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Sr. Corporate Counsel, Enterprise Networking & Cloud

Cisco Systems Inc.
San Jose, CA 95113
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Senior Corporate Counsel, Enterprise Networking & Cloud

What You'll Do

You will join the Product Counsel team as Senior Corporate Counsel supporting Ciscos Enterprise Networking and Cloud business.  Your support starts at product inception and goes through the complete product development lifecycle. Youll work closely with cross-functional teams around the globe, including product management, engineering, business development and go-to-market teams who support a rich portfolio of best in class software and hardware networking products. Youll also partner with subject matter experts within Legal to provide business driven counsel across the product suite.  Your work will focus on legal counseling primarily in the areas of data privacy and security, intellectual property rights, market access and related regulatory issues. You will also play a meaningful role in shaping and implementing policies that help the Legal team improve go-to-market motions and scale as Cisco continues to grow and evolve its software and SaaS businesses.

During any given week you may also work with our Sales Legal team to respond to customer or partner product transactions, educate customers and partners about the legal framework that supports our product portfolio, partner with Ciscos regulatory or privacy counsel to improve and create new product development processes, and work with corporate development teams to integrate newly acquired businesses.

Your Responsibilities

The Product Counsel team differentiates itself through a deep understanding of Ciscos products and offers. We serve as the primary Legal interface with Engineering and the commercial teams that build Cisco products.  This role will have lead responsibility for supporting Ciscos Wireless busines unit, in addition to supporting other Enterprise Networking and Cloud products in collaboration with other Product Counsel. Daily work includes:

  • Building and maintaining strong relationships with product development and engineering teams and advising multiple levels of management on legal issues, including executive level support.
  • Developing a strong understanding of product functionality and applicable legal/regulatory limitations, with a specific focus on cloud and SaaS based products.
  • Reviewing and negotiating agreements with strategic partners, vendors and customers, including OEM, marketplace, alliance, joint marketing and co-development agreements.
  • Working with Ciscos Privacy Office to implement privacy compliance and privacy by design principles.
  • Assisting with acquisition and integration of products, content, services and technologies, including due diligence, for newly acquired technologies and businesses.
  • Building cross-functional relationships with operations, finance, supply chain, IP and other members of the Legal team to help drive product development.
  • Advising the business on strategic legal issues with a laser business focus.
  • Providing product expertise to other teams within Legal in connection with customer escalations. 

Who You Are

Cisco is seeking a highly motivated, solutions-driven and tech-savvy attorney who is excited about working in a dynamic environment with the team of lawyers supporting Ciscos Enterprise Networking and Cloud business.

You must have excellent legal and business judgment, possess strong critical thinking and writing skills, and maintain a proven work ethic. You should be able to work independently, as well as collaboratively and flexibly, in a collegial, fast-paced and rapidly changing environment that requires work across both Legal and non-Legal teams alike. You must be able to adapt your approach and demeanor to match shifting demands of the business and to problem solve with speed 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. Success requires self-motivation, confidence, diligence and a passion to learn about new technologies and businesses.

Required qualifications include:

  • J.D. and excellent academic credentials.
  • State Bar member in good standing and eligibility to practice in California.
  • 8+ years of relevant legal, in-house and law firm experience.
  • Substantial software and cloud/SaaS experience.
  • Experience with privacy and data protection issues, including strong knowledge of global privacy laws, particularly GDPR.
  • Solid knowledge of intellectual property contracting and product development issues, including open source.
  • Strong collaborator who will work closely with product management and engineers to develop a deep understanding of their product portfolio.
  • Intellectual curiosity to learn about new technologies and understand product architecture.
  • Validated leadership skills and track record for building business relationships and gaining client trust.
  • Practical business judgment and understanding of the difference between legal requirements and business risk.

  • Strong organizational and program management skills and the ability to prioritize and handle several simultaneous projects for multiple businesses under deadline pressure.

Why Cisco

#WeAreCisco, where each person is unique, but we bring our talents to work as a team and make a difference powering an expansive future for all.

We adopt digital, and help our customers implement change in their digital businesses. Some may think were old (36 years strong) and only about hardware, but were also a software company. And a security company. We even invented an intuitive network that adapts, predicts, learns and protects. No other company can do what we do you cant put us in a box!

But Digital Transformation is an empty buzz phrase without a culture that allows for innovation, creativity, and yes, even failure (if you learn from it.)

Day to day, we focus on the give and take. We give our best, give our egos a break, and give of ourselves (because giving back is built into our DNA.) We take accountability, bold steps, and take difference to heart. Because without diversity of thought and a dedication to equality for all, there is no moving forward.

So, you have colorful hair? Dont care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Like polka dots? Thats cool. Pop culture geek? Many of us are. Passion for technology and world changing? Be you, with us!

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Posted: 2020-10-14 Expires: 2020-11-14
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