Semiconductor and Fiber Lasers

Corporate Counsel

Handle a full range of legal matters that arise in a leading edge technology company, serving as key legal advisor to the executive staff and management team.  Expand internal legal involvement and oversight of legal processes, policies and governance.  Manage a team responsible for contracts, government affairs, patents and IP protection, export and trade compliance.

You will be responsible for managing the legal department for nLIGHT’s expanding businesses in Vancouver, Washington and Hillsboro, Oregon. You need to be a hands-on professional with strong business support and communications skills.  We are seeking a self-starter with very high personal and professional values, strong work ethic and positive attitude.  This position reports to the VP, Finance.


  • Draft, review and negotiate agreements
  • Advise on legal aspects of the company's financing, including regulatory filings and advising on business structures and legal entities.
  • Assist with litigation matters as needed
  • Oversee the selection, retention, management and evaluation of outside counsel
  • Partner with Finance and HR on general corporate matters and HR matters
  • Work with other functional and international teams to ensure they have the tools to address basic contract issues, nondisclosures, export compliance and other key areas
  • Identify areas for improvement and follow through to drive related changes


  • Doctor of Law (Juris Doctor) Degree
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in a law firm or inhouse environment.
  • Direct experience with high tech manufacturing and international subsidiaries is a plus.
  • Strong working knowledge of Delaware corporate law, SEC regulations and UCC 
  • Proactive and highly organized, with experience managing multiple projects and meeting deadlines
  • Must enjoy new challenges and fast-paced environment

nLIGHT is subject to US Export Control regulations. To qualify for this position, a Foreign Person (that is, not a US Citizen or legal Permanent Resident) must be eligible for a deemed export license under the US Department of Commerce and/or the US Department of State.

Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or age. For more information about our commitment to equal employment opportunity, please see these government posters: “EEO is the Law” and its accompanying temporary supplement.  If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation in the application or hiring process, please contact Human Resources at (360) 566-4460 or

About nLIGHT
nLIGHT is a rapidly growing vertically integrated supplier of high-performance lasers that enable innovation in materials processing, microelectronics and defense applications. nLIGHT develops and manufactures fiber lasers based on industry-leading semiconductor laser and optical fiber technology. nLIGHT is headquartered in Vancouver, Washington with additional sites in North America, Asia and Europe. nLIGHT lasers are not only changing the way things are made, but what can be made.

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