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Sr. Corporate Counsel - Government

Posted May 08
Full Time


As Senior Corporate Counsel, Government, you will play a critical role in Own Company’s Government and legal growth strategy.  You will play a leading role in negotiating Own Company’s largest enterprise customer contracts, and help Own Company mature its Government legal practices as it scales its operations.  The successful candidate will have robust experience handling contract negotiations with the world’s largest business customers, and will understand and be able to replicate and adapt proven business and contract practices of successful technology companies.



  • Review, draft, and negotiate agreements with enterprise customers in the US, Canada, and Latin America
  • Help build compliance programs, business practices, and playbooks to help Own scale its Legal function as the company continues its rapid growth
  • Educate Own stakeholders on Government contracting strategy and best practices



  • Licensed to practice law in state of residence
  • Minimum 7 years of experience handling outbound Government contracts for technology companies, as in-house counsel and/or at law firms
  • Substantial experience drafting and negotiating enterprise SaaS / cloud agreements with Government agencies 
  • Experience collaborating with Sales teams
  • Business judgment and ability to assess legal risk while providing practical advice
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and manage deadlines in a fast-paced and demanding work environment
  • Team Player, with a desire to pitch in and help where needed in fast-growing startup
  • Thoughtful and persuasive interpersonal skills and ability to build and maintain strong working relationships
  • Being enthusiastic while taking ownership of projects, building relationships cross-functionally and working on cutting-edge legal issues



This is a full-time remote position. The ideal candidate will work out of the Washington, DC Metro Area to maximize collaboration and interaction with the business. Own is a global team, and as we’re looking for top-talent, for the right candidate there may be an opportunity to work remotely in the following states: CT, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, MA, MD, ME, NC, NM, NV, OH, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI. Travel may be required.

Own is dedicated to creating an environment where employees thrive. It’s why we provide every employee with unlimited PTO, generous medical benefits, and a 401(k) savings plan with a 4% employer match. 

Creating an environment where employees thrive also means making sure every employee feels accepted. As we scale to help all types of companies protect precious data, our team must reflect the diversity we serve. Own is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we believe that every employee in the company brings a unique perspective that they can and should contribute in order to make an impact every day. We strive to be one team and one culture that builds trust through transparency. We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, protected veteran status or disability status.