Legal Services Director Product
Yahoo - Sunnyvale, CA

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Job Number: 1143956

Yahoo! is the premier digital media company. We deliver your world, your way by creating deeply personal digital experiences that keep more than half a billion people connected to what matters most - across devices and around the globe. And it's the Yahoos behind the scenes who make this all possible. We are energetic, idea-driven people who are passionate about shaping the future of the digital world. So if this sounds like you, come show us what you've got.

Yahoo! Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

Yahoo! is looking for an attorney with 5-7 years legal experience to join the Yahoo! Legal Department as a Legal Director to support Yahoo!�s fast paced product teams. In this position, you will provide advice, and use analysis and advocacy to help Yahoo! build responsible and legally sound products, policies and programs. Product attorneys promote the company's economic and reputational success by proactively providing counseling, developing policies, negotiating deals and building solutions that enable Yahoo!�s products and services to comply with and strategically leverage global laws, regulations and industry standards.

Job Responsibilities:
As Legal Director supporting product teams, you will be responsible for a portfolio of Yahoo! products and services and called upon to counsel on numerous legal subject areas, including consumer protection, copyright, content regulation, security, and intellectual property. You will work extensively with the product development teams and other legal colleagues around the globe to ensure that Yahoo! products and services are compliant with applicable laws and regulations, as well as consistent with Yahoo!�s own high standards for quality and integrity. This includes coordinating legal services for business and product expansions into a variety of business lines, considering the regulatory climate, and balancing both legal and business factors.
You will use your creativity to help identify and solve some of the most pressing, difficult issues facing our company and our industry and then you will be responsible for helping to operationalize the solutions.

Minimum Job Skills & Qualifications:
� Candidates should have a minimum of 5-7 years legal experience at a respected law firm or in-house environment advising and counseling companies on all areas of legal risk.
� Substantial experience in areas of product counseling, compliance, and consumer protection for Internet/e-commerce companies.
� Experience negotiating complex transactions and/or conflict resolution.
� Outstanding communications skills, including written, verbal, and interpersonal skills so as to interface with and gain the respect of stakeholders and external third parties.
� Working knowledge of Internet structure and operations. Able to quickly assimilate operational processes, assess legal impact, and clearly communicate complex information.
� Demonstrated team player, who has had success both leading and participating in cross-functional teams and/or matrix managed projects.
� Ability to work in fast-paced environment, make sound business and legal decisions under tight deadlines.
� Able to manage and prioritize multiple projects or project components with minimal supervision.
� Sound business insight, excellent analytical and problem-resolution skills, and the ability and desire to think strategically and "outside the box."
� Current and active member of a state bar, preferably California.

Preferred Qualifications:
� In-house legal experience highly preferred.

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Yahoo! Inc. (Yahoo!), together with its consolidated subsidiaries, is a global Internet brand. Together with its owned and operated online...