Senior Legal Counsel

Milpitas, CA +1

Provide high quality legal advice and work product to Western Digital’s business units, marketing, product development, and sales teams.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Review, draft and advise on consumer advertising and marketing materials, including packaging, press releases, product launch collateral, advertising campaigns, sweepstakes, promotions, and other related items
  • Advise internal business partners on requirements affecting all stages of a product's life cycle, including design, development, marketing, public relations, product launch and distribution, and related product regulatory concerns 
  • Maintain current understanding of best practices related to legal issues in product development and marketing for technology companies, including strong familiarity with intellectual property and privacy matters
  • Prepare, review, and negotiate complex agreements including software licensing, software-as-a-service, co-marketing, strategic alliances, professional and hosted services, marketing technology products, and services contracts
  • Assist members of management to identify and analyze business and commercial issues connected with legal matters that could impact a business unit or function within an area of specialty, and identify potential legal issues related to business practices and policies


Qualifications

REQUIRED:

  • J.D. degree from accredited law school
  • Current member of the California Bar in good standing, or California Registered In-House Counsel in good standing
  • 4 -7 years experience practicing with national or regional law firm or as an in-house attorney
  • Experience supporting software or hardware-based business models
  • Familiarity with legal guidance for marketing related claims and/or product liability matters
  • Knowledge of product regulatory matters related to hardware or software products
  • Strong proficiency in drafting contracts or writing persuasively for a third-party audience
  • Attentively listens to others and encourages the open expression of diverse ideas and opinions
  • Provides timely and helpful information to others across the organization
  • Owns and manages various matters and new opportunities with enthusiasm
  • Effective conflict resolution skills to manage crises effectively
  • Has customer service focus and works collaboratively with internal partners
  • Instills trust and develops/maintains good working relationships with internal partners and/or external contacts and counsel
  • Drives results while independently performing tasks and making recommendations regarding appropriate courses of action to sub-function leaders and client groups


Additional Information

Western Digital is committed to providing equal opportunities to all applicants and employees and will not discriminate based on their race, color, ancestry, religion (including religious dress and grooming standards), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), gender (including a person’s gender identity, gender expression, and gender-related appearance and behavior, whether or not stereotypically associated with the person’s assigned sex at birth), age, national origin, sexual orientation, medical condition, marital status (including domestic partnership status), physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, protected medical and family care leave, Civil Air Patrol status, military and veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. We also prohibit harassment of any individual on any of the characteristics listed above. Our non-discrimination policy applies to all aspects of employment. We comply with the laws and regulations set forth in the "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law" poster.

 

Western Digital thrives on the power and potential of diversity. As a global company, we believe the most effective way to embrace the diversity of our customers and communities is to mirror it from within. We believe the fusion of various perspectives results in the best outcomes for our employees, our company, our customers, and the world around us. We are committed to an inclusive environment where every individual can thrive through a sense of belonging, respect and contribution.

 

Western Digital is committed to offering opportunities to applicants with disabilities and ensuring all candidates can successfully navigate our careers website and our hiring process. Please contact us at Careers.Accommodations@WDC.com to advise us of your accommodation request. In your email, please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting as well as the job title and requisition number of the position for which you are applying.

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