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Senior Counsel

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Date Last Verified

Jan 13, 2021

Valid Through

Apr 28, 2021

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Jul 21, 2020

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Min 7 yrs required


Mountain View, CA, United States

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Intellectual Property >> Intellectual Property - General
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Senior Counsel
The candidate will work on the exciting legal issues surrounding our transformational autonomous vehicle technology and help drive our business lines forward from technology ideation through scaled commercial deployment. We partner with our public policy, safety, security and privacy experts to define transportation policy for the self-driving world to come, advising on regulatory changes that support and protect our users around the world. We collaborate with our engineering, product, strategy and operations teams to develop and protect our intellectual property portfolio and drive our corporate and commercial transactions. We ensure compliance with an increasingly complex and dynamic range of global regulations. And we anticipate, mitigate, and litigate high-profile and precedent-setting legal matters. Review, draft and negotiate a variety of commercial agreements, such as hardware purchase and development agreements, inbound services agreements, supply chain agreements, joint development and collaboration agreements and other commercial transactional agreements. Respond promptly to legal requests from product, engineering, sourcing, business development, finance, marketing, and other clients, summarizing and communicating legal concepts in a clear and concise manner. Advise business and cross functional stakeholders on legal issues that may include product liability, regulatory issues, agreement structures and approval processes, company policies and procedures, IP, and negotiation strategy. Support the continuous improvement of Waymo and the legal department by identifying and implementing improvements in processes, forms and operations. JD degree and must be admitted to the bar in which position is located and in good standing or otherwise authorized to practice law (e.g., have registered in-house status) in the state in which the position is located. 7+ years of experience advising on intellectual property matters and commercial agreements are required. Experience drafting and negotiating commercial agreements; licenses, supply agreements and services agreements are required. Experience in another specialist subject area of law (for example but not limited to employment, intellectual property, corporate, or competition) are required. Direct knowledge and experience advising clients from hardware supply, R&D or fast-paced new technology companies are required. Excellent analytical, communication and organizational skills, and demonstrated ability to manage several simultaneous projects under deadline pressure. Ability and interest in developing expertise in new, complex subject areas are required.

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Hiring Coordinator
100 Mayfield Ave
Mountain View, CA 94043

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