Senior Corporate Counsel

Berkeley, CaliforniaFull-time
About the Job
About Your Next Opportunity:
HTC VIVE is looking for a Senior Corporate Counsel to join our exciting team. This position will be based in Berkeley, CA. The ideal candidate will work closely with business partners throughout the organization in the North American region and internationally. This candidate also must be able to partner seamlessly with various business teams and be willing to work in an ever-changing environment.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Perform as a trusted advisor to business teams across different departments in the North American region and internationally on a wide array of legal and business issues, including product sales and distribution, product warranty, logistics (including import/export regulations), customer care, business operations, real estate, human resources, commercial transactions, and e-commerce.
  • Draft policies and contracts that conform to regulatory law, write and review company statements and privacy policies for customers, and handle the legal ramifications of privacy breaches or failures to comply with legal obligations
  • Collaborate with compliance and security professionals on projects related to compliance with global data protection and privacy laws
  • Primary legal support for forward and reverse logistics and operations, including logistics and service provider agreements
  • Advisor to a product organization, including preload and testing software, user trials, and legal risks of device software updates and upgrades
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with business, sales, marketing, and senior management within the company and counsel on the legal implications of proposed transactions, new products, and corporate strategies, with a strong emphasis on assessing and minimizing risk while supporting company initiatives
  • Draft and negotiate a variety of complex agreements, including sales and distribution contracts, services agreements, joint development agreements, and other related documentation pertaining to sales, development, and product support
  • Advise management and other team members of the risks and benefits of corporate strategies and initiatives
  • Perform legal research and risk analysis for new business initiatives and provide practical business-orientated counsel and guidance on the interpretation of laws, policies, and contract provisions
  • Develop and maintain expert knowledge of new developments relevant to our business
  • Manage external counsel within the agreed policy and budget
  • Help identify, develop, and implement improvements to policies, templates, and processes to promote efficiency and internal alignment
  • Collaborate and provide support to other members of the legal team both in the US region and internationally. Desire to provide mentorship and development opportunities to other members of the legal team
  • Participate in industry groups to advance the interests of HTC
  • Some travel may be required (domestic and international)

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills and Experience)
  • Juris Doctor (JD) degree from a nationally accredited law school
  • Currently licensed to practice law in at least one state; preferably California or Washington
  • 8+ years relevant experience as corporate counsel, with a well-rounded practice in all areas of corporate operations, in a recognized law firm or as a US-based, in-house counsel in a major technology company with significant US operations. Experience with Asian business operations a plus
  • Experience drafting and negotiating complex agreements on behalf of multiple and diverse stakeholders, including international stakeholders
  • Experience in privacy and data protection laws and frameworks such as US privacy laws, GDPR, ISO27701, etc.
  • Experience with blockchain, crypto, and NFT-related development and transactions
  • Experience managing legal and business risks associated with sales and warranty support of consumer electronics, gaming, and/or mobile devices
  • Experience managing real estate transactions on behalf of a corporation
  • A proven track record of accountability, attention to detail, and organization in a fast-paced environment
  • A proven track record of integrating with key business teams and earning and retaining their trust over time
  • Ability to analyze business and legal issues and to articulate findings and recommendations in a multi-cultural, international environment
  • Confidence, sense of humor, and good judgment

Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills and Abilities)
  • Experience with enterprise business
  • Experience with investments
  • Experience with content licensing
  • Experience with CSR/ESG
  • Proficiency in Mandarin or Spanish

HTC is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at our company. We are committed to equal employment opportunities and encourage people from all walks of life to apply without regard to race, color, ancestry, sex, national origin, citizenship, genetics, marital status, veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or any other status or characteristic protected by law. HTC does not tolerate discrimination or harassment at any point during our employees’ and applicants’ time with us, including with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, leaves of absence, and general treatment during employment.

HTC requires employees and employment candidates who will be at any of our offices to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved.

If you need assistance to accommodate a disability or vaccine exemption, you may request it at any time. Please contact HTC at (425) 679-5318.

This organization participates in E-Verify.

*The estimated salary range for this position is $124,250 - $201,250.
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*This position is eligible for a discretionary bonus.