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Associate General Counsel – Products

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Min 10 yrs required


Menlo Park, CA

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Sep 27,2017
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Information Technology >> Information Technology
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Associate General Counsel – Products The candidate will be responsible for providing strategic, tactical and working level legal counsel in order to identify and mitigate global legal risks in all phases of product development. Interact closely with cross-functional teams such as Supply Chain, Procurement, Engineering, Product Design, Quality, Reliability, Operations, Logistics and Sales. Analyze products, policies and initiatives to provide legal risk mitigation strategies for products across multiple jurisdictions. Review the compliance of project designs and launch plans and provide strategic guidance to teams regarding compliance and regulatory requirements to meet or exceed all applicable regulating bodies minimum requirements. Coordinate with safety and compliance leads to ensure that all products receive necessary compliance approvals and certifications. Coordinate with public policy, privacy, tax, finance, marketing, communications and customer support teams on multi-disciplinary issues in order to provide legal advice across many subject areas. Drive and negotiate strategic agreements across supply chain, engineering and procurement. Support other areas as necessary including areas involving unfamiliar subject areas. J.D. degree and membership in at least one state bar with 10+ years of product legal counsel experience (hardware and IP), including experience with various manufacturing models and related global regulatory, privacy, security, safety and consumer protection compliance (in house or at law-firm) required. A working knowledge of worldwide regulatory approval process (e.g. IEEE, UL, CE, FCC, GCF, CA Prop65, RoHS, REACH) required. Experience supporting product compliance through test and certification laboratories required. Ability: to thrive and innovate in a fast-paced, dynamic, matrixed and ambiguous work environment; to adapt to changing priorities and organizational needs required. Experience: working with and advising leadership; working with in-house clients and business partners aligning on strategy required. Experience: advising and aligning with cross-functional teams on risk mitigation across technology product platforms; leading and managing multiple products, resolutions and agreements from concept to launch preferred.

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