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Senior Product Counsel



Product, Legal
San Francisco, CA, USA · Seattle, WA, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024

Senior Product Counsel

ID 2024-24597
US-CA-San Francisco | US-WA-Seattle
Position Type

Company Overview

Docusign brings agreements to life. Over 1.5 million customers and more than a billion people in over 180 countries use Docusign solutions to accelerate the process of doing business and simplify people’s lives. With intelligent agreement management, Docusign unleashes business-critical data that is trapped inside of documents. Until now, these were disconnected from business systems of record, costing businesses time, money, and opportunity. Using Docusign’s Intelligent Agreement Management platform, companies can create, commit, and manage agreements with solutions created by the #1 company in e-signature and contract lifecycle management (CLM).

What you'll do

Docusign is seeking a Senior Product Counsel specializing in agreements to join our Product Counsel team. This unique role is ideal for individuals with experience as a SaaS product counsel or those with extensive commercial contracting experience across various industries, looking to transition into a product counseling role. This position will play a crucial part in integrating Lexion's AI technology into Docusign's Intelligent Agreement Management (IAM) platform, enhancing our product offerings with advanced AI capabilities. More than just a lawyer, you'll be both an indispensable resource and a visionary. Partnering closely with the Product organization, you possess a strong business sense and deep legal acumen to serve as a core architect of Docusign’s agreement management solutions.

This position is an individual contributor role reporting to the Associate General Counsel.


  • Collaborate with the Product team to establish standards that underpin Docusign’s agreement management solutions
  • Act as a strategic architect in defining the "legal persona" in a comprehensible format
  • Engage with customers to understand their agreement management needs, translating these needs into product requirements
  • Serve as an expert on agreements across various verticals, including financial services, healthcare, real estate, and IT
  • Map out complex legal processes into intuitive product features
  • Educate and train the Product organization on agreements and their functionality
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including Engineering, Design, and Legal, to develop user-friendly legal technology solutions
  • Drive innovation and integration of AI technology into Docusign’s IAM platform to deliver enhanced contract management solutions

Job Designation

Hybrid: Employee divides their time between in-office and remote work. Access to an office location is required. (Frequency: Minimum 2 days per week; may vary by team but will be weekly in-office expectation)

Positions at Docusign are assigned a job designation of either In Office, Hybrid or Remote and are specific to the role/job. Preferred job designations are not guaranteed when changing positions within Docusign. Docusign reserves the right to change a position's job designation depending on business needs and as permitted by local law.

What you bring


  • 8+ years of relevant experience as a practicing attorney, either as a product counsel for a SaaS company or in commercial contracting across multiple industries
  • Experience counseling product and technology teams on developing new products and services, with a solid understanding of data governance and modern technology stacks
  • Experience in contract lifecycle management and a desire to extend into product counseling
  • Admitted to practice and in good standing with a U.S. state bar (or eligible for in-house counsel registration in California or Washington)


  • Exceptional communication skills with the ability to effectively convey complex legal concepts
  • Demonstrated interest in legal technology and its potential to transform industries
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to navigate ambiguity and make informed decisions
  • Experience in contract templatization, automation, and theory across various industries
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment, managing multiple projects in a fast-paced setting

Wage Transparency

Based on applicable legislation, the below details pay ranges in the following locations:

California: $151,800 - $245,150 base salary

Illinois and Colorado: $145,800 - $205,950 base salary

Washington and New York (including NYC metro area): $145,800 - $214,350 base salary

This role is also eligible for bonus, equity and benefits.

Global benefits provide options for the following:

  • Paid Time Off: earned time off, as well as paid company holidays based on region
  • Paid Parental Leave: take up to six months off with your child after birth, adoption or foster care placement
  • Full Health Benefits Plans: options for 100% employer paid and minimum employee contribution health plans from day one of employment
  • Retirement Plans: select retirement and pension programs with potential for employer contributions
  • Learning and Development: options for coaching, online courses and education reimbursements
  • Compassionate Care Leave: paid time off following the loss of a loved one and other life-changing events

Life at DocuSign

Working here

Docusign is committed to building trust and making the world more agreeable for our employees, customers and the communities in which we live and work. You can count on us to listen, be honest, and try our best to do what’s right, every day. At Docusign, everything is equal.

We each have a responsibility to ensure every team member has an equal opportunity to succeed, to be heard, to exchange ideas openly, to build lasting relationships, and to do the work of their life. Best of all, you will be able to feel deep pride in the work you do, because your contribution helps us make the world better than we found it. And for that, you’ll be loved by us, our customers, and the world in which we live.


Docusign is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities in our job application procedures. If you need such an accommodation, or a religious accommodation, during the application process, please contact us at [email protected].

If you experience any issues, concerns, or technical difficulties during the application process please get in touch with our Talent organization at [email protected] for assistance.

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States Not Eligible for Employment

This position is not eligible for employment in the following states: Alaska, Hawaii, Maine, Mississippi, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia and Wyoming.

EEO Statement

It's important to us that we build a talented team that is as diverse as our customers and where all employees feel a deep sense of belonging and thrive. We encourage great talent who bring a range of perspectives to apply for our open positions. Docusign is an Equal Opportunity Employer and makes hiring decisions based on experience, skill, aptitude and a can-do approach. We will not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, registered domestic partner status, caregiver status, marital status, veteran or military status, or any other legally protected category.

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