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Director, General Legal Affairs

Date: Jan 15, 2018

Location: Shanghai, CN, 201203

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Job Title

Director, Legal - Global Legal Services

Position Type

Regular Full Time

Work Location

Shanghai, China

The Company




Lam Research is a global supplier of innovative wafer fabrication equipment and services to the semiconductor industry. As a trusted, collaborative partner to the world’s leading semiconductor companies, we combine superior systems engineering capability, technology leadership, and unwavering commitment to customer success to help chip makers produce smaller, faster, and better performing devices. 














Responsibilities for the position we are seeking to fill include:

  • Negotiate, prepare and review complex commercial and intellectual property agreements with customers, collaborators and others
  • Manage other attorneys and paralegals internally and externally
  • Provide strategic support and partnership to various departments, including regional customer account teams, product and service engineering, and regional management and operations
  • Provide transactional support and partnership to operations and corporate teams as needed
  • Contribute to developing and delivering training, communications, processes and procedures for providing effective and efficient legal support
  • Provide timely and effective legal advice on a wide variety of corporate and commercial legal issues, including commercial law, intellectual property, data security, data privacy, antitrust law, and product safety
  • Provide timely general legal support to domestic offices and to international offices in Asia
  • Oversee occasional litigation and provide litigation support
  • Domestic and international travel required

Essential Skills


















The successful candidate will:

  • Have excellent English oral and written communication skills, so that you can discuss and explain complex technical and legal matters with legal and non-legal business partners and create high quality documents; similar skills in Mandarin required, and Korean and/or Japanese language strongly preferred
  • Be able to work successfully across time zones and cultures to support significant international operations and manage remote resources
  • Partner successfully with other business groups to achieve corporate objectives
  • Demonstrate strong leadership skills
  • Successfully balance leadership, managerial and independent contributor work
  • Successfully work and manage in a highly matrixed environment
  • Be adept at balancing multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Work independently with limited supervision
  • Recognize, recruit, inspire, and develop talent
  • Select and manage outside counsel
  • Be creative, innovative, accessible and approachable
  • Manage budgets
  • Work hard and be nice while exercising influence and authority when appropriate; you must play well with others














The successful candidate will model our Core Values: Achievement, Honesty and Integrity, Innovation and Continuous Improvement, Mutual Trust and Respect, Open Communication, Ownership and Accountability, Teamwork, and Think: Customer, Company, Individual.  In addition, he or she will have the following qualifications:

  • J.D. or equivalent from a top law school 
  • China bar membership; California bar membership preferred
  • 10+ years of experience, including significant experience managing a team
  • Willing and able to travel internationally several times per year
  • Familiarity with Asian commercial law and practices, particularly Chinese and Taiwanese
  • Strong software licensing, antitrust, and/or cyber security knowledge
  • Professional level Mandarin required, Korean and/or Japanese language strongly preferred
  • Openness to possible relocation based on business need preferred
  • Background or experience in the semiconductor equipment and/or semiconductor industry is a plus
  • Technical or engineering background is a plus
  • Candidates of diverse backgrounds encouraged







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