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Product Counsel

Company: Citrix Systems Inc.
Location: fort lauderdale
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

We believe work is not a place, but rather a thing you do. Our technology revolves around this core philosophy. We are relentlessly committed to helping people work and play from anywhere, on any device. Innovation, creativity and a passion for ever-improving performance drive our company and our people forward. We empower the original mobile device: YOU!

What we're looking for:

What we are seeking

A Product Counsel with demonstrated business acumen and strong relationship building skills in a growing and matrixed organization to join the Product Center of Excellence as both a member and a legal advisor.

Position Summary:

As Product Counsel you will be responsible for partnering with multiple innovative product teams around the world to ensure that Citrix's products and services are structured to achieve the Company's strategy while complying with applicable regulations in multiple jurisdictions and company requirements. You will report to the Sr Associate General Counsel located in California and will be part of a growing team.

This position will be located in Raleigh, NC, Fort Lauderdale, FL or Santa Clara, CA.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Partner closely with Product Management, Engineering, Design, Marketing, Compliance, Support and Operations teams and provide counsel and advise on a wide variety of complex and developing legal, regulatory and compliance issues in connection with the delivery of enterprise cloud services;
  • Advise on requirements affecting all stages of a product's life cycle, including design, development, marketing, public relations, product launch and distribution, and related product regulatory concerns;
  • Support sales cycle, including developing and managing options for company agreements (including with customers, partners and vendors), answering questions, providing documentation, facilitating sales execution and negotiating agreements alongside commercial counsel;
  • Serve as a liaison and issuer spotter for other legal team Centers of Excellence with product teams, including in the areas of intellectual property, privacy, security and trade compliance;
  • Ensure compliance with U.S. and international laws and regulations and company policy dealing with intellectual property, privacy, security, trade compliance and other applicable laws;
  • Maintain current understanding of best practices related to legal issues in product development and marketing for technology companies, including strong familiarity with intellectual property and privacy matters;
  • Develop and maintain required product legal resources, including self-help tools, terms of service, EULAs, EUSAs, privacy notices and other disclosures;
  • Analyze, structure, draft, and negotiate technology development, licensing, and other commercial agreements and provide ongoing legal counseling in the areas of intellectual property, technology, and licensing;
  • Work closely with the business development and technical teams as counsel on strategic partnership/alliance deals as well as support inbound technology transactions;
  • Review, draft and advise on advertising and marketing materials, including press releases, packaging, product launch collateral, sweepstakes, promotions, and other related items;
  • Work with members of the legal team across the Company, as well as corresponding functions to ensure consistent application of corporate policies and processes in compliance with agreements and applicable law;
  • Conduct training for the legal team as well as internal teams;
  • Experience in supporting customer care, success or support organizations in a growing tech company highly desirable;
  • High energy, enthusiastic, enjoy working hard and getting things done, able to demonstrate sound judgment and evaluate risk even in ambiguous situations; and
  • Sense of humor!


  • Ideally 5 years of previous legal experience, preferably with a combination of law firm and in-house technology company experience.
  • Significant experience with intellectual property, licensing, privacy and trade compliance in the technology sector.
  • Experience relating to SaaS centric issues that include privacy and security
  • Excellent attention to detail, superior oral and written communication skills, well-honed analytical skills and project management skills.
  • Self-motivated team player with the ability to drive projects, identify and resolve issues, and earn the confidence and cooperation of business leaders and legal colleagues.
  • Able to multi-task, work independently in a fast-paced environment and to interface with customers, internal departments and all levels of management.
  • Extensive background in computer software/cloud and understanding of technology.
  • Strong drafting and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with product managers and engineers and apply legal principles based on understanding of technology architectures and principles.
  • Ability to develop concise and effective materials in a variety of formats (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, project plans etc.) that protect company and further business goals.
  • Awareness of industry trends and marketplace changes in technology, particularly cloud computing.

Basic Qualifications

  • Requires Juris Doctorate
  • LI-KG1

What you're looking for:

Our technology is built on the idea that everyone should be able to work from anywhere, at any time, and on any device. It's a simple philosophy that guides everything we do - including how we work. If you're driven, passionate and curious, we invite you to make a difference with a brand you can believe in. We want employees to do what they do best, every day.

Be bold. Take risks. Imagine a better way to work. If we just described you, then we really need to talk.

Functional Area:

Product Counsel

About us:

Citrix is a cloud company that enables mobile workstyles. We create a continuum between work and life by allowing people to work whenever, wherever, and however they choose. Flexibility and collaboration is what we're all about. The Perks: We offer competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package. You'll enjoy our workstyle within an incredible culture. We'll give you all the tools you need to succeed so you can grow and develop with us.

Citrix Systems, Inc. is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and to compliance with all federal, state and local laws that prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship, religion, genetic carrier status, disability, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, marital status, protected veteran status and other protected classifications.

Citrix uses applicant information consistent with the Citrix Recruitment Policy Notice at

Citrix welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Reasonable accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the job application process, please contact us at (877) 924-8749 or email us at for assistance.

If this is an evergreen requisition, by applying you are giving Citrix consent to be considered for future openings of other roles of similar qualifications.

Keywords: Citrix Systems Inc., Fort Lauderdale , Product Counsel, Other , fort lauderdale, Florida

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