Corporate Counsel - Employment

The Pokémon Company InternationalBellevue, WashingtonFull TimeRemote

Get to know The Pokémon Company International

The Pokémon Company International, a subsidiary of The Pokémon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing, marketing, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment, and the official Pokémon website. Pokémon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children's entertainment properties in the world.

Learn more online at Corporate. Pokemon .com and Pokemon .com. And check out Twitter ( Pokemon ), LinkedIn ( Pokémon ), Youtube (, and Instagram (

Get to know the role

  • Job Title: Corporate Attorney
  • Job Summary: Provides legal advice and counsel to the organization on labor and employment law and related fields in support of business activities and transactions.
  • FLSA Classification (US Only): Exempt
  • People Manager: No

****What you’ll do

  • Provide exceptional front-line legal support to client teams in a pragmatic and collaborative fashion, including practical legal advice and counsel to the People team’s professionals and other stakeholders on all aspects of employment and labor law, including recruiting and hiring, employment agreement review, classification, leave and accommodations (ADA/FMLA), performance management, and employment terminations.
  • Research and evaluate different legal risk factors regarding business decisions and operations and offer proactive legal advice on possible labor and employment-related issues.
  • Conduct or oversee internal investigations, including Hotline complaints.
  • Develop, review, and/or update legal templates, including employment letters, separation agreements, handbooks, policies, and Code of Conduct, among others.
  • Provide legal training to new hires and draft and update legal training materials.
  • Collaborate with outside counsel to defend the company’s rights in agency investigations, negotiations, settlements, and litigation matters.
  • Review, revise, and/or negotiate employment and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) related NDAs, contracts, DPAs, and statements of work for legal sufficiency and protection of the company’s rights.
  • Provide legal advice to the DEI-CSR team. Work with legal and stakeholder teams on DEI related data collection and review, as well as annual employment-related compliance, such as EEO-1 and other reporting requirements.
  • Track relevant legislation, research, and interpret existing laws and regulations and anticipated changes to laws to guide informed decisions and reduce risk.
  • Partner cross-functionally across the organization on different projects and execution of new initiatives.
  • Work with immigration team and stakeholders on immigration cases related to candidates and existing employees.
  • Assist with employment related issues involving corporate acquisitions including recruiting and hiring, employment agreement review, classification, leave and accommodations (ADA/FMLA), and employment terminations.
  • Travel occasionally to other company work locations to assist with employment-related matters.

What you’ll bring

  • Five (5) to seven (7) years of relevant professional experience providing legal counsel on labor and employment law in a business environment, or a demonstrated equivalent level of expertise and experience.
  • J.D. degree from accredited law school.
  • Membership in good standing with the Washington State Bar or admission in another state with ability to waive in
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of federal and state labor and employment law.
  • Exceptional drafting, legal research, negotiation, communication (written and verbal), and interpersonal skills.
  • Sound judgment and demonstrated ability to analyze information, often in ambiguous situations, and provide practical and effective legal advice and proactive strategies.
  • Proven ability to handle multiple matters efficiently and effectively within a fast moving and growing organization.
  • High degree of professional ethics and integrity.
  • Ability to travel on occasion.
  • Knowledge of Washington state employment law, Immigration law, and practices a plus.
  • Prior in-house experience preferred.

How you’ll be successful

  • Communication: Expresses information and thoughts clearly, concisely, and accurately in individual and/or group situations. Adapts the presentation of information to the audience and situation. Professional and respectful in communication style.
  • Collaborative and inclusive: Ability to work collaboratively and comfortably with all employees who have diverse skills and experience and are in different geographies and levels within the organization.
  • Accuracy/Quality: Produce results or provide services that meet or exceed TPCi standards. You show concern for quality, accuracy and completeness of work activities and personally seeks to add value in every work assignment. Notice opportunity to improve quality and take action to do so.
  • Decision Making: Analyzes situations and identifies critical issues, facts and opportunities. Knows when to include others and when to act independently. Makes timely and appropriate decisions and accepts personal responsibility.
  • Conflict Management: Negotiates skillfully in tough situations with both internal & external groups. Settles differences and gains consensus without impacting relationships. Direct as well as diplomatic. Good sense of timing; can work out tough agreements & settle disputes equitably.
  • Global and diverse perspective: Understand how ethnic, cultural, and political matters influence business and can integrate local and global information into decisions affecting multiple sites. Appreciate diversity of talent, thought, and representation.

****What to expect

  • An employee first culture
  • Company events that celebrate the spirit of Pokémon
  • Competitive cash-based compensation programs
  • Base salary range: For this role, new hires generally start between $125,000-$148,000. The full range is $125,000-$187,000. This range is applicable for the labor market where the role is intended to be hired. Final base salary is directly related to each candidates' qualifications and professional experience uniquely.
  • 100% employer-paid healthcare premiums for you
  • Generous paid family leave
  • Employer-paid life insurance
  • Employer-paid long and short-term income protection insurance
  • US Employees: 401k Employer Matching
  • UK/IRE Employees: Pension Employer Contributions
  • Fitness reimbursement
  • Commuter benefit
  • LinkedIn learning
  • Comprehensive relocation package
  • Hybrid work environment

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this role. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed. For roles in the United Kingdom, candidates will need the right to work. In some cases, and for some roles, the Company may be able to arrange a visa. For roles in Ireland, this role requires candidates to have the right to live and work in the Republic of Ireland. However, we welcome applications from all nationalities and may consider supporting an employment permit application, in appropriate and suitable cases.

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