Senior Manager / Director, Product Counsel (Remote)

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Company Description

Our Mission

At Palo Alto Networks® everything starts and ends with our mission:

Being the cybersecurity partner of choice, protecting our digital way of life.

We have the vision of a world where each day is safer and more secure than the one before. These aren’t easy goals to accomplish – but we’re not here for easy. We’re here for better. We are a company built on the foundation of challenging and disrupting the way things are done, and we’re looking for innovators who are as committed to shaping the future of cybersecurity as we are.

Disruption is at the core of our technology and on our way of work to meet the needs of our employees now and in the future through FLEXWORK, our approach to how we work. We’re changing the nature of work from benefits to learning, location to leadership, we’ve rethought and recreated every aspect of the employee experience at Palo Alto Networks. And because it FLEXes around each individual employee based on their individual choices, employees are empowered to push boundaries and help us all evolve, together.

The Team

The Legal team at Palo Alto Networks is a dynamic team that impacts all go-to-market aspects of the business every day. Our goal is not to be the biggest Legal team in the industry, but to be the best. The team is immersed in developing new programs and evolving existing ones to scale across Palo Alto Networks’ entire technology portfolio. Our legal team is an essential resource on a global basis, impacting and driving our products and services.

You’re passionate about legalities in a way that drives solutions. You think creatively on the legal team, but with a higher purpose, driven by our mission to protect our digital lives. You approach stakeholders with a customer service mindset.

Job Description

Job Description

This position can be remote, hybrid or office-based, and is open to candidates located in either the United States or Israel.

This is an opportunity to join a dynamic legal department and a growing team at an innovative company. The Palo Alto Networks Privacy, Product, and Marketing Counseling Team works with all teams across Palo Alto Networks to incorporate security and privacy in everything we do, by providing guidance, education, and tools, to facilitate adoption of our products and to make Palo Alto Networks a trusted partner for our customers globally.

We are seeking an experienced self-starter who enjoys working collaboratively as well as driving high impact projects independently. You take your work seriously, but you don’t take yourself too seriously. You like being challenged, you know there are things that you don’t know, and you can connect sound legal analysis to real-world business trade-offs. You build relationships to earn a spot at the table as a trusted advisor to Product leadership.

You will act as the ‘general counsel’ to your product team, partnering with them to develop cutting edge products that meet our customers’ business needs. Legal advice and risk mitigation will be married with sound business judgment as we innovate to build best-in-class cybersecurity products and platforms. You will be working on critical product initiatives with key stakeholders across the company. 

You are motivated by unique issues and enthusiastic about being the legal partner to our products and data teams. You are experienced in translating complex legal issues into efficient and practical solutions for the company. 

Your Impact

  • Be the legal advisor and business partner to the company's product and business teams from the initial stages of product ideation to development to the general availability of the product and beyond

  • In collaboration with privacy counsels, conduct data impact assessments and other security assessments on new products and enhancements to existing products

  • Work closely with the product teams to understand their goals, processes, applications, projects and technologies, identifying potential risks and providing practical advice to ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and industry best practices 

  • Partner with the Legal Tech Transactions team to provide direction and guide them in drafting and negotiating technology and licensing agreements relating to products / product teams

Qualifications

Your Experience

  • J.D. degree from a top ABA accredited law school or equivalent if educated outside the U.S., and member in good standing of an applicable bar.

  • Preferably at least 10 years experience in the legal field, including working at a technology company.

  • Significant experience reviewing, drafting and negotiating a wide range of technology and license agreements, product policies, disclosures and similar documents.

  • Experience reviewing products, features, and initiatives to provide advice consistent with legal obligations in multiple jurisdictions.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, sound business judgment, flexibility, analytical skills, and attention to detail.

  • Strong understanding of technology and law, with a general understanding of cloud industry technologies, IaaS, PaaS and SaaS.

  • Experience assisting in the development and maintenance of legal resources, policies and processes to help the legal team and our clients be more efficient and scale.

  • Preferably possesses significant experience in regulated markets and industries, including US Public Sector and EMEA.

  • Working knowledge of certifications, accreditations and market access requirements related to public sector and critical national infrastructure

Additional Information

Our Commitment

We’re trailblazers that dream big, take risks, and challenge cybersecurity’s status quo. It’s simple: we can’t accomplish our mission without diverse teams innovating, together.

Palo Alto Networks is evolving and changing the nature of work to meet the needs of our employees now and in the future through FLEXWORK, our approach to how we work. From benefits to learning, location to leadership, we’ve rethought and recreated every aspect of the employee experience at Palo Alto Networks. And because it FLEXes around each individual employee based on their individual choices, employees are empowered to push boundaries and help us all evolve, together.

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for all qualified individuals with a disability. If you require assistance or accommodation due to a disability or special need, please contact us at [email protected]

Palo Alto Networks is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity in our workplace, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or other legally protected characteristics.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Disclosure required by sb19-085 (8-5-20) of the minimum compensation (includes on-target earnings = base + on target incentives for sales roles) for this role to be located in the state of Colorado. If hired in Colorado, this position starts at $146,200/yr. Depending on the position offered, restricted stock units and incentive or bonus pay may be provided as part of this compensation package. Additional benefits may be found here.


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More Information on Palo Alto Networks
Palo Alto Networks operates in the Cybersecurity industry. The company is located in Santa Clara, CA and Plano, TX. Palo Alto Networks was founded in 2005. It has 10190 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 482 open jobs at Palo Alto Networks, click here.
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