Salesforce seeks to hire a proactive, business-oriented, and tech-savvy attorney to join the Product Legal team. Each Product Attorney at Salesforce owns responsibility for counseling one or more products within Salesforce’s broad portfolio, directly counseling product managers and executives throughout the product development lifecycle. Using a broad knowledge base to assess and mitigate risk, you will bring together cross-functional teams to ensure alignment and compliance. You will also play an important role in shaping policies and processes to help the Legal Department scale as Salesforce continues to grow, and to drive important compliance initiatives relating to product development, privacy, and data protection.
Serve as a partner in the business and trusted counsel to executives, product managers, and engineers to ensure that Salesforce products, services and infrastructure are enterprise-ready and comply with applicable laws, including privacy regulations
Collaborate with key stakeholders in the business and across the Legal Department to vet new products, features, data flows, business models, and integrations before they are released to confirm each meets our customers’ expectations (we are focused on our customers’ success), complies with our sales model and applicable laws, and properly incorporates, or integrates with, any third party components, or external products/systems to efficiently facilitate product development and launch while mitigating legal risk
Stay up to date on and effectively communicate new legal developments and product-specific regulations and help ensure ongoing compliance with regulatory requirements
Review and negotiate complex agreements with service providers and technology partners, as well as advise executive leadership and product management on such transactions
Draft clear, consistent disclosures and terms to enable our customers to make informed choices about their privacy, data security, and use of Salesforce’s products
Work with the commercial legal team globally to support and facilitate negotiation of product-specific terms with customers and suppliers
Develop and deliver training and communications relating to product development, as well as document counseling and help organize and drive legal processes
Juris Doctor degree and admitted to practice in at least one US jurisdiction required
5+ years combined experience in law firm and/or in-house legal department, preferably in the technology industry, with significant relevant transactional and product counseling experience (SaaS deployment model experience preferred)
Familiar with key regulatory requirements in the SaaS space, including privacy and data protection issues
High work quality and precision, and able to resolve time sensitive issues with a high degree of precision and exhibit strong organizational, written and verbal communication skills
Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with internal clients and enable business goals
Sound and practical business judgment. Comfortable as the primary legal adviser to multiple product and engineering groups in a fast-paced environment
Self-motivated team player with the ability to learn quickly, identify and resolve legal and business issues, drive projects and earn the confidence of and cooperation of your business partners
Action oriented. When there is an issue that needs addressing, we jump in and address it, but we are also comfortable relying on the expertise and assistance of others when necessary
Impeccable integrity, strong analytical skills, and a keen sense of humour
Product counseling in-house experience at a technology company
Technical background, including non-legal roles such as engineering, product management, marketing, or sales
Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP)
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