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Job Title: In House Counsel Jobs Senior Counsel, M&A
Job Category: General Corporate / Mergers and Acquisitions [ View All General Corporate Jobs ]
Job description:
*Providing legal support for M&A and (occasional) business unit divestitures (“M&A Transactions”); working closely with cross-functional teams and specialists in other groups across the company, including Tax, Finance, HR and Integration. *Coordinating legal support for M&A Transactions across the various groups in the Legal Department, including IP, Litigation, Corporate, HR, Sales and Engineering. *Reviewing and negotiating Corp Dev NDAs

The Role

Cisco Systems has a proud record of over 230 acquisitions since 1993. These acquisitions sit centrally in Cisco’s continuous focus on buy, build and partner to fuel the company’s growth and ability to capture market transitions. The M&A Legal team is critical to each and every deal we do and the breadth of responsibilities for lawyers leading those transactions is incredibly exciting. You will partner closely with our world class Corp Dev team to provide legal support for M&A transactions, venture investments and financings. During any given week you might work on a big public company M&A deal, a financing round in a portfolio company, a venture investment, a divestiture, a tech and talent acquisition, or all of those things and more. We are always in a cycle of continuous improvement and you will have a platform to flag and inspire change – in the business as well as in our legal team.

Responsibilities include:

M&A (including Divestitures)

Providing legal support for M&A and (occasional) business unit divestitures (“M&A Transactions”); working closely with cross-functional teams and specialists in other groups across Cisco, including Tax, Finance, HR and Integration
Coordinating legal support for M&A Transactions across the various groups in the Legal Department, including IP, Litigation, Corporate, HR, Sales and Engineering
Reviewing and negotiating Corp Dev NDAs
Leading due diligence
Assessing/advising on deal risks
Supporting deal negotiations
Providing advice on deal structuring
Supporting efforts to secure regulatory approvals
Drafting and reviewing deal documents
Providing post-closing support
Managing outside counsel
Supervising trends in securities and corporate law

Venture Capital and Investments

Providing legal support for Cisco’s investments in portfolio companies and investment funds
Leading cross-discipline teams and handling outside counsel (where necessary) in connection with diligence, structuring, investment documentation and deal execution

The Team

You’ll be working closely with the antitrust/competition law specialists in our team. We also have a dedicated integration team in M&A legal, and you’ll be partnering with them on acquisitions and any divestitures.

Our Legal Department

You’ll be part of a community of over 450 professionals in Legal and Compliance committed to driving Cisco’s success. We think of ourselves as customer centric, transparent, diverse, technology & data led, agile, transformational, highly skilled, cost effective, collaborative, focused and cohesive. We are in over 25 countries, support each other as one team and are proud of the many ways we give back to our communities.

Our Clients

When you’re not working with other lawyers on the team, you’re most likely going to be working with people in Corp Dev. You’ll also be invited to meetings with senior executives at Cisco. Cisco is seeking a highly motivated, solutions-driven, tech-savvy teammate, excited about working in an agile, fast-paced environment on Cisco’s M&A, Corp Dev and Venture Capital Legal Team.

This position reports to the head of the M&A, Corp Dev and Venture Capital Legal Team.

You

The Minimum Requirements for this role:

A law degree
Active bar membership
Minimum of 6 years law firm experience in the M&A group; preference for additional in-house M&A experience
Minimum of 7-8 years of experience

We have a development guide for our Legal Department that sets out our general expectations for a role at this level. To help you understand more about our general expectations, here are the details:

We have a development guide for our Legal Department that sets out our general expectations for a role at this level. To help you understand more about our general expectations, here are the details:

Knowledge
Recognized as subject matter expert with deep experience and capabilities in one or more subject matter areas
Consistent track record of acting independently in areas of ambiguity and making good business decisions with infrequent input from manager
Consistently makes excellent strategic decisions with business needs in mind
Maintains reputation of a good strategic business partner among internal clients
Service & Work Product
Independently and consistently delivers top-quality work product on highly complex and diverse tasks
Proactively identifies and participates in resolution of complex problems with business impact
Identifies and develops innovative approaches that benefit internal clients and customers
Building the Culture
Self
Is a skilled leader and mentor to other team members
Team
Key participant in cross-functional projects that impact the overall organization and possesses agility necessary to work in different team structures
Develops successful trainings for internal clients on department issues
Has excellent relationships with team members, internal clients, customers, and partners
Applies global approach to work
Driving the Business
Company Strategy
Seeks opportunities to contribute to success of company vision, values, and strategic initiatives
Departmental Strategy
Consistent track record of leading complex, strategic initiatives
Above & Beyond
Differentiators
Actively contributes to developing and maintaining culture of department and company
Takes on new projects and work outside of core area
Consistently demonstrates adeptness at exponential thinking

Cisco

We are powering an inclusive future for all. As billions of things connect to the Internet and as massive amounts of data continue to be distributed ever more widely, our customers are facing challenges around complexity and security. As customers evaluate how to lead these challenges, they are turning to Cisco to help them become more agile and, most importantly, more secure. Our dedication to solving our customers’ challenges is rooted in our vision to deliver the highly secure, intelligent platform for digital business. To do that, we are passionate about reinventing networking, enabling a multi-cloud world, unlocking the power of data, enriching the employee and customer experience, and deploying security everywhere. In all of these things, the network is the common denominator.

Cisco is the World’s Number One place to Work – two year’s running.

#WeAreCisco, where each person is unique, but we bring our talents to work as a team and make a difference.

Day to day, we focus on the give and take. We give our best, we give our egos a break and we give of ourselves (because giving back is built into our DNA.) We take accountability, we take bold steps, and we take difference to heart. Because without diversity of thought and a commitment to equality for all, there is no moving forward.

So, you have colorful hair? Don’t care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Like polka dots? That’s cool. Pop culture geek? Many of us are. Passion for technology and world changing? Be you, with us!

Cisco is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis.

Thank you for considering a role at Cisco, the world’s leading networking, communications and security company.

Sr. Corporate Counsel- M&A

Location:
San Jose, California, US
Area of Interest
Legal
Job Type
Professional
Technology Interest
Cloud and Data Center, Networking, Service Provider, Wireless, Mobility
Job Id
1325188

4.16.2021

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Company: Cisco Systems
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Employment type: Full Time
Salary: Unspecified
 
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Degree: JD
Experience (year): Unspecified
Job Location: San Jose, CA USA
Post Date: 05/16/2021
 
 
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