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Corporate Counsel (5543)

Posted Apr 27
Full Time
San Jose, California

Overview Of Role

TSMC North America is looking for a Corporate Counsel member to join its team at our office in San Jose, CA. The ideal candidate will have strong organizational skills, the ability to work under pressure, both effective and efficient processing/prioritizing of multiple projects with competing deadlines, and a consistent high-level of accuracy and attention to detail. A successful candidate will also need to have good interpersonal skills combined with the desire and capability to work in a dynamic, team-oriented environments. We are currently working in a hybrid work schedule with 3 days in the office.


  • Collaborate and partner with internal technical and sales professionals to win business and strengthen customer relationships.
  • Negotiate and draft technology transaction agreements, such as nondisclosure agreements, technology licensing agreements, and manufacturing agreements.
  • Collaborate and partner with foundry professionals to ensure smooth and efficient foundry operations.
  • Negotiate and draft procurement agreements.
  • Conduct legal research and provide legal analysis on issues in various areas such as contract law, employment law, and export regulations.
  • Assist internal clients in complying with TSMC’s legal processes (such as a contract management process).
  • Assist in creating and maintaining standard commercial transaction templates for recurring engagements.
  • Advise internal clients and ensure best practices in diverse legal areas.
  • Assist in inter- or intra-departmental projects such as corporate compliance activities and TSMC’s contract process.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Education:
    • JD degree with a strong academic record.
  • Minimum of 5-8 years of legal experience with an emphasis on drafting and negotiating technology transaction contracts and procurement contracts.
  • Moderate business travel required.
  • Motivated and detail-oriented; capable of prioritizing and multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills; capable of articulating complex concepts and solutions.
  • Demonstrated leadership with good facilitation and negotiation skills to secure support and guide cross-functional teams in achieving goals.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team player.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Members of the California or Washington Bars preferred.
  • Semiconductor industry experience preferred.
  • Mandarin speaking/writing is preferred.

Company Description

As a trusted technology and capacity provider, TSMC is driven by the desire to be:

  • The world’s leading dedicated semiconductor foundry
  • The technology leader with a strong reputation for manufacturing excellence
  • Advancing semiconductor manufacturing innovations to enable the future of technology

TSMC pioneered the pure-play foundry business model when it was founded in 1987 and has been the world’s leading dedicated semiconductor foundry ever since. The Company supports a thriving ecosystem of global customers and partners with the industry’s leading process technologies and a portfolio of design enablement solutions to unleash innovation for the global semiconductor industry. With global operations spanning Asia, Europe, and North America, TSMC serves as a committed corporate citizen around the world.

In North America, TSMC has a strong sales and service organization that works with customers by helping them achieve silicon success with cutting-edge technologies and manufacturing excellence. The Company has continued to accelerate its R&D investment and staffing in recent years and is expanding its manufacturing footprint to support customer innovation with 3D IC technologies and optimal manufacturing capacity.

For positions requiring access to technical data subject to export control regulations, including Export Administration Regulations, TSMC North America may have to obtain export licensing approval from the U.S. Government for certain individuals. All employment is contingent upon TSMC North America obtaining any export license or other approval that may be required by the U.S. Government.

Diversity statement

TSMC North America is committed to employing a diverse workforce and provides Equal Employment Opportunity for all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

TSMC is an equal opportunity employer prizing diversity and inclusion. We are committed to treating all employees and applicants for employment with respect and dignity. If you require reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please feel free to notify us at . TSMC confirms to all applicants its commitment to meet TSMC’s obligations under applicable employment law. Reasonable accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Pay Transparency / Benefits Statement

At TSMC, your base pay is only part of your overall total compensation package. At the time of this posting, this role typically pays a base salary between $125,000and $200,000 per year. The range displayed reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hires. Actual pay may be more or less than the posted range. Factors that influence pay include the individual's skills, qualifications, education, experience and the position level and location. TSMC’s total compensation package consists of market competitive pay, allowances, bonuses, and comprehensive benefits. We also offer extensive development opportunities and programs.