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Corporate Counsel

Menlo Security

Menlo Security

Mountain View, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, May 10, 2024

Menlo Security's mission is enabling the world to connect, communicate and collaborate securely without compromise. COVID-19 has made our mission all the more real. We support customers across various enterprises including Fortune 500 companies, 9/10 of the largest global banks and the Department of Defense.

The world has fundamentally changed. We are growing from 400 employees into the next phase of our journey, and we need passionate talent filled with empathy and agility. The right candidate for the job is ethical, hyper-organized, fanatical about seeing things through to completion, service-oriented, and humble enough to take feedback and coaching yet confident enough to provide feedback and coaching.

Menlo is well-funded for growth and our investors are second to none. They include Vista Equity Partners (“Vista”), General Catalyst, JPMC, American Express, HSBC, and Ericsson Ventures.

About the Role:

Menlo Security seeks a motivated and dynamic Corporate Counsel or Senior Corporate Counsel to join our legal team. You will act as a business-oriented and collaborative legal team member with a clear focus on enabling the company’s objectives. You will partner closely with various departments to understand business objectives and translate legal requirements into actionable business strategies. This role is perfect for someone with a deep understanding of SaaS and partnership ecosystem contracting, who finds success through relationship building and has a strong foundation in tech-related certification and regulatory areas (such as privacy, int’l corporate entities, policy upkeep and employment), with sensibility for establishing benefitting legal operations. As the third member of our legal team, you will report directly to the Head of Legal and play a critical role in shaping the legal framework that supports and contributes to the strategic direction of our legal and business practices. This is a hybrid role based in Mountain View, CA.


  • Provide expert legal advice and guidance to internal stakeholders on a wide range of legal issues, including but not limited to corporate governance, commercial contracts, regulatory compliance, privacy, and employment matters.

  • Act as a trusted advisor to all levels of the organization by leveraging your knowledge of their objectives, challenges, and legal needs to provide strategic legal advice and partnership to support business initiatives

  • Review, draft, and negotiate various contracts and agreements, including commercial contracts, focusing on outbound SaaS agreements and strategic partnerships, vendor contracts, and routine agreements such as NDAs, DPAs and amendments/addendums.

  • Collaborate with governance, risk, and compliance teams to mitigate legal risks and align with corporate governance structures.

  • Support the HR team by advising on employment laws and helping navigate the legal aspects of human resources.

  • Contribute to legal operations, maintaining systems and processes that enhance departmental efficiency.

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with business stakeholders, positioning yourself as a trusted advisor and leader within the organization.

  • Manage work by and collaborate with outside counsel.


  • Juris Doctor (JD) degree from an accredited law school and admission to the CA state bar.

  • Minimum of 6 years of experience practicing law, preferably in a tech-company legal department

  • A strong sense of ownership, desire to make a cross-functional impact, eagerness to learn, and customer orientation.

  • Strong understanding of corporate law, commercial contracts, regulatory compliance, and governance.

  • A proactive, forward-thinking approach, ready to support the business in achieving its strategic goals.

  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.

  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate with stakeholders at all levels of the organization.

  • Proven ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.

  • High level of integrity and professionalism.

Our Compensation and Benefits

At Menlo Security, Base Salary is one part of our competitive total compensation and benefits package and is determined using a salary range. The base salary range for this role is $131,000 - $230,000.

In accordance with NY, CO, CA, and WA law, the range provided is Menlo Security’s reasonable estimate of the base compensation for this role. The actual amount may be higher or lower, based on non-discriminatory factors such as experience, knowledge, skills, abilities, and location. All employees may be eligible to become Menlo Security shareholders through eligibility for stock-based compensation grants, which are awarded to employees based on company and individual performance.

Menlo Security does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firm recruiters. Fees will not be paid in the event a candidate submitted by a recruiter without an agreement in place is hired; such resumes will be deemed the sole property of Menlo Security.

Menlo Security is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.


Why Menlo?

Our culture is collaborative, inclusive, and fun! We have five core values: Stay Aligned, Get It Done, Customer Empathy, Think Creatively and Help Each Other Out. We believe in open communication, supporting new ideas, and sharing a mutual mindset of what we’re aiming to achieve together. There are tremendous opportunities to take initiative, implement new ideas, and have a hand in building a legacy.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.

TO ALL AGENCIES: Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee of Menlo Security outside of the Talent organization. Menlo Security’s policy is to only accept resumes from agencies via Ashby (ATS). Agencies must have a valid services agreement executed and must have been assigned by the Talent team to a specific requisition. Any resume submitted outside of this process will be deemed the sole property of Menlo Security. In the event a candidate submitted outside of this policy is hired, no fee or payment will be paid.