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As Director, Corporate Counsel, you’ll work collaboratively across the corporate legal team at one of the fastest growing at-scale companies in the history of enterprise software. We are looking for an experienced lawyer who can bring thought-leadership and a proactive approach to many corporate legal areas. This is a great opportunity to grow your generalist expertise on a busy, low-ego team with several deeply experienced lawyers and strong support. You’ll be responsible for going deep and keeping the corporate legal team and its partners up to speed on the wide variety of cutting-edge issues that we face in our business. This role reports to the Vice President, Corporate Legal and is based in Splunk’s Corporate HQ in San Francisco (location flexible).

Personal Characteristics and Skills

There’s never a dull moment at Splunk! To succeed, the role requires you to be highly collaborative with a positive demeanor, humility and sense of humor; you’ll need to demonstrate high EQ and have a strong history of cross-functional collaboration. You will be a curious, resilient and resourceful self-starter with a high degree of accountability and professional drive.


  • Partner with and advise global cross-functional teams, including accounting, corporate development, stock administration, investor relations, public relations, marketing, treasury, tax, payroll, HR, social impact and other legal specializations on a wide range of corporate legal projects, as needed.
  • Work with Splunk’s corporate legal team on matters including compensation and benefits, tax, SEC disclosures (including registration, proxy, periodic and Section 16 filings), ESG disclosures, stakeholder engagement, Board and Committee materials, international expansion, investments and M&A, capital markets and real estate transactions
  • Spearhead corporate legal department strategy, planning and coordination
  • Stay up to date on developments in law and the business and be a resource to the entire corporate legal team in this area
  • Build strong relationships with business partners to ensure the right level of support and collaboration; you will have significant visibility within Splunk and opportunities for increased responsibility as our team and company grow
  • Manage outside counsel and supervise more junior team members as needed 


  • J.D. and in good standing to practice law in the State of California
  • Minimum of 10 years' experience
  • Knowledge and passion for a variety of issues, including securities law compliance, disclosure and reporting, corporate governance, M&A and investments, integration and international expansion
  • Combination of both tech in-house and law firm practice is preferred
  • Demonstrated understanding of relevant laws and best practices and experience counseling management and boards
  • Outstanding judgment with the ability to understand the criticality and urgency of and issues and prioritize them as appropriate within a fast-paced environment, providing clarity and direction to the team and others throughout the company
  • Ability to find creative solutions to issues, taking a pragmatic approach when balancing legal risks against business interests
  • High personal standards of excellence and ethics, as well as the ability to act with discretion and sensitivity
  • Familiarity and interest in enterprise software and data-oriented technologies

We value diversity at our company. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or any other applicable legally protected characteristics in the location in which you are applying.

For job positions in San Francisco, CA, and other locations where required, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

(Colorado only*) Minimum base salary of $165,000. You may also be eligible for incentive pay + equity + benefits.*Note: Disclosure per sb19-085 (8-5-201 et seq).

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