Senior Corporate Counsel

Palo Alto NetworksSanta Clara, CaliforniaFull Time

Company Description

Our Mission

At Palo Alto Networks® everything starts and ends with our mission:

Being the cybersecurity partner of choice, protecting our digital way of life.

Our vision is a world where each day is safer and more secure than the one before. We are a company built on the foundation of challenging and disrupting the way things are done, and we’re looking for innovators who are as committed to shaping the future of cybersecurity as we are.

FLEXWORK is an employee-centric reimagining of how we work. We built FLEXWORK based on employee feedback – it is about flexibility, trust, and choice whenever possible. It’s been a journey of disruption that has yielded the best of our values. We offer as much flexibility as possible, and choices that enable you to be most productive, including benefits that meet your needs and learning opportunities that you feel passionate about.

Our Approach to Work

At Palo Alto Networks, we believe in the power of collaboration and value in-person interactions. This is why our employees generally work from the office three days per week, leaving two days for choice and flexibility to work where you feel most effective. This setup fosters casual conversations, problem-solving, and trusted relationships. While details may evolve, our goal is to create an environment where innovation thrives, with office-based teams coming together three days a week to collaborate and thrive, together!

Job Description

Your Career

The Corporate Counsel / Senior Corporate Counsel, Sourcing and Operations will provide advice and assistance on a range of legal matters including expense contracts, supplier and manufacturer agreements, supply chain, sourcing policy, compliance, corporate and data protection / privacy. This position reports to the Director, Senior Corporate Counsel, Sourcing and Operations.

You will play a vital role in helping ensure the company receives the resources necessary to manufacture our products, develop intellectual property, have our business operate effectively and meet our contractual commitments to our suppliers and partners. You will work closely with Operations, Finance, and Products teams along with other members of the Legal Team. Our Legal Team is an essential resource on a global basis, affecting and driving our products and services.

Your Impact

  • Draft and negotiate a variety of supplier, manufacturer, professional services, commercial and intellectual property agreements, and other expense contracts that comply with the company’s policies and risk tolerance
  • Respond promptly and effectively to legal requests from internal clients, and advise on recommended courses of action and legal risks - must be able to effectively interact with all levels of management
  • Support sourcing and supply chain initiatives
  • Coordinate with EMEA and APAC legal teams on regional sourcing matters
  • Support the continuous improvement, including of standard form agreements and legal processes
  • Handle additional tasks and projects as needed


Your Experience

  • The ideal candidate will have broad corporate experience with a concentration in commercial contract review and drafting at network security or other high technology companies as well as experience advising clients on a variety of general business matters
  • 5+ years of relevant experience for the Corporate Counsel, 8+ years of relevant legal experience for the Senior Corporate Counsel including demonstrated success with negotiating
    • Manufacturing agreements and supplier contracts on behalf of an OEM and
    • A variety of expense agreements, including professional services, consulting, subscription, cloud, and other type of IT agreements
  • A minimum of 3 years in-house experience is preferred but not required for the right candidate
  • Ability to work both independently and with a team, an eye for detail, a creative mind and excellent communication, interpersonal, writing, and analytic skills
  • Ability to manage numerous complex projects simultaneously under tight deadline pressure
  • An understanding of data protection/privacy requirements, including GDPR and other data protection/privacy regimes, is a plus
  • Flexibility to work on a broad variety of legal matters, superior work ethic and must be dynamic and highly team oriented
  • Sense of humor always a plus and a commitment to professionalism and inclusion is expected
  • Periodic travel may be required

Additional Information

The Team

Palo Alto Networks' legal team is key to enabling the organization's growth. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity where your efforts can, and will, make a difference every day. You'll be joining an exceptional group of entrepreneurial attorneys where your expertise and experience will be welcome, and you will have the opportunity to make a difference. You will too, be immediately empowered to advise on substantive legal matters. Join our client-oriented, quality committed, and empowered team and be a part of making each day safer and securer than the one before.

Our Commitment

We’re trailblazers that dream big, take risks, and challenge cybersecurity’s status quo. It’s simple: we can’t accomplish our mission without diverse teams innovating, together.

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for all qualified individuals with a disability. If you require assistance or accommodation due to a disability or special need, please contact us at

Palo Alto Networks is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity in our workplace, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or other legally protected characteristics.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

The compensation offered for this position will depend on qualifications, experience, and work location. For candidates who receive an offer at the posted level, the starting base salary (for non-sales roles) or base salary + commission target (for sales/com-missioned roles) is expected to be between $134,600/yr to $217,700/yr. The offered compensation may also include restricted stock units and a bonus. A description of our employee benefits may be found here.

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