Senior Corporate Counsel

San Jose, CALIFORNIA, United States

Company Description

Renesas is one of the top global semiconductor companies in the world. We strive to develop a safer, healthier, greener, and smarter world, and our goal is to make every endpoint intelligent by offering product solutions in the automotive, industrial, infrastructure and IoT markets. Our robust product portfolio includes world leading MCUs, SoCs, analog and power products, plus Winning Combination solutions that curate these complementary products. We are a key supplier to the world’s leading manufacturers of electronics you rely on every day; you may not see our products, but they are all around you.

Renesas employs roughly 21,000 people in more than 30 countries worldwide. As a global team, our employees actively embody the Renesas Culture, our guiding principles based on five key elements: Transparent, Agile, Global, Innovative, and Entrepreneurial. Renesas believes in, and has a commitment to, diversity and inclusion, with initiatives and a leadership team dedicated to its resources and values. At Renesas, we want to build a sustainable future where technology helps make our lives easier. Join us and build your future by being part of what’s next in electronics and the world.

Job Description

Come join Renesas as Senior Corporate Counsel in the Mergers & Acquisitions legal department! In this role, you will manage both M&A and strategic investment transactions across Renesas group globally, working closely with the corporate M&A and multiple functional teams.

You will report to the Director, Corporate Counsel.  The position can be fully remote or hybrid working out of our San Jose, California office.

  • Work closely with and advise corporate M&A, business and other functional teams in all stages of an acquisition, including NDA, term sheet, due diligence, definitive agreements, signing, regulatory filings, integration planning, and closing.
  • Manage acquisition post-closing matters such as integration, indemnification, earnouts, and litigation.
  • Lead and manage all stages of strategic investment transactions and advise on portfolio company matters.
  • Manage outside counsel effectively and efficiently.
  • Develop and improve transaction processes and templates.


  • J.D. degree and licensed to practice in California.
  • 4+ years of experience with tech M&A work at a top law firm.
  • Ability to manage deals from start to finish with minimal oversight.
  • Good judgment in dealing with risks and ambiguity.
  • Willingness and drive to overcome problems, and ability to lead or collaborate with others to reach successful outcomes.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, including negotiation skills and experience communicating with senior management.
  • Creative problem solving.
  • Sense of humor and accountability.
  • Integrity.

Additional Information

The expected annual pay range for this position is $205,000 - $250,000. This position is also eligible for bonus opportunities. Please note that final offer amount will be dependent on geographic location, applicable experience, and skillset of the candidate.

Renesas offers a full range of elective benefits including medical, health savings account (with applicable medical plan), dental, vision, health and/or dependent care flexible spending accounts, pre-tax commuter benefits, life insurance, AD&D, and pet insurance. In addition to elective benefit options, benefited employees receive company-paid life insurance and AD&D, LTD, short term medical benefits as well as paid sick time, paid holidays, and accrued paid vacation. New employees will attend a detailed benefit orientation to learn more about our many benefits and resources.


Renesas Electronics Corporation empowers a safer, smarter and more sustainable future where technology helps make our lives easier. The leading global provider of microcontrollers, Renesas combines our expertise in embedded processing, analog, power and connectivity to deliver complete semiconductor solutions. These Winning Combinations accelerate time to market for automotive, industrial, infrastructure and IoT applications, enabling billions of connected, intelligent devices that enhance the way people work and live. Learn more at

Renesas’ mission, To Make Our Lives Easier, is underpinned by our company culture, TAGIE. TAGIE stands for Transparent, Agile, Global, Innovative and Entrepreneurial. Our goal is to embed this unique culture in everything we do to succeed as a company and create trust with our diverse colleagues, customers and stakeholders.

Renesas Electronics is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, committed to celebrating diversity and fostering a work environment free of discrimination on the basis of sex, race, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, military status, veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law.


Job Profile


North America


United States


AD&D Commuter benefits Dental Flexible Spending Accounts Health savings account Life Insurance Medical Paid Time Off Pet Insurance Vision


Communication Due Diligence Integration planning Leadership Legal counsel M&A Negotiation Regulatory filings

  • Advise on acquisition stages
  • Develop transaction processes
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Lead post-closing matters
  • Manage M&A and strategic investment transactions
  • Manage outside counsel

4+ years




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