Counsel, Compliance & Litigation

New York, New York, USA


The Legal team supports Datadog's rapid growth by providing a wide range of legal services across a highly dynamic technology company, from driving new business via contracts and compliance efforts, to protecting Datadog's intellectual property. Datadog's Legal team works with virtually every team across the organization, from engineering to product to marketing.     

Datadog is looking for a Counsel, Litigation and Compliance to play an important role in the continued development and ongoing management of Datadog’s compliance program as well as managing litigation at Datadog.  In collaboration with other members of the Legal Department as well as partners across the business, this role will also help ensure that Datadog is managing and mitigating legal risks conducting its business in compliance with its internal policies, external regulations, and industry best practices. The Counsel, Litigation and Compliance will also provide strategic and legal advice to internal business partners and Datadog leadership in pre-litigation disputes and other adversarial matters, and, when necessary, through litigation.

At Datadog, we place value in our office culture - the relationships and collaboration it builds, and the creativity it brings to the table. We operate as a hybrid workplace to ensure our Datadogs can create a work-life harmony that best fits them.

What You’ll Do:

  • Assist in the review and development of compliance policies, procedures, and training to raise awareness, foster a culture of compliance
  • Monitor developments and changes to applicable regulations as well as business strategy to make appropriate changes and enhancements to the compliance program
  • Provide advice and counseling in key areas such as document retention, legal holds, and other litigation and compliance matters
  • Analyze pre-litigation and litigation matters to inform and develop Datadog’s pre-litigation, litigation  and/or resolution strategy, negotiate and draft settlement agreements
  • Supervise and manage outside counsel relationships in litigation matters, including case strategy, motions, briefs, discovery, trial preparation, staffing, budgets and invoices.
  • Communicate effectively with insurance carriers and other third parties

Who You Are:

  • An experienced attorney with at least five years of litigation experience at a top rated law firm and/or global corporation 
  • Able to navigate complex legal and regulatory compliance issues 
  • Able to work with cross functional teams to drive results
  • A strong leader with solid project management skills
  • Able to take initiative and work with minimal supervision on independent projects
  • An excellent communicator with high integrity and excellent judgment, and a practical, business-oriented approach to problem solving and managing complex disputes to successful resolution
  • Entrepreneurial, organized and comfortable working autonomously in an ambiguous, quickly changing environment
  • Admitted, and in active status and good standing, with the New York state bar 

Datadog values people from all walks of life. We understand not everyone will meet all the above qualifications on day one. That's okay. If you’re passionate about technology and want to grow your skills, we encourage you to apply.

Benefits and Growth: 

  • Generous and competitive benefits package
  • New hire stock equity (RSUs) and employee stock purchase plan
  • Continuous career development and pathing opportunities
  • Product training to develop an in-depth understanding of our product and space
  • Best in breed onboarding
  • Internal mentor and buddy program cross-departmentally
  • Friendly and inclusive workplace culture

Benefits and Growth listed above may vary based on the country of your employment and the nature of your employment with Datadog.

Datadog offers a competitive salary and equity package, and may include variable compensation. Actual compensation is based on factors such as the candidate's skills, qualifications, and experience. In addition, Datadog offers a wide range of best in class, comprehensive and inclusive employee benefits for this role including healthcare, dental, parental planning, and mental health benefits, a 401(k) plan and match, paid time off, fitness reimbursements, and a discounted employee stock purchase plan.

The reasonably estimated yearly salary for this role at Datadog is:
$170,000$225,000 USD

About Datadog: 

Datadog (NASDAQ: DDOG) is a global SaaS business, delivering a rare combination of growth and profitability. We are on a mission to break down silos and solve complexity in the cloud age by enabling digital transformation, cloud migration, and infrastructure monitoring of our customers’ entire technology stacks. Built by engineers, for engineers, Datadog is used by organizations of all sizes across a wide range of industries. Together, we champion professional development, diversity of thought, innovation, and work excellence to empower continuous growth. Join the pack and become part of a collaborative, pragmatic, and thoughtful people-first community where we solve tough problems, take smart risks, and celebrate one another. Learn more about #DatadogLife on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Datadog Learning Center.


Equal Opportunity at Datadog:

Datadog is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and is proud to offer equal employment opportunity to everyone regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, veteran status, and more. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. Here are our Candidate Legal Notices for your reference.

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