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Senior Legal Counsel - Commercial & Technology Transactions



IT, Legal
United States
Posted on Saturday, June 15, 2024

Cohesity is a leader in AI-powered data security and management. Aided by an extensive ecosystem of partners, Cohesity makes it easy to secure, protect, manage, and get value from data — across the data center, edge, and cloud. Cohesity helps organizations defend against cybersecurity threats with comprehensive data security and management capabilities, including immutable backup snapshots, AI-based threat detection, monitoring for malicious behavior, and rapid recovery at scale.

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Legal Counsel – Commercial & Technology Transactions (5+ years shown experience)

Location: West and Central

Cohesity + Veritas is coming soon. This combination will establish a significantly larger employee population, customer base and international footprint. This scale will naturally lead to an increased volume and complexity of commercial support requirements all over the world. We are seeking to bring in multiple commercial & technology transactions attorneys with a mix of levels of experience. All candidates should be interested in experiencing a fast-paced, fun and growing culture.

Job Description

Cohesity is seeking an outstanding lawyer with 5+ years’ technology licensing experience to join our legal team sitting in or near the Pacific time zone. We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic about technology and self-directed learning, enjoys being challenged, and uses good judgement in ambiguity. This position will support our rapidly growing sales team globally, and as such requires flexibility to support time zones across the globe.

This lawyer’s responsibilities will include partnering effectively with sales, deal management, sales operations, finance, and our technical teams. The successful candidate will also handle general contract matters as vital, and will work closely with other lawyers in the Cohesity legal team, including the Chief Legal Officer.


  • Negotiate and draft a high volume of sophisticated technology sales and partnering transactions, and a variety of other commercial contracts, including confidentiality agreements, license agreements, data processing agreements, professional services agreements, assignments and amendments
  • Develop and implement legal efficiencies to support sales, channel and business development teams and improve our contract processes and operations
  • Improve and build contract templates and negotiation playbooks and provide internal training to sales, sales operations and legal operations
  • Work closely with sales leadership, deal management and company leaders on strategic initiatives in support of all business verticals and customer-facing transactions
  • Provide proactive strategic advice regarding business and legal issues and risks

Required Skills & Experience:

  • 5+ years of law firm and/or in-house legal work experience preferably focused on technology transactions
  • Law degree from a recognized university and license to practice in the United States. Exceptional candidates without a license to practice in the United States will also be considered
  • Specific experience in SaaS, cloud computing, and enterprise software
  • Adept at interacting optimally in a highly customer satisfaction focused environment
  • Adept at partnering with sales colleagues in fast paced customer facing transactions, proven competencies as a critical thinker and proactive problem solver, with a willingness to roll up his/her sleeves to get into the details and drive creative solutions
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Detail-oriented, excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple transactions and projects simultaneously under deadline pressure
  • Proven exceptional judgment and integrity with the ability to think strategically and give practical advice appropriately weighing legal and business objectives

Crucial to Success:

  • Willingness to be flexible to support time zones across the world
  • Ability to thrive in situations that are rarely clear-cut or by-the-book. This team is flexible and inventive; being willing to go beyond your comfort zone is crucial to success.
  • A strong team player who can work well with business colleagues in high pressure situations
  • Committed to his or her personal growth and development by actively seeking feedback and responding with action.
Disclosure Pursuant to Applicable State Equal Pay Transparency Laws - This position has a starting pay range as listed below. Actual salary depends upon many factors, including a candidate’s skills, qualifications and experience, location, and salary expectations, and therefore a starting salary at the low end, high end, or even above the stated range may be offered. This position may also be eligible for bonus compensation, commission (if in a sales function), and/or equity grants. Additionally, full-time employees are eligible to participate in our comprehensive benefits framework, including health and wellness benefits, vacation, paid holidays and refresh days, 401(k) retirement plan, life and disability insurance coverages, and other benefits the Company may offer from time to time.
US Pay Range
$189,200$236,500 USD

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In-Office Expectations

Cohesity employees who are within a reasonable commute (e.g. within a forty-five (45) minute average travel time) work out of our core offices 2-3 days a week of their choosing.