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Reporting to the Assistant General Counsel, the Corporate Counsel contributes to Seagate’s compliance posture by managing a diverse and challenging array of labor and employment matters. The Corporate Counsel will leverage their prior law firm and in-house experience to effectively partner with Human Resources to create internal best practices on managing employee relations matters, oversee the work of outside counsel on employment-related litigation, and advise on external agency cases as well as internal employee relations investigations.
In this role you will:
Develop a deep understanding of Company’s business and products and the applicable industry developments and requirements.
Draft, review in conjunction with the Human Resources team employment related agreements, and work on a wide variety of Human Resources projects.
Provide advice to the HR team on employment matters, including, e.g., wage and hour compliance, disability accommodations, involuntary terminations, reductions in force, leaves of absence, employment law training for managers, sensitive misconduct investigations, and general risk assessments.
Work collaboratively with a broad range of people and departments throughout the organization to develop and maintain strong working relationships between Legal, HR, Finance, IT, Security, Internal Audit, and operational groups, utilizing a team based approach.
Engage with outside counsel to effectively resolve threatened or outstanding employment litigation matters and to establish best practices for prevention of matters.
Establish a rapport and working relationship with business partners in order to encourage and continue the proactive use of in-house legal counsel.
Understand and be able to translate into “plain English” the legal ramifications of varied legal issues (including regulatory requirements) and clearly and succinctly articulate the risks.
About Our Group
Seagate’s Legal, Government Relations and Global Trust & Security organization is represented by a team of diverse, dynamic, and motivated attorneys and other legal, government relations and security professionals situated in our offices around the globe, practicing cross-functionally in a variety of specialties.
Demonstrated business acumen, including the ability to see the “big picture” as well as the relationship of very detailed and specific legal and business issues.
Superior written and verbal communication skills (including presentations).
Demonstrated ability to simultaneously manage a variety of assignments, and oversee areas of responsibility and prioritize activities in a fast-paced, demanding environment.
Able to make decisions quickly but also seek guidance when appropriate.
Adaptable and comfortable with uncertainty and ambiguity.
A commitment to personal and professional growth and receptivity to feedback.
Your Experience Includes:
Membership in good standing in the California state bar.
Solid experience in applicable firm and in-house legal environments, with at least two years at a law firm.
Significant substantive expertise in US employment law. International employment law experience a plus.
Ability to review, understand, analyze, and interpret employment agreements.
Contract drafting and negotiating experience required.
Excellent oral and written communication skills required.
Location: Cupertino, CA
Internal Number: 183395
About Seagate Technology
At Seagate, our mission is genuine and simple: Empower people by enhancing their digital world. We do this with HDDs, SSDs, hybrid technologies, and devices that defy the status quo—innovations that are all around us, from the computers fueling our personal productivity to the servers forming the backbone of big enterprise to the networks connecting our world.With more than 40,000 employees strong with operations spanning the globe, our people value and encourage opportunities for learning, growing, advancing and achieving—and we invite you to share your future with the excitement of our endeavors and the satisfaction of our success. At Seagate, the possibilities are endless and your potential is unlimited.Seagate provides an environment where equal opportunity is available to all. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, ancestry, ethnic or national origin, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex (which includes pregnancy or perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, per...ceived or actual religious creed or political opinion, military and veteran status, taking or requesting statutorily protected leave, taking or requesting a reasonable accommodation for a protected basis, or other basis protected by applicable law. Company-sponsored training, education, degree assistance, and social and recreational programs are also included. EEO Law Poster & OFCCP Pay Transparency Provision InformationFor information on how Seagate collects and uses your personal information during the application process, please review the applicant privacy statement.