Senior Director of Legal/Associate General Counsel

Legal Santa Clara, California


Description

Gigamon is driving the convergence of networking and security. We provide a new way of approaching security -- of making threats more visible, deploying resources faster and maximizing the performance of our customers’ security tools and network. Gigamon is the essential element that bonds with our customers’ entire network ecosystem to make them more resilient, more agile and more secure.

Counsel/Senior Counsel

We are looking to add a key member to our five person Gigamon legal team, reporting directly to our General Counsel.  We’re looking for a lawyer with 1-5 years of experience who wants to dive into all aspects of commercial and corporate activity in the enterprise software world – negotiating vendor agreements, NDAs, software licensing customer deals and channel deals. You may also help provide corporate legal support to our international subsidiaries.

Hard working, team player who enjoys a fast-paced environment.  Our legal team is supportive and gets the job done.  We work closely together. You need to be comfortable working directly with customers and collaboratively with others.  Because we are a small team providing legal work for hundreds of employees, you have to be willing to roll up your sleeves to help your team members, even if it’s outside your immediate job responsibility. 

A combination of “project ownership” mentality, roll up your sleeves “can do” attitude, and the ability to work collaboratively and take input.  The Gigamon legal department is not siloed from the business functions, and we believe that good legal advice requires a deep understanding of our technology, products, business and operational issues.  We work on a range of issues without the support infrastructure that in-house counsel at large companies often enjoy.  Intellectual curiosity, good peripheral vision and an interest in learning about our technology and business are important. If you prefer taking a back seat or working on one specific thing, you won’t be happy in this position.  We work collaboratively, and so you must welcome feedback and enjoy the give and take with colleagues. 

Sense of humor.  We take our work very seriously, but try not to take ourselves too seriously. 

Minimum qualifications. 

  • JD with membership in at least one state bar
  • Up to 5 years of technology transactions, corporate or litigation experience at a top law firm. If you do not have a tech trans background, pls include a cover email explaining why you want to make the switch to commercial work.  
  • Strong problem solving, drafting and communication skills
  • Great personal UI; High EQ
  • Need to reside within an acceptable daily commute to our Santa Clara, CA headquarters. No San Francisco or Oakland-based applicants please.