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Senior Counsel, Commercial



Shape Security



Mountain View, CA, US


Reporting directly to the Company’s Vice President of Legal, the Senior Counsel will have primary responsibility for negotiating complex commercial deals.
The Ideal Candidate Is:
-Creative, intellectually curious about technology and security, and energized by the challenges of serving a dynamic, high-growth company
-Able to prioritize and manage multiple matters simultaneously in an entrepreneurial, rapidly scaling environment
-Willing and able to build processes from the ground up
-Comfortable with change and ambiguity
-Excellent at communicating complex issues (including privacy, IP rights and data security) to business leaders succinctly and persuasively


    • Review, draft and negotiate complex inbound and outbound agreements
    • Collaborate with business and technology staff to provide guidance on business and legal risks, company policies, and mitigation strategies
    • Work cross-functionally with product, engineering, sales and business development teams to support the development, delivery, and commercialization of products in a fast-paced, high-growth environment.
    • Manage multiple tasks, be detail oriented, and demonstrate independent thought and critical thinking
    • Develop and improve legal strategy and processes

Required Qualifications

      • JD from an accredited law school, excellent academic credentials, and admission to CA or other state bar
      • A minimum of 6 years of top-tier law firm and/or in-house experience, with a focus on commercial contracts
      • Solid software licensing experience
      • Excellent organizational and analytical skills
      • Excellent business judgment plus an ability to think strategically, make timely decisions, and give practical, solution-oriented and business-oriented advice
Preferred Qualifications:
    • Experience with reseller and distributor partnerships
    • Data privacy and information security experience
    • Product counsel experience for highly technical offerings
    • Technical degree
About Shape Security
We are security and web experts, pioneers, evangelists and elite researchers. We believe in the power of the Internet to be a positive force and our mission is to protect every website and mobile app from cybercriminals. Shape’s founders fought cybercrime at the Pentagon, Google, and leading security companies. We are backed by some of the most prominent leaders and investors in the technology industry (Kleiner Perkins, Google Ventures...). If you want to be a part of the team that will taking on great responsibility, and making the Internet a safer place for everyone, let's talk.

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