Corporate Counsel, Public Sector

TenableColumbia, MarylandFull TimeOn Site

Job Description


Who is Tenable?

Tenable® is the Exposure Management company. 40,000 organizations around the globe rely on Tenable to understand and reduce cyber risk. Our global employees support 60 percent of the Fortune 500, 40 percent of the Global 2000, and large government agencies. Come be part of our journey! 


What makes Tenable such a great place to work? 

Ask a member of our team and they’ll answer, “Our people!” We work together to build and innovate best-in-class cybersecurity solutions for our customers; all while creating a culture of belonging, respect, and excellence where we can be our best selves. When you’re part of our #OneTenable team, you can expect to partner with some of the most talented and passionate people in the industry, and have the support and resources you need to do work that truly matters. We deliver results that exceed expectations and we win together!


Your Role:

Tenable, Inc. is looking to hire a highly-qualified, motivated, and organized Corporate Counsel, Public Sector to help support Tenable’s operations. The role will be located in Columbia, MD and will primarily involve reviewing, drafting and negotiating commercial agreements with customers, partners and vendors, with a focus on contracts related to public sector and government entities (both state and federal). Given the nature of in-house work at Tenable, the Corporate Counsel, Public Sector will also perform other legal tasks as required, which may include compliance work, employment law issues, intellectual property, maintaining records, legal research, and miscellaneous assignments.  Successful candidates should be able to advise and guide internal clients with diplomacy and authority.  


Your Opportunity:

The Corporate Counsel, Public Sector will work as part of a growing legal team and will be required to undertake the following:

  • Reviewing, drafting and negotiating various types of public sector customer and reseller agreements involving software, SaaS, hardware and professional services;
  • Responding to complex Requests for Proposals (RFPs), which may involve resellers and system integrators;
  • Serving as a trusted adviser to public sector sales leadership;
  • Ensuring appropriate controls have been developed to support compliance with customer contract requirements;
  • Supporting public sector policy engagements;
  • Managing entity set-up and related corporate governance for entities selling to public sector customers;
  • Monitoring progress of work by counsel and other external advisors, including reviewing of bills;
  • Managing storage and record keeping of contracts;
  • Reviewing corporate communications from a legal perspective; and 
  • Performing other related duties as may be assigned.


What You'll Need:

  • JD, equivalent degree, or equivalent practical experience.
  • Must be an active member in good standing with a State Bar.
  • Minimum of 3+ years’ experience as a public sector lawyer supporting technology transactions.
  • Previous in-house experience in a similar role in a technology company highly advantageous, but not a requirement.
  • Team player and attitude that no job is too big or too small.
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, high activity environment. 
  • Strong organizational and project management skills, including ability to manage numerous projects simultaneously under deadline pressure. 
  • Ability to effectively work with cross-functional teams and various levels of employees, including senior executives.
  • Experience advising clients about legal risks, negotiation strategies, and proposed courses of action to mitigate risk. 
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, business acumen and judgment, strategic legal thinking, initiative and attention to detail are a must. 
  • An effective communicator at all levels in the organization, with strong oral and written communication skills. 
  • An energetic, forward-thinking and creative individual with high ethical standards and strong desire to work in a dynamic environment.
  • Fluent English, written and spoken.  Other languages may be beneficial, but are not required.


​If you’ve reached this point, and you’re still not sure if you should apply…..Just do it! We’re human and we don’t fit a perfect mold. Having diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives, that’s a good thing! If you’re coming from outside of the cyber industry - great! If you’re looking to try something new - awesome! All we ask is you bring passion to all that you do, crave creativity and innovation, and embrace the hard work of gaining new skills and accepting big challenges.

We’re committed to promoting Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) at Tenable - through all equal employment opportunity laws and regulations at the international, federal, state and local levels.

The base salary range for this position is $128,000.00 - $170,000.00 USD. Compensation for the role will depend on a number of factors, including the candidate's qualifications, skills, competencies, location and experience, and may fall outside of the range shown. Employees are also eligible for variable compensation in addition to base pay (commission for sales roles, bonus for non-sales roles), depending on company and individual performance. Tenable also offers a variety of comprehensive and competitive benefits which include: medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance; 401(k) retirement savings with company match; an employee stock purchase plan; an employee referral program; flexible spending accounts; an Employee Assistance Program (EAP); education assistance; parental leave; paid time off (PTO); company-paid holidays; health and wellness events; and community programs.

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