Director of Litigation at RingCentral
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We seek a seasoned litigator to join RingCentral’s legal team in Belmont, California as Director of Litigation. RingCentral has experienced tremendous growth over the last few years and is rapidly expanding its geographic reach and product portfolio. Its risk of litigation will grow commensurately. We need a smart, savvy litigator to lead and prepare RingCentral to navigate these new challenges. This individual will be responsible for all litigation involving RingCentral throughout the world, as well as serve as a key legal advisor to business principals throughout the company. If you are a confident self-starter who enjoys managing numerous tasks and responsibilities in a fast-paced, loosely structured environment, this is the job for you.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Manage all offensive and defensive litigations worldwide (other than employment-related litigation), working with outside counsel as well as key internal stakeholders and subject matter experts
Over time, build a leading litigation department capable of supporting and protecting the company in numerous jurisdictions around the world
Advise business stakeholders on potential liabilities and litigation risk
Collaborate with RingCentral’s intellectual property department on IP portfolio strategies
Manage responses to discovery requests, subpoenas, warrants, civil investigative demands, and legal intercept requests
Proactively develop tactics and strategies for minimizing RingCentral’s litigation exposure
Investigate complaints and claims from customers, vendors, licensors, and other third parties
Capitalize on litigation experience to advise colleagues in negotiating important terms in key contracts
Assist in litigation-related due diligence of merger and acquisition targets
Stay apprised of important legal developments and advise on joining or filing amicus briefs
Required Skills and Experience
J.D. from a top law school.
Membership in good standing with at least one state bar (California preferred).
Exceptional ability to think clearly, logically, and pragmatically.
Minimum of five years’ experience in litigation, including substantial experience in the litigation department of a national law firm.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Substantial experience leading litigation tasks; document preservation, collection, and production; depositions; mediations; and motions practice. Trial experience is a big plus.
Ability to reach sound, informed decisions quickly and under uncertainty.
Working knowledge of traditional software and software-as-a-service (SaaS).
Prior in-house experience at a technology company is a plus.
What we offer:
RingCentral offers all the work/life benefits you could ever want, (and none of the micromanagement.)
Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, disability, life and pet insurance
401K match and ESPP
Wellness programs including virtual yoga, bootcamp, meditation classes and more
Paid parental leave
Milkstork parental account
New parent gift box
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RingCentral is the worldwide leader in cloud-based communications. Our software communications platform delivers phone, group chat, mobile communications, video calls, videoconference, contact center and AI-driven digital engagement. It’s a powerful, global presence that allows businesses to communicate anywhere, anytime with anyone.
RingCentral is headquartered in Belmont, California and has offices around the world.
RingCentral is an equal opportunity employer that truly values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.