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If you want to have a real impact, NetApp is the place for you. You’ll make a difference—while still maintaining a healthy work-life balance. Who are we? Forward-thinking technology people with a heart. Join us.

Legal Counsel

Paris, Île-de-France Region, France; Milan, Lombardy, Italy; Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Job category: Legal Job ID: 125652-en_US

About NetApp

We’re forward-thinking technology people with heart. We make our own rules, drive our own opportunities, and try to approach every challenge with fresh eyes. Of course, we can’t do it alone. We know when to ask for help, collaborate with others, and partner with smart people. We embrace diversity and openness because it’s in our DNA. We push limits and reward great ideas. What is your great idea?

"At NetApp, we fully embrace and advance a diverse, inclusive global workforce with a culture of belonging that leverages the backgrounds and perspectives of all employees, customers, partners, and communities to foster a higher performing organization." -George Kurian, CEO


Join our world-class legal team and play a pivotal role in driving revenue in NetApp’s Intelligent Data Infrastructure business as Legal Counsel. We are looking for a highly skilled and experienced candidate who is agile, organized, and excited to work with sales. As a trusted partner to business clients and cross-functional stakeholders, you will provide expert legal advice and guidance on a wide range of commercial and contractual matters.

What You’ll Do:

  • Serve as a partner to the EMEA & LATAM business by drafting, reviewing, and negotiating a variety of commercial technology agreements, including, framework agreements, software-as-a service (SaaS), license and services agreements, data privacy and information security agreements with customers and partners to enable sales opportunities while also complying with legal requirements and company policies.
  • Become a trusted advisor to your sales clients as well as cross-functional stakeholders by conducting thorough legal analyses and risk assessments to identify potential legal issues and providing proactive recommendations and actionable guidance on legal issues and risks.
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of standard agreements and legal processes for customer and partner agreements, as well as on projects designed to increase velocity and efficiency, including templates and playbooks.
  • Collaborate with cross functional teams including finance, information security, privacy, sales operations, business unit and product teams to drive customer deals to execution and design scalable processes for implementation.
  • Conduct internal training and develop educational materials to enhance legal awareness within the organization.

Job Requirements:

  • Qualified to practice law in one of the below-mentioned Work Locations.
  • Fluent in French and English (mandatory), Italian or Spanish (optional)
  • 5+ years of legal experience preferably in-house at a technology company supporting sales transactions (with extensive experience drafting complex technology contracts).
  • In-depth knowledge of software, hardware and cloud agreements and associated business models, and technology industry regulations and trends.
  • Keen business sense, with the ability to distill legal theory into practical advice through excellent verbal and written communication, drafting and negotiation skills.
  • Solution-oriented:  You bring empathy and understanding to your conversations with customers, seeking to find a path forward that balances company risk and customer needs, and you think creatively beyond the legal terms to generate possible solutions and options for the business, while clearly articulating risk-based recommendations.
  • Ability to thrive in a high performance, fast-paced environment and to multitask, prioritize effectively and execute quickly.
  • Team-oriented, with a good sense of humor and high level of integrity, responsibility and professionalism, and the ability to build relationships and collaborate across functions.

Work Location:

This position will preferably be based near a NetApp office in France (Paris), Spain (Madrid) and Italy (Milan). This position will report to the Director of the Field Legal EMEA & LATAM team.


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We expect a healthy work-life balance. Our volunteer time off program is best in class, offering employees 40 hours of paid time off per year to volunteer with their favorite organizations.  We provide comprehensive medical, dental, wellness, and vision plans for you and your family.  We offer educational assistance, legal services, and access to discounts. We also offer financial savings programs to help you plan for your future.  

If you run toward knowledge and problem-solving, join us. 


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