Sr. Lead Counsel, Employment (Remote)

CrowdStrikeFull TimeRemote

#WeAreCrowdStrike and our mission is to stop breaches. As a global leader in cybersecurity, our team changed the game. Since our inception, our market leading cloud-native platform has offered unparalleled protection against the most sophisticated cyberattacks. We’re looking for people with limitless passion, a relentless focus on innovation and a fanatical commitment to the customer to join us in shaping the future of cybersecurity. Consistently recognized as a top workplace, CrowdStrike is committed to cultivating an inclusive, remote-first culture that offers people the autonomy and flexibility to balance the needs of work and life while taking their career to the next level. Interested in working for a company that sets the standard and leads with integrity? Join us on a mission that matters - one team, one fight.


About the Role:

We are looking for an employment lawyer to join our growing and exciting Legal

Department as Sr. Lead Counsel. In this role, you will counsel CrowdStrike’s business

leaders and the human resources team on complex U.S. and international employment

matters. You will develop and implement the Company’s global employment legal

strategy. The role involves all aspects of the employer-employee relationship, and you

will provide advice on recruiting, performance management, wage and hour, internal

investigations, employee privacy and much more. You will help resolve pre-litigation

disputes and manage outside counsel around the world. As Sr. Lead Counsel, you will

provide practical legal advice to solve complex, global issues and lead projects from

inception to implementation. This position will report to the VP, Legal - Employment.


What You’ll Do:

  • Be a trusted adviser and contact for our HR team on a wide range of employee relations matters.

  • Develop and implement employment legal strategy in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Brazil and other regions as applicable.

  • Provide practical, risk-based advice on a variety of topics and implement scalable solutions across the company.

  • Assist stakeholders with the design, coordination, and implementation of global projects and lead cross functional teams to implement legal recommendations and ensure compliance with the law.

  • Draft and review various complex employment documents, including offer letters, employment agreements, executive agreements, separation agreements, and corporate policies.

  • Provide counsel/advise on various benefits issues, such as ERISA, leaves of absence, accommodations, and pensions.

  • Manage employment litigation through all phases, as well as ongoing monitoring and coordination with external counsel.

  • Support stakeholders across various business groups, including Sales, Finance, Payroll, Benefits, and Equity teams.

  • Assist in the company’s global expansion initiative by preparing the key employment documents and satisfying local legal requirements.

  • Work with the Compensation team to draft, review, and revise variable compensation plans.

  • Collaborate with the Human Resources team to prepare and conduct trainings.

  • Assist in development and maintenance of internal policies and procedures to support the growth of the Company.

  • Monitor legal development throughout the various regions where employees are located.


What You’ll Need:

  • A minimum of 8 years of employment litigation and counseling experience including experience working at a large law firm and in a corporate legal department.

  • Experience with Federal leaves of absence and wage and hour laws.

  • Significant experience handling international employment matters (preferably in Canada, Mexico, Brazil, India and Japan).

  • Experience drafting and reviewing employment agreements and corporate policies.

  • Experience leading investigations and handling sensitive and confidential information with the appropriate discretion.

  • Expertise in a variety of areas such as Benefits, Compensation, Health & Safety, DE&I Initiatives, M&A Due Diligence, Mobility, and Privacy.

  • Proven track record of completing projects independently and as part of a team.

  • Juris Doctorate (J.D.) degree from an accredited U.S. law school and active admission to a state bar.

  • Ability to understand and evaluate risk and provide practical guidance for a fast-paced company.

  • Self-starter with the ability to manage multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment with a “roll up your sleeves” attitude and team-oriented mentality.


Bonus Points:

  • Highly distributed work force

  • Cybersecurity or other high-tech environment

  • You must love our business CrowdStrike is a leader in cybersecurity. We don’t have a mission statement. We are on a mission to protect our customers from breaches. You must be genuinely committed to our mission and eager to learn the details of our business.






Benefits of Working at CrowdStrike:

  • Remote-first culture

  • Market leader in compensation and equity awards

  • Competitive vacation and flexible working arrangements 

  • Comprehensive and inclusive health benefits

  • Physical and mental wellness programs

  • Paid parental leave, including adoption 

  • A variety of professional development and mentorship opportunities

  • Offices with stocked kitchens when you need to fuel innovation and collaboration


We are committed to fostering a culture of belonging where everyone feels seen, heard, valued for who they are and empowered to succeed. Our approach to cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture is rooted in listening, learning and collective action. By embracing the diversity of our people, we achieve our best work and fuel innovation - generating the best possible outcomes for our customers and the communities they serve.


CrowdStrike is committed to maintaining an environment of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action. If you need reasonable accommodation to access the information provided on this website, please contact​, for further assistance.


CrowdStrike, Inc. is committed to fair and equitable compensation practices. The base salary range for this position in the U.S. is $175,000 - $255,000 per year + variable/incentive compensation + equity + benefits. A candidate’s salary is determined by various factors including, but not limited to, relevant work experience, skills, certifications and location.


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