Intel Corporate Counsel in Santa Clara, California

Job Description

Intel’s Memory Business (the “Nonvolatile Memory Solutions Group,” or “NSG”) seeks an experienced lawyer to help NSG accomplish our business objectives. NSG is an end-to-end business: we design our own memory chips, manufacture them in our factories, and design and sell our own end-products, which are known as solid-state drives. Our customers include the big players in the PC, server, storage, and cloud business, among others. We have a product called Optane which is disrupting the Memory business by re-setting customer expectations on cost and performance. Your responsibilities will be to:

  • Serve as the lead-lawyer and trusted counselor to the VP-level executives in one of our four business segments (factories; technology development; systems development; business strategy and operations).

  • Identify and implement risk-optimized strategies for those executives.

  • Specific work will include: managing complex relationships with third-parties under R&D and product development agreements; negotiating win-win deals to expand our business with new partners; working with Intel’s PC and server businesses to maximize risk-optimized growth; managing our supply chain; working with Intel’s specialized legal groups on licensing, sourcing, sales, competition, and regulatory issues.


You must have a JD degree and a law license from at least one state. This position has historically been filled with lawyers of 10+ years of legal experience, but we will consider an exceptional candidate with 5 to 9 years of experience if he or she demonstrates the ability and determination to grow into the job. In addition, you must have:

  • Ability to work closely with clients to understand their business, solve their biggest challenges, and achieve their business objectives.

  • Superior judgment, problem-solving, communication, and project-management skills.

  • Good business sense and entrepreneurial spirit.

  • Ability to give practical, actionable, risk-optimized legal advice to Intel executives.

  • Ability to lead teams to achieve key results.

  • Decisiveness and the ability to function independently.

  • Talent for proactively anticipating the needs of the business and prioritizing among competing projects and tasks.

Inside this Business Group

Law and Policy Group offers unique opportunities to work in a variety of areas, including counsel to Intel businesses; technology and intellectual property licensing; patent prosecution; trademarks and brands; litigation, mergers, acquisitions and investing; legislative and regulatory lobbying; and corporate compliance.

Other Locations

US, Arizona, Phoenix;US, California, Folsom;US, Oregon, Hillsboro

Posting Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by local law, regulation, or ordinance....

Position of Trust

This role is a Position of Trust. Should you accept this position, you must consent to and pass an extended Background Investigation, which includes (subject to country law), extended education, SEC sanctions, and additional criminal and civil checks. For internals, this investigation may or may not be completed prior to starting the position. For additional questions, please contact your Recruiter....