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Legal Counsel EMEA (German Speaker, London or Munich)

  • Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Team: Transactions
  • Role Type: Full-time -- Individual Contributor Role
Medallia’s mission is simple: to create a world where companies are loved by customers and employees alike. Hundreds of the world’s best-loved brands trust Medallia’s Software-as-a-Service application to help them capture customer feedback everywhere the customer is (on the phone, in store, online, mobile), understand it in real-time, and deliver insights and action everywhere—from the C-suite to the frontline—to improve their performance. Founded in 2001, Medallia is growing quickly with more than 1000 employees globally in Silicon Valley, New York, London, Paris, Sydney, Buenos Aires, Austin, Washington D.C., and Tel Aviv. 
Come join us at one of the fastest-growing customer experience companies. We have some of the most recognized companies as customers, and a pre-eminent venture capital firm backing us. And, most importantly, really smart, fun, curious and creative people from all over the world as colleagues.
Medallia’s legal team works to be a competitive advantage for the company, delivering the kind of smart, creative legal counsel that clears obstacles and powers growth. And our efforts have made us one of the most respected and well liked teams at Medallia.  
The EMEA Legal team supports this mission by working with our colleagues across the region and in our headquarters in California to close good deals at scale, to provide ongoing support for our customers, and to provide internal legal counsel as needed. Equally critical to our success is supporting Medallia Legal’s global strategy by acting as the eyes, ears, and voice in EMEA across all legal functions.
We are negotiators, with the kind of deep knowledge of the law and business that allows for quick, confident counsel and decision making. We are writers, with a style that expresses complex ideas in pure, plain language.  We are team players, generous to our colleagues and focused on the team’s victory. Most of all, we are passionate about our work, and we are always looking for opportunities to get better at what we do.
With considerable projected growth in EMEA, including the opening of an office in Munich, it’s time that we bring on a permanent addition to our EMEA Legal team. While this position will report into our Managing Counsel EMEA based in London, candidates have the flexibility of being based in London or Munich.

Objectives

  • Be an agent of progress. You will be an agent of progress toward Medallia’s mission. When you spot an issue, you will work toward solving that issue and stand ready to meet the business’ needs. You will consistently push for great, and measure your success by moving things forward in a way that serves Medallia for the long-term.
  • Negotiate and close gooddeals.  Each enterprise SaaS deal that we close is a step towards creating and cementing relationships across industries, and each agreement is a testament to our institutional willingness to improve upon the status quo. As Legal Counsel EMEA, you will be responsible for leading smart, relationship-focused negotiations with some of the largest and most respected companies in the world.  
  • Demonstrate excellent writing skills.  At the heart of every transaction we do is a contract that expresses even the most complex ideas in clear, straightforward prose.  Each draft that you deliver will be surrounded by written comments that explain our position, persuade the reader that we are right, and drive the parties toward a quicker deal close.
  • Develop a progressive and nuanced understanding of our industry.  You will work quickly to complement a strong understanding of commercial and data privacy law with a deep understanding of our business.
  • Stand shoulder to shoulder. You will embrace a collaborative mindset, a fearless drive to improve, and a commitment to working with alongside other Medallia functions as an irreplaceable business partner. You will start by seeking to understand the full business context and the perspectives of our colleagues. When you provide counsel you will “deliver the because,” explaining the reasoning behind your guidance.
  • Lead the leaders.  As the second Medallia lawyer in Europe, you will be an entrepreneurial, business-forward voice of legal in one of Europe’s fastest growing SaaS enterprises. You will have the ability to see across silos and think strategically, putting Medallia before team and team before self.  You will hold yourself and others accountable for delivering company-wide impact and for developing talent throughout Medallia.
  • Get ready for the ride of your life.  We are determined to build the best legal team in the industry. And we are going to get there by hiring lawyers who share our passion and giving them the opportunity to take on big challenges. Together, we are going to learn and improve and fight for great results.

Skills and Experience

  • The ideal candidate will be a creative, flexible and business-minded commercial attorney with at least five years of experience in a leading law firm or in-house legal department and training at a top-notch law school. Fluency in German is required, as is a qualification to practice in the UK or at least one EU jurisdiction. Experience with technology transactions, data privacy, and intellectual property law is a significant asset, as is an appetite to expand into other substantive areas of law. General experience working in an international and multicultural working environment with geographically dispersed team members is also preferred.

At Medallia, we don’t just accept difference – we celebrate it and recognize the value it brings to our customers and employees. Medallia is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. Equal opportunity and consideration are afforded to all qualified applicants and employees. We won’t unlawfully discriminate on the basis of gender identity or expression, race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, physical or mental disability, Veteran status, sexual orientation, and any other category protected by law.