Senior Corporate Counsel - 1227492

  • Location:
    San Jose, California, US
  • Additional Location(s)
    RTP, Lawrenceville (Atlanta) and Herndon, but other locations within the U.S. where there is an existing Cisco legal presence will be considered
  • Area of Interest
    Legal
  • Job Type
    Professional
  • Technology Interest
    *None
  • Job Id
    1227492
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What You'll Do

In this role at Cisco, you will work on some of the most exciting legal and business issues in technology today as you support part of our Service Provider Networking Group through one of the most critical and disruptive transitions in the history of our industry. While supporting the Service Provider Networking Group, you will have the opportunity to work on cutting edge projects that result in differentiated innovation that will drive Cisco’s growth as we bring new value to customers and create tangible business outcomes for them. You will handle challenging questions that require innovative solutions and you will create real change as you help Cisco reinvent networking, enable a multi-cloud world and unlock the power of data.

Who You'll Work With

At Cisco Legal, you're part of a premier group of in-house lawyers redefining how law is practiced at one of the largest and most successful companies in the world. From the diversity of issues you'll take on across the company to the tight partnership between Legal, Business, Engineering, Sales, Finance, Supply Chain/Manufacturing, Government Affairs, and many more, your job is fast-paced and ever-changing. It's an environment of cross-functional partnership, knowledge sharing, and support. It's also a place with autonomy, individuality, and initiative. We believe that we all make each other better, and that your success is our success. You're always both a leader and an essential part of the team."

Who You Are

To be an integral part of Cisco's next chapter means you are smart, creative, energetic, passionate, reciprocal, flexible, and dedicated. When you see a problem, you fix it. When you hit a barrier, you break it down. While others complain, you think of ways to make it better. You're not afraid to think big, and to follow through. You don't wait to be told what to do - you do it.

You desire to be part of an extraordinary group of legal professionals in an environment that rewards innovation, challenges and expands your comfort zone, and provides you with the support, technology, and educational opportunities to succeed. You will be passionate about growing our business, changing the world, and having fun.

You'll have experience with the following:

  • Drafting and negotiating a wide variety of contracts for strategic relationships, including technology licenses, IP transactions, and development, partnership, beta, platform, cloud, XaaS, and services agreements
  • Serving as trusted advisor to business and engineering executives
  • Participating as a member of the business leader’s extended leadership team and being the first point of contact on all legal issues for the business leaders
  • Advising business clients on the various legal risks, business strategies, and other issues related to commercial transactions, engineering, product development, and business operations
  • Driving constant improvement to existing legal templates, licensing models, legal and business processes, and legal support models
  • Being adept at making sound legal judgments quickly in order to facilitate business execution while minimizing risk
  • Working on a broad range of disciplines including intellectual property, competition, privacy, marketing, licensing, and regulatory issues

Our Minimum Qualifications & Experience

  • JD and excellent academic credentials
  • A minimum of 7 years of relevant experience structuring, drafting and negotiating complex in-bound and out-bound commercial and technology agreements; ideally a combination of large law firm and in-house experience is preferred
  • US state bar admission in good standing
  • Specific experience with licensing and commercial transactions involving information technology

Our desired skills are:

  • Validated excellence with regards to your legal and business judgment, technical acumen, and critical thinking
  • Ability to excel both independently and cross-functionally
  • Ability to present complex issues in a clear and concise manner and provide succinct legal advice
  • Experience supporting the business in the creation of new products and solutions
  • Experience with silicon, chips, ASICs and foundries is desired
  • Deep knowledge of intellectual property law, commercial contracts, and business law
  • Ability to field issues across a diverse set of legal fields
  • Strong influencing and leadership skills, including decisiveness on both legal and business issues
  • Sense of humor, team spirit, enthusiasm

Why Cisco

We connect everything: people, processes, data, and things. We innovate everywhere, taking bold risks to shape the technologies that give us smart cities, connected cars, and handheld hospitals. And we do it in style with unique personalities who aren't afraid to change the way the world works, lives, plays and learns.

We are thought leaders, tech geeks, pop culture aficionados, and we even have a few purple haired rock stars. We celebrate the creativity and diversity that fuels our innovation. We are dreamers and we are doers.

#We Are Cisco.


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