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Senior Counsel of Business and Legal Affairs, Employment

$260,000- $264,000/ year
Posted Apr 12
Full Time
On Site
New York, New York

Teamwork makes the stream work.

Roku Is Changing How The World Watches TV

Roku is the #1 TV streaming platform in the US, and we've set our sights on powering every television in the world. Roku pioneered streaming to the TV. Our mission is to be the TV streaming platform that connects the entire TV ecosystem. We connect consumers to the content they love, enable content publishers to build and monetize large audiences, and provide advertisers unique capabilities to engage consumers.

From your first day at Roku, you'll make a valuable - and valued - contribution. We're a fast-growing public company where no one is a bystander. We offer you the opportunity to delight millions of TV streamers around the world while gaining meaningful experience across a variety of disciplines.

About The Role

Roku, Inc. is seeking a Senior Counsel, Business and Legal Affairs (Employment and Labor Counsel) to join its legal team. You will work closely with Roku’s Legal and cross-functional teams advising on employment, labor and benefits matters. The successful candidate must have a strong working knowledge of employment and labor laws and hands-on experience translating legal requirements into actionable advice for the People and other teams. The role requires an entrepreneurial mindset that enables you to work independently.

The position will be located in Austin, TX or New York City.

For New York Only - The estimated annual salary for this position is between $260,000 and $264,000 annually. Compensation packages are based on factors unique to each candidate, including but not limited to skill set, certifications, and specific geographical location. This role is eligible for health insurance, equity awards, life insurance, disability benefits, parental leave, wellness benefits, and paid time off.

What You’ll Be Doing


  • Provide advice and counsel to the people team on a broad range of employment issues including hiring; performance management; discipline and separations; reorganizations; wage and hour compliance; pay equity, contingent worker/contractor issues; reasonable accommodations; leaves of absence; privacy; benefits; workplace investigations; and other employment-related matters
  • Provide advice and counsel on global labor and employment framework and practices
  • Review and provide guidance on the development of global People policies and procedures
  • Monitor employment-related legal developments and engage proactively to drive compliance and implement risk-mitigating strategies
  • Draft and negotiate employment offers and agreements, separation and settlement agreements and other employment-related agreements
  • Advise on complex/sensitive employment matters and help resolve matters through pre-dispute resolution and/or positioning Roku for potential employment litigation
  • Manage employment-related claims and litigation, including managing outside counsel and responding to administrative charges, complaints, attorney’s letters, settlement demands and claims globally. Negotiate appropriate resolutions to claims and other pending matters
  • Assist with preparing, reviewing and implementing training programs
  • Draft and analyze contracts in support of the work of the people, workforce compliance and other teams
  • Assist with other projects as needed

We’re excited if you have


  • 5+ years of experience handling employment and labor issues in a demanding and innovative business and legal environment
  • Expertise in employment counseling with a strong understanding of Texas and/or California and federal employment and labor laws
  • In-house experience strongly preferred
  • Admission to the Texas, New York or California Bar preferred
  • Experience advising on employment and labor issues unique to the technology and/or entertainment/content production industries preferred
  • Knowledge of international employment and labor laws a plus
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills including Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, utilizing effective organizational skills to prioritize and manage deadlines for multiple simultaneous projects for multiple stakeholders
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a cross-department and cross-functional role
  • Willingness to actively suggest process improvements while completing assignments
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, attention to detail and good judgment


Roku is committed to offering a diverse range of benefits as part of our compensation package to support our employees and their families. Our comprehensive benefits include global access to mental health and financial wellness support and resources. Local benefits include statutory and voluntary benefits which may include healthcare (medical, dental, and vision), life, accident, disability, commuter, and retirement options (401(k)/pension). Our employees can take time off work for vacation and other personal reasons to balance their evolving work and life needs. It's important to note that not every benefit is available in all locations or for every role. For details specific to your location, please consult with your recruiter.

The Roku Culture

Roku is a great place for people who want to work in a fast-paced environment where everyone is focused on the company's success rather than their own. We try to surround ourselves with people who are great at their jobs, who are easy to work with, and who keep their egos in check. We appreciate a sense of humor. We believe a fewer number of very talented folks can do more for less cost than a larger number of less talented teams. We’re independent thinkers with big ideas who act boldly, move fast and accomplish extraordinary things through collaboration and trust. In short, at Roku you'll be part of a company that's changing how the world watches TV.

We have a unique culture that we are proud of. We think of ourselves primarily as problem-solvers, which itself is a two-part idea. We come up with the solution, but the solution isn't real until it is built and delivered to the customer. That penchant for action gives us a pragmatic approach to innovation, one that has served us well since 2002.

To learn more about Roku, our global footprint, and how we've grown, visit

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