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SVP, General Counsel

Date posted 10/25/2021
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Job Title:

SVP, General Counsel

Role Overview:

Reporting to the CEO, you will function as a critical, strategic advisor and oversee all legal functions of the Company.

This individual will act as senior legal advisor to the Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer and other business leaders. The General Counsel is also expected to serve on and contribute to the executive leadership team, which sets the strategic direction of the Company, evaluates, and makes decisions regarding risk mitigation and represents leadership to the global employee population. As such, they are expected to contribute and add value beyond the boundaries of strict legal questions or matters, serving as a pragmatic problem-solver, sounding board and business-savvy colleague.

Company Overview:

Organizations and governments around the world may have different priorities and transformation initiatives, but one thing in common is that all are faced with growing risk, advanced threats, and complex environments. Today, cybersecurity strategies are critical to long-term success, and McAfee Enterprise is here to provide the industry’s only comprehensive, proactive, cloud security platform. Our technology is designed to protect the people, hybrid infrastructure, IP, and reputation of your business through our actionable threat intelligence and world-class solutions. With a cloud-native portfolio that spans from device to cloud edge and multi-cloud, you can stay ahead of threats by predicting, preventing, detecting, and correcting them. Backed by our 30+ year history, you can trust that we have the focus, experience and expertise needed to continually innovate, and are committed to help you protect what matters most. 


  • In active partnership with McAfee Enterprise’s executive team, Board and investors, spearhead strategic planning and execution on all corporate legal activities, including advising on corporate governance, regulatory affairs, corporate transactions, strategic initiatives, commercial transactions, counseling on IP strategy, and other legal matters including compliance & risk, litigation, business entity structures and employment and labor law
  • Actively advise on McAfee Enterprise’s large-scale partnerships, strategic alliances and mergers and acquisitions, including involvement with deal-structuring efforts
  • Develop trust-based, collaborative relationships with the executive team, BOD, cross-functional leaders, our investment partners as well as employees at all levels
  • As the hands-on leader within a high-growth, fast-paced environment, build, lead, and motivate a nimble, top-performing global organization


  • Extensive, relevant Legal leadership experience, including direct experience serving as a General Counsel or Deputy GC of a global technology company
  • A track record of building or re-shaping high-performing corporate legal teams
  • Hands on experience with mergers and acquisitions, strategic partnerships and alliances, strategic initiatives, commercial transactions, and intellectual property strategy required.    A background in pre and post IPO securities compliance will be highly valued as will involvement with employment law, global corporate compliance, and litigation
  • History providing strategic, proactive, sound advice in the context of business and people objectives
  • Strong organizational, communication and leadership skills combined with gravitas and personality to engage across all levels of the organization while operating in a fast moving, high-growth environment
  • Impeccable managerial, interpersonal, and written communications skills enabling you to be influential at all levels, combined with a strong desire and ability to collaborate and form relationships.  Must be comfortable providing strategic advice to executive peers, the BOD and our investors.  
  • The ideal candidate is strategically adept, action oriented, hands-on from start to finish and plays-to-win


  • High integrity, excellent judgement — you’ll have access to sensitive information and must treat it appropriately; this person should remember always that they represent McAfee Enterprise and our investor partners
  • Highly collaborative — you recognize the value of bringing people along and forming long-term, symbiotic relationships
  • Self-aware — you aren't complacent when it comes to personal growth; you’re receptive to feedback and eager to grow despite one's seniority
  • Sense of ownership — you have a mentality of “the buck stops with me” and always ask “what did I contribute to this situation?”

Innovative, transformational — you’re unafraid to explore new ways of impacting the organization

Company Benefits and Perks:

We work hard to embrace diversity and inclusion and encourage everyone at McAfee Enterprise to bring their authentic selves to work every day. We offer a variety of social programs, flexible work hours and family-friendly benefits to all of our employees.

  • Pension and Retirement Plans
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Support for Community Involvement

We're serious about our commitment to diversity which is why McAfee prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation or any other legally protected status.

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