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 Legal Counsel – Product
Legal | Chicago, Illinois

Our Agreement with Employees

DocuSign is committed to building trust and making the world more agree-able for our employees, customers and the communities in which we live and work. You can count on us to listen, be honest, and try our best to do what’s right, every day. At DocuSign, everything is equal. We each have a responsibility to ensure every team member has an equal opportunity to succeed, to be heard, to exchange ideas openly, to build lasting relationships, and to do the work of their life. Best of all, you will be able to feel deep pride in the work you do, because your contribution helps us make the world better. And for that, you’ll be loved by us, our customers, and the world in which we live.

The Team

As a part of our Product, IP and Regulatory Compliance team, you help to further strategic goals, address headwinds and challenges confronted by the business, 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. Our team focuses on providing thorough business- and tech-savvy legal advice to foster sound decision-making within the Product, Operations and IT, Marketing and Business Development organizations.

Position Summary

Legal Counsel - Product will be a qualified attorney with prior product counseling experience, who will serve as a strategic counselor to our product teams. In this role, you will work with a high octane, collaborative seasoned team of legal professionals. The role has critically important responsibility of serving as a strategic advisor to the business and product development teams to address their various global product and legal needs.

The focus of this position will be working cross-functionality, both within all aspects of the global legal team as well as the various other business functions across the company. You will be responsible for advising how the company can better design products, navigate current and new industry ecosystems, and ensure business and legal alignment with current legal and regulatory requirements and trends. You will regularly collaborate with internal stakeholders, such as Product, Marketing, Business Development and other Legal and HQ functions. This role is strategic to the cross-functional success of both our team and the business at large. Very high impact role with strong professional growth potential. This position is an Individual Contributor, reporting to the Deputy General Counsel, Product, IP and Regulatory Affairs.

Primary Responsibilities

• Advise internal company stakeholders on global product and service offerings in order to maintain compliance with legal, regulatory and industry practices, 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 with regard to different verticals (e.g., financial services, health and life sciences, public sector, education, etc.)
• Serve as the subject matter expert on industry vertical issues impacting DocuSign and its service offerings, including impact from domestic and international legal frameworks
• 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.

Basic Qualifications

• A minimum of 8 years of relevant legal experience
• Experience dealing with product counseling, tech transactions, issues of first impression, helping facilitate operationalizing and scaling organizations, engaging external ecosystem stakeholders (e.g., trade associations, industry groups, etc.)
• 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

 About DocuSign

DocuSign® is changing how business gets done by empowering hundreds of thousands of companies and tens of millions of users in most countries around the world to sign, send and manage documents anytime, anywhere, on any device with confidence. DocuSign replaces printing, faxing, scanning and overnighting documents with the easiest, fastest, most trusted way to make every approval and decision digital. Organizations of all sizes and industries are accelerating contracts, approvals and workflows with DocuSign's Digital Transaction Management (DTM) platform and eSignature solution. DocuSign keeps life and business moving forward.

DocuSign is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Individuals seeking employment at DocuSign are considered without regards to race, ethnicity, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, registered domestic partner status, caregiver status, marital status, veteran or military status, citizenship status, or any other legally protected category.

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Location

The Loop has theater, arts, architecture, parks and riverwalks and great restaurants. All a stone's throwaway from the DocuSign offices.

An Insider's view of DocuSign

What’s the vibe like in the office?

There is always something new to learn and the opportunities to grow are endless. Chicago has a growing tech community, so it’s great to help contribute to that growth. Our Chicago office has a very collaborative group of people and is an exciting place to work as we expand. The happy hours and informal guitar jam sessions aren’t bad either.

Keith

Senior Director of Engineering

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Everyone has tremendous amounts of knowledge in different fields, you can go to anyone and just pick their brains. I feel like I’ve learned more here than anywhere else I’ve ever worked. My coworkers are great. Not only do we have similar interests, sports, games, and shows. We all have the drive to do our craft better.

Kevin

Software Engineer

How does the company support your career growth?

DocuSign encourages anyone’s desire to learn more and provide you with multiple opportunities to expand your knowledge. For example, we have an Educational Assistance Program that gives employees a chance to pursue continued education and get reimbursed! I’ve grown a lot since I’ve started working here and am now where near plateauing.

Rachel

SQL Database Administrator

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

We strive for a flat organization—so, our executives are involved in guiding, reviewing and mentoring teams. And because we are growing fast, you can get involved in different aspects of our product and this learning will help propel your career forward.

Ron

Chief Product Officer

What is your vision for the company?

One of my goals is that everybody who works at DocuSign can look back at their time here and say they did or are doing the work of their lives at DocuSign.

Dan

CEO

What are DocuSign Perks + Benefits

DocuSign Benefits Overview

Need time off? We offer generous Paid Time Off, Paid Volunteer Time Off, 6 Months Paid Parental Leave, Paid Bereavement Leave and Military Leave.

Interested in comp? We offer complete Total Rewards Compensation which includes equity grants, ESPP, Pre-tax and Post-Tax Retirement Benefits/Pension and Employee Referral Bonus Program ($2K!)

Want to thrive? We offer comprehensive Health Benefits (Free for employees; 50% paid coverage for dependents) and a Wellness Benefit

What to expand your mind? Take advantage of our extensive Learning & Development training (in person and online), Education Assistance ($5K/year) and DocuSign University certification

Have a little fun! Enjoy happy hours, plentiful snacks and refreshments and fun team offsites

Interested in giving back? Volunteer 3 days a year and donate to charity and DocuSign IMPACT will match your gift.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
DocuSign pledges 1% of our time by granting employees 3 VTO (Volunteer Time Off) days as part of our DocuSign IMPACT initiative.
Partners with Nonprofits
Through DocuSign for Forests™ initiative, we will donate $1.5 million to organizations that preserve the world’s forests. The first $1 million will go to the Jane Goodall Legacy Foundation.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
There are many ways to contribute to our culture including but not limited to engaging with our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs): Women, Pride, BOLD, Honor, Parents, LatinX.
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Board of Directors: Chairwoman, 4 women (36%), 3 non-Caucasians CEO Direct reports: 4 women (30%), 1 non-Caucasians, 1 LGBTQ
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
DocuSign employees can contribute up to $2,700 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
DocuSign employees receive a minimum of 20 days per year of paid time off.
Paid Volunteer Time
Our employees receive 24 hours ( 3 days) per year of paid volunteer time as part of our DocuSign IMPACT program
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
We offer $5,000 annually for continuing education.
Online course subscriptions available
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