Corporate Counsel, Security Business
The candidate will be developing a strong understanding of product functionality and applicable legal/regulatory limitations, with a specific focus on cloud and SaaS products. Building and maintaining strong relationships with product development and engineering teams and advising multiple levels of management on legal issues, including executive-level support. Reviewing and negotiating agreements with strategic partners, vendors and customers, including OEM, marketplace, alliance, joint marketing and co-development agreements. Working with Cisco’s Privacy Office to implement privacy compliance and privacy by design principles. Assisting with the acquisition and integration of products, content, services and technologies for newly acquired technologies and businesses. Building cross-functional relationships with operations, finance, supply chain, IP, Privacy and other members of the Legal team. Advising the Security business leaders regarding strategic legal issues with a pro-business focus. Providing product expertise to other teams within Legal in connection with customer escalations. Must have excellent legal and business judgment, possess strong critical thinking and writing skills, and maintain a proven work ethic. and organization. Excellent communication skills (oral and written) and advanced interpersonal and influencing abilities to build trusted relationships with the business and Legal teammates is a must. 6+ years of relevant legal, in-house and law firm experience required. J.D. and excellent academic credentials required. State Bar member in good standing required. Substantial software and cloud/SaaS transactional experience required. Experience with privacy and data protection/security issues, including strong knowledge of global privacy laws, particularly GDPR. Certifications (such as CIPP/E) are a plus. Solid knowledge of intellectual property contracting and product development issues, including open source required. Strong collaborator who will work closely with product managers and engineers to develop a deep understanding of their product portfolio required. Intellectual curiosity to learn about new technologies, cybersecurity and understand product architecture required. Ability to understand and synthesize complex issues, assess risk, and provide concise, plain English, business-focused legal advice, including to senior executive leadership required. Strong organizational and program management skills and the ability to prioritize and handle several simultaneous projects for multiple businesses under deadline pressure required.