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Bay Area In-House Legal Department Opportunities 2008

This resource is a joint project of the Boalt Hall Career Development Office and the Association of Corporate Counsel - America (Bay Area Chapter).

Employer

Agilent Technologies, Inc.


5301 Stevens Creek Blvd., Santa Clara, CA 95051 877-424-4536 / 408-345-8268 (fax) www.agilent.com

Contact

Elizabeth Ward elizabeth_ward@agilent.com As an Intern in Agilent's Legal Department, you will assist with issues arising in the context of commercial transactions under the direction and supervision of an Agilent business attorney. Commercial transactions may include confidentiality agreements, license agreements and procurement agreements. You will perform research assignments relating to commercial issues, draft memos summarizing the results of research assignments, and make appropriate recommendations. At the same time, you will gain and apply knowledge about Agilent's industry, infrastructure and products in your assignment.

Description

Department Size Duration Qualifications


8 weeks

Hiring Projection Available

1 summer

You will have completed your second year of law school study. You will demonstrate a positive attitude; ability to work independently upon instruction; dependability and followthrough; cooperation and teamwork; integrity; knowledge of US contract and commercial law; ability to draft and communicate effectively; oral and written summarization skills; and thoroughness and attention to detail. Knowledge of laws relating to intellectual property and technology licensing a plus.

Years Hiring Deadline Paid Position? Stipend How to Apply Materials Additional

2L 03/31/2008 yes 5800/m Please email your resume to elizabeth_ward@agilent.com. none - please email resumes only Funding for internship program and the related stipend of $5,800/month is subject to internal management approval.

Employer

Avaya Inc.
1033 McCarthy Blvd., Milpitas, CA 95035 4085777761 / 4085777150 (fax) www.avaya.com

Contact

Brian Wolf wolf@avaya.com Challenging internship with a global technology company focusing on commercial and intellectual property law. Assists attorneys and contract negotiators with contract issues, negotiations, legal research and administration of licensing agreements. Manage open source compliance including administering an open source request/tracking tool and serving as a bridge between engineers and attorneys. Goals and objectives are assigned by an immediate supervisor. Work performed depends on others for instruction, guidance, and direction. Deals with routine to moderately complex problems or issues.

Description

Department Size Duration Qualifications Years Hiring Deadline Paid Position? How to Apply

Hiring Projection Available

1 to 2 summer fall spring

Interest in working in-house. Technology background helpful, but not required. 1L 2L 3L 1/30/2008 yes Send an email with your resume to adesordi@avaya.com.

Employer

Cataphora, Inc.
1200 Bridge Parkway, Suite 203, Redwood City, CA 94065 650-622-9840 / 650-622-9844 (fax) www.cataphora.com

Contact

Sonya Sigler sonya.sigler@cataphora.com Work will include some contract review, policy drafting, presentation drafting and article drafting; plus research on electronic discovery related cases. Work will also include some IP drafting and filing - copyrights, trademarks and patents. If work in our client services group is assigned to you, you may be required to go through a background check. We work on very confidential criminal and civil matters and confidentiality is of extreme importance to us and our clients.

Description

Department Size Duration Qualifications


12 weeks

Hiring Projection Available

2 Summer

Cataphora is a growing company in the electronic discovery sector, specializing in Contextual Searching. Cataphora is in a significant growth phase and has immediate openings for interns who will work with the legal group and depending on experience, client services. We are seeking aggressive, results-oriented individual that possess excellent organizational and communication skills. Ideally, the person would be their second or third year of law school, looking to go into litigation of some type or in-house. Interns will be working directly with the General Counsel and Director of Education. Prior experience in the litigation arena, either as a paralegal or in litigation support would be ideal. Prior experience in sales or presenting/teaching would be a plus. The ideal candidate would posses all or most of the following skills: * Good research skills (for legal and non-legal research) * Excellent communication skills * Strong computer/internet skills If you are self-motivated, have a "can-do" attitude and thrive in a fast-paced start-up environment, e-mail a cover letter and resume to: intern@cataphora.com

Years Hiring Deadline Paid Position? How to Apply

1L 2L 3L LLM grad 12/31/2007 no Send email with resume (word or pdf) to intern@cataphora.com, and detail time frame for internship, hours availability and reason for interest in Cataphora. Leave detailed contact info with best # and time to reach you. Do not apply without going to our website and reviewing it first.

