Posted Apr 20

Senior Corporate Counsel, Product

San Francisco, CA Full Time


The Salesforce Legal Team delivers innovative, trusted and world-class legal services to advance and protect Salesforce's interests while creating a fulfilling work environment for our Legal family. Salesforce seeks to hire an attorney support Salesforce products on product development and privacy and data protection issues. The attorney will be responsible for the Company's efforts relating to products and services in all stages, from development through launch and distribution, and will be an integral part of the company's privacy program, including maintaining a privacy-by-design program. The range of subject matters includes research and development, compliance, distribution, security, and integration of acquired product offerings. This attorney will be based in Salesforce's San Francisco offices.


Provide guidance to product management teams on issues related to new and existing products/features throughout the entire product development lifecycle up to launch.

Be a resident expert and resource on issues related to privacy and data protection as it relates to Salesforce's platform, products and services.

Review and negotiate agreements affecting Salesforce's platform, products and services, including with service providers, technology partners, and customers.

Assist with acquisition and integration of products, content, services, and technologies, including due diligence and integration related to mergers and acquisitions.

Provide counseling and training on issues related to open source and privacy compliance.

Assist with the drafting of terms of use, policies, disclosures and privacy notices and implement related processes and procedures.

Coordinate with and support other members of the Privacy and Product Legal Team on other matters.

Partner with other members of the Legal Team on various issues to ensure consistency with internal commercial and corporate policies, and processes.

Partner with members of the Legal, Security, and Technology teams to help ensure the company's compliance with laws, regulations, and contracts.

Work with customers, prospective customers, and partners on privacy-related questions.

Required Skills/Experience:

Undergraduate degree and a Law degree from highly regarded school.

10+ years combined experience in law firm and/or in-house legal department, preferably in the technology industry.

6+ years negotiating and drafting technology license agreements.

4+ years experience on privacy and data protection issues.

Substantive expertise in intellectual property law.

Excellent written/verbal communication and negotiation skills.

Highly responsive and service-oriented attitude.

Ability to organize, prioritize and manage deadlines in a fast-based and demanding work environment.

Ability to maintain strong working relationships with demanding internal clients.

Familiarity with technical concepts in the Web applications field, including social media and mobile.

Sound and practical business judgment.

Detailed knowledge of global privacy laws.

Collaborative team player combined with ability to work independently.

Sense of humor.

Desired Skills/Experience:

Computer science or technology background.

Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP)

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