Counsel - Export/Sanctions

at Zoom in Dover, Delaware, United States

Job Description

Counsel, Export Controls (Remote)

Zoom, is looking for a Counsel, Export Controls. Zoom’s mission is to develop a people-centric cloud service that unifies your meeting experience and improves the quality and effectiveness of communications forever. The company is the world leader in video communications. Hundreds of thousands of businesses turn to Zoom for video and web collaboration. The ideal candidate will partner closely with various teams in handling export controls legal matters. This is an opportunity to be an integral part of the business in a hyper-growth technology company.


You will contribute to the ongoing development of Zoom’s export controls program. Your responsibilities will include:

+ Acting as an in-house expert on U.S. export licensing rules and procedures, including with respect to encryption items, and staying abreast of relevant regulatory developments.

+ Working with the engineering and business teams to conduct classification analyses of Zoom’s software and technology and preparing classification and licensing requests and renewals with the Department of Commerce, and liaising with government agencies throughout the classification/licensing request process.

+ Enhancing and further developing Zoom’s global export controls compliance program through the development of tailored and risk-based policies, procedures, internal controls, and training.

+ Providing the business with actionable advice regarding compliance with export controls requirements.

+ Providing critical advice and direction on strategic transactions prior to, during, and after an acquisition related to export controls matters.

+ Training the Legal, Sales, Procurement, Engineering, and other teams on export controls compliance requirements.

+ Conducting investigations, assessing risk and developing mitigation strategies as necessary.


+ Law degree from an accredited U.S. law school

+ 8+ years of legal experience in export controls and international trade compliance in an international environment, including 3+ years managing export controls compliance for a multinational company, preferably in the technology industry

+ Complete understanding and working knowledge of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) regulations, and anti-boycott laws and regulations.

+ Experience conducting export controls classification analyses and preparing related licensing requests to U.S. government agencies.

+ Excellent written and oral communication skills with an ability to communicate with business partners throughout the company.

+ Exceptional legal and business judgment.

+ Goal-oriented with an ability to think strategically, prioritize, and timely deliver detail-oriented work, and counsel on balancing legal risks with business opportunities.

+ Self-starter with intellectual curiosity, who is capable of learning on the job, taking initiative, developing new approaches when there are no precedents, and thriving within a fast-paced environment.

+ Able to work independently, with minimal supervision, taking ownership and responsibility for completing projects.

+ Energetic, with a positive mindset and “can-do” attitude.

+ Possess high integrity, ethics, a good attitude, and a strong & persuasive personality with demonstrated ability to execute in a fast-paced environment.

+ Ability to collaborate cross-functionally and build enduring relationships.


Ensuring a diverse and inclusive workplace where we learn from each other is core to Zoom’s values. We welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives including qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records as well as any qualified applicants requiring reasonable accommodations in accordance with the law.

We believe that the unique contributions of all Zoomies is the driver of our success. To make sure that our products and culture continue to incorporate everyone’s perspectives and experience we never discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, or marital, veteran, or disability status.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Given Zoom’s status as a federal contractor, we are subject to President Biden’s Executive Order requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for all US employees. As such, Zoom requires all US employees, including remote employees, to be fully vaccinated. Zoom will consider requests for reasonable accommodations for religious or medical reasons as required under applicable law.

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Job Posting: JC186396503

Posted On: Jun 24, 2021

Updated On: Dec 09, 2021