Legal Counsel, Marketing

Legal San Francisco, California Austin, Texas Seattle, Washington Portland, Oregon New York, New York Chicago, Illinois Los Angeles, CA, California San Diego, California

Join us as we pursue our mission to remove the barriers between data and action. 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, our customers, having fun, and most importantly to each other’s success!


We are seeking an experienced marketing lawyer to support Splunk’s marketing and demand generation initiatives, globally. This role presents an exciting opportunity to craft policies and practices inside a rapidly growing big data company, influence key initiatives and aid in our success. You will have both a meaningful role in a growing legal department and an opportunity to develop professionally with the support of a collaborative and experienced team! The role reports to Splunk's Director, Product & Marketing Legal and is based in Splunk’s corporate HQ in San Francisco (location flexible).

Personal Characteristics and Skills

To succeed, the role requires you to be highly collaborative with a positive demeanor and a sense of humor; you’ll need to demonstrate high EQ and a strong history of successful cross-functional collaboration; we need a self-starter with intellectual curiosity who can work independently in a fast-paced work environment with perseverance and resourcefulness; we’re also looking for candidates with a high degree of accountability and professional drive; a positive attitude with flexibility and desire to work on a variety of legal matters, learn and have a meaningful impact are must-haves.


The successful candidate will:

  • Consider and advise on legal, business and reputational matters globally in the areas of
    • demand generation, marketing, advertising, web and print content, and social media activities
    • branding, logos, domain names and trademark management
    • substantiation, comparative advertising, and direct marketing issues, as well as other types of claims that are subject to regulatory requirements
    • online advertising issues, including affiliate and incentive marketing, and behavioral advertising
    • sponsorships, endorsements and customer, employee and prospect events (including annual user conferences)
    • executive communications and field communications
    • industry analyst-related activities
    • press releases, presentations and marketing collateral
    • contests, sweepstakes and promotions
  • Develop policies and best practice procedures and templates for all aspects of Splunk’s marketing programs and initiatives
  • Counsel on and pursue competitor false advertising claims and trademark-related disputes
  • Draft and negotiate various licensing and marketing agreements, including advertising, agency, and media buying agreements as well as promotional and direct marketing services
  • Support our Splunk for Good initiatives
  • Develop and deliver training for marketing, sales, legal and other relevant teams, as needed
  • Support and coordinate with subject matter experts relating to compliance, product development, litigation, intellectual property, data security and privacy, including matters relating to GDPR, CAN-SPAM, cookie practices, opt-in/-out
  • Pitch-in on whatever legal work needs doing, whenever it needs to be done


The candidate must have:

  • J.D. and in good standing to practice law in the State of California (or state of residence) with a minimum of 6 to 9 years experience; experience at a publicly-traded technology company preferred
  • Excellent written, communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to connect with, and gain the respect of, stakeholders at all levels
  • Ability to adapt to and thrive in a dynamic environment of rapid growth, preferably in or with fast-paced tech driven companies
  • Be organized, efficient and resourceful with strong follow-through abilities
  • Excellent business sense and legal judgment, with the ability to be strategic as well as detail-oriented
  • Be able to simultaneously manage and stage workloads, multiple client demands and shifting priorities within a rapidly evolving environment
  • Experience counseling on IP matters a plus

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.

Thank you for your interest in Splunk!