Corporate counsel at Cisco

Cisco

Full-Time

Durham, NC, USA

Not defined

23 Nov → 23 Dec

Job Description

What You'll Do

You will join Cisco’s Regulatory Affairs and Human Rights team as the primary attorney for product safety and accessibility.

You will advise and lead on Cisco’s policies and regulatory compliance pertaining to content moderation, responsible innovation, and accessibility, closely partnering with your colleagues on the Regulatory Affairs team and across Cisco Legal, as well as Government Affairs, Engineering, Sales, and Corporate Affairs.

About You

You are a diligent, agile, and curious attorney with proven experience advising businesses in local regulatory and corporate policy areas pertaining to content moderation, responsible innovation, and accessibility.

You are a positive, engaged, and adaptable colleague who is passionate about Cisco’s purpose to Power and Inclusive Future for All, your clients, and their business.

You possess excellent social, communication and drafting skills, and you can synthesize complex issues and influence and lead across functions (both legal and non-legal).

You have sharp business focus and are dedicated, highly collaborative, and pragmatic. You are adaptable and a self-starter.

You are comfortable working in a fast-paced, team environment and demonstrate the ability to optimally handle frequent changes in priorities, deadlines, workload, and conflicting laws.

You are not afraid of complexity and are intent on offering simple, elegant solutions.

But more important than all of that, you are an amazing colleague who is eager to join a fun and dynamic team. You appreciate your teammates, you don’t take yourself too seriously, and you are deeply committed to sustaining a welcoming and inclusive team.

We can’t wait for you to join us.

How You’ll Contribute

Your primary responsibilities will be to :
• Act as the subject-matter expert and resource across a range of regulatory issues, including content moderation, product trust and safety, responsible innovation, and accessibility.
• Counsel your legal colleagues, product engineering, go-to-market teams, and other business teams on global regulations and develop Cisco policies and implementation plans to meet our compliance obligations and customer expectations on these topics.
• Assist with responses to regulatory inquiries and investigations.
• Develop and implement Cisco’s strategy with respect to new laws and regulations and Cisco’s commitments related to them.
• Advance Cisco’s commitment to developing sustainable, scalable, and ethical approaches to complex business issues.
• Support Cisco’s regional Government Affairs leads on their work related to emerging regulatory trends and frameworks that impact Cisco’s business.

Your Minimum Qualifications
• 7+ years of relevant legal, in-house, and / or law firm experience. Prior in-house experience with a public company is preferred, but we will consider a candidate with demonstrated experience working with technology companies on regulatory matters in relevant subject-matter areas.
• Substantive legal experience and knowledge in regulatory and / or corporate policy matters involving at least some of the following areas : human rights, trust and safety, content moderation, responsible innovation, accessibility, law enforcement response.

Who You'll Work With

Cisco Legal is a community of over 450 professionals committed to driving Cisco’s success and maintaining a fun, diverse and collaborative working environment.

We think of ourselves as leaders within the company, leveraging a customer-centric, transparent, and agile approach to helping Cisco continuously evolve its business and lead the industry.

We are based in more than 25 countries, supporting each other as one team and proud of the many ways we give back to our communities.

You will be joining Cisco Legal’s Regulatory Affairs and Human Rights team, and you will report to our Associate General Counsel, Director of Human Rights.

The Regulatory Affairs and Human Rights team is comprised of lawyers, operational specialists, program managers, engineers, and subject matter experts focused on topics ranging including data and privacy, global trade, environmental compliance, sustainability, telecommunications, and human rights.

The team’s charter is aligned with influencing, interpreting, and implementing evolving and existing regulations that impact Cisco’s business.

As a result, you will partner with your colleagues in Legal and numerous other functions across the company to have an immediate impact with your analytic rigor, business judgment, and ability to get things done.

We are all deeply committed to sustaining a work environment where all of us can thrive. We don't just accept difference;

it's one of our key values. We listen to each other’s opinions. We know that diverse teams are the strongest teams, and we encourage people from all backgrounds to apply.

We think you’re going to love it here.

Last updated : 2022-11-23

Job Responsibilities

  • You will join Cisco’s Regulatory Affairs and Human Rights team as the primary attorney for product safety and accessibility
  • Act as the subject-matter expert and resource across a range of regulatory issues, including content moderation, product trust and safety, responsible innovation, and accessibility
  • Counsel your legal colleagues, product engineering, go-to-market teams, and other business teams on global regulations and develop Cisco policies and implementation plans to meet our compliance obligations and customer expectations on these topics
  • Assist with responses to regulatory inquiries and investigations
  • Develop and implement Cisco’s strategy with respect to new laws and regulations and Cisco’s commitments related to them
  • Advance Cisco’s commitment to developing sustainable, scalable, and ethical approaches to complex business issues
  • Support Cisco’s regional Government Affairs leads on their work related to emerging regulatory trends and frameworks that impact Cisco’s business

Requirements / Qualifications

  • You are a diligent, agile, and curious attorney with proven experience advising businesses in local regulatory and corporate policy areas pertaining to content moderation, responsible innovation, and accessibility

  • You are a positive, engaged, and adaptable colleague who is passionate about Cisco’s purpose to Power and Inclusive Future for All, your clients, and their business

  • You possess excellent social, communication and drafting skills, and you can synthesize complex issues and influence and lead across functions (both legal and non-legal)

  • You have sharp business focus and are dedicated, highly collaborative, and pragmatic

  • You are adaptable and a self-starter

  • You are comfortable working in a fast-paced, team environment and demonstrate the ability to optimally handle frequent changes in priorities, deadlines, workload, and conflicting laws

  • You are not afraid of complexity and are intent on offering simple, elegant solutions

  • 7+ years of relevant legal, in-house, and / or law firm experience

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