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Litigation Counsel

Cloudflare, Austin or DC

Help us build a better Internet


About Us

At Cloudflare, we have our eyes set on an ambitious goal: to help build a better Internet. Today the company runs one of the world’s largest networks that powers trillions of requests per month. Cloudflare protects and accelerates any Internet application online without adding hardware, installing software, or changing a line of code. Internet properties powered by Cloudflare have all web traffic routed through its intelligent global network, which gets smarter with every request. As a result, they see significant improvement in performance and a decrease in spam and other attacks. Cloudflare was recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer and named to Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top Company Cultures list.

We realize people do not fit into neat boxes. We are looking for curious and empathetic individuals who are committed to developing themselves and learning new skills, and we are ready to help you do that. We cannot complete our mission without building a diverse and inclusive team. We hire the best people based on an evaluation of their potential and support them throughout their time at Cloudflare. Come join us!  

About the department

Because of the scope, complexity, and diversity of the company’s work, we need a world-class legal team to help the company avoid distractions, and guide company leadership around obstacles. Our legal team is made up of very accomplished lawyers and staff who comprise a flexible, talented, and very cohesive team.

What You’ll Do  

Cloudflare’s business requires a world class legal team to help the company deal with complex matters by anticipating complications and distractions, and guiding the company around those obstacles.  We’re looking for a new team member who can help foster our unique corporate philosophy and approach, in which the security and privacy of our customers are paramount. This role is ideal for someone who is a proactive self-starter and strategic thinker, who has a thirst for knowledge and continued growth, all while working as part of a great team.    

We are looking for an exceptionally talented, energetic and friendly litigation attorney to join our legal team based either in Austin, TX or Washington, DC. You will work closely with all parts of the business related to potential or ongoing litigation matters, as well as our Legal Compliance team, advising at all levels of the organization both domestically and internationally. The perfect candidate is passionate about litigation and can channel that passion into solving problems in a fast-paced environment. As part of the job, you will: 

  • Provide daily advice and counseling on a range of litigation and investigation issues, including litigation holds, discovery, litigation briefing and management, and internal investigations.
  • Develop and implement litigation-related practices, policies, and trainings.
  • Review and respond to claims, demand letters, administrative complaints, audits, and other litigation-related inquiries
  • Serve as central point of coordination for all litigation matters in the company, including coordination and tracking of responses and facilitation of discovery. 
  • Develop systems to track ongoing litigation matters, create cooperative and efficient relationships with outside counsel, and institute and train relevant offices on best practices for discovery searches and response. 
  • Support the Head of Legal Compliance with any internal investigations arising from whistleblower, audit or other reports. 
  • Manage relationships with outside counsel and legal service providers, enforcing budget discipline and innovating to achieve cost and operational efficiencies.

Examples of desirable skills, knowledge and experience

  • JD degree with strong academic credentials
  • Admitted to practice law in at least one U.S. state
  • 4+ years relevant experience working on litigation matters in-house or at a Vault 100 law firm
  • Intellectual property litigation experience, particularly copyright infringement, not required but encouraged 
  • Detail oriented, well organized and technically-adept
  • The ability to manage multiple matters / project for multiple teams.
  • The ability to work in a team, with lawyers and non-lawyers, to establish effective solutions efficiently and in an amenable manner               
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience developing and presenting training to employees and managers a plus
  • Ability to draft documents, policies, messages and anything else in a very precise manner, while still being concise and digestible for non-lawyers.
  • An ambitious mindset that enables you to successfully work independently with little guidance, but also to use good judgment and call out issues when needed

What Makes Cloudflare Special?

We’re not just a highly ambitious, large-scale technology company. We’re a highly ambitious, large-scale technology company with a soul. Fundamental to our mission to help build a better Internet is protecting the free and open Internet.

Project Galileo: We equip politically and artistically important organizations and journalists with powerful tools to defend themselves against attacks that would otherwise censor their work, technology already used by Cloudflare’s enterprise customers--at no cost.

Project Athenian: We created Athenian Project to ensure that state and local governments have the highest level of protection and reliability for free, so that their constituents have access to election information and voter registration.

Path Forward Partnership: Since 2016, we have partnered with Path Forward, a nonprofit organization, to create 16-week positions for mid-career professionals who want to get back to the workplace after taking time off to care for a child, parent, or loved one.

1.1.1.1: We released 1.1.1.1 to help fix the foundation of the Internet by building a faster, more secure and privacy-centric public DNS resolver. This is available publicly for everyone to use - it is the first consumer-focused service Cloudflare has ever released. Here’s the deal - we don’t store client IP addresses never, ever. We will continue to abide by our privacy policy and ensure that no user data is sold to advertisers or used to target consumers.

Sound like something you’d like to be a part of? We’d love to hear from you!

Cloudflare is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all people and place great value in both diversity and inclusiveness.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to their, or any other person's, perceived or actual race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care status, or any other basis protected by law. We are an AA/Veterans/Disabled Employer.

Cloudflare provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.  Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job. Examples of reasonable accommodations include, but are not limited to, changing the application process, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.  If you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job, please contact us via e-mail at [email protected] or via mail at 101 Townsend St. San Francisco, CA 94107.

About Cloudflare

About us

Cloudflare is the simplest way to make websites faster, safer and smarter. Millions of websites have signed up for our service, including large enterprises, major consumer destinations, and government agencies. With offices in San Francisco and London, Cloudflare operates a highly-available global network that has security measures built into every layer and regularly clocks in lightning-fast speeds.

We're on a mission to build a better web - and we need smart, talented people to join our team. Our team works on the forefront of leading technologies including nginx, Go and Lua programming languages. We're a strong supporter of the open source community and regularly share our technology learnings at https://blog.cloudflare.com.

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