Associate Corporate Counsel

Legal San Francisco, California

Join us as we pursue our disruptive vision to make machine data accessible, usable and valuable to everyone. We are a company filled with people who are passionate about our product and seek to deliver the best experience for our customers. At Splunk, we’re committed to our work, customers, having fun and most importantly to each other’s success. Learn more about Splunk careers and how you can become a part of our journey.


We are seeking a motivated, smart and flexible attorney to join Splunk’s award-winning Corporate Legal team. In this role, you will support the company’s corporate legal functions, with an initial focus on supporting SEC reporting, M&A, corporate governance, and global subsidiary governance, and evolving responsibilities depending on your interests and the business’ needs. You will have both a meaningful role in a growing legal department and an amazing opportunity to develop professionally with the support of a collaborative and experienced team. The role will be located at Splunk’s San Francisco headquarters and will report to Splunk’s Senior Director, Corporate (Legal).

Personal Characteristics:

You are highly collaborative and curious with a strong desire to make a significant impact and to learn. Flexible, creative, and self-motivated—you show initiative and perseverance, resourcefulness, a strong work ethic and maintain a sense of humor. You demonstrate business sense and legal judgment, with the ability to be both strategic and detail oriented. You thrive in fast-moving, high growth and dynamic environments. You possess exceptional writing, communication, negotiating, and analytical skills; strong organizational and project management skills; a high degree of accountability, professional motivation and drive; and ease in developing relationships of trust and confidence both within and outside Splunk. You will live the mantra, “work hard, have fun, make history.”


  • Assist with SEC reporting, corporate governance, proxy statement preparation, annual stockholder meeting, corporate secretarial and related public company obligations.
  • Assist with Splunk’s corporate development activities, including structuring transactions, conducting comprehensive due diligence reviews, documenting and negotiating transactions, and ensuring seamless integrations.
  • Assist with subsidiary and international expansion matters, including tax optimization structures, and other tax matters.
  • Develop and implement standardized templates and processes for repeatable transactions, that will advance and scale Splunk’s business.
  • Provide legal advice on Splunk’s global compensation programs and professionals, including global equity and executive compensation plans, equity administration matters and Section 16 reporting.
  • Work collaboratively and responsively with a broad range of colleagues cross-functionally and internationally, ensuring good relationships between legal, corporate development, finance, human resources and operations to facilitate a coordinated team approach.
  • Pitch-in on whatever legal work needs doing, whenever it needs to be done.


  • 2-6 years relevant experience as a general corporate, securities and M&A attorney in a large law firm and/or in-house legal department
  • JD degree with excellent academic credentials
  • Licensed to practice law in California preferred
  • Excellent written, communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to interface with, and gain the respect of, stakeholders at all levels
  • Developed organizational capabilities and the ability to manage several simultaneous projects under deadline pressure
  • Excellent business judgment and commercial sense
  • Prior experience working at or with technology companies is preferred

We value diversity at our company. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or any other applicable legally protected characteristics in the location in which the candidate is applying.

For job positions in San Francisco, CA, and other locations where required, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.


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