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Senior Director, Legal Product Counsel

Posted Jul 03
Full Time
San Diego, California

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Seismic, a rapidly growing Forbes Cloud 100 company, is the global leader in enablement, helping make sales teams better by becoming more productive and engaging with buyers in a compelling way. Seismic’s platform provides continuous guidance to improve behavior, content, and skills to win more deals and deliver better experiences. Nearly 2,000 organizations including IBM and American Express have made Seismic their enablement platform of choice. Seismic integrates with business-critical platforms including Microsoft, Salesforce, Google and Adobe. Seismic is headquartered in San Diego, with offices across North America, Europe, Australia and China.

Seismic is committed to building an inclusive workplace that ignites growth for our employees and creates a culture of belonging that allows all employees to be seen and valued for who they are. Learn more about DEI at Seismic here.

Senior Director, Product Counsel

What you will be doing:

  • Partner closely with product and engineering teams throughout the entire product lifecycle, from concept development to go-to-market strategy.
  • Leverage your years of substantive legal experience to proactively identify and assess potential legal and global regulatory risks associated with our products and services.
  • Develop and implement strategies to address and mitigate legal and compliance risks in our products.
  • Build a strong product counseling program and drive cross-functional initiatives across the product development lifecycle.
  • Hire and manage a product and privacy team.
  • Stay at the forefront of legal developments in privacy, AI, financial services, and global regulations that impact our products and customers, providing thought leadership and strategic guidance to internal stakeholders.
  • Draft, review, and negotiate a wide range of agreements related to product development and use, including partnership agreements, supply chain agreements and customer-facing terms.
  • Collaborate with external counsel as needed to manage complex matters with a global scope.
  • Collaborate with other members of the legal team to achieve our company’s goals.
  • Contribute to other legal projects as required by the business.
  • Provide legal training to team members and business stakeholders.

What you will bring to the team:

  • A minimum of 10 years of substantive legal experience, with at least 3 years of experience in product counseling, preferably within the in-house legal department of a SaaS company.
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience managing a team.
  • Demonstrated expertise in data privacy law and regulations, with a strong understanding of emerging technologies.
  • Experience working with, and advising on, AI-powered products and services.
  • Experience and practical insight into customer-driven development dynamics.
  • Familiarity with open source and experience counseling companies on open-source policy and remediation.
  • Experience navigating legal and regulatory complexities in global markets.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build strong relationships and navigate complex cross-functional initiatives.
  • Strong project management skills and a collaborative and proactive approach, with a passion for innovation and a desire to be a strategic partner.
  • A deep understanding of the SaaS industry, its unique legal challenges, and the global regulatory landscape.
  • The ability to work independently, manage multiple priorities, and thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Curiosity and a willingness to tackle new challenges.

Bonus points if you have:

  • Experience working with financial services customers.
  • A coding background or a strong understanding of technical concepts.
  • Experience working at a startup or fast-paced growth company.

What we have for you: (US)

  • Take time to rest and recharge w/ paid time off, paid company holidays, and end of year company shutdown
  • Medical, dental, vision and 2x life insurance
  • Health Savings Accounts with $1,000 Single/$2,000 Family employer contribution and employer-paid disability plans
  • Fertility & family planning benefits
  • Paid parental leave and family caregiver leaves
  • Annual professional development reimbursement
  • Mental health support + Employee Assistance programs w/ free counseling sessions
  • 401k w/ employer match
  • Equity program and performance-based bonuses
  • Bring Your Own Device technology stipend
  • Seismic Cares Program w/ charitable donation matching
  • Nine Communities of Belonging (employee resource/affinity groups)
  • Access to free paid telemedicine
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits

If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the application or recruiting process, please contact us at

Headquartered in San Diego and with employees across the globe, Seismic is the global leader in sales enablement , backed by firms such as Permira, Ameriprise Financial, EDBI, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and T. Rowe Price. Seismic also recently expanded its team and product portfolio with the acquisition of Percolate, Grapevine6, and Lessonly. Our board of directors is composed of several industry luminaries including John Thompson, former Chairman of the Board for Microsoft.

Seismic is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, age, race, religion, or any other classification which is protected by applicable law.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.