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Vice President and Deputy General Counsel for Litigation, Internal Audit, Regulatory and Privacy

Company: Blackberry Limited
Location: Irving
Posted on: May 3, 2021

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Multiple possible locations : San Francisco Bay Area, Irvine, Portland, Irving, Austin or Washington, D.C.

Today, BlackBerry is a transformed company. What we once did for smartphones is what we're now doing for Internet of Things (IoT) - envisioning, enabling and securing new forms of communication that are connecting the business world in extraordinary new ways. We have the most complete and advanced end-to-end solutions to enable IoT, and our ideas lead the way in the hottest markets like cybersecurity, SaaS, artificial intelligence and autonomous vehicles. Today our software is trusted by the world's most important organizations, including all of the G7, 18 of the G20, NATO, leading financial services companies, healthcare providers, automotive and educational institutions.


Vice President and Deputy General Counsel for Litigation, Internal Audit, Regulatory and Privacy

The BlackBerry Legal Department is seeking a highly experienced trial lawyer, with a proven track record, and superb managerial skills to join our highly collaborative team and lead BlackBerry's litigation, regulatory, privacy, trademark and internal audit functions. This is a key position, reporting directly to the Chief Legal Officer, managing the department budget, leading top-notch teams and working closely with senior executives across the organization and the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors.


The Vice President and Deputy General Counsel will be a hands-on litigator whose responsibilities include:

  • Manage domestic and international litigation across a variety of subject matters such as commercial, IP, patent, corporate and securities matters
  • Oversee the internal audit function and cross-functional teams, including reporting to the Audit Committee of the Board
  • Responsible for the commercial and patent litigation teams, privacy and regulatory group, trademark team and product counsel
  • Partner with the business to measure and assess risk and provide guidance focused on creative solutions
  • Respond to government and third-party inquiries
  • Manage all aspects of pretrial and trial management, coordinate with business leaders on legal disputes, effectively use outside counsel and control cost of engagement


  • JD and admission to state bar
  • 15+ years of litigation experience with significant experience with most or all of the areas of commercial, securities, class action, employment, and IP and patent litigation and dispute resolution, as well as governmental inquiries and investigations
  • First-chair experience working on large-scale litigation, arbitration and mediation in a big law firm, in-house and/or the Department of Justice highly preferred.
  • Excellent analytical and oral and written communications skills, with the ability to work as a team player and effectively communicate effectively across a number of diverse internal groups
  • Superior judgment with the ability to understand the criticality and urgency of new and ongoing issues and prioritize them as appropriate within a fast-paced and sometimes ambiguous environment, providing clarity and direction to the team and others throughout the company
  • Ability to find creative solutions to issues, taking a pragmatic, commercial approach in balancing legal risks against business interests
  • International arbitration experience preferred, privacy and compliance experience also highly valued
  • Experience creating, managing and meeting budgets
  • Demonstrated integrity, respect and ability to listen with a proven ability to attract, retain and develop talented professionals and lead a cohesive and high functioning team that delivers outstanding results


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