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Senior Corporate Counsel

Description

*London or Amsterdam based opportunity*

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.

Your Career

The Senior Corporate Counsel will provide advice and assistance on a range of legal matters including commercial, intellectual property, compliance, corporate and data protection / privacy focused in EMEA, but may also support other matters in other regions as needed. The Senior Corporate Counsel will report to the Assistant General Counsel - EMEA, based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. You will be part of a fast-moving, collaborative legal team that impacts all go-to-market aspects of the business.  The team is focused on developing our next generation technology agreements, customer programs and channel partner programs to scale across the entire Palo Alto Networks platform. This position works closely with sales, deals desk, revenue, finance, and other cross-functional teams and is a critical resource for legal colleagues in EMEA and globally.

Your Impact 

  • Draft and negotiate a variety of sales, licensing, subscription, SaaS, data protection and other commercial and intellectual property agreements that comply with the company’s policies and risk tolerance

  • Respond promptly and effectively to legal requests from sales, operations, senior management, marketing, corporate finance, and other internal clients, and advise on recommended courses of action and legal risks

  • Advise on data protection/privacy questions and issues as they arise and implement recommended courses of action, policies, and procedures to comply with EU data protection/privacy requirements

  • Assist EMEA Assistant General Counsel – EMEA with global expansion efforts and foreign subsidiary management related to EMEA

  • Assist in training employees on legal issues and company policies, including anti-corruption, code of business conduct and ethics, data protection / privacy and assist with implementation

  • Assist with operations/import/export compliance matters

  • Support the continuous improvement of standard form agreements, policies, and legal processes

  • Handle additional tasks and special projects as needed

Your Experience 

  • 8 – 12 years of relevant legal experience with ability to work both independently and with a team and show demonstrated success, including a minimum of 5 years in-house experience

  • Qualified to practice in at least one European Union jurisdiction

  • Superior written and verbal English language skills are required

  • Significant experience advising clients on structuring sales, licensing, subscription SaaS and other commercial and intellectual property transactions and arrangements

  • Extensive experience with data protection/privacy requirements, including GDPR and other data protection/privacy regimes

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, business judgment, strategic thinking and superior work ethic and must be dynamic and highly team oriented

  • Ability to work efficiently with cross-functional teams and manage numerous complex projects simultaneously under tight deadline pressure

  • Flexibility to work on a broad variety of legal matters

  • Experience in network security or other high technology is preferred

  • Trade compliance experience is a plus

  • Experience working at a European subsidiary of a foreign parent is a plus

  • Periodic travel required within EU and occasional travel to HQ in Santa Clara, California

  • English fluency required and a second European language is preferred

  • This opportunity is available from our London or Amsterdam office

The Team 

Our dynamic Legal team has an impact on all go-to-market aspects of the business.. The team is immersed in developing our next-generation licensing agreements, buying programs, and channel-partner programs to scale across Palo Alto Networks’ entire technology portfolio. You will work closely with Sales Operations, Revenue and Finance, Channel Operations, and Global Customer Service teams, knowing the ins and outs of our business to support it from a legal perspective. Our Legal team is an essential resource on a global basis, affecting and driving our products and services.

You’re passionate about legalities in a way that leads to solutions. You think creatively but with a higher purpose, motivated by our mission to protect our digital lives.

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 accommodations@paloaltonetworks.com .

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.

Covid-19 Vaccination Information for Palo Alto Networks Jobs

  • Vaccine requirements and disclosure obligations vary by country.
  • Unless applicable law requires otherwise, you must be vaccinated for COVID or qualify for a reasonable accommodation if:
    • The job requires accessing a company worksite
    • The job requires in-person customer contact and the customer has implemented such requirements
    • You choose to access a Palo Alto Networks worksite
  • If you have questions about the vaccine requirements of this particular position based on your location or job requirements, please inquire with the recruiter.

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