Overview

NetBrain is the market leader disrupting the network automation space. Our ground-breaking automation platform leverages the power of dynamic maps to provide CIOs and network teams with end-to-end network visibility while enabling adaptive automation across the organization’s physical, virtual and software-defined networks. Today, over 2,300 of the world’s largest enterprises and managed services providers leverage NetBrain’s platform to automate network documentation, troubleshooting, and change management. 

“NetBrain’s success is due to our people, and over the years, we have been fortunate to attract top talent because of our unique culture and exciting mission to transform the network management industry.” – Lingping Gao, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of NetBrain

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Overview
We are seeking a passionate, experienced, and hands on leader who will provide senior management with effective legal advice on company business strategies and their implementation, manage the legal function, and collaborate with and oversee the work of outside counsel. Reporting to the CEO, the General Counsel is the principal legal officer of the company, with overall responsibility for the vision and leadership of NetBrain’s global legal strategy and services and the management of legal risk throughout the organization. A member of NetBrain’s senior management team, the General Counsel will serve as legal counsel and strategic advisor to the Company’s executive team.

Responsibilities
Managing, advising on and negotiating complex legal and business transactions including licenses, partnership agreements, channel agreements, etc.
Leading a business focused legal function, contributing to the strategy of the business and driving performance.
Mentor, lead and manage a small internal legal team
Influencing, evaluating, and managing effective, timely and cost efficient outside legal counsel services and expert advisors as needed.
Supporting business operations and providing direction and counsel regarding compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, and staying abreast of laws, legislative developments and developing external trends.
Advising Human Resources on employment law matters to ensure statutory and regulatory compliance.
Advising and counseling on equity and tax issues and regulations, including assessing and advising on current and future business structures and legal entities.
Maintaining responsibility for and managing all aspects of the ethics and corporate compliance function
Manage intellectual property portfolio, including trademark and copyright registration and protection, and patent matters.
Other responsibilities as needed.
Qualifications
Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree and a member of the bar in good standing.
Minimum of 10 years of experience in general corporate in-house for a software enterprise and/or in a law firm required.
Software industry experience with drafting and negotiating complex commercial intellectual property transactions.
Strong experience with contract and legal negotiations with enterprise customers.
Demonstrated ability to balance legal and business considerations, multi-task, problem-solve and operate in fast-paced and rapid growth environments is required.
Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with senior business leaders and other professionals and colleagues at all levels of an organization while utilizing excellent business and legal judgement in complex situations.
Strong, pragmatic problem-solving business acumen with the ability to be adaptable and flexible in his/her approach and thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic and high-energy environment.
Capacity to take on significant work volume while being responsive and managing quick turnaround times..
Advocacy and negotiation skills.
Ability to work collaboratively and as a member of a team.
Unquestioned integrity, credibility


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