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Product Counsel

Department: Legal

Location: Boston, Santa Barbara, Seattle

Req#: 4520

The Product Counsel will advise the product, engineering, and operations teams to help identify legal issues during all stages of product development and lifecycle. You will be a problem-solver, trusted advisor, and active participant in the business. You will think quickly on your feet, learn new areas of law and be able to handle legal issues that you haven’t previously faced. This role reports to the General Counsel, AMPAC.

About You

You're not like everyone else.

You bring a unique perspective to the table. Transparency tops your list of values. Your smarts and creativity are off the charts, matched only by your humility. You want to collaborate with a team of diverse talent. You proactively contribute to a culture of respect and inclusion.

You enjoy a challenge.

Inquisitive and focused, you see every challenge as an opportunity. You're ambitious and unafraid to make mistakes because you learn from them and bounce back quickly. You don't stop until you get it right. "Impossible" isn't in your vocabulary. You're more interested in creating the future than waiting for it.

You love to listen.

You start every interaction from a place of listening and seeking to understand. You're culturally connected. You remember your first concert. You can readily recommend a binge-worthy show on Netflix, Hulu or HBO. You can't sit in traffic without a great audiobook, podcast or album. You can make a killer playlist. Your idea of a good weekend includes watching a movie or playing a video game.

What You’ll Do

  • Partner cross-functionally with and advise the product and operations teams to help identify legal issues during all stages of the product lifecycle
  • Work with and supervise outside counsel on product related and litigation matters
  • Draft, review, and negotiate a variety of agreements related to the operation of a consumer product business
  • Ensure compliance with US and international laws and regulations dealing with product, intellectual property, data privacy, and consumer protection

Skills You’ll Need

  • 5-10 years’ experience at a law firm or in-house, preferably a product technology company
  • JD degree and active, good standing in a US state bar
  • Transactional experience with various types of agreements (purchasing/sourcing, software, MSAs, SAAS agreements, sales, etc.)
  • Knowledge of product issues and ability to understand technical concepts
  • Familiarity with litigation and ability to help with litigation matters including supervision of outside counsel
  • Flexibility to adapt and thrive in an environment that is constantly changing as we expand our business. The role requires an entrepreneurial mindset that enables you to successfully work independently and escalate issues when appropriate
  • High integrity and excellent judgment, especially with respect to advising on legal risk and developing scalable processes to support our growing business
  • Strong written and oral communication skills. You must be collaborative and good at building authentic relationships across many functional teams

How to Audition
Apply here and if there is a fit, we'll reach out! 
More About Sonos

In 2002, Sonos set out to reinvent the way people listen at home. The wireless home sound system we created makes it easier than ever to fill any and every room with music, podcasts, TV, and just about anything else you could ever want to hear-all with brilliant, immersive clarity. Since then millions of people in over 60 countries have made Sonos part of their lives.

Today we remain focused on innovation, thoughtfully designing products, inventing new technologies, expanding our software platform, crafting the best sound experience and making a positive social impact in the world.

We're empowering people to listen better because listening builds understanding and drives change. It even increases happiness and brings people together. Simply put, listening leads to a better life. (We've got the data to prove it.)

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