Broadcom/Sunnyvale, CA



Broadcom Legal Group

Broadcom Corporation is a global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications. Our products enable the delivery of voice, video, data and multimedia to and throughout the home, the office and the mobile environment. Broadcom provides the industry's broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art system-on-a-chip and software solutions to manufacturers of computing and networking equipment, digital entertainment and broadband access products, and mobile devices. We are seeking a Licensing & Transactions Managing Counsel Attorney with a demonstrated record of success and career progression in a large, fast paced, high tech work environment.

The attorney will report to a senior transactions attorney in our San Jose office and be responsible for a broad range of technology transactions and operational issues, and for counseling management and employees on a wide variety of legal issues relating to commercial transactions and intellectual property rights. Responsibilities include:

• Collaborating with business teams to facilitate the achievement of overall business objectives by understanding primary commercial and IP requirements and ensuring that transactional terms are consistent with such requirements as well as management priorities and company policies;

• Negotiating, drafting, and overseeing technology transaction agreements, such as technology licensing, ASIC development, joint development, customer supply, early access, evaluation, and software licensing agreements;

• Advising business clients and ensuring best practices in diverse legal areas such as intellectual property, open source software, alternative dispute resolution procedures, international commercial law, trade secret law, UCC and contract law, and others; and

• Coordinate internal engineering, marketing, sales, PR and finance departments as necessary to address legal issues as they arise in the course of commercial transactions.

Required Experience:

8 to 10 years of technology and commercial transactions experience as an attorney at either a technology company or a top tier law firm. This position requires a breadth of knowledge and ability to identify and handle issues in many disciplines, with particular expertise in intellectual property and commercial law. Substantial hands-on experience with technology transactions and the related intellectual property issues is a prerequisite. Experience with standards and open source-related legal issues a plus.

The candidate must possess a JD from a top tier accredited law school and be a member in good standing of the bar. Membership in the State Bar of California is preferred. Undergraduate degree in engineering or computer science is also a plus.

The position entails working in a fast-paced environment with savvy and demanding clients, high standards and heavy workload. Qualified candidates must possess exceptional analytical and communication skills, be capable of providing sound, practical advice in response to complex and rapidly changing conditions, and be able to make a positive contribution to a very collegial working environment. This attorney will have substantial autonomy and therefore must be able to work in a self-sufficient manner with clients, but also frequently will need to work collaboratively with other team members across disciplines.


Job Requirements JD, 8 to 10 years of post bar experience in a combination of law firm and corporate settings. May be a member of the bar of multiple states.

Participates with other senior managers to establish strategic plans and objectives. Knowledge and ability to identify and handle issues in many disciplines.

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