Major, Lindsey & Africa ("MLA") has been exclusively retained by VeriSign, Inc. (Company) to conduct a search for a Senior Director and Senior Corporate Counsel, to be located in its Reston, VA headquarters. VeriSign is an equal opportunity employer. Interested candidates please submit your resume (in MS Word) to the recruiters managing this search at VeriSignSCC@mlaglobal.com. Please do not contact VeriSign directly; all resumes sent to the Company will be routed back to MLA for handling and will create delays.
Company Overview: Founded in 1995, Verisign, a global provider of domain name registry services and internet infrastructure, enables internet navigation for many of the world’s most recognized domain names. Verisign enables the security, stability, and resiliency of key internet infrastructure and services, including providing root zone maintainer services, operating two of the 13 global internet root servers, and providing registration services and authoritative resolution for the .com and .net top-level domains, which support the majority of global e-commerce.
A significant portion of the world’s economy relies on the Internet infrastructure Verisign helps to manage and operate. As stewards of the Internet infrastructure, what Verisign does and how they do it is critical to the secure and reliable operation of the global Internet upon which billions of people worldwide depend, every second of every day. Verisign enables the world to connect online with reliability and confidence, anytime, anywhere.
Position Overview: The Senior Director and Senior Corporate Counsel will be the lead legal advisor to the Company’s product team. He or she will have a broad range of responsibilities, including advising on new and developing products and services in a complex regulatory and contractual environment.
Experience: Ideally 15 plus years of legal experience that includes product development, launch, and support, preferably with a combination of law firm and in-house technology company experience. Significant experience with contract drafting and negotiation, including license agreements, and review of marketing and advertising in the technology sector is required.
Compensation: Competitive base, bonus and equity.
Location: Reston, VA.
Relos: Yes, this is a nationwide search.
Bar: Must be licensed to practice law in at least one U.S. jurisdiction.
About Major, Lindsey & Africa
Founded in 1982, Major, Lindsey & Africa is the world’s largest and most experienced legal search firm. Combining local market knowledge and a global recruiting network, MLA has earned recognition for its track record of successful General Counsel, Corporate Counsel, Partner, Associate and Law Firm Management placements. With offices throughout the U.S., Hong Kong, London, and Tokyo, MLA recruiters are dedicated to understanding and meeting clients’ and candidates’ needs while maintaining the highest degree of professionalism and confidentiality. MLA considers every search a diversity search, and has been committed to diversity in the law since its inception. For these reasons, MLA was voted “Best Legal Search Firm in the U.S.” in the most recent national survey of America’s top law firms. To learn more about MLA, please visit our website at www.mlaglobal.com.