Employer

Cisco Systems, Inc.


300 E. Tasman Drive, MS/10-2, San Jose, CA 95134 408-525-6391 / 408-526-4487 (fax) www.cisco.com

Contact

Stefani Dawkins sdawkins@cisco.com A variety of positions in a corporate legal department in a premier high tech Silicon Valley Company.

Description

Department Size Duration Qualifications


8-12 weeks

Hiring Projection Available

10 summer

Students enrolled in an accredited law school or university in a degree program related to law or technology. Grade Point Average of 3.0 or higher Diverse cultural background (foreign language ability a plus) Computer skills with proficiency in Word, Windows, Excel, PowerPoint and web-based applications Legal Research and Writing Excellent telephone and oral communication skills Contract drafting a plus Negotiation skills a plus Self-starter with the ability to learn in a fast paced environment Verification of Undergraduate Degree Background in the subject area specified by the job description Provide a writing sample List of References Letter of Recommendation from Instructor

Candidates must be enrolled in school full-time and be US Citizen or green card holders. Your resume will not be reviewed / considered unless overall GPA and graduation date are included.

Years Hiring Deadline Paid Position? How to Apply Materials

1L 2L 3L 02/28/2008 yes Submit Resumes online to Cisco's website at www.cisco.com and forward a copy to sdawkins@cisco.com for consideration. Resume, Undergraduate Transcript, Law School Transcript, Letter of Recommendation, List of References

Employer

EBay Inc.
2145 Hamilton Ave, San Jose, CA 95125 www.ebay.com

Contact

Scott Shipman scott@ebay.com Looking for 2nd or 3rd years to work in a corporate legal setting. We don't do rafting or wine tasting and actually require hard work. Guaranteed to get your hands dirty, make tough decisions, and learn what in-house practice is like.

Description

Department Size Duration Qualifications


10

Hiring Projection Available

2 summer

Previous experience helpful. Practical skills required. Common sense essential. If you are not a self-starter, this is not for you. We offer corporate, commercial, IP, patent, employement, regulatory, compliance, data protection and litigation practice areas. Interns usually focus on one area with a lead attorney and may rotate through other areas to gain an understanding of the overall practice. Relevant course work and experience based on the area sought is clearly a determining factor in our evaluation process.

Years Hiring Deadline How to Apply Additional

2L 3L LLM 03/15/2008 Send cover letter with areas interested in along with resume to company contact.

This is an upaid postion; student must receive academic credit for participation in the internship.

Employer

ESRI
380 New York Street, Redlands, CA 92373

www.esri.com
Contact
Allyson Maculsay interns@esri.com Students interested in careers in the software industry and geographic information system (GIS) technologies are invited to apply to the 2008 ESRI Summer Internship Program. Internships are available at ESRI headquarters in Redlands, California, and in our 10 regional offices throughout the United States. The program is open to both undergraduate and graduate students. What You Will Gain: As an ESRI intern, you will gain valuable work experience while continuing your education or preparing for life after graduation. An ESRI internship is a great opportunity for you to work on challenging projects and learn from top-notch staff throughout the company. While earning an income, you will also gain personal and professional skills that give you an edge in the workplace after graduation.

Description

Duration Qualifications

10-12 weeks

Available

summer

All applicants must be law students who have completed courses in any of the following: Contracts, Torts, Corporations/Business Associations, Business Planning, M&A, Intellectual Property, Computer Law, Internet Law, and/or Licensing. Second year law student preferred.

Years Hiring Deadline Paid Position? How to Apply

1L 2L LLM 3/7/2008 yes To be considered for an internship, you must submit the following: Your resume A cover letter that outlines what you hope to accomplish by working at ESRI for the summer, what distinguishes you from other candidates, and the department at ESRI in which you would like to work A letter of recommendation from a professor or past supervisor. You may submit this with your resume and cover letter, or they may submit it directly. Submit all materials to interns@esri.com by March 7, 2008

Materials Additional

Resume, Cover letter, Letter of Recommendation, Internships are approximately 12 weeks in length. Relocation, housing, and all living expenses are the responsibility of the intern. Students from other countries studying at U.S. universities must see their universitys international advisor to obtain a valid working visa.

