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Senior Legal Counsel - Securities and Corporate Finance

JR-0000048977LS Requisition #
Western Digital

The next big thing in data is you!

The Senior Legal Counsel – Securities and Corporate Finance will serve a critical cross-functional role in Western Digital’s legal department. Reporting to the Assistant General Counsel, you will handle complex transactions and provide legal advice on essential corporate functions to senior leaders in the finance, accounting and legal functions.  This role also offers the opportunity to be the lead attorney on a variety of projects, from day-to-day operational matters to matters that will be presented to the Board of Directors and C-suite executives. This position can be based in our Milpitas or Irvine, California office.



  • Assist in the preparation and review of securities filings (periodic and current reports, proxy statements, registration statements and Section 16 filings)
  • Draft Board of Directors and committee meeting materials covering topics such as strategic transactions and corporate governance best practices
  • Provide legal support to the treasury and finance functions, including large corporate finance transactions, ongoing debt covenant compliance, hedging activities and factoring arrangements  
  • Oversee domestic and foreign subsidiary management and legal entity restructuring matters
  • Develop strong working relationships and trust with members of the treasury and finance functions, other functional groups and business units
  • Recommend policy, process and/or practice changes with impact on one or more functional groups or business units 
  • Effectively manage outside counsel on a global basis


  • J.D. degree from accredited law school
  • Current member of the California or New York bar association in good standing
  • 4 to 7 years’ experience practicing at a national law firm or at a national law firm plus as an in-house attorney
  • Experience in the areas of securities laws and corporate finance
  • Experience working for and/or representing publicly traded companies
  • Proficiency in drafting, reviewing and analyzing transaction documentation, while collaborating on strategy and risk considerations
  • Demonstrated ability to proactively identify, analyze and resolve issues, anticipate the needs of clients and supervisors and provide business-focused and practical legal advice with a high degree of integrity
  • Ability to effectively communicate legal issues in a clear and understandable manner  
  • Demonstrated ability to inspire trust and confidence through effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong work ethic and ability to produce high quality work under deadline pressures
  • Self-starter with an appetite for problem-solving and ability to “own” projects or tasks to see goals through to completion 
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Good sense of humor, positive attitude and ability to stay calm and collected under pressure 



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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