Director, Legal Counsel - Products, Technology and Privacy

Hybrid, Richmond, CA
Legal – Legal Supply Chain, IP, and Operations /
Full-Time /
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Summary of Role:
SunPower is seeking an experienced attorney and leader to provide legal support for our fast-moving team of product managers, engineers, and marketers. In this role, you will advise on a variety of product development, consumer protection, privacy, regulatory, intellectual property, and information security issues. You will provide practical, actionable advice on evolving legal issues related to products, intellectual property, and data privacy. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

    • As a member of the Legal team, work with colleagues across the Legal team to develop and implement best practices.
    • Work closely with cross-functional teams, including executive management, business leads, product managers, engineers, technical experts, and inventors.
    • Partner with internal clients effectively throughout the product development lifecycle, advising on new products and features, identifying applicable legal constraints and product risks, proposing solutions and mitigation measures that facilitate business objectives.
    • Build scalable, effective policies and procedures that safeguard customer information, in compliance with data privacy and security regulations, such as GDPR, CCPA/CPRA, and other state laws.
    • Work with stakeholders to scope and conduct regular risk assessments and implement measures to mitigate privacy and security threats and integrate best practices into company operations.
    • Provide legal support related to SunPower’s product strategy needs, priorities, and resources.
    • Draft and negotiate a variety of commercial services, data protection, M&A, business development , and licensing and other intellectual property agreements affecting the company’s products and services.
    • Provide legal support for SunPower’s intellectual property strategy needs, priorities, and resources, including patent cost reduction, monetization, and licensing opportunities.
    • Working closely with outside counsel, maintain an active global patent portfolio, including patent prosecution (U.S. and foreign), continuation and divisional filing strategy, patent maintenance including managing patent prosecution docket to meet deadlines. 

Required Qualifications:

    • J.D. from an ABA Accredited law school and an active member of the bar in good standing.
    • 10+ years of experience at a leading law-firm (or government agency) and in-house legal department.

Preferred Qualifications:

    • 12+ years of experience at a leading law-firm (or government agency) and in-house legal department.
    • Strong foundation in drafting agreements and counseling on product and supply-chain related issues, including consumer protection, privacy, data protection, and technology related transactions and litigation.
    • Background in solar, battery storage, electric vehicle, smart home or semiconductor technology, including equipment, software and devices, tools and processes.
    • Experience and comfort working with senior executives.
    • Ability to handle multiple assignments simultaneously and manage projects to successful completion.
    • Organizational and management skills necessary for the development and implementation of policies, procedures and guidelines.
    • Basic financial reporting capabilities and ability to manage to budget.
    • Preferred location near SunPower offices in Richmond, CA, with remote options available.
$184,800 - $277,200 a year
Please note the pay range provided is a good faith estimate for this position only and in the geographical location noted. The base pay for this position ranges from $184,800/year to $277,200/year. Pay is based on several factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Dependent on the position offered, other forms of compensation may be provided as part of a total compensation package including annual bonus eligibility, short and long-term incentives, and a comprehensive and competitive benefits program which includes health insurance coverage, employee wellness, life and disability insurance, a retirement savings plan, paid holidays, paid time off, and so much more.  For more information, please visit our benefits site at
Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and underrepresented minorities are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At SunPower, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Equal Employment Opportunity
The Company is an equal employment opportunity employer and makes employment decisions, including but not limited to, hiring, firing, promotion, demotion, training, and/or compensation, on the basis of merit. Employment decisions are based on an individual’s qualifications as they relate to the job under consideration. The Company’s policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions, the actual sex of the individual, or the gender identity or gender expression), race, color, religion, including religious dress practices and religious grooming practices, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, familial status, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, protected veteran or military status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws, ordinances, or regulations. The Company is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operations of the Company and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of the Company, including supervisors and co-workers.

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