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Corporate Counsel, Employment Legal

$224,000- $319,000
Posted May 09
Full Time
Washington, Distretto di Columbia

This role may also be located in our Playa Vista, CA campus.

Note: By applying to this position you will have an opportunity to share your preferred working location from the following: Los Angeles, CA, USA; San Diego, CA, USA; Washington D.C., DC, USA . Minimum qualifications:

  • JD, LL.B., equivalent degree, or equivalent practical experience.
  • Admitted to the bar and in good standing or otherwise authorized to practice law (e.g., have registered in-house status) in the state in which the position is located.
  • 7 years of attorney-level experience in government, in-house, or at a law firm.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience in advising on pay equity and pay transparency matters, and wage and hour compliance, including job classifications and payroll compliance.
  • Experience in advising on workforce change strategies including reorganizations, reductions in team and WARN compliance.
  • Experience in interacting with NLRB, EEOC, state and local EEO agencies on complex matters.
  • Experience providing employment law advice and counsel to a multinational employer.
  • Experience in direct or indirect in-house (e.g., via a secondment).
  • Ability to be flexible in a fast-paced environment with limited direction, balance competing priorities, and manage several time-sensitive projects at once.

About The Job

As a member of the Employment Legal team, you will work on the most exciting legal issues as disruptive technological innovations require creative and proactive legal guidance. You are part of a whip-smart group of in-house lawyers and specialists and the projects and cases you take on challenge you to think big and differently. You are collaborative, ready to partner in initiatives that influence all aspects of the business and work with Googlers from all over the company.

20th century laws don't always solve 21st century problems, and Google Legal crafts innovative approaches for working with some of the toughest legal challenges of the information age. Whether you're a patent attorney, an intellectual property expert or an engineer headed to law school, Google Legal lets you address unanswered legal quandaries and create new precedents. Our innovative services raise challenging questions that demand creative and practical answers. We provide those answers by working at the crossroads of the law and new technology, helping Google build innovative and important products for users around the world.

The US base salary range for this full-time position is $224,000-$319,000 + bonus + equity + benefits. Our salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location. The range displayed on each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target salaries for the position across all US locations. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range for your preferred location during the hiring process.

Please note that the compensation details listed in US role postings reflect the base salary only, and do not include bonus, equity, or benefits. Learn more about benefits at Google.


  • Provide advice on a broad range of employment issues, including HR policies and practices, employee relations issues and investigations involving misconduct, retaliation, discrimination, harassment, performance management, recruiting, hiring, employee exits, protected leaves, reasonable disability, and religious accommodations.
  • Advise on workforce change-related workstreams, including reorganizations, relocation strategies, job eliminations, adverse impact analyses, severance obligations, and compliance with federal and state notification laws, including WARN and OWBPA. Provide training to HR staff on legal issues related to workforce change matters.
  • Advise on compensation-related practices, pay equity matters, wage and hour compliance.
  • Manage and supervise outside counsel on all types of employment litigation, including class, collective, and representative actions, single plaintiff actions, matters involving novel legal theories, agency inquiries and charges, audits, and pre-litigation disputes.

Google is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. See also Google's EEO Policy and EEO is the Law. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by completing our Accommodations for Applicants form .