●6+ years of experience working on different kinds of domestic and cross-border commercial
transactions (e.g., strategic alliance, SaaS, IP licensing, software licensing, product resale and
distribution, use of APIs and SDKs, working with contractors, outsourcing, facilities, etc.) matched
with deep experience on the types of transactions you’ll see most often (see above).
●Ability to draft documents, policies, emails and anything else in a very precise manner, while still
being concise and digestible for non-lawyers. It’s a cliché, but attention to detail really is a must.
●Strong proficiency and understanding of the changing legal privacy landscape.
●Tax, HR and corporate counseling experience a plus.
●A confident, effective and positive negotiator who can lead the process, focus on important issues,
and efficiently bring deals to a favorable close.
●Flexibility to adapt and thrive in an environment that is constantly expanding and changing as we
grow our business, learn more about our customers, and figure out what works best and what
●High integrity and excellent judgment, supported by a point of view that is thought out and
●Entrepreneurial mindset that enables you to successfully work independently with little guidance,
but also to use good judgment and escalate issues when needed.
●Substantial understanding of intellectual property, licensing, privacy, data security and commercial
laws. Ability to develop a nuanced understanding of Slack and our industry, with an eye towards
aligning decisions with the bigger picture goals.
●Qualified lawyer in Japan in good standing and admitted to practice in a qualified jurisdiction.
●Ability to periodically travel to the United States and other countries.
●Eager to chip in wherever and whenever help is needed. Good at building authentic relationships
with all kinds of people across many functional teams. Oh, and you should like being a lawyer!
Slack is a layer of the business technology stack that brings together people, data, and applications – a
single place where people can effectively work together, find important information, and access hundreds
of thousands of critical applications and services to do their best work. From global Fortune 100 companies
to corner markets, businesses and teams of all kinds use Slack to bring the right people together with all
the right information. Slack is headquartered in San Francisco, CA and has ten offices around the world.
For more information on how Slack makes teams better connected, visit slack.com.
Ensuring a diverse and inclusive workplace where we learn from each other is core to Slack’s values. We
welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives. We are an equal
opportunity employer and a pleasant and supportive place to work.
Come do the best work of your life here at Slack.