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Associate Counsel, IP & Product



Product, Legal
United States · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2024

From Fivetran’s founding until now, our mission has remained the same: to make access to data as simple and reliable as electricity. With Fivetran, customer data arrives in their warehouses, canonical and ready to query, with no engineering or maintenance required. We’re proud that more organizations continue to leverage our technology every day to become truly data-driven.

About the Role:

Fivetran is building data pipelines to power the modern data stack for thousands of companies.

We’re looking for a business minded attorney to join our growing Legal team as Associate Counsel - IP & Product who will report to the Product and Compliance Managing Counsel. This role offers exposure to a range of issues including securing and expanding Fivetran’s global IP portfolio, product feature development, public facing content review, engineering and open source, and legal term drafting - all with a vision towards enhancing Fivetran’s mission. In this role you will work collaboratively with stakeholders across the legal team and multidisciplinary teams within the business primarily covering intellectual property and product.

This role will require a talented, agile and creative lawyer with a process and operations-orientation to help educate the business and develop the IP portfolio as Fivetran scales. You will be responsible for staying informed of peer company best practices and relevant global legal developments, analyzing applicability to Fivetran’s activities and objectives, and advising on a trademark & IP program. You will also work with Compliance Counsel as needed regarding legislative and regulatory requirements by assisting and improving global compliance programs.

The right candidate has IP and trademark experience, who has a service-oriented mindset and the curiosity to find ways to improve the organization. Your expertise will help drive creative, customer-focused, practical, and proactive legal guidance enabling the Company to execute on its goals, objectives, mission, vision, and values in a compliant and ethical way.

This is a full-time position based out of the US (Denver in-office or US Remote).

Technologies You’ll Use:

Ironclad, Salesforce, Height, AllVoices, Slab, Slack, Descartes

What You’ll Do:

  • Play an impactful role in all matters relating to intellectual property - including continued development of Fivetran’s global IP portfolio, trademark and copyright filings, IP enforcement, IP harvesting and coordination with outside counsel for patent prosecution.
  • Rely on an inquisitive mindset to work cross-functionally across Fivetran teams to provide legal counsel and support related to the IP aspects of product development, strategic partnerships, and marketing.
  • Collaborate with privacy, compliance, commercial, corporate, and employment legal stakeholders to surface, communicate, and drive resolution around concerns related to Fivetran Products.
  • Stay updated on relevant law, regulations and evolving developments in the law, providing legal advice to the business and other attorneys and recommending policy and/or process changes as needed.
  • Creatively solve problems, be strategic, and enable the business to take calculated and informed risks by being able to hear and answer questions that aren't asked and translate technical concerns into answers understandable to non-technical lawyers.
  • Work to optimize and scale processes and enablement materials for the areas and teams we counsel.
  • Demonstrate expertise in product counseling, compliance laws, and technology transactions with the capacity to expand your legal and business knowledge.
  • Perform other related duties and tasks as necessary or as assigned.

Skills We’re Looking For:

  • 3-5 years combined experience in-house and/or at a law firm counseling SaaS companies on product and/or intellectual property. Enterprise level experience preferred, patent prosecution and/or IP litigation experience is a plus.
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written) with the ability to clearly articulate and defend risk analysis; critically examine business practices to ensure they are aligned with legal requirements; break down legal concepts into plain language for non-lawyers; provide advice regarding business practice risk.
  • Successful candidate is a proven team player and consensus builder that takes a business approach to law.
  • Excellent organizational skills; ability to manage competing priorities in a fast-paced environment, follow through and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrates a creative mindset and an ability to find solutions where others see barriers.
  • Success requires self-motivation, inquisitiveness, confidence, diligence and a passion to learn about new technologies and to pave ways in unchartered territories.
  • Member of a state bar/ active license to practice law required
  • IP and trademark experience with a service-oriented mindset and curiosity to find ways to improve the organization


The pay range displayed on this job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the target position and level. Our pay ranges are determined by role, level, and location. Our job titles may span more than one career level. Within the range, individual pay is determined by additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, relevant education or training, business need, market demands. The pay range is subject to change and may be modified in the future. Your recruiter can share more about the specific pay range for your location during the hiring process.

This range represents base salary only and does not include incentive for sales roles, equity, or benefits, if applicable.

Pay Range
$118,854$142,625 USD

Perks and Benefits

  • 100% employer-paid medical insurance*
  • Generous paid time-off policy (PTO), plus paid sick time, inclusive parental leave policy, holidays, and volunteer days off
  • RSU stock grants*
  • Professional development and training opportunities
  • Company virtual happy hours, free food, and fun team-building activities
  • Monthly cell phone stipend
  • Recharge, reenergize, and pursue personal and professional goals with a 30-day paid leave after 5 years*
  • Access to an innovative mental health support platform that offers personalized care and resources in areas such as: therapy, coaching, and self-guided mindfulness exercises for all covered employees and their covered dependents.

*May vary by country and worker type - please reach out to your recruiter for more information

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We’re honored to be valued at over $5.6 billion, but more importantly, we’re proud of our core values of Get Stuck In, Do the Right Thing, and One Team, One Dream. Read about us in Forbes.

Fivetran brings together high-quality talent across the globe to make data access as easy and reliable as electricity for our customers. We value and recognize that our customers benefit from having innovative teams made of people from many backgrounds, experiences, and identities. Fivetran promotes diversity, equity, inclusion & belonging through attracting, recruiting, developing, and retaining a diverse workforce, not only because it is the right thing to do, but because it helps us build a world-class company to better serve our customers, our people and our communities.

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