Assistant General Counsel, Dedrone (Hybrid) Legal Washington, District

Axon Enterprise
United States
Jul 01, 2024
Jul 29, 2024
Contract Type

Location: Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Join Axon and be a Force for Good.

At Axon, we're on a mission to Protect Life. We're explorers, pursuing society's most critical safety and justice issues with our ecosystem of devices and cloud software. Like our products, we work better together. We connect with candor and care, seeking out diverse perspectives from our customers, communities and each other.

Life at Axon is fast–paced, challenging and meaningful. Here, you'll take ownership and drive real change. Constantly grow as you work hard for a mission that matters at a company where you matter.

Your Impact:

As Assistant General Counsel, Dedrone, you are a dynamic legal leader with significant experience providing strategic guidance, consultation, and support on a broad spectrum of legal and compliance related issues affecting the business unit. The ideal candidate will have experience leading negotiations on complex contracts and have familiarity with International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). Reporting to the Chief Legal Officer (CLO), you will work closely with the unit's executive team, advising on legal rights, obligations, and risks, ensuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations, and managing the legal matters pertaining to Dedrone's business. Critically, you should bring a passion for technology, public safety and Axon's mission to Protect Life.

What You'll Do:

Location: Washington DC Area (DC, Maryland, Virginia)
Reports to: Chief Legal Officer

  • The Assistant General Counsel will serve as the dedicated legal advisor for Dedrone, the global leader in smart airspace security
  • Develop and lead legal strategy and corporate governance for the business unit to promote and protect its interests
  • Develop, drive, and enforce strong legal and compliance policies across the business unit with all applicable global laws and regulations
  • Partner with cross–functional Axon teams to protect and manage the business unit's intellectual property portfolio
  • Manage and partner with external counsel to advise the Company on any litigation involving the business unit
  • Identify, manage, and develop strategies to mitigate enterprise risk for the business unit
  • Negotiate agreements and other legal documents specific to the business unit
  • Other duties as assigned by the CLO

What You Bring:

  • J.D. from an accredited institution with outstanding academic credentials
  • Admission to a State Bar within the United States
  • Minimum 10+ years' experience working for a top–tier law firm and/or in–house for a public company
  • Demonstrated legal expertise in handling complex legal matters, including corporate governance, intellectual property, regulatory compliance, and contract negotiation
  • Excellent writing, analytical, negotiation, communication, and presentation skills
  • Strong knowledge of technology law, data privacy, cybersecurity, ITAR and related areas
  • Strong attention to detail and organization/prioritization skills
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully work with a team and in a fast paced, dynamic team environment
  • Proficiency in managing IP portfolios and associated litigation
  • International legal experience and familiarity with global regulatory landscapes
  • Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure
  • High ethical standards and professional integrity
Benefits that Benefit You
  • Competitive salary and 401k with employer match
  • Discretionary paid time off
  • Paid parental leave for all
  • Fitness Programs
  • Emotional & Mental Wellness support
  • And yes, we have snacks in our offices

Benefits listed herein may vary depending on the nature of your employment and the location where you work

The Pay: Axon is a total compensation company, meaning compensation is made up of base pay, bonus, and stock awards. The starting base pay for this role is between USD 220,000 in the lowest geographic market and USD 350,000 in the highest geographic market. The actual base pay is dependent upon many factors, such as: level, function, training, transferable skills, work experience, business needs, geographic market, and often a combination of all these factors. Our benefits offer an array of options to help support you physically, financially and emotionally through the big milestones and in your everyday life. To see more details on our benefits offerings please visit ()

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they check every box in the job description. If you're excited about this role and our mission to Protect Life but your experience doesn't align perfectly with every qualification listed here, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all duties, responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job. The job description may change or be supplemented at any time in accordance with business needs and conditions.

Some roles may also require legal eligibility to work in a firearms environment.

Axon's mission is to Protect Life and is committed to the well–being and safety of its employees as well as Axon's impact on the environment. All Axon employees must be aware of and committed to the appropriate environmental, health, and safety regulations, policies, and procedures. Axon employees are empowered to report safety concerns as they arise and activities potentially impacting the environment.

We are an equal opportunity employer that promotes justice, advances equity, values diversity and fosters inclusion. We're committed to hiring the best talent – regardless of race, creed, color, ancestry, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances – and empowering all of our employees so they can do their best work. If you have a disability or special need that requires assistance or accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please . Please note that this email address is for accommodation purposes only. Axon will not respond to inquiries for other purposes.

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