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Corporate Counsel

$117,600- $231,220
Posted May 08
Full Time
Sunnyvale, California

It's fun to work in a company where people truly BELIEVE in what they're doing!

_We're committed to bringing passion and customer focus to the business.

_ Corporate Overview

In today’s cyber threat landscape, protection starts with people. At Proofpoint, that simple truth fuels our passion for protecting users, the data they create, and the systems they rely on from a uniquely people-centric perspective.

And we are just as passionate about finding the right people to help us in that mission. When you join Proofpoint, you are helping to

  • Build and enhance our proven security platform
  • Blend innovation and speed in a constantly evolving cloud environment
  • Analyze new threats and offer deep insight through data-driven intel
  • Collaborate with customers to help solve their toughest security challenges

We are devoted to helping our customers protect their greatest assets and biggest security risk their people. That is why we are a leader in next-generation cybersecurity—and why more than half of the Fortune 100 trust us as a security partner.

The Role

The Corporate Counsel will join a collaborative legal team and will work with cross-functional teams, peers, junior colleagues, and staff to enable their development and the development of our commercial legal support processes. The successful candidate will be comfortable leading Proofpoint teams on deals, interacting with internal and external executives, and making agile decisions that comply with company standards, policy, and strategy _.

_ Your day-to-day

  • Draft, review and negotiate a broad range of commercial, revenue-generating agreements, including SaaS, software, channel, and other service agreements (~80%)
  • Provide legal analyses of applicable laws, regulations, and industry guidance that impact customer license and services agreements and assist the team in enhancing its capabilities and services efficacy through Legal Operations guidance and implementation of best practices (~10%)
  • Assist in development and implementation of various legal templates, forms, communications, and operational systems to improve the delivery and scalability of legal resources to a worldwide, distributed client base by working collaboratively with other legal team members and the sales organization (~5%)
  • Proactively communicate issues back to leadership and drive good business, legal and operational processes, and practices throughout the organization; drafting and implementing related policies; travel as requested (~5%)

The How

  • Excellent negotiation skills and diplomacy, including ability to build consensus, “soft” skills to encourage, motivate and influence at all levels of the organization and those of our customers and partners
  • Strong drafting skills with keen attention to detail and the ability to improve our forms and work using customer or partner paper
  • Effective communication in person, in groups, over email and in more formal documentation
  • Highest degree of personal and professional integrity and ethics

What You Bring To The Team

  • Experience with commercial technology transactions (SaaS and Software) with Fortune 1000 companies and Channel (Reseller, Distributor, MSP, OEM, SI, etc.) programs and relationships
  • Experience partnering (and developing rapport) with sales teams in a fast-paced environment that requires sound judgment, excellent counseling skills and ability to prioritize matters
  • 7 years+ experience as an attorney, with previous in-house experience strongly preferred
  • Law firm (AMLAW 200 or equivalent) experience preferred, especially in business transactions, litigation, intellectual property and/or licensing
  • Experience handling data privacy and security issues
  • Member in good standing of the applicable State Bar

Why Proofpoint

Protecting people is at the heart of our award-winning lineup of cybersecurity solutions, and the people who work here are the key to our success. We are a customer-focused and driven-to-win organization with leading-edge products—and many exciting reasons to join our team. We believe in hiring the best, the brightest and cultivating a culture of collaboration and appreciation.

We are a diverse, multinational company with opportunities in all functions, and leaders that welcome candidates from all walks of life. Apply today and explore your future .

_If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us!

_ Consistent with Proofpoint values and applicable law, we provide the following information to promote pay transparency and equity. Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several U.S. geographic markets, and we pay differently based on those defined markets as set out below. Pay within these ranges varies and depends on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. The actual offer will be based on the individual candidate. The range provided may represent a candidate range and may not reflect the full range for an individual tenured employee. This role may be eligible for variable pay and/or equity. We offer a competitive benefits package that includes flexible time off, a robust well-being program that provides for 4 global wellbeing days per year, and a 3-week work from anywhere option.

Base Pay Ranges

SF Bay Area, New York City Metro Area

Base Pay Range 157,650.00 - 231,220.00 USD

California (excludes SF Bay Area), Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Washington DC Metro, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Texas, Washington, Virginia, and Alaska

Base Pay Range 129,000.00 - 189,200.00 USD

All other cities and states excluding those listed above

Base Pay Range 117,600.00 - 172,480.00 USD