• Corporate Counsel

    Job Locations US-CA-Sunnyvale
    Job ID
  • Overview

    At Rambus, we are turning incredible possibilities into everyday reality by helping to deliver the innovations that greatly impact the world we live in.


    We create leading-edge semiconductor and IP products, spanning memory and interfaces to security to smart sensors. Our products are integrated into tens of billions of devices and systems around the globe, running critical applications for Big Data, Internet of Things (IoT), mobile, consumer and media platforms.

    And our history runs deep – we have been in Silicon Valley for 25+ years and are continually anticipating key technology trends and are developing innovations that drive market changes. From a pure IP provider to becoming a fabless chipmaker, Rambus is evolving to address critical challenges in the semiconductor industry.

    As a dynamic organization, we are always seeking to hire exceptional talent to join some of the brightest inventors and engineers in the world to explore their passions to develop products that have real life impact. As well, Rambus benefits are among the most comprehensive and competitive in Silicon Valley.


    Job Description:

    The Corporate Legal Counsel will be a key member of the legal, finance, corporate development, human resources and marketing teams and the successful candidate will be responsible for hands-on, practical advice to such teams and the corporate organization. The ideal candidate will have at least seven years of hands-on public company experience and will be well organized, responsible, detail-oriented, resourceful and be used to working independently and as a team member. The position will report to the Vice President, Corporate Legal.


    • Help structure, draft and negotiate complex transaction documents and participate in global cross-functional teams to execute transactions.
    • Manage internal and external deal processes and drive continuous improvement and scalability in deal process and execution.
    • Work on deal teams with other in-house attorneys and constituents and outside advisors on complex transactions.
    • Work as a team member evaluating, advising on and handling corporate securities and SEC reporting and compliance matters (including annual reports, proxy statements and other current and periodic reports); treasury activities (including corporate finance transactions); and corporate governance matters (including Board and Board Committees support and subsidiary governance/maintenance).

    Work collaboratively with Corporate Development, Finance, Human Resources and Marketing functions on M&A (domestic and cross-border) and other corporate transactions.


    • JD and undergraduate degrees with excellent academic credentials.
    • 7+ years of experience in a law firm and corporate in-house environment with a sophisticated corporate, M&A, securities, finance and corporate governance background.
    • Substantial experience in M&A transactions (domestic and cross-border), with a strong understanding of M&A structures, documents, and related issues.
    • Strong experience in securities law and SEC reporting, equity compensation, equity investments, corporate finance, and corporate governance matters.Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communications skills.
    • Well organized and hardworking, with the ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environment and manage numerous projects simultaneously under deadline pressure.
    • A high-level of intellectual curiosity and professionalism combined with strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with business clients and other legal department members.
    • Team oriented, with a sense of humor, unquestioned ethics and integrity, sound judgment and flexibility.
    • Familiarity with change management philosophy and a belief that there is always room for self and corporate improvement.


    At Rambus, we are makers of better.

    For more information about Rambus, visit rambus.com. For additional information on life at Rambus and our current openings, check out rambus.com/careers/.

    Rambus is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

    We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. 

    Rambus is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures.




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