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JR-0000054799 Requisition #

Western Digital                                                                                

The next big thing in data is you!

Western Digital is seeking a Sr. Legal Counsel, Employment Law. Position Details: Position reports to the Assistant General Counsel, Global Employment Law and will join a team of four labor and employment lawyers.


  • Provide legal support for the labor/employment needs of a global company.  
  • Partner with HR team members to determine strategy and approach on employment-related legal matters.  
  • Must provide practical solutions that meet both business and legal needs.
  • Provide daily legal advice on issues such as leaves of absence, workplace accommodations, terminations, workforce restructuring actives, investigations, discipline, wage and hour, workplace safety regulations (OSHA), and related matters.Investigate and respond to agency complaints and audits (EEOC, DFEH, DOL, OFCCP, DLSE, OSHA, etc.), attorney demand letters and internal employee complaints.
  • Assist with management of employment litigation and/or arbitration.
  • Remain abreast of legal developments and advise the affected department(s)
  • Review or draft company policies and procedures for compliance and update as required. 
  • Review and draft contracts, separation agreements, and other employment-related documents.
  • Coordinate responses to third party subpoenas for personnel records.
  • Develop and provide training to internal clients on a variety of employment law topics

  • 4-6 years of experience in labor and employment law, including counseling and litigation experience; deep California Labor/Employment law experience required; global experience a plus. 
  • Candidate must be able to work independently in a team oriented culture.Must be able to manage multiple projects.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills are essential. 
  • Candidate must be comfortable interfacing directly with managers and department leaders.
  • Ability to work effectively with individuals at all levels in the organization.
  • Able to prioritize various and, at times, conflicting demands.
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced, frequently changing environment.
  • Able to recognize when to seek counsel of company leadership and/or external consultants.
  • Must have a law degree from an accredited law school and be licensed to practice law in the state of California. 
  • Must be flexible to work varying schedules and hours as needed, working at times with global teams in other time zones.Regular travel between San Jose and Orange County required; occasional travel to other locations.


The future. It’s on you. You & Western Digital.

We’ve been storing the world’s data for more than 50 years. Once, it was the most important thing we could do for data. Now we’re helping the world capture, preserve, access and transform data in a way only we can.

The most game-changing companies, consumers, professionals, and governments come to us for the technologies and solutions they need to capture, preserve, access, and transform their data.


But we can’t do it alone. Today’s exceptional data challenges require your exceptional skills. It’s You & Us. Together, we’re the next big thing in data.


Western Digital® data-centric solutions are found under the G-Technology™, HGST, SanDisk®, Tegile™, Upthere™, and WD® brands.


Western Digital is an equal opportunity employer.


Western Digital does not discriminate on the basis of 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.

Federal and state laws require employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.  Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job.  Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment. If you need any accommodation or assistance with our career site, please contact us at staffingsupport@wdc.com.

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