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Counsel, Product

$118,300- $182,775
Posted Apr 25
Full Time
San Francisco, California

Company Overview

Docusign brings agreements to life. Over 1.5 million customers and more than a billion people in over 180 countries use Docusign solutions to accelerate the process of doing business and simplify people’s lives. With intelligent agreement management, Docusign unleashes business-critical data that is trapped inside of documents. Until now, these were disconnected from business systems of record, costing businesses time, money, and opportunity. Using Docusign’s Intelligent Agreement Management platform, companies can create, commit, and manage agreements with solutions created by the #1 company in e-signature and contract lifecycle management (CLM).

What you'll do

As a core member of our team, you'll serve as the crucial first touchpoint for requests flowing into DocuSign's global Product Legal group. With intense curiosity about our transformative technologies, you'll engage closely with product, technical and program leads to distill complex legal needs into clear guidance that powers our expansive digital agreement solutions.

In this high-visibility role, you'll partner with senior subject matter experts across Legal, Product, Compliance, Security and Privacy to deliver well-informed legal strategies. You'll collaborate closely with squads building our AI-driven services, providing real-time support on issues spanning electronic signatures, agreement management, identity verification, and data strategy and governance.

The frontline responsibilities include skillfully assessing incoming requirements, looping in specialized product counselors while ensuring tight alignment between fast-paced roadmaps and evolving regulatory landscapes. With prior technology transactions experience, you'll help uphold the highest legal standards for our rapidly innovating solutions. We are looking for a counsel who is adaptable, loves to learn, and operates with a high degree of integrity.

This position is an individual contributor role reporting to the Associate General Counsel, Product & Partnerships.


  • Provide legal guidance to product managers, engineers and other key stakeholders on a wide range of legal issues related to the entire DocuSign product suite
  • Counsel on issues such as electronic signature legality, AI/ML, intellectual property, open source software, data privacy and others impacting DocuSign’s services
  • Partner closely with a diverse set of stakeholders to help ensure compliance globally and across multiple product lines
  • Work collaboratively with DocuSign’s internal teams to ensure alignment between core business priorities and regulatory goals
  • Lead on initiatives designed to build and develop Product Legal business processes to support our massively scaling business
  • Manage open matter across the Product Legal Team, ensuring the right subject matter engagement from ideation, through beta and release

Job Designation

Remote: Employee is not required to be in or near an office frequently and works from a designated remote work location for the majority of the time.

Positions at DocuSign are assigned a job designation of either In Office, Hybrid or Remote and are specific to the role/job. Preferred job designations are not guaranteed when changing positions within DocuSign. DocuSign reserves the right to change a position's job designation depending on business needs and as permitted by local law.

What you bring


  • 5+ years of relevant legal experience at a leading law-firm or in-house at a technology company.
  • Ability to deconstruct legal puzzles into executable action plans and roadmaps
  • Experience advising clients as product counsel at a technology company
  • Experience with technology transactions (e.g., SaaS licensing).
  • Admitted to the bar and in good standing or otherwise authorized to practice law (e.g., have registered in-house status) in the state in which the role is located


  • Solid understanding of cloud and software industries, including the SaaS model, and a strong desire to work on tough legal, compliance and advocacy issues in these areas
  • Fluency collaborating in Agile/DevOps environments via Jira, Confluence, Miro and Figma
  • Experience interpreting and counseling on global regulatory requirements for a technology company
  • Ability to quickly re-prioritize based on developing and ever-changing business needs
  • Experience collaborating with a diverse group of cross-functional stakeholders in a fast-paced environment
  • Entrepreneurial drive to help evolve legal processes and knowledge management

Wage Transparency

Based on applicable legislation, the below details pay ranges in the following locations:

California: $118,300 - $182,775. base salary

This role is also eligible for bonus, equity and benefits.

Global Benefits Provide Options For The Following

  • Paid Time Off: earned time off, as well as paid company holidays based on region
  • Paid Parental Leave: take up to six months off with your child after birth, adoption or foster care placement
  • Full Health Benefits Plans: options for 100% employer paid and minimum employee contribution health plans from day one of employment
  • Retirement Plans: select retirement and pension programs with potential for employer contributions
  • Learning and Development: options for coaching, online courses and education reimbursements
  • Compassionate Care Leave: paid time off following the loss of a loved one and other life-changing events

Life at Docusign

Working here

Docusign is committed to building trust and making the world more agreeable for our employees, customers and the communities in which we live and work. You can count on us to listen, be honest, and try our best to do what’s right, every day. At Docusign, everything is equal.

We each have a responsibility to ensure every team member has an equal opportunity to succeed, to be heard, to exchange ideas openly, to build lasting relationships, and to do the work of their life. Best of all, you will be able to feel deep pride in the work you do, because your contribution helps us make the world better than we found it. And for that, you’ll be loved by us, our customers, and the world in which we live.


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States Not Eligible for Employment

This position is not eligible for employment in the following states: Alaska, Hawaii, Maine, Mississippi, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia and Wyoming.

Equal Opportunity Employer

It's important to us that we build a talented team that is as diverse as our customers and where all employees feel a deep sense of belonging and thrive. We encourage great talent who bring a range of perspectives to apply for our open positions. Docusign is an Equal Opportunity Employer and makes hiring decisions based on experience, skill, aptitude and a can-do approach. We will not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, registered domestic partner status, caregiver status, marital status, veteran or military status, or any other legally protected category.

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