Corporate Counsel, Lab126 (Sunnyvale, CA or Seattle, WA)

  • Amazon
  • Sunnyvale, CA, USA
  • Jun 23, 2020
Full time Business Development Entertainment Information Technology Legal Technology

Job Description

*This posting is for one position in either Sunnyvale, CA or Seattle, WA.*


Amazon's Lab126 legal team is looking for a talented transactional attorney to support our rapidly growing and evolving devices business. The attorney will work closely with the business development and technical teams as counsel on strategic partnership deals for the Fire TV business, including distribution deals with top video app developers and Fire TV integration deals with third-party device manufacturers. The attorney will also support inbound technology transactions for other Amazon products (such as e-Readers, Tablets, and Alexa products).

Principal responsibilities include:
· Support business leaders as lead counsel on strategic deals
· Structure, draft and negotiate software licensing and other commercial agreements
· Counsel the business team on a range of intellectual property, technology, digital media, privacy, and regulatory matters, and provide day-to-day advice
· Resolve issues that arise in existing commercial relationships and handle pre-litigation legal disputes and inquiries
Some travel may be required

This attorney can work in either Sunnyvale, CA or Seattle, WA.


· J.D. degree and membership in one state bar is required
· 5+ years of experience as a transactional attorney
· 2+ years of experience drafting and negotiating technology transactions, including software licenses
· Ability to work independently while also contributing successfully to cross-functional teams
· Excellent organizational skills, ability to manage multiple projects at once, follow through, and meet deadlines
· Strong communication and analytical skills
· Sound judgment even in ambiguous situations


· 2+ years of experience at a top national or international law firm
· Prior in-house experience at a media, Internet, or technology company
· 4+ years of experience structuring, drafting and negotiating complex software licensing and other commercial agreements in support of product development and launch
· Technical background (computer science, electrical or mechanical engineering preferred), with strong knowledge of software and hardware development and design
· Knowledge of the media space, including over-the-top (OTT) services and business trends