Privacy & Product Counsel/Senior Counsel at Evernote
Redwood City, CA, US

About the role:

We are seeking an experienced Product & Privacy Counsel with expertise in privacy and data protection, IP and product counseling to join our fast-growing, fun and dynamic company. Evernote is headquartered in Redwood City, CA, and has offices in San Diego, Austin, the Seattle area, Chile and Japan. Currently, Evernote employees are working remotely from their homes due to the Covid-19 situation, and so this position will likely start on a remote-from-home basis. However, we expect the successful candidate to be physically present in and work from one of our U.S. offices once re-opened later this year. 

In this position, you will have a broad range of responsibilities and will have the opportunity to be deeply involved in our product development and launch cycles. As Evernote’s subject matter expert in privacy, security, IP and product compliance, you will collaborate with engineering, product management, design, security, customer service, and human resources, among others, to support Evernote’s business activities. While you may consult with our outside counsel as needed, you will be expected to independently carry-out most privacy and product legal services. Reporting to the Assistant General Counsel, you will become a member of our small but mighty legal team.  

Avid Evernote users are especially encouraged to apply!

What you’ll do:

Advise technical and product teams throughout the entire product life-cycle on matters relating to the legal and regulatory aspects of software product development, including privacy and security, intellectual property protection, and open source issues.

Serve as subject matter expert on relevant privacy laws such as GDPR, Privacy Shield, COPPA, CCPA, and the FTC best practices, and manage compliance

Work with security and other stakeholders to handle incident response, including the review, coordination and management of potential privacy or data security incidents and related investigations, notifications and other resolution efforts

Draft and/or revise privacy policies and program documents

Work with the marketing and business development teams on strategy and product integrations

Work with customer service and other relevant teams to manage product and support issues

Create and provide training to legal team colleagues and internal clients

Review marketing materials and other communications relating to the design and operation of Evernote’s products, including to assist in the communication of data use and protection.

What you’ve done:

Significant product and privacy counseling experience, preferably as in-house counsel in a SAAS or consumer software environment

Deep understanding of global data privacy laws and principles, including the GDPR, Privacy Shield, and CCPA 

Demonstrated experience providing practical, actionable advice that balances legal risk and business impact in a dynamic environment

IAAP certification a plus

Who you are:

An attorney licensed to practice in California (or admission to at least one state bar with eligibility for California in-house registration) with a mix of in-house and law firm experience

Excellent written, verbal and social communication skills

Strong work ethic and sense of professionalism and discretion, demonstrating accountability, integrity, and respect for confidentiality

Solid customer service focus and ability to work both independently and collaboratively with diverse teams across the organization

Self-starter, with a demonstrated ability to identify issues, resolve problems and drive projects to completion

Trustworthy, positive, energetic, optimistic attitude with a willingness to roll up your sleeves

A creative problem solver who is eager to learn about new ideas and concepts

We are committed to an inclusive and diverse Evernote. We believe that different perspectives lead to better ideas, and better ideas allow us to better understand the needs and interests of our diverse, global Evernote Community. We welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives and are an equal opportunity employer.