Employer

Genentech
1 DNA Way, South San Francisco, CA 94080 www.gene.com

Contact

steve cattich stevenc@gene.com The Genentech Internship Program is an intensive 10-12 week opportunity that provides work within a fast-paced and challenging environment. Corporate legal group interns have the opportunity to contribute to meaningful projects during the summer as they work side-by-side with biotech attorneys and biotech industry experts. Genentech's internship program also provides a robust speaker series, which allows interns to hear from top Genentech executives throughout the summer. This is a paid internship position with our Legal Department for a maximum of two 1st year JD student(s). Focus: The legal internship program provides an opportunity for the summer intern to work with a variety of attorneys and complete assignments within the corporate legal practice groups (e.g., transactional, contract services, clinical, commercial, medical affairs, product operations, securities, employment, etc.) in order to expose the intern to the range of clients and work that is performed inside Genentech. Responsibilities: Assignments will cover a wide range of activities, including reviewing and analyzing legal issues within a contract, the company and/or the industry, drafting and editing memos and contracts, attending client meetings and participating in negotiations.

Description

Department Size Duration Qualifications Years Hiring Deadline Paid Position? How to Apply
10-12

Hiring Projection Available

2 summer

Requirements: Open to current first year students studying at an accredited law school. 1L 01/25/2008 yes To Apply, please submit your resume to www.gene.com using the instructions below: Please visit the job postings area and search under the keywords "2007 Legal intern". Requisition # 06-1000016306 The deadline to apply is Friday, January 25, 2008. After the deadline, all applicants will be reviewed and qualified candidates will be contacted for phone interviews, which are likely to occur in mid to late February. Second round, in-person interviews at Genentech will likely begin in early March.

Employer

Gracenote, Inc.
2000 Powell St., Ste. 1380, Emeryville, CA 94608 510-428-7302 / 510-547-9691 (fax) www.gracenote.com

Contact

Sandy Jonas sjonas@gracenote.com RESPONSIBILITIES: The Legal Intern provides support to the Legal department, notably the General and Associate General Counsel, as well as assisting the Chief Financial Officer. KEY JOB DUTIES: Legal Analysis and Writing: Draft memos of law to general counsel on various legal issues ranging from employment law to intellectual property law Navigate through legal sources such as Lexis or Westlaw to perform in-depth, current research Assist in drafting internal company policy handouts Licensing/Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs): Amend technology licensing agreements Edit various types of NDAs Miscellaneous: Word process and maintain files relating to contracts, correspondence, agreements and other confidential documents

Description

Department Size Duration Qualifications

Hiring Projection
flexible

Available

summer fall spring

Excellent written and verbal communication skills Strong organizational and interpersonal skills Currently enrolled as a law student Demonstrated ability to multi-task and submit work according to deadline Prior IP law coursework required Ability to work independently and to take initiative Passionate about music and digital music industry

Years Hiring Deadline Paid Position? Stipend How to Apply Materials Additional

2L 3L 12/31/2008 no

Email cover letter and resume to Sandy Jonas, Legal Assistant- sjonas@gracenote.com Resume and Cover Letter Gracenote is a leader in global digital entertainment technology. Gracenote provides critical embedded software and metadata to businesses that enable their consumers to better manage, enjoy and discover digital media. Gracenote provides its award-winning media management technology and global media database of digital entertainment information to the mobile, auto, portable, home and PC markets.

Employer

ILOG, Inc.
1195 W. Fremont Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94087 ilog.com

Contact

Kathleen Jason-Moreau kjm@ilog.com ILOG is an enterprise software and related services company. An intern will have the opportunity to work with experienced attorneys on commercial and corporate matters with emphasis on commercial side - technology licensing - professional service agreements, NDAs etc.

Description

Department Size Duration Qualifications


varies

Hiring Projection Available

2 summer fall spring

Interest. Quick to learn. Dependable. Team player. Sense of humor. Solid communication skills. Comfortable asking for assistance. 3L LLM grad 01/01/2010 no Send your resume, a list of your completed classes (e.g., 'contracts', 'remedies') and a brief cover letter which provides what you are seeking from the internship and what you have to offer, to kjm@ilog.com resume, list of completed classes, brief cover letter

Years Hiring Deadline Paid Position? How to Apply

Materials

Employer

Magellan Navigation Inc


471 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95050 408 615 5100 / 408 615 3961 (fax) www.magellangps.com

Contact

Valerie Denappe vdenappe@magellangps.com The legal intern will work on assigned legal tasks with commercial lawyers and will be involved in: - reviewing agreements, such as NDA, consulting and other services agreements; - conducting legal research and performing due diligence; and - assisting in any other project in IP, litigation, or corporate law

Description

Department Size Duration Qualifications


open

Hiring Projection Available

1 summer

The ideal candidate is: - self starter, responsible; motivated and organized; - interested in pursuing a career in corporate/commercial transactions; - able to work independently; - familiar with US contract law, commercial law and intellectual property law; - an excellent communicator; and - proficient with computer skills.

Years Hiring Deadline Paid Position? How to Apply

2L 3L LLM 01/31/2008 yes Interested law students and recent grads should send resume and cover letter to Valerie Denappe at vdenappe@magellangps.com

Employer

Plantronics
345 Encinal St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060 831-426-5858 / 831-426-0136 (fax) http://www.plantronics.com

Contact

Gabby Ayala gabby.ayala@plantronics.com Company Background Plantronics, Inc. introduced the first lightweight communications headset in 1962. Today we are the world's leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of lightweight communications headset products. Our headsets are widely used in many Fortune 500 corporations and have been featured in numerous films and high profile events, including the historic "One small step for man" transmission from the moon in 1969. We also offer mobile headsets to address the cordless and mobile phone market, next-generation computer audio headset products for computer applications and corded and cordless headsets and systems for the office, small office/home office and contact centers. As a publicly held company (NYSE: PLT), we are headquartered in Santa Cruz, California with offices in 20 countries, including major facilities in Mexico, China Tennessee, England and The Netherlands. Our products are sold and supported through a worldwide network of authorized Plantronics partners, and are available through retail and consumer electronics stores. In 1969, with his first step off of the lunar lander, Neil Armstrong, transmitted "Thats one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind" with a Plantronics headset. Since then weve made several giant leaps as a company. We would love for you to show us your resume. This one small step for you can be one giant leap for your career! Plantronics, Inc. has a long history of establishing outstanding internship opportunities. The Plantronics Legal Department presently has an opening for an intern. This opening presents a tremendous opportunity to explore potential career paths as a paralegal or attorney by learning from experienced members of a corporate legal department. Responsibilities include (but are not necessarily limited to): Assisting with general legal research Providing litigation support Assisting with contract matters Reviewing marketing materials Assisting with record retention matters and corporate record keeping

Description

Department Size Duration Qualifications Years Hiring Deadline Paid Position? How to Apply

Hiring Projection
12

Available

summer fall spring

Experience using computers for word processing and internet research is required. 1L 2L 3L LLM grad 4/30/2008 yes Email your resume to gabby.ayala@plantronics.com Please include your availability and specific interests.

Employer

Sun Microsystems, Inc.


10 Network Circle, Menlo Park, CA 94025 408/404-5078 / 408/273-6098 (fax) sun.com/studentzone

Description

Sun Microsystems, Inc. Legal & Compliance Department Summer Intern Program

Internships available for highly motivated law students interested in supporting various law departments within a dynamic and diverse in-house legal department. Internships are available in the following law departments: Global Sales & Services Law, Intellectual Property Law, Products & Technology Law, Employment Law, Corporate Compliance and the Global Law Network, in various locations such as CA, CO, and the East Coast. Students must apply on-line to jobs posted at: sun.com/studentzone under Internships

Department Size Duration Qualifications Years Hiring Deadline Paid Position? Stipend How to Apply
8-12

Hiring Projection Available

12 summer

See each job posting for specifics. 1L 2L 01/31/2008 yes

Must apply to on-line job posting requisition. Most postings will ask for resume, transcipt, and writing sample to be sent separately to Intern Program Director.

Employer

Terracotta, Inc.
650 Townsend Street, suite 325, San Francisco, CA 94103 415-738-4000 / 415-738-4099 (fax) www.terracottatech.com

Contact

Timothy McIntyre tmcintyre@terracottatech.com Terracotta is a Java software start-up that specializes in clustering and caching technology. We are backed by leading Silicon Valley venture capitalists, and we license our software under proprietary and open-source licensing models. Our summer intern(s) will assist in-house counsel in reviewing software license agreements, advising software engineers about licensing compliance issues, drafting and negotiating non-disclosure agreements and partnership agreements, and additional tasks.

Description

Department Size Duration Qualifications


8-10 weeks / flexible

Hiring Projection Available

1-2 Summer

Strong candidates will possess the following: 1) academic background in, or strong personal interest in, bleeding-edge high-technology issues 2) familiarity with, or strong personal interest in, intellectual property law 3) affinity for contract law 4) strong interpersonal and communications skills 5) outstanding writing and grammatical skills 6) ability to work in an inherently unstructured, "start-up" environment 7) easygoing and friendly personality

Years Hiring Deadline How to Apply Materials Additional

1L 2L 3L LLM grad 04/15/2008 To apply, please e-mail a resume and cover letter to hr@terracottatech.com. resume, cover letter For additional information, please visit our websites: www.terracottatech.com www.terracotta.org

Employer

TIBCO Software Inc.


3307 Hillview Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304 www.tibco.com

Contact

Laura Malinasky lmalinas@tibco.com Internship in the legal department of a public enterprise software company. Intern may work on projects including corporate governance, mergers & acquisitions, licensing, intellectual property, labor and employment or corporate securities. There are seven attorneys in the Palo Alto office with expertise ranging from software licensing, corporate securities, intellectual property and labor & employment. Projects will be based on intern's interests and current activity in the department.

Description

Department Size Duration Qualifications


flexible

Hiring Projection Available

1 summer

Excellent academic crendentials. Must be bright and creative problem solver. Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills, organizational abilities and attention to detail. A sense of humor and commitment to professionalism. 1L 2L 3L LLM 01/05/2008 yes Please submit resume, transcript and cover letter to Laura Malinasky at lmalinas@tibco.com.

Years Hiring Deadline Paid Position? How to Apply

Employer

Walmart.com
7000 Marina Blvd, Brisbane, CA 94005 650-837-5000 / 650-583-3916 (fax) www.walmart.com

Contact

Courtney Walker CourtneyWalker-legal@walmart.com The Walmart.com legal department is seeking to hire a second year law student as an intern to work in our Brisbane, CA office during the summer of 2008.

Description

Duties: 1. Draft and review marketing and vendor agreements. 2. Draft and review website copy in accordance with regulatory compliance. 3. Legal research and special projects in areas such as regulatory compliance, privacy, and other issues relevant to the ecommerce and retail industries. 4. Assist in creation and implementation of legal processes and procedures. 5. On-line research of key competitors and various legal issues.

Department Size Duration Qualifications

Hiring Projection
10-12

Available

summer

The ideal candidate must possess excellent writing and analytical skills, be intelligent and motivated, and interested in applications of law to business & technology. The individual must be a self-starter who is careful, solution oriented, creative and who takes initiative. The individual must be a person who listens well and can follow instructions, and who requires little management if given the data required to complete a project. The individual must also have strong communication and organizational skills, and be able to handle highly confidential information appropriately. The individual must be able to exercise judgment when needed with regard to tasks, but also not be afraid to ask questions or seek guidance. Finally, the individual must be highly reliable, and able to manage multiple tasks efficiently and work well under tight deadlines in a teamoriented environment. 2L 01/04/2008 yes Please submit your resume, cover letter, law school transcript (official or unofficial), and a writing sample (5-10 pages max., please).

Years Hiring Deadline Paid Position? How to Apply

Employer

Yahoo!
701 First Avenue, Sunnyvale , CA 94089

Contact

Andy Chen andychen@yahoo-inc.com Please note that this position is not yet set although we are hoping to make room for a qualified applicant. The position would consist of exposure to the everyday operations of our in-house IP department. This would likely include harvesting patentable ideas, reviewing such ideas along the patent team, engaging in several IP-related research projects, and possibly reviewing patent applications (depending on the individual's background).

Description

Department Size Duration Qualifications Years Hiring Deadline How to Apply Materials
8

Hiring Projection Available

1 summer

Individual with a technical background (degree or work experience) is strongly preferred. Strong familiarity with internet tools/systems/landscape is also strongly preferred. 1L 2L 3L 02/29/2008 Please send a resume to Andy Chen at andychen@yahoo-inc.com. Transcripts are welcome but optional. Resume