Position: Sr. Associate Corporate Counsel
Company: VMware
Location: Palo Alto, CA OR Bellevue, WA OR Broomfield, CO

Description:
VMware is seeking a highly talented lawyer to join the VMware Legal Department as a Senior Associate Corporate Counsel in the Worldwide Sales Legal Team. The VMware Legal Department is a team of dedicated legal professionals who share a passion and enthusiasm to both understand and successfully navigate every aspect of our fast-growing company. The legal team believes in maintaining the highest standards of business and professional conduct, while providing our clients with innovative and pragmatic advice. If you are looking for a dynamic legal department where you can be a team builder, a team player and a leader, this is the place for you.

This position will report to a Director & Assistant General Counsel in the Worldwide Sales Legal Team. The position will provide transactional support and counselling for the software licensing and services business in a designated region of the United States with a focus on the health care sector, and support day-to-day initiatives and long-term strategies of VMware. The position can be located in any city where VMware has an office in the United States.

Contact:
Conor Cronin, ccronin@vmware.com

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Advise on risks and liabilities of proposed commercial transactions with a focus on the health care sector, and devise creative and practical legal solutions to meet business objectives
  • Counsel internal clients and interface with customers on significant legal and regulatory issues in the health care industry, including HIPAA, business associate agreements, and data processing agreements
  • Draft, review, and negotiate a broad range of commercial agreements, including software licensing, support services, cloud computing, and nondisclosure agreements
  • Interface with various groups within VMware to understand key IP, commercial and finance requirements and ensure commercial contract terms comply with corporate directives, policies and procedures
  • Act as a fiduciary for the company driving compliance in day-to-day sales activities, including providing training and counselling to sales professionals and coordinating with other groups within the VMware Legal Department on compliance matters
  • Assist with legal department projects as assigned, including efforts to develop, implement and enhance processes that improve transaction velocity without material increases in risk

Qualifications:

  • High volume transactions experience with a health care or software company of similar size and scale to VMware, including experience with licensing and/or services sales agreements
  • An excellent negotiator with strong influencing skills experienced at drafting commercial contracts
  • Demonstrated capability in creating and negotiating complex legal transactions in addition to typical sales agreements
  • A practical and proactive problem-solver who possesses strong business acumen and is confident, mature and calm under fire
  • Must be able to juggle multiple priorities and tasks in a fast paced environment, but be focused when needed on the matter at hand.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, interpersonal skills, and leadership skills
  • Must be able to work effectively both independently and with a team
  • Of the highest degree of personal and professional integrity and ethics

Education & Licenses

  • JD from an accredited U.S. law school required
  • Excellent academic performance
  • Member of a State Bar in good standing

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