Senior Corporate Counsel / Corporate Counsel

Cadence San Jose , CA 95111

Posted 2 weeks ago

At Cadence, we hire and develop leaders and innovators who want to make an impact on the world of technology.

Sr. Corporate Counsel / Corporate Counsel

Cadence Legal is looking for an experienced attorney with a "can do" attitude to join the Cadence North America Commercial team. You will be primarily focusing on supporting and enabling our sales team on a variety of types of contracts with customers. Cadence has been on Fortune's top 100 Great Places to Work list for the past 4 years.


  • You will be the primary legal point of contact for one or more sales VPs/directors and their sales teams.

  • You will draft and negotiate out-bound agreements for a variety of types of products, such software licenses, hardware purchases, hardware loans, design services, and cloud services.

  • You will manage the relationship with your internal clients and be involved in day-to-day tasks to support their teams and their customers, including handling miscellaneous questions, NDAs, and other agreements.

  • You will work closely with other Cadence's groups including Services, Customer Support, Marketing, R&D, IT, HR, Facilities and Finance in connection with negotiating and drafting agreements.

  • You may also provide support on other types of transactions and other legal projects as needed. Examples include: Projects to streamline our processes, managing updates to templates, supporting sales with development of new business models, supporting Cadence's government sales, or serving as the Legal department's Business Partner to a particular business unit.

This position provides you with the immediate opportunity to positively impact Cadence's business and become an important contributor to Cadence's success.

Key Attributes:

  • At least 5-12 years of quality legal experience, including substantial experience negotiating technology transactions.

  • Must enjoy doing commercial deals, and must be able to handle complex deals independently.

  • Combination of several years at a reputable law firm plus in-house experience preferred.

  • Positive, collaborative attitude, and ability to work well with people.

  • Passion for efficiency Must be interested in and have an eye for opportunities to simplify and streamline processes.

  • Background in EDA, IP cores, or semiconductors preferred, but not required.

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