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Title:  Commercial Corporate Counsel


New York, NY, US, 10017

Requisition ID:  28797

Job Summary

Are you looking for a great job working with a great team?  NetApp Legal is looking for an accomplished commercial lawyer to join our dynamic and fast-paced team.

This is the perfect opportunity for a highly motivated and well qualified professional to join the ranks of an innovative, award-winning legal department.  The NetApp Legal Department has been recognized by numerous publications and professional associations for its innovation, value creation and thought leadership.  Most recently, NetApp was awarded the 2018 Best Use of Technology Award by Corporate Counsel magazine, and the InnovAction award by the College of Law Practice Management.

In NetApp Legal, we believe that our team should be a role model for the company’s values and culture, and that we can create competitive advantage for NetApp through partnership, service, and integrity.  We also believe in having fun while we’re at it.  "To create a competitive advantage that will enable the company to succeed, we have to continually out-innovate the innovators. And in the process, we're having a blast.” – Matt Fawcett, General Counsel

NetApp Legal seeks to hire a new Commercial Counsel who has a strong background in structuring, drafting and negotiating agreements with vendors, partners and customer contracts, is both results-driven and client-focused (internal and external), and is skilled at building and maintaining relationships. This position reports to the Director, Legal, who partners with the Americas Sales teams, and it focuses on commercial transactional support with sales and business teams.

Job Requirements


  • Demonstrated experience providing outstanding legal support to sales and operations organizations
  • Subject matter expertise in supporting commercial transactions and providing related advice
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and proven drafting and negotiation skills in connection with customer agreements (master purchase agreements, software license agreements, professional services agreements and support agreements), partner agreements (reseller agreements, distribution agreements and OEM agreements) and other commercial agreements
  • Strong business and financial acumen
  • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with, and leading and motivating, department and functional colleagues and business clients to establish and execute on clear goals, objectives and priorities
  • Demonstrated ability to meet or exceed deadlines, prioritize, multi-task, provide expedient responses to inquiries and issues, and maintain flexibility in a fast-paced, changing environment
  • In-depth understanding of hardware/software industry practices with ability to recognize and highlight revenue recognition issues
  • Strong time-management, analytical, decision-making and problem solving skills, with ability to think strategically and creatively.  Ability to develop win-win solutions and to balance the interests of the customer or partner against the company’s interests
  • Team-oriented, with a high level of integrity, responsibility and professionalism
  • Sense of humor and commitment to professionalism
  • A “Get Things Done” mindset and ability to find and present simple, practical and actionable solutions to complex problems


  • Qualified to practice in at least one U.S. state, preferably New York or California
  • Minimum of five years relevant in-house experience
  • IT industry experience strongly preferred

Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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