Center for Internet Security, Inc.

Assistant Counsel - Remote

Job Locations US
Regular Full-Time


The Center for Internet Security (CIS) makes the connected world a safer place for people, businesses, and governments through our core competencies of collaboration and innovation. We are a community-driven nonprofit responsible for industry leading best practices for securing IT systems and data. We lead a global community of IT professionals to continuously evolve these standards and provide products and services to proactively safeguard against emerging threats.


The Assistant Counsel will partner with CIS team members to promote the CIS mission and help support our growth. The primary focus of this position is to provide legal support to the Sales and Business Services team.

What You'll Do

  • Provide legal support to CIS’s Sales and Business Services operations.
  • Draft, edit, and negotiate complex domestic and international contractual arrangements with private and government entities.
  • Work with various internal and external stakeholders and provide legal support for other parts of the organization as the need arises.
  • Conduct legal research as needed.
  • Perform other tasks and responsibilities as assigned.

What You'll Need

  • Juris Doctor Degree from accredited institution
  • 5+ years of experience as a practicing attorney
  • Active member of a state bar in good standing (and must register as an in-house counsel in New York)                                            
  • Strong commercial drafting skills for a variety of commercial contracts and agreements, including customer contracts, vendor contracts, purchase agreements, software licenses, purchase orders, and membership agreements
  • Must be able to handle a significant number of legal issues and negotiations simultaneously and prioritize competing demands
  • Must have a high level of personal integrity and accountability and a demonstrated level of maturity, discretion, and judgment
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States

It's a Plus if You have:

  • Prior in-house legal experience, preferably working with sales teams
  • Prior non-profit law experience
  • Prior experience with cybersecurity or technology industry
  • Prior experience with contract management software

At CIS, we are committed to providing an inclusive environment in which the diverse backgrounds, experiences, and views of our employees, members, and customers are valued and respected. It is through this commitment that we are able to work together towards our common mission: to make the connected world a safer place.


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