General Counsel, VP of Legal



Sunnyvale, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2024

No Agency Submissions Accepted.

Role: VP, General Counsel

Location: Sunnyvale, CA (in office 3 days a week)

Reporting: CFO, Anup Singh

The Company

Illumio, the pioneer and market leader of Zero Trust Segmentation, prevents breaches from becoming cyber disasters. Illumio protects critical applications and valuable digital assets with proven segmentation technology purpose-built for the Zero Trust security model. Illumio ransomware mitigation and segmentation solutions see risk, isolate attacks, and secure data across cloud-native apps, hybrid and multi-clouds, data centers, and endpoints, enabling the world’s leading organizations to strengthen their cyber resiliency and reduce risk.

Role Mission

To serve as the trusted legal advisor and strategic partner, safeguarding Illumio's interests, accelerating company growth, and fostering compliance through expert legal counsel and leadership.

Illumio is a leading cybersecurity company that specializes in protecting organizations' digital assets through innovative segmentation technology. We are seeking a talented General Counsel to join our team and lead our legal department. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in corporate law, contract negotiation, intellectual property, and regulatory compliance within the technology sector. This position will ensure that Illumio always operates within the law, offering counsel on legal issues, and limiting risk exposure.


Legal Excellence and Advisory:

  • Provide timely and expert legal advice to executive leadership, enabling informed decision-making and risk mitigation.
  • Ensure legal compliance across all aspects of the organization's operations, promoting integrity and ethical conduct.

Strategic Contract Management and Transactions:

  • Drive efficient and effective contract negotiation, drafting, and management processes, minimizing legal exposure and optimizing business outcomes.
  • Guide strategic transactions and corporate initiatives, leveraging legal expertise to support growth and expansion efforts that continue to accelerate Illumio’s growth.

Litigation and Dispute Resolution Leadership:

  • Manage litigation matters and dispute resolution processes with diligence and efficiency, protecting the organization's interests and reputation.
  • Foster collaborative relationships with external legal partners and stakeholders to achieve timely and favorable outcomes in legal proceedings.

Intellectual Property Protection and Asset Management:

  • Develop and execute strategies to protect the organization's intellectual property assets, safeguarding innovation, and market competitiveness.
  • Vigilantly monitor and respond to intellectual property infringements, ensuring the enforcement of rights and mitigating associated risks.

Corporate Governance and Compliance Assurance:

  • Maintain robust corporate governance practices, ensuring adherence to regulations, policies, and best practices.
  • Establish and oversee compliance programs to mitigate legal risks and promote a culture of accountability and transparency.


Commercial Background:

  • Strong record of playing a leadership role in driving time-sensitive, high profile commercial transactions of software and software-related professional services contracts.

Public Company:

  • Understands how to navigate inside a public company with the track record of knowing the right questions to ask and foresight to get ahead of potential concerns.
  • Knowledgeable about a wide breath of areas of law including but not limited to corporate law, contract negotiation, employment, intellectual property, and regulatory compliance within the technology sector.
  • Demonstrated experience in being able to help attract and retain top talent and build a legal team that delivers results.

Legal Expertise and Analytical Acumen:

  • Demonstrated mastery of legal principles, with the ability to analyze complex issues and provide strategic recommendations.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and a commitment to upholding the highest standards of legal excellence.

Strategic Leadership and Decision-making:

  • Proven ability to think strategically and align legal initiatives with organizational goals and priorities.
  • Sound judgment and decisiveness in navigating legal challenges and opportunities.

Communication and Influencing Skills:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to convey complex legal concepts clearly and persuasively.
  • Effective interpersonal skills and the capacity to build relationships and influence key stakeholders at all levels of the organization.

Risk Management and Compliance Oversight:

  • Comprehensive understanding of legal and regulatory frameworks, coupled with the ability to assess and manage risks proactively.
  • Experience developing and implementing compliance programs and initiatives to ensure organizational integrity and resilience.

Illumio believes that an environment of unique backgrounds, experiences, viewpoints, and individual contributions drives our success and makes us stronger together. We are dedicated to creating and maintaining a diverse culture and emphasizing inclusion and belonging.


At Illumio we offer a wide range of benefits to our eligible team members. Our benefit programs vary by location and can include Medical, Dental, Vision Coverage – Health and Dependent Savings Accounts – Life and Disability Programs – Paid Parental Leave – Voluntary Benefit Programs – Company Sponsored Wellness Program – Wellness Reimbursement Program - Retirement Savings – Equity Opportunities – Paid time off and Paid Holidays – Employee Incentive Program. #LI-JK1 #LI-HYBRID