Legal Counsel Jobs in San Francisco, CA at DocuSign

Title: Legal Counsel

Company: DocuSign

Location: San Francisco, CA

Salary: $150K – $200K*

Category: Enterprise Technology

Job Description

The team

As a part of our Legal & Risk Management team, you help to further strategic goals, manage risks, and preserve the legal and ethical integrity of the company. Constantly immersed in critical, high-level operations, you partner across the business to solve challenging problems and support our growth and progress around the world. The Legal & Risk Management team focuses on providing thorough legal and risk analysis and advice to foster sound decision-making, and on ensuring compliance with legal and other relevant standards and certifications.

The position

The Legal Counsel – Product will be a qualified attorney with product compliance and privacy experience that will serve as an internal counsel for our product, marketing, and technology teams. In this role, the Legal Counsel will support product and legal needs globally, with a focus on product compliance, product marketing guidance, and incident response. The Legal Counsel will regularly collaborate with internal stakeholders, such as Product, Marketing, Engineering, and other Legal and HQ functions.

This position is an Individual Contributor and reports to the Deputy General Counsel.


• Advise internal company clients on global product and service offerings in order to maintain regulatory compliance, related to new and existing products and features throughout the entire product development lifecycle;

• Work collaboratively across multiple functions, including Product, Engineering, Sales, Marketing, and Security as the relevant legal “point of contact” to investigate, help respond to, and manage product issues as they arise;

• Serve as the subject matter expert on regulatory issues impacting DocuSign and its service offerings, including impact from domestic and international legal frameworks;

• Support internal incident investigations and responding to regulatory inquiries.

• Help draft, review and update foundational documents for product and service offerings (e.g., terms of service, privacy policies and service change notifications) and internal policy documents (e.g. data security breach plan and data transfer policy);

• Coordinate across business lines to keep current on business activities and future plans, collect necessary information and data, assess applicable laws and regulations, and assist and advise business partners in the implementation of regulatory requirements and risk management;

Basic Qualifications

• A minimum of 5+ years’ of relevant legal experience

• Experience dealing with commercial litigation, regulatory inquiries, and government and internal investigations

• Must be a member in good standing of a recognized U.S. bar

Preferred Qualifications

• Excellent judgment, attention to detail and ability to work independently

• Strong organizational and project management skills

• Comfortable working in a fast-paced, high activity environment, and able to handle ambiguity, juggle many matters at once and quickly shift from one situation or task to another

• Ability to effectively collaborate cross-functionally across teams with a team attitude that no job is too big or too small

• Talent for thinking outside of the box in confronting new issues and pursuing novel approaches to old problems

• Privacy and/or IP experience

• Knowledge of the legal aspects of cybersecurity as it relates to cloud computing

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Valid through: 7/16/2020


About DocuSign

DocuSign is a San Francisco- and Seattle-based company that provides electronic signature technology and Digital Transaction Management services for facilitating electronic exchanges of contracts and signed documents. DocuSign’s features include authentication services, user identity management and workflow automation. Signatures processed by DocuSign are comparable to traditional signatures based on the products compliance with the ESIGN Act as well as the European Union’s Directive 1999/93/EC on electronic signatures. The company has raised $443 million in financing since its founding in 2003. Tom Gonser founded DocuSign in 2003 after leaving NetUpdate, a company he founded in 1998 and ran as CEO until his departure. NetUpdate acquired several companies, including an early-stage e-signature start-up in Seattle called DocuTouch, founded by Mir Hajmiragha. DocuTouch held patents on Web-based digital signatures and collaboration, but had no material revenue. Upon leaving NetUpdate, Gonser negotiated the purchase of certain DocuTouch assets and started DocuSign. He tapped Eric Ranft as CTO and VP of engineering and Court Lorenzini as CEO.