Senior Corporate Counsel, Employment Law & Corporate Compliance

Socom Technologies   •  

San Mateo, CA

Industry: Business Services


8 - 10 years

Posted 339 days ago

Senior Corporate Counsel, Employment Law & Corporate Compliance


  • Be a trusted legal partner to the organization on sensitive and wide-ranging employment law matters including hiring and recruiting, employee relations, discipline, investigations, wage and hour compliance, leaves of absence, reasonable accommodation, terminations, workforce restructuring activities and related matters.
  • Partner with internal stakeholders to determine strategy and approach on employment-related policies, guidelines, and processes with an approach that balances pragmatism, risk, and compliance.
  • Investigate and respond to demand letters and agency complaints and audits (e.g., EEOC, DFEH, DOL, OFCCP, DLSE, etc.).
  • Manage labor and employment litigation matters with outside counsel.
  • Ensure SIE’s compliance with applicable federal, state, and local labor and employment laws (Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FEHA, etc.).
  • Develop, manage and implement corporate compliance programs in areas such as export control, third-party due diligence and conflict of interest.
  • Investigate reports to the Sony Ethics & Compliance Hotline.
  • Develop and conduct employment law and compliance trainings (live and online).


  • At least 8years of related experience.
  • Undergraduate and lawdegree from top tier school.
  • Excellent written/verbal communication and negotiation skills.
  • Highly responsive and service-oriented attitude.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and manage deadlines in a fast-based and demanding work environment.
  • Ability to maintain strong working relationships with demanding internal clients.
  • Sound and practical business judgment.
  • Substantial experience with delivering advice and counsel to clients such as Human Resources.
  • Substantial employment litigation experience (state and federal) and experience managing litigation.
  • Deep knowledge and experience advising clients on California and federal labor and employment laws, in areas such as wage and hour, disability accommodation, discrimination and harassment.
  • Significant experience with conducting and managing internal and external investigations.
  • Experience with advising clients on conflict of interest cases.
  • Significant experience with the preparation and delivery of live and online training on employment law topics.
  • Possess excellent written, oral, interpersonal and analytic skills.
  • Membership in CA state bar required.

Desired qualifications:

  • In-house experience strongly preferred.
  • Experience with international employment law issues (especially Canada and Latin America).
  • Experience with compliance programs involving export controls, sanctions, FCPA, anti-money laundering, and anti-trust.
  • Experience advising clients in high-tech or interactive entertainment industries.