Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company Legal Summer Intern ( Intellectual Property) in HEN01 - Herndon, United States

Legal Summer Intern ( Intellectual Property)

Job Description:

At Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), we don't just believe in the power of technology, we believe in the power of people when technology works for them. We believe in applying new thinking and ideas to improve the way our customers live and work.

Learning does not only happen through training. Relationships are among the most powerful ways for people to learn and grow, and this is part of our HPE culture. In addition to working alongside talented colleagues, you will have many opportunities to learn through coaching and stretch assignment opportunities. You’ll be guided by feedback and support to accelerate your learning and maximize your knowledge. We also have a “reverse mentoring” program which allows us to share our knowledge and strengths across our multi-generation workforce.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is one of the largest and most innovative technology companies in the world. Consistent with that culture of innovation, the HPE Office of the General Counsel is changing the game of how a large corporate legal department (approximately 500 employees in over 30 countries) delivers legal services to its business clients. One part of that “game changing” culture is the OGC’s 2L Summer Program. We are there for our customers – come join us!

HPE has hired attorneys directly out of law school. In 2014, HP started its 2L Summer Program. HPE continues this Program by recruiting Legal Summer Interns into one of three practice groups - Intellectual Property, Litigation and Corporate (Securities and M&A). HPE’s Legal Summer Interns work on a diverse range of matters with other OGC members, many of whom are performing substantive legal work at a much faster rate than their peers in law firms. Summer interns will also have the opportunity to participate in a number of pro bono activities and other OGC and HPE-wide events across the country.

Recruiting top talent through the Summer Program is a critical component of HPE’s game changing approach. As such, the Summer Program is designed to feed into full-time attorney positions, and summer interns are paid at a market-competitive rate. The Summer Program lasts 10 weeks and includes travel to HPE’s Palo Alto headquarters.

Assuming strong performance, full-time junior attorney positions are available at various U.S. locations:

  • Intellectual Property: Palo Alto (CA); Houston (TX); Reston (VA)

  • Litigation: Reston (VA); Wayne (PA)

  • Corporate, Securities, and M&A: Palo Alto (CA); Berkeley Heights (NJ); Houston (TX)

Education and Experience Required:

  • Currently enrolled in second year of law school.

  • Academically accomplished – HPE requires candidates to have excellent academic credentials.

  • Strong communication skills – HPE requires excellent communication skills (oral and written). Our attorneys frequently interact with more senior HPE attorneys, outside attorneys, and business executives.

  • Interpersonal skills and professional demeanor – Successful candidates will have strong interpersonal skills to enable effective work with internal clients and other attorneys in a team-oriented partnership.

  • Game changing attitude– Success at HPE requires the flexibility to accept new and different challenges in a fast-paced, high-tech environment.

Specific requirements for Intellectual Property (IP) candidates:

  • Technical degree - HPE strongly prefers IP candidates with degrees in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Physics. IP candidates not having one of these degrees must be exceptionally strong in other areas (here we consider applicants with degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, and Materials Science).

  • Demonstrated patent law interest - HPE requires IP candidates to have a demonstrated interest in patent law. This requirement is typically satisfied with patent-law-related summer associate or law clerk experience, passage of the USPTO agent exam, significant patent law academic work, or a combination of these.

  • Intellectual property law principles - A working knowledge of intellectual property law principles is required of all IP candidates.

  • Patent application drafting experience - HPE sees patent application drafting experience positively, but does not require this experience in our IP candidates. We do, however, see it as a plus for otherwise well-qualified IP candidates.

Specific requirements for Litigation candidates:

  • Demonstrated IP interest – HPE prefers, but does not require, litigation candidates with technical backgrounds or degrees in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Physics. Prior experience as a Patent Agent or employment at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is a plus.

  • Demonstrated litigation interest – This requirement is typically satisfied with litigation-related summer associate or law clerk experience, significant litigation academic work, participation in litigation-related programs (e.g., legal aid), or a combination of these.

  • Willingness to do “real” work earlier - Junior litigation attorneys at HPE do the “real” litigation work (i.e., depositions, court appearances, etc.) at a much earlier stage in their careers than their law firm colleagues. Therefore, successful candidates will have a desire to take control of their own litigation matters, with appropriate supervision and guidance from more senior OGC attorneys.

Specific requirements for Corporate, Securities, and M&A candidates:

  • Demonstrated corporate practice interest – This qualification is typically satisfied through a summer associate position, significant corporate academic work, participation in corporate and commercial transactions programs (e.g., negotiation workshops), or a combination of these.

  • Willingness to do “real” work earlier – Junior CSMA attorneys at HPE do the “real” corporate, securities and M&A work (i.e. drafting disclosure and M&A provisions, negotiating provisions of a deal, closing transactions, etc.) at a much earlier stage in their careers than their law firm colleagues. Therefore, successful candidates will have a desire to own our public company support and M&A transactions, with the appropriate supervision and guidance from more senior OGC attorneys.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Values:

Partnership first: We believe in the power of collaboration - building long term relationships with our customers, our partners and each other

Bias for action: We never sit still - we take advantage of every opportunity

Innovators at heart: We are driven to innovate - creating both practical and breakthrough advancements

HPE is an EOE / Female / Minority / Individual with Disabilities / Protected Veteran Status

What do we offer?

Extensive social benefits, flexible working hours, a competitive salary and shared values, make Hewlett Packard Enterprise one of the world´s most attractive employers. At HPE our goal is to provide equal opportunities, work-life balance, and constantly evolving career opportunities.

If you are looking for challenges in a pleasant and international work environment, then we definitely want to hear from you. Apply now below, or directly via our Careers Portal at www.hpe.com/careers

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