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Title:  Intern - Legal


Sunnyvale, CA, US, 94089

Requisition ID:  51501
Job Summary

In a world full of generalists, NetApp is a specialist. We’re focused on one thing, helping your business get the most out of your data. NetApp brings the enterprise-grade data services you rely on into the cloud, and the simple flexibility of cloud into the data center. Our industry-leading solutions work across diverse customer environments and the world’s biggest public clouds.

As a cloud-led, data-centric software company, only NetApp can help build your unique data fabric, simplify and connect your cloud, and securely deliver the right data, services and applications to the right people—anytime, anywhere.

As a Legal Intern you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in NetApp’s culture as well as the products and solutions. You will have the opportunity to be part of a team that expands across multiple sites as well as develop an understanding of what it takes to run a medium size legal organization from inside a corporation and how in-house legal counsel operates on a daily basis. 

This position is within the NetApp’s Legal Department and can cover any of the following 5 practice areas: Contract Negotiations; Legal Operations; Intellectual Property; Contract Management; and Compliance. 

About our Sunnyvale Office:

We invest heavily in new talent. Your energy and fresh ideas are vital to cementing our position as a market-leader. We’ll push you beyond your comfort zone with a belief that no idea is off limits. At the same time, you’ll have all the resources, mentoring and feedback you need to grow. What’s more, whatever your role, you can be yourself in a team that celebrates individuality and welcomes different perspectives.

Job Expectations:
• Shadowing in-house counsel and gaining exposure to corporate transactions;
• Negotiating NDAs and technology contracts with opposing counsel;
• Supporting various business units and advising on risk tolerance and interpreting contract terms; 
• Create and manage templates that transactional attorneys use on a daily basis; 
• Interpret contractual issues that arise throughout the summer;
• Reviewing patent applications;
• Assisting patent litigation;
• Testing and implementing new Legal tools within the department;
• And much more!

Job Requirements

• Eager to learn and a strong desire to grow and expand knowledge in the corporate and in-house legal world.

• Ability to use the skills that are currently being gained in law school to build a strong foundation for a legal career.

• A passion for evangelizing integrity, ethics, and compliance.

• Cross-cultural sensitivity and intellect.

• Strong negotiation skills and ability to build strong relationships with clients throughout NetApp as well as legal department colleagues worldwide.

Core Competencies Desired:
• Good written and verbal communication skills, ability to work both independently and with colleagues as needed;
• Good legal, analytical, judgment, organizational, advocacy, negotiation and program management skills.


Must be enrolled in an educational or professional program through summer 2021 or later. 

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Vets/Disabled.

Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto

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