Center for Internet Security, Inc.

Assistant General Counsel - Remote

Job Locations US
Regular Full-Time


The Assistant General 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.


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.

What You'll Do

  • Assist in developing and implementing contracting strategy for CIS’s Sales and Business Services operations, including overall contract template standardization, contract approval process, negotiation playbooks, and training.
  • Draft, edit, and negotiate complex domestic and international contractual arrangements with private and government entities across a range of cybersecurity products and services. 
  • Advise business partners on applicable laws and regulations.
  • Work with various internal and external stakeholders and provide legal support for other parts of the organization as the need arises.
  • Communicate risks to business partners to close complex transactions and mitigate transaction disputes.
  • Conduct legal research as needed.
  • Perform other tasks and responsibilities as assigned.

What You'll Need

  • Juris Doctor Degree from accredited institution.
  • 7+ years of experience as a practicing attorney in a top tier law firm and/or technology company.
  • Active member of a state bar in good standing (and eligible to register as an in-house counsel in New York).
  • Strong commercial drafting skills for a variety of commercial agreements, e.g., strategic partnership agreements, sales agreements, SaaS agreements, software licenses, services agreements, purchase orders, and membership agreements.
  • Must be able to handle a significant number of legal issues and negotiations simultaneously and prioritize competing demands.
  • Must be a team player and a high-performing professional.
  • 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:

  • In-house legal experience, preferably working with sales teams.
  • Experience in the technology industry, especially cybersecurity.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of cybersecurity, data privacy, nonprofit, and/or export laws and regulations.
  • Experience supporting transactions involving domestic and/or international sales tax.
  • Experience using contract management software to manage templates and generate documents.

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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