focused on developing our next generation technology licensing agreements and product partner programs to scale across Palo Alto Networks' entire technology portfolio. This position will work closely with product, engineering, business development, and marketing teams. You will also be an important resource for Legal colleagues on a global basis. Strong candidates are proactive, solutions-driven, and independent, with direct and leading experience in drafting and negotiating complex software, cloud services, data protection, and information security agreements.

Seeking Individuals Who

--- Are unrelenting in their pursuit of achievement and are constantly seeking self improvement.

--- Can persevere in the face of challenge and bounce back from setbacks.

--- Can adjust according to the situation, learn new things, innovate, and try new methods.

--- Possess self-confidence in their own abilities while understandings that there is always room for improvement and that others' experience and knowledge are valuable.

--- Demonstrate the highest level of adherence to not only what is legal but also what is right.

--- Can apply their knowledge to real-world scenarios.

--- Can function as part of a team, placing the success of the whole above the needs of the self.

--- Have a desire to explore the unknown and question the status quo in pursuit of better, more effective solutions.

--- Have a positive attitude, high empathy, and control over their emotions, especially in

unscripted, chaotic, and stressful situations

Your Impact

--- Review, negotiate and conclude complex technology and intellectual property licensing

agreements involving software and cloud services that comply with the company's policies and risk tolerance.

--- Support an identified product/engineering organization as the primary technology transactions attorney for that department, providing assistance and advice where needed or requested.

--- Provide leadership to the legal team in intellectual property rights transactions between

software and cloud service technology providers and Palo Alto Networks.

--- Familiarity with and working knowledge of privacy and information security legal issues to the extent necessary to review, draft and negotiate data protection and information security agreements with customers and partners.

--- Draft, review and negotiate technology partnership, in-bound licensing, out-bound licensing and distribution agreements, including new templates to cover newly created programs as needed; and coordinating/collaborating with commercial counsel outside of the Americas.

--- Provide supplementary capacity to review, negotiate and conclude commercial contracts

involving hardware, software, cloud, and support services.

--- Respond promptly and effectively to legal requests from product, engineering, business

development, senior management, and other internal clients, and advise on recommended

courses of action and legal risks.

--- Provide legal advice recommendations as may be necessary, including identifying processes, legal requirements, registrations, and procedures. Ability to judge when to escalate identified issues.

--- Assist with legal intern projects and programs as requested.

--- Support continuous improvement of standard form agreements, policies and legal processes related to commercial transactions.

--- Handle special projects as requested.

Qualifications

Your Experience

--- Must be admitted to the bar in at least one U.S. state, and have a law degree from a reputable law school.

--- Must have 5+ years of strong technology transaction legal practice involving information

technology.

--- Extensive experience working in a constructive and professional manner with product,

engineering, and business development personnel and management.

--- Extensive experience as the primary attorney on drafting and negotiating technology licensing agreements, technology development agreements, software and cloud services license agreements, and professional services agreements.

--- Experience drafting and negotiating data processing/data privacy and information security

agreements and working with subject matter experts in these areas.

--- Ability to work efficiently with cross-functional teams and manage numerous projects

simultaneously under deadline pressure.

--- Excellent interpersonal skills, business judgment, strategic thinking, superior work ethic,

flexibility, and ability to work independently.

--- Superior Language, Written And Verbal Communication Skills Required.

--- Management of early in career attorneys a plus.

--- Occasional travel.

Preferences

--- Certifications in the areas of data privacy or information security is a plus.

--- Undergrad or work experience in an engineering, computer science, computer information

systems, or comparable technical discipline is an important plus.

Additional Information

Our Commitment

We're trailblazers that dream big, take risks, and challenge cybersecurity's status quo. It's simple: we can't accomplish our mission without diverse teams innovating, together.

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for all qualified individuals with a disability. If you require assistance or accommodation due to a disability or special need, please contact us at accommodations@paloaltonetworks.com. Palo Alto Networks is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity in our workplace, and all

qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or other legally protected characteristics.

Covid-19 Vaccination Information for Palo Alto Networks Jobs Vaccine requirements and disclosure obligations vary by country.
Unless applicable law requires otherwise, you must be vaccinated for COVID or qualify for a reasonable accommodation if:
The job requires accessing a company worksite
The job requires in-person customer contact and the customer has implemented such requirements
You choose to access a Palo Alto Networks worksite
If you have questions about the vaccine requirements of this particular position based on your location or job requirements, please inquire with the recruiter.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Covid-19 Vaccination Information for Palo Alto Networks Jobs Vaccine requirements and disclosure obligations vary by country.
Unless applicable law requires otherwise, you must be vaccinated for COVID or qualify for a reasonable accommodation if:
The job requires accessing a company worksite
The job requires in-person customer contact and the customer has implemented such requirements
You choose to access a Palo Alto Networks worksite
If you have questions about the vaccine requirements of this particular position based on your location or job requirements, please inquire with the recruiter.

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