Senior Corporate Counsel, Public Sector at RingCentral (Remote)
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At RingCentral, you’ll change the way the world works.
RingCentral is the global leader in cloud-based communications and collaboration software. We are fundamentally changing the nature of human interaction—giving people the freedom to connect powerfully and personally from anywhere, at any time, on any device.
We’re a $1.5 billion company that’s growing at 30+% annually and we’re expanding our Legal Team to make sure we stay ahead of the competition.
RingCentral, Inc. is seeking a seasoned Senior Corporate Counsel-Public Sector (North America) to help drive RingCentral’s growth in the public sector space. . S/He will be responsible for supporting the sales team pursuing opportunities in the U.S. Fed/SLED space, as well as the Canadian public sector space. This individual must be self-motivated and comfortable working in a fast-paced, sales-driven culture). This is a newly created position, reporting into our Director, Commercial Legal Team, Verticals (who is the head of our government contracts legal team). The ideal candidate has 7+ years of related public sector contracting experience.
Draw on public sector and technology transactions experience to provide comprehensive legal support for the North American public sector sales team, including go-to-market counseling, RFx support, bid protest guidance, contract negotiation (e.g., MSAs, NDAs, and SOWs), rep/cert reviews, preparation of open records request responses, and contract dispute/performance advice.
Lead efforts relating to the preparation, implementation, and optimization of forms, playbooks, processes, and procedures needed to scale RingCentral’s public sector business.
Support other RingCentral attorneys covering public sector transactions, including international public sector procurements, negotiation of channel agreements, and transactions through RingCentral’s strategic partners.
Collaborate and work with the public sector legal team’s contracts negotiators and provide escalations support and oversight.
Track new and emerging public sector policies, regulations, and trends.
Build cross-functional relationships; support or lead public sector and other legal initiatives as necessary or assigned.
Manage outside counsel matters and demonstrate ability to properly scope work and manage to budget.
Qualifications & Skills:
JD with excellent academic credentials.
Admission to a state bar and compliance with all necessary licensing requirements.
7+ years of related public sector experience; 3+ years of in-house public sector technology transactions experience (cloud and/or telecommunications experience is a plus).
Deep knowledge and understanding of U.S. federal government procurement processes, laws, and regulations. Experience with federal contract vehicles (e.g., GSA, NASA SEWP) preferred. Federal go-to-market counseling experience is a plus.
Deep knowledge and understanding of U.S. state and local procurement. Experience with cooperative purchasing vehicles (e.g., NASPO, TIPS) preferred. Public sector higher education experience is a plus.
Deep knowledge and understanding of RFx processes and best practices as they relate to legal support.
Strong knowledge of public sector channel practices, structures, and issues.
Experience with Canadian federal, provincial/territorial, and municipal government procurement is a plus.
Familiarity with international public procurement is a plus.
Bid protest, contract claims, and other dispute resolution experience is a plus.
Excellent drafting and negotiation skills. Strong business judgment.
Proactive and self-motivated owner with ability to effectively manage time, prioritize tasks, and work through ambiguity with little supervision in a fast-paced, high-growth, and evolving environment.
Willingness and ability to develop creative solutions when appropriate or build consensus for difficult or unpopular courses of action, when necessitated by legal, regulatory, and contractual requirements.
Ability to work cross-functionally and become a trusted advisor to senior leadership.
Enthusiasm for building and scaling public sector programs and evangelizing public sector requirements and practices to a commercially focused company.
What we offer:
RingCentral offers all the work/life benefits you could ever want, (and none of the micromanagement.)
Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, disability, life insurance
Health Savings Account (HSA), Flexible Spending Account (FSAs) and Commuter Benefits
401K match and ESPP
Wellness programs including 1:1 wellness coaching through TaskHuman and meditation guidance through Headspace
Paid parental leave and new parent gift boxes
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) with counseling sessions available 24/7
Rocket Lawyer services that provide legal advice, document creation and estate planning
Employee bonus referral program
RingCentral’s Legal team handles issues from policies to contracts to lawsuits across every aspect of our business. The department proactively protects the company from threats, guides internal policy decisions and ensures we are always able to maintain our commitments to our customers. Your expertise in everything from contracts to lawsuits to policy will help protect the company from threats, guide internal policy decisions and drive ideas that change the way the world communicates.
RingCentral’s work culture is the backbone of our success. And don’t just take our word for it: we are recognized as a Best Place to Work by Glassdoor, the Top Work Culture by Comparably and hold local BPTW awards in every major location. Bottom line: We are committed to hiring and retaining great people because we know you power our success. RingCentral offers on-site, remote and hybrid work options optimized for the ways we work and live now.
RingCentral, Inc. (NYSE: RNG) is a leading provider of business cloud communications and contact center solutions based on its powerful Message Video Phone™ (MVP™) global platform. More flexible and cost effective than legacy on-premises PBX and video conferencing systems that it replaces, RingCentral® empowers modern mobile and distributed workforces to communicate, collaborate, and connect via any mode, any device, and any location. RingCentral is headquartered in Belmont, California, and has offices around the world.
RingCentral is an equal opportunity employer that truly values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.