BlackLine
BlackLine automates and controls financial close processes for midsize and large organizations.
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Remote
Hybrid

Senior Counsel, Product & Intellectual Property

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Employer Provided Salary: 130,900-186,200 Annually
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Get to Know Us:
It's fun to work in a company where people truly believe in what they're doing!
At BlackLine, we're committed to bringing passion and customer focus to the business of enterprise applications.
Since being founded in 2001, BlackLine has become a leading provider of cloud software that automates and controls the entire financial close process. Our vision is to modernize the finance and accounting function to enable greater operational effectiveness and agility, and we are committed to delivering innovative solutions and services to empower accounting and finance leaders around the world to achieve Modern Finance.
Being a best-in-class SaaS Company, we understand that bringing in new ideas and innovative technology is mission critical. At BlackLine we are always working with new, cutting edge technology that encourages our teams to learn something new and expand their creativity and technical skillset that will accelerate their careers.
Work, Play and Grow at BlackLine!
Make Your Mark:
The Senior Counsel, Product & Intellectual Property Counsel will partner with the product, engineering and design teams on developing and driving the legal strategy for BlackLine's IP portfolio, technology licensing (inbound and outbound) and partnerships.
You'll Get To:

  • Support the Professional Services and Sales teams in developing sound processes (including development of standardized documentation) around IP protection in connection with customer enhancement requests.
  • Provide guidance on open-source compliance and licensing processes.
  • Provide support to legal team colleagues on IP-related questions.
  • Negotiation of related agreements with technology partners in collaboration with the Procurement, Product and Partner teams.
  • Work closely with BlackLine's Privacy and Compliance team on product related training, policies and procedures and risk assessments.
  • Provide business-minded legal support with a focus on IP and product matters to stakeholders at all levels of the company.
  • As part of a team of attorneys with a broader commercial mandate, candidates will also be expected to play an active role in customer-facing negotiations.
  • Hands-on, probing and inquisitive with an affinity and passion for the technology business.
  • Proven leader with experience in supervising other team members.
  • Ability to identify, establish and maintain strategic partnerships with key stakeholders.
  • Business sense with the ability to find pragmatic solutions to legal issues, balancing legal risks against business interests.
  • A creative thinker with high energy and enthusiasm.
  • Outstanding analytical skills and deep understanding of SaaS processes and related IP issues.
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently while also being a strong collaborator.


What You'll Bring:

  • JD degree with 7+ years of combined relevant legal experience in a law firm an in-house legal department of a technology company.
  • Active license to practice law in California or ability to register in-house.
  • Solid experience advising on the interplay of technology and legal risk management in the SaaS sector.
  • The Role will be based out of one BlackLine's US offices in California (Los Angeles, Pleasanton).


Thrive at BlackLine Because You Are Joining:

  • A technology-based company with a sense of adventure and a vision for the future. Every door at BlackLine is open. Just bring your brains, your problem-solving skills, and be part of a winning team at the world's most trusted name in Finance Automation!
  • A culture that is kind, open, and accepting. It's a place where people can embrace what makes them unique, and the mix of cultural backgrounds and varying interests cultivates diverse thought and perspectives.
  • A culture where BlackLiner's continued growth and learning is empowered. BlackLine offers a wide variety of professional development seminars and inclusive affinity groups to celebrate and support our diversity.


BlackLine is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity or expression, race, age, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, ancestry, color, marital status, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking, medical condition, genetic information, or any other protected class or category recognized by applicable equal employment opportunity or other similar laws.
BlackLine recognizes that the ways we work and the workplace itself has shifted. We innovate in a workplace that optimizes a combination of virtual and in-person interactions to maximize collaboration and nurture our culture. Candidates who live within a reasonable commute to one of our offices will work in the office at least 2 days a week.
Salary Range:
USD $130,900.00 - USD $174,900.00
Pay Transparency Statement:
Placement within this range depends upon several factors, including the applicant's prior relevant job experience, skill set, and geographic location. In addition to base pay, BlackLine also offers short-term and long-term incentive programs, based on eligibility, along with a robust offering of benefit and wellness plans.

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What are BlackLine Perks + Benefits

BlackLine Benefits Overview

Healthy employees are happier and more engaged. At BlackLine, medical, dental, and vision coverage is taken care of by the company, along with unlimited paid time off and other perks to help you take care of your mental and physical health and wellness.

Your financial wellness matters too. we offer a 401(k) plan with matching, competitive compensation, and an employee stock purchase plan to ensure you keep current with your value in the marketplace and plan for your future. We also offer extensive career and personal development with a wide range of learning opportunities.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Employee resource groups
Employee-led culture committees
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Highly diverse management team
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
At BlackLine, we feel that paying 100% of our employees’ health benefits is 100% the right thing to do. Medical, dental, and vision are taken care of by the company.
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Team workouts
BlackLine has been offering company wide virtual fitness classes such as, Aerobics and Yoga!
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
401(K) matching
BlackLine provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan.
Company equity
Employee stock purchase plan
BlackLine offers and Employee Stock Purchase Plan with the ability to buy stock at a discounted price.
Performance bonus
Charitable contribution matching
Child Care & Parental Leave
Childcare benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Vacation + Time Off
Unlimited vacation policy
Generous PTO
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Flexible time off
Floating holidays
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
BlackLine hosts company outings several times per year.
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
Onsite office parking
We offer employees free on-site garage parking.
Fitness stipend
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Continuing education available during work hours
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

We’re better together and know that amazing individuals make amazing teams. We also know that we bond through socializing and shared experiences. That’s how teams gel and support each other.

So, we like to play games together: table tennis, poker, and video games. We encourage company sports leagues and fitness groups. We relax with happy hours and team get-togethers, and we never let a holiday season go by without a celebration.

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