Legal Counsel

Legal Moscow, Russian Federation



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Transforming smiles. Transforming lives. Transforming an industry.


At Align Technology, we believe a great smile can transform a person’s life, so we create technology that gives people the confidence to take on whatever’s next. We revolutionized the orthodontic industry with the introduction of the Invisalign system, and we have never lost sight of that spirit of innovation. Our teams are constantly pushing the boundaries of what’s possible.


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About this opportunity


Align Technology (”Align”) is a global medical device company engaged in the design, manufacture and marketing of the Invisalign® system, the pioneer and most technically advanced clear aligner system on the market, and of the iTero® intraoral scanners and services for orthodontic and restorative dentistry. Align’s innovative products help dental professionals achieve the clinical results they expect and deliver effective, cutting-edge dental options to their patients.

Align seeks a corporate technology and intellectual property attorney with 7+ years of experience in counseling a software research and development group and in transactions where technology itself is the subject of the business relationship. Prior experience must include drafting and negotiating licensing, SaaS, development, and sourcing software development. The candidate should have expertise in privacy and security (domestic and international), export controls, governmental contracting, open source licensing, payments law, technology business models, forms creation, and issues related to the protection and exploitation of intellectual property and data.

The ideal candidate will be an attorney who possesses deep, international, expertise in intellectual property and medical technology and exhibits intellectual flexibility and versatility, solid business acumen and judgment, and thoughtful, sensitive and persuasive interpersonal skills. As a member of the Align’s fast paced Strategic Commercial Affairs team, this person will also have strong drafting and negotiation experience and gravitas to influence and negotiate with key internal and external stakeholders. The position is based in Moscow, Russia and is part of a dynamic global legal team.


In this role, you will…

  • Ensure Align’s intellectual property rights arising from local development activities are protected to the fullest extent possible.

  • Demonstrated ability to implement software protection and ownership requirements based and experience with software development lifecycle.

  • Negotiate, draft, and review an extensive range of more complex contracts including research and development, technology licensing and joint development agreements, as well as supply, supplier quality and other agreements.

  • Provide legal advice to research and development and regulatory organizations on issues impacting research and development activities.

  • Advise and keep abreast of global legal and regulatory requirements to support research and development for medical technologies including PMAs/510(k)s. Ensure research and testing follows applicable laws and regulations and is adequately designed and appropriately prioritized to support validation and other objectives.

  • Develop strong, collaborative working relationships with other members of the Align Legal Department including regional lawyers supporting day-to-day activities of regional commercial organization.

  • Develop best in class practices including user friendly, visual, legal templates, policies, procedures, guidance documents, tools or training materials informed by continuous improvement.

  • Ensure compliance with Align’s contract management process and other company policies and procedures.

  • Perform legal research and assist in other legal matters as and when required.

In this role, you’ll need …

  • Highly motivated and enthusiastic individual with demonstrated initiative, adaptability and integrity.

  • Excellent communication skills, with strong but diplomatic presence.

  • Proven ability to deal positively when working within tight time pressure and demanding clients.

  • Demonstrated ability to handle a high volume of activity involving multiple and often complex projects simultaneously and to identify and implement process improvements and technology solutions to gain efficiencies.

  • Keeps abreast of changes in laws and regulations globally that may affect our business.

  • Experience with personal data and privacy laws, experience with audits and investigations.

  • Identifies unmet needs and future challenges and proactively proposes strategies to optimize outcomes for Align.

  • Impeccable business and risk management judgment and ethics.

  • Strong leadership and influencing skills.

  • Confident team player and ability to develop relationships and networks at all levels.

  • Experience of working with multicultural teams.

  • Enjoys working in a challenging, fast paced and dynamic workplace.


  • 7+ years minimum post-bar experience, gained within a medical technology company in combination with a top-tier law firm representing medical technology.

  • Russian qualified in intellectual property law


  • Fluency in spoken and written Russian and English.

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About Align


Invisalign clear aligners, iTero Intraoral scanners, and OrthoCAD digital services that help dental professionals achieve the clinical results they expect and deliver effective, cutting-edge dental options to their patients.







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