Corporate Counsel

Remote US
Remote Full-time /
As Corporate Counsel for Percona, you will be critical in providing legal guidance and strategic advice to our organization. You will collaborate closely with our executive team, cross-functional teams, and external partners to ensure legal compliance, manage risks, and support our growth initiatives. If you're a pragmatic and business-oriented attorney excited about taking ownership and managing the legal function, this could be the right role for you.

What You Will Do

    • Leading and Managing
    • Leading and managing the compliance, privacy, and contracts functions, currently a team of 5
    • Responsible for operational planning, budgeting, and staff development 
    • Develop strong, trusted relationships with executives in all company departments
    • Provide training to executives, business stakeholders, and staff members on legal topics

    • Legal Advisory
    • Collaborate cross-functionally across the company at every level to identify and address product, regulatory, privacy, and other legal risks and mitigations.
    • Identify and analyze legal risks across the company and devise creative solutions
    • Designing and implementing company policies and procedures to foster legal compliance
    • Advising executives and board members on potential legal risks and solutions to mitigate the risks

    • Contract Review and Negotiation
    • Provide concise and commercially astute counsel to Percona’s  Go-to-Market and Product teams
    • Draft, negotiate, and review a broad range of commercial, revenue-generating contracts, including master service agreements and data and technology licensing agreements
    • Support our internal procurement process by reviewing agreements for vendors, sales partners, events employment, real estate and other contracts related to other company initiatives

    • Corporate compliance and privacy  functions
    • Act as Privacy Officer of the company overseeing privacy requirements and processes
    • Manage the company’s privacy and compliance practices, including overseeing external audits and customer compliance requirements

    • Corporate Governance
    • Act as Assistant Security including documentation for the Board of Directors and legal entity creation and dissolution
    • Provide strategic legal entity advice for a complex organizational structure
    • Manage Percona’s IP portfolio, including counselling on trademarks, branding, patents, copyrights, trade secrets, and open-source licenses
    • Support continuous improvements of forms, policies, and processes to help streamline and simplify deals and product/service terms
    • Liaise with external counsel and coordinate projects between external counsel and Percona stakeholders
    • Partner with the HR function with employment agreements and advises on hiring practices and general labor & employment compliance
    • Stay up to date with global regulatory and legal requirements that affect the company’s products, services, and operations.

What You Have Done

    • A law degree from an ABA-accredited university
    • 10+ years of experience practicing law in a corporate setting, with a mix of in-house and law firm experience
    • Strong interpersonal and presentation skills, along with the ability to communicate effectively with others at all levels of the organization
    • Experience negotiating legal, commercial, and financial agreements with international customers, vendors, and partners
    • Knowledge of international personal data and privacy laws, including GDPR, CCPA, and HIPAA, and common compliance standards, including SOC 2, ISO 27001, and PCI-DSS.
    • Experience with open-source software and FOSS license models
    • Experience in technology, SaaS, and commercial transactionsSkilled at assessing real-world risk and negotiating in fast-paced situations
    • A mix of both startup/in-house and law firm experience is ideal
Why Percona?

At Percona, we believe an open world is a better world. Our mission is to enable everyone to innovate freely, by providing the best open source database software, support, and services. We make databases and applications run better through a unique combination of expertise and open source software built with the community for you. Our technical teams are experts in MySQL, MongoDB, PostgreSQL, and MariaDB.

Percona is proud to be a remote-only and globally dispersed workforce – we have colleagues in more than 50 countries! We offer a collaborative, highly-engaged culture where your ideas are welcome and your voice is heard.

Our staff receives generous benefits including flexible work hours and various paid time off programs, all your equipment for your remote office, funds for career development (external training, certifications, conferences), ongoing connectivity allowances, and the opportunity to participate in our equity incentive plan. We also have benefits that support a healthy work/life balance such as The Percona Adventure Team, Work-from-Anywhere, FlowDays, FryDays, and overall flexibility. We also support being socially responsible through our PAVE volunteering program and Women Transforming Technology.

If you love the idea of working with a high-growth tech company that is one of the best in the business and known globally as a leader in the open-source database space, let’s talk!

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