Corporate Counsel - Products

Legal Santa Clara, California


Our Mission

At Palo Alto Networks® everything starts and ends with our mission:

Being the cybersecurity partner of choice, protecting our digital way of life.

We have the vision of a world where each day is safer and more secure than the one before. These aren’t easy goals to accomplish – but we’re not here for easy. We’re here for better. We are a company built on the foundation of challenging and disrupting the way things are done, and we’re looking for innovators who are as committed to shaping the future of cybersecurity as we are.

Your Career

As the Corporate Counsel of Products, you will provide advice and assistance on a wide range of subjects that arise within the context of your primary client base—the Palo Alto Networks Product Management team—and also your secondary client base consisting of Finance, Marketing, Operations, SalesOps, and Technical Support teams. In this role, you will become familiar with network security technology across all form factors—hardware, software, virtual, cloud, services, both within our company’s portfolio and beyond in order to effectively provide legal coverage in a fast-paced industry.

Your Impact

  • Work collaboratively within and outside of the legal department to help ensure that Palo Alto Networks products and processes are aligned with applicable laws and regulations relating to IP protection, content regulation, security and privacy
  • Represent the Legal function in the NPI (new product introduction) process alongside Finance, Marketing, Product, Operations, SalesOps, Technical Support teams on product-related legal issues, questions and requests
  • Develop and improve contract templates to meet the demands of business partners
  • Ability to draft clear, consistent disclosures and terms to enable our customers and business partners to make informed decisions
  • Negotiate an assortment of commercial procurement and IP licensing agreements
  • Desire to actively organize, counsel, document, and drive legal processes
  • Reports to the Sr. Director, Sr. Counsel, of the Technology, Transactions & Privacy practice group of the larger Global Law Department

Your Experience

  • D. / LLM and admission to California Bar or the ability to practice in-house in California
  • 6+ years' relevant experience, with a focus in commercial transactions and IP licensing, including experience working at a technology company or for technology clients
  • Proven track record of independence, a self-motivated team player to learn quickly, identify and resolve legal and business issues, and earn the confidence of and partnership of business partners
  • Proven high standards, strong communication skills, impeccable integrity, unquestionably good judgment, strong analytical skills and a keen sense of humor
  • Operate efficiently and effectively every day in an extremely fast-paced environment
  • Naturally propensity to drive short- and long-term projects to completion

The Team

The legal team is a dynamic team that impacts all go-to-market aspects of the business every day. The team is immersed in developing new programs and evolving existing ones to scale across Palo Alto Networks’ entire technology portfolio. You will work closely with teams from other departments to immerse yourself in the ins and outs of our business to support it from a legal perspective. Our legal team is an essential resource on a global basis, impacting and driving our products and services.

You’re passionate about legalities in a way that drives solutions. You think creatively on the legal team, but with a higher purpose, driven by our mission to protect our digital lives.

Our Commitment

We’re trailblazers that dream big, take risks, and challenge cybersecurity’s status quo. It’s simple: we can’t accomplish our mission without diverse teams innovating, together. To learn more about our dedication to inclusion and innovation, visit our Life at Palo Alto Networks page and our diversity website.

Palo Alto Networks is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity in our workplace, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or other legally protected characteristics.

Additionally, we are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for all qualified individuals with a disability. If you require assistance or an accommodation due to a disability or special need, please contact us at