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Assistant General Counsel

Job description

OVH US is seeking a talented and experienced Assistant General Counsel to join our team. This role will be instrumental in the success of our legal operations and future growth of the company. This function acts as the legal analytical engine of the company to provide insights and support ‘optimal’ business decision making. S/he will provide legal consulting and strategic support to senior management including preparing board presentations, new business opportunities, acquisition analysis and other projects requested by senior management. The position reports to the Chief Financial Officer and is based in Reston, Virginia.


Key Responsibilities

  • Analyze products, policies and initiatives to provide practical legal risk mitigation strategies for products across multiple jurisdictions
  • Provide policy, product, engineering, and other business teams with legal advice across many subject areas including international content liability regimes, consumer protection laws, and data protection laws and regulations
  • Coordinate with public policy and communications colleagues on external communication, policy development, and enforcement decisions


Required Skills and Background

  • JD with membership in at least one state bar
  • 5-7+ years of relevant legal experience, including at a law firm or prior in-house experience
  • Experience working with enterprise sales contracts for software, infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and related cloud services technologies.
  • Experience working on multiple projects at once
  • Experience with vendor contracts
  • Experience working with and leading cross-functional teams to get the job done


Preferred Qualification

  • Experience advising clients on risk mitigation across technology product platforms
  • DMCA counselling and data privacy experience
  • Management experience


Company Description

OVH US is a global, hyper-scale cloud provider that offers businesses industry-leading performance and value. Vertically integrated to own its network, server technology and green data centers, OVH US operates more cost effectively and passes these benefits back to customers. Controlling each step in the global solution allows OVH US to provide the best performance, price, security, and customer service in the industry. OVH US is a subsidiary of OVH Group, the largest European hosting provider, with more than one million customers across 138 countries and four continents. Thus, OVH US customers join a global network with 26 data centers, 32 points of presence, and thousands of miles of dark fiber.


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