Senior Counsel (R5134)


At Elastic, we see endless possibility in a world of endless data. And we use the power of search to help people and organizations turn that possibility into results. Elastic is the leading platform for search-powered solutions. With solutions in Enterprise Search, Observability, and Security, we help improve customer and employee search experiences, keep critical applications running smoothly, and protect against cyber threats. Elastic enables organizations worldwide to use the power of Elastic, including Netflix, Uber, BBC, Microsoft, and thousands of others.

Elastic was built on a foundation of being free and open, which trickles down to how we work. We’re a distributed organization and have been from the beginning. Being distributed isn’t just a way of doing business—it’s a mentality that is at the core of our culture.

We are hiring a Marketing Counsel to join the legal department in this fast growing, truly globally distributed company! This position is ideal for a self-sufficient and resourceful mid-level attorney based in the Bay Area, and we will consider candidates located anywhere in the United States. This is a growth position in a fast-paced technology company covering SaaS, Licensing and Managed Packages.

What You Will Be Doing:

  • Counsel marketing teams on their initiatives across all channels and platforms. This includes providing advice on relevant legal principles worldwide for marketing outreach and lead generation. Examples include marketing campaigns, events, and contest and sweepstakes design and implementation.
  • You will also draft and negotiate marketing, strategic partnership, vendor, and other agreements enabling the marketing team’s activities.
  • Provide first-line review of privacy questions arising from marketing initiatives, and coordinate with the legal privacy team on more complex privacy issues.
  • Collaborate with the Branding team on developing and maintaining a company brand strategy, and partner with the IP legal function to protect Elastic's intellectual property in its brand assets.
  • Build out a process for legal review of marketing materials and content, including company releases, blog posts, case studies, and customer testimonials.
  • Work closely with relevant marketing teams to develop legal guidance and policies tailored each team's workflows.
  • Partner with co-workers, in a company culture that is open, welcoming and unequaled.

What You Bring Along:

  • Demonstrated ability advising technology companies on marketing issues, either in house or at a law firm (approximately 3-5 years).
  • General understanding and ability to learn about data protection laws and regulations relevant to marketing.
  • Familiarity with, or desire to learn about, ad technologies, cookies, trackers, accessibility and other marketing technologies.
  • Good judgment and the ability to balance legal risks with business strategy, including scaling with automation and self-serve for high-volume, low cost events.
  • Ability to flexibly prioritize and handle ambiguity.
  • Enthusiasm for cross-functional collaboration and team work.

Additional Information - We Take Care of Our People

As a distributed company, diversity drives our identity. Whether you’re looking to launch a new career or grow an existing one, Elastic is the type of company where you can balance great work with great life. Your age is only a number. It doesn’t matter if you’re just out of college or your children are; we need you for what you can do.

We strive to have parity of benefits across regions and while regulations differ from place to place, we believe taking care of our people is the right thing to do.

  • Competitive pay based on the work you do here and not your previous salary
  • Health coverage for you and your family in many locations
  • Ability to craft your calendar with flexible locations and schedules for many roles
  • Generous number of vacation days each year
  • Double your charitable giving - We match donations 1:1 up to $1500 USD (or local currency equivalent)
  • Up to 40 hours each year to use toward volunteer projects you love.
  • Embracing parenthood with minimum of 16 weeks of parental leave

The typical starting Total Cash Compensation range for new hires in this role is between $128,100 and $176,200, which consists of a Base Salary or a Base Salary plus a Target Commission, depending on the specific role. The Base Salary offered may vary depending on factors including skills and experience.

Additionally, this role is currently eligible to participate in Elastic’s equity plan as well as a range of health & wellbeing, retirement savings, and other benefits within a holistic total rewards offering.

Different people approach problems differently. We need that. Elastic is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance or regulation.

We welcome individuals with disabilities and strive to create an accessible and inclusive experience for all individuals. To request an accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please email We will reply to your request within 24 business hours of submission.

Applicants have rights under Federal Employment Laws, view posters linked below:
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