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Corporate Counsel, AWS Legal

Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Posted Jul 02
Full Time
Seattle, Washington


Amazon's Legal Department is looking for a talented attorney to support our cryptography and cloud operations services for Amazon Web Services (AWS). AWS is at the forefront of the cloud computing industry, providing IT infrastructure services such as on-demand compute, storage, database, messaging, and more. AWS also develops advanced IOT, machine learning, and other devices and services.

We're looking for a products counseling attorney to support some of AWS’s most innovative computing tools and services. In this role, you will work directly with the business team as lead counsel to develop new products and services, with duties including: identifying legal risks and proposing mitigation strategies; advising on regulatory and compliance matters, privacy, intellectual property, and go-to-market strategy; drafting and negotiating commercial licensing agreements; and providing day-to-day input on business strategy. Your role will give you the opportunity to work with a variety of stakeholders, including privacy, public relations, and public policy teams.

You will develop strategies for handling legal issues in creative, business-centric ways, and you will build processes that address risk and allow the business to innovate and scale quickly. The successful candidate will be inquisitive, enthusiastic about technology, enjoy working hard and being continually challenged, and demonstrate sound judgment even in ambiguous situations. Lawyers at Amazon are trusted members of the business. Our work is intellectually challenging, exciting, and fast-paced. Developing innovative solutions to novel legal questions is part of our daily business. Compensation is based on experience and includes equity compensation.

Basic Qualifications

  • 5+ years of legal experience
  • Juris Doctor and membership in one state bar or equivalent

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience of a mix of corporate law firm and in-house work
  • Experience with technology, IP licensing and technology transactions, data privacy, cloud computing, or enterprise software systems
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a cross-functional team
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Sound and practical business judgment
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to manage multiple projects at once, follow through and meet deadlines

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit

Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $138,500/year in our lowest geographic market up to $229,000/year in our highest geographic market. Pay is based on a number of factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Amazon is a total compensation company. Dependent on the position offered, equity, sign-on payments, and other forms of compensation may be provided as part of a total compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. For more information, please visit This position will remain posted until filled. Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.

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Job ID: A2688352