Corporate Counsel – Corporate, Securities %26 Acquisitions Group

  • Company: Oracle
  • Posted: September 28, 2016
  • Reference ID: 160011AR
Title: Corporate Counsel - Corporate, Securities & Acquisitions Group

Location: Redwood Shores, CA

Oracle (NYSE: ORCL)
We are the world's largest provider of enterprise software and a leading provider of computer hardware products and services that are engineered to work together in the cloud and in the data center, with revenues in excess of $37bn and over 105,000 employees worldwide, operating in 145 countries globally. We are a leader in the core technologies of cloud computing, including database and middleware as well as web-based applications, virtualization, clustering and large-scale systems management. We provide cloud services as well as software and hardware products to other cloud service providers, both public and private. Oracle database and middleware software, applications software and hardware systems-including computer server, storage and networking products-are the building blocks of our own cloud services, our partners' cloud services and our customers' private cloud environments. Our customers can subscribe to use select Oracle software and hardware products through our cloud offerings, or purchase our software and hardware products and related services to build their own private cloud or on-premise information technology (IT) environments. Our strategy is to deliver reliable and scalable products and services that are built upon industry standards and are engineered to work together or independently. We also pursue new or emerging growth opportunities in order to maintain technology leadership. Offering customers a choice in how they use our products and services-while maintaining enterprise-grade reliability, security and interoperability-is important to our corporate strategy.

The Corporate, Securities and Acquisitions Group within Oracle's legal department is responsible for all legal affairs relating to Oracle's global corporate structure, support of the Board of Directors and its committees, corporate governance, periodic SEC reporting, securities matters, and Oracle's mergers and acquisitions program, among other duties.

As a Mergers and Acquisitions Counsel in the Corporate, Securities and Acquisitions Group, you will be expected to handle all legal aspects of Oracle's M&A and other strategic corporate transactions. You will support a cross-functional team of professionals from throughout the company, with primary responsibility for legal due diligence, preparation and negotiation of transactions documents and the supervision of outside legal experts.

The ideal candidate is able to think strategically and drive transactions to completion within the context of an active and visible M&A program. This role requires an attorney who is a true problem-solver, one who possesses the ability to go beyond simply issue spotting. It requires the ability to work independently, manage multiple projects under tight timeframes and directly advise a senior management team with the highest of standards.

Our team members have a sense of humor and collegial personalities. They also have instinctively good judgment and impeccable integrity and professionalism.

Preferred Requirements
  • 5-10 years of relevant corporate legal experience; in-house experience beneficial but not required
  • Prior experience leading M&A deals at a leading law firm is essential
  • Experience advising technology clients
  • Experience with financing transactions
  • Hold a law degree from a top-tier school and be licensed in good standing to practice law in California
  • Have a professional demeanor and maturity to interact with senior executives

For consideration, please send your resume to

As part of Oracle's standard employment process, candidates will undergo a complete background check prior to an offer being extended. These background checks are conducted by a professional third party firm at no charge to the applicant and include: prior employment verification, education verification, social security trace, criminal background check and motor vehicles records (where required for position).

Oracle Supports Workforce Diversity
Oracle is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veterans status or any other characteristic protected by law.
Provide legal support across all lines of business enabling profitable growth while mitigating legal risks and assure adherence to governance policies, ethics, and country specific laws and regulations

Responsible for providing legal advice to the organization. Close liaison to business in providing a variety of corporate and commercial legal services. May perform litigation on Oracle's behalf or coordinates litigation and other legal, administrative or investigative actions handled by outside counsel. May draft, review, and negotiate major and/or non-standard technology contracts with public and private sector customers, including licensing agreements, professional services agreements, and cloud services agreements. May advise on legal issues involving government and regulatory compliance. Responds to ad hoc queries to include identification, analysis, and evaluation of risks in order to provide appropriate legal solutions. Works closely with other lawyers throughout Oracle and coordinates legal matters handled by outside lawyers. Demonstrates deep general commercial or functional knowledge across a broad range of sub disciplines within the individual's specialty area(s), (e.g., general corporate law, antitrust/competition law, securities compliance and regulatory, employment law, immigration law, cloud transactions, data privacy, risk management asset-backed financing, contract management, intellectual property, trade secrets, advertising law, registration and other resolutions specific to the computer and technology industry)

Acknowledged authority within the Corporation. Provides leadership and expertise in the development of new products/services/processes, frequently operating at the leading edge of technology. Bachelors degree in computer science, computer engineering, or similar background is a plus for roles within certain sub disciplines. Completed law degree and member of bar association in relevant jurisdictions. Superior legal skills and business judgment in areas of responsibility. Solid writing skills.

Oracle is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veterans status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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