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Proofpoint Corporate Counsel in Boston, Massachusetts

It's fun to work in a company where people truly BELIEVE in what they're doing!

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Department Overview:

The Proofpoint Legal Department is dedicated to providing expert legal advice in a fast-paced business environment and supporting Proofpoint’s crucial mission of enabling organizations across the world to defend, protect, archive and govern their most sensitive data. This position will report to a Senior Corporate Counsel _. The Corporate Counsel role is an important part of building the culture and success of the legal function to help drive Proofpoint’s growth. _

Role Overview:

The Corporate Counsel will join a collaborative legal team who will work with cross-functional teams, peers, junior colleagues and staff to enable their development and the development of our commercial legal support processes.  The successful candidate will be comfortable leading Proofpoint teams on deals, interacting with internal and external executives, and making agile decisions that comply with company standards, policy _and strategy.  _

Your Day to Day :

  • Draft, review and negotiate a broad range of commercial, revenue-generating agreements, including SaaS, software, channel, and other service agreements ( 8 0%)

  • Provide legal analyses of applicable laws, regulations and industry guidance that impact customer license and services agreements and assist the team in enhancing its capabilities and services efficacy through Legal Operations guidance and implementation of best practices ( 1 0%)

  • Assist in development and implementation of various legal templates, forms, communications and operational systems to improve the delivery and scalability of legal resources to a worldwide, distributed client base by working collaboratively with other legal team members and the sales organization (5%)

  • Proactively communicate issues back to leadership and drive good business, legal and operational processes and practices throughout the organization; drafting and implementing related policies; travel as requested (5%)

The How:

  • Excellent negotiation skills and diplomacy, including ability to build consensus, “soft” skills to encourage, motivate and influence at all levels of the organization and those of our customers and partners

  • Strong drafting skills with keen attention to detail and the ability to improve our forms and work using customer or partner paper

  • Effective communication in person, in groups, over email and in more formal documentation

  • Highest degree of personal and professional integrity and ethics

What you bring:

  • Experience with commercial technology transactions (SaaS and Software) with Fortune 1000 companies and Channel (Reseller, VAR, MSP, OEM, SI, etc.) programs and relationships required

  • Experience partnering (and developing rapport) with sales teams in a fast-paced environment that requires sound judgment, excellent counseling skills and ability to prioritize matters

  • 7 years+ experience as an attorney, with previous in-house experience strongly preferred

  • Law firm (AMLAW 200 or equivalent) experience preferred, especially in business transactions, litigation, intellectual property and/or licensing

  • Experience handling data privacy and security issues

  • Member in good standing of the applicable State Bar